Mozilla Firefox now installed - what can I do to IE?

I’ve finally got round to installing Firefox and so far all is looking good.

I know that IE is integral to WinXP etc but I was wondering if there is anything I can do to reduce the footprint of IE on my system? e.g can I delete all the temp files and cookies without affecting Firefox? Are there any modules within IE than can be deleted/un-installed?

In short, get this Satans spawn IE off my system please!


Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs - Add/Remove Windows Components.

Uncheck IE - job done.

You might need to do something with the association of other files and make sure they are associated with Firefox.

I have both installed, for all its faults - IE supports dynamic fonts. You wont get that nice chalk font with Firefox unless its in your fonts directory. :slight_smile:

Firefox also doesn’t let you move the Cache/Temp folders and has them on drive C as default. I really wish they’d change this as its the main reason my C partition gets fragmented.

You’d think it was job done, however you can’t get rid of IE or outlook that easily. Using control panel only removes them from the start menu. You have to trawl through the windows directory to remove the exe’s.

I’ve used the control panel to remove them from the start menu and set firefox and thunderbird as default apps. I’m content to leave IE and outlook idle.

You wont get that nice chalk font with Firefox unless its in your fonts directory

What fancy chalk font :wink:

Thanks chaps,

I think I’ll leave thngs alone for a while, just in case! Then I’ll start messing about.


Best leave it on m8, doesnt take a lot of space and even though I use firefox 99% of the time, a couple of sites won’t work properley with it, so I have to revert to IE :wink:

Here is a tip that speeds up Mozilla. However this only works for broadband users.

1.Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:

network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

  1. Alter the entries as follows:

Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”

Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”

Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

  1. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0”. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

This allows extrabandwith use to give you the fastest downloads etc when surfing.

PS Well done on getting rid of IE the devils own,…Kill Bill :wink: