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paradox
18-10-2003, 11:59 PM
Just installed Firebird but must have missed a setting somewhere. On startup the message is "www.mozilla org could not be found. Please check name and start again." And the same message arrives for any address that is entered in the address bar.

My connection is fine ...checked with IE. Much thanks for an answer for this...Ken

beama
19-10-2003, 12:05 AM
check "tools .....options....connection" ensure "direct connection to internet" is selected or if you are using a proxy configure it there also

PoWa
19-10-2003, 03:18 AM
If you've got a firewall, you should allow it access to the net as well. If necessary create the rule yourself, rather than wait for the program to ask you.

Peter H
19-10-2003, 09:53 AM
Normal - I found that this happened when I first opened it, unless you were allready connected. It should bring up a box asking if you wan't to connect. You need to change the mozzilla bit also so it points to your home page. Still prefer IE, but gave it a go on another computer that I'm setting up.
Bye

mark.p
19-10-2003, 10:07 AM
If you do a check with adaware on your system then use Firebird for say 1/2 an hour, then run Adaware again. Then run IE for the same time then do a Adaware check you'll see an advantage in using Firebird.............

Peter H
19-10-2003, 11:04 AM
Possibly, but even using Adaware about fortnightly, all it picks up up is double click from PF1. Miss a lot of features like scroll ( I know that you can click and auto scroll ) but prefer to pull wheel back and do 15 lines at a time. Also, control/wheel for text size. Not too worried about security, as using a firewall plus AV & W98se. Every one to their own.
Bye

Azrael
19-10-2003, 03:22 PM
> Miss a
> lot of features like scroll ( I know that you can
> click and auto scroll ) but prefer to pull wheel back
> and do 15 lines at a time. Also, control/wheel for
> text size.

Scrolling? : http://texturizer.net/firebird/extensions/#SmoothWheel
http://texturizer.net/firebird/extensions/#SuperScroll

The latest release solved a few bugs for me too:
http://texturizer.net/firebird/download.html#release

paradox
20-10-2003, 11:11 PM
Thanks folks for the answers. PoWa, your firewall suggestion did the trick. I reinstalled Firebird and set zone alarm to allow Firebird before running Firebird, if you get what I mean. ZA usually asks re new programs but not with Firebird, at least on my machine. I've been trying Opera but it seems to be coming down with the deaded bloat disease but Firebird seems to suit me.....Cheers...Ken.