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Chapter 5. Advanced Firefox > Counteracting Web Annoyances

5.3. Counteracting Web Annoyances

The Web is a wonder of humanity, providing us with deep reservoirs of knowledge, fun sources of amusement, and amazing ways to communicate with folks all over the world. Unfortunately, it can also be the equivalent of walking down some streets during Spring Break in a party town: annoying, obnoxious, and even dangerous. In this section, let's look at some extensions that, my buddy, Ben Jones, once put it, "restore some sanity back to the Web."

5.3.1. IE View

Firefox is a fantastic browser, and I hope you use it the vast majority of the time you're on the Web. However, you may still have to use Internet Explorer every once in a while—maybe your bank requires it to do online banking, or perhaps some web developer has carelessly ignored common web standards and used proprietary code that needs IE to view it, or possibly your corporate intranet works only with IE. Things will hopefully get better over time, as Firefox and other standards-compliant web browsers gain market share and encourage developers to stick to the standards they should have been using all along, but for now, IE is still sometimes necessary. (Of course, Windows users can't get rid of IE anyway, since Microsoft has welded it into the operating system, but at least you can diminish its use.)


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