This isn't really specific to the question asked about fast dial, but the mention of Firefox got my interest here. Don't mean to be hijacking this thread for a rant against Firefox, but as I said, since the title included "Firefox" it got my interest. If the hall monitors here think this is too off-topic, I will take the scolding and you can delete this post.
Firefox was at one time justifiably noted as more secure than IE. But as Firefox gained in market share, more and more malware writers focused on Firefox exploits, 'till now it has a lot more holes than it was publicized as having at one time. Nevertheless, Firefox still benefits from the rep it had a few years ago. A lot of users still maintain that it's the best browser because it's so secure (NOT anymore) and bash IE7. While IE7 still has a lot of holes, it has improved it's security and Firefox's security has declined. Some people insist that Firefox has the security level it once had, when indeed it doesn't. Firefox may be more secure than IE7, but IE7 is gaining on it rapidly. But some Firefox proponents are pretty testy about all this (I anticipate some comments on this . . . no flames, please), blindly insisting that Firefox is invulnerable. I have some friends that use Firefox and they are arrogant and close-minded about it.
And another thing that Firefox users are vulnerable to (is this turning into a rant on Firefox??) . Since they mistakenly think that Firefox will take care of security concerns, they let their guard down and are susceptible to malware attacks. The same can't be said of IE users . . . since IE has a rep for poor security, IE users will try to compensate by having tighter security.
There's sort of a Catch-22 with the security patches Microsoft is always coming out with. Yes, there are a lot of exploits on Windows, but then it has the biggest market share, so what do you expect?? If Linux had a bigger market share (and Firefox is actually getting more market share) then I bet the malware writers would focus on Linux more, and there would be more Linux exploits.
I'm way off topic here, so I apologize . . . but couldn't resist when I saw the word "Firefox". If there is a more appropriate thread, maybe the Mods could move this there.