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Windows 7: Browser recommendations wanted

11 Nov 2010   #11

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I would say FF4 beta7 is doing fine in my lappy, speed, features and the looks are all very acceptable. IE9 developers cannot go on saying their product is still a beta and final release will be a beauty,I'm slightly disappointed with IE9, to say the least.

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11 Nov 2010   #12

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Can you tell me about the disappointments with IE9?
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11 Nov 2010   #13

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Google Chromes lack of a bookmarks sidebar is a major deal breaker for me. I can't stand not having a bookmarks sidebar. I love using FF so I'd use either of the big 3 IE8/9(beta), FireFox, or Chrome. Opera is too cluttered to me.
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11 Nov 2010   #14

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Can you tell me about the disappointments with IE9?
Though it's faster than IE8 the speed of IE9 is much slower than Chrome or the new FF4 beta7, IE9 crashes very often for no apparent reason.
I don't know, may be I'm expecting too much from poor old IE9 believing all the hype created by the developers.


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11 Nov 2010   #15

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Posted this over half a year ago: http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-...tml#post609963

Since that, I've used Lunascape almost exclusively. It's my browser. And the only browser I have ever used which has never crashed.

Lunascape Browser - Experience the world's only triple engine browser

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11 Nov 2010   #16

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Can you tell me about the disappointments with IE9?
Though it's faster than IE8 the speed of IE9 is much slower than Chrome or the new FF4 beta7, IE9 crashes very often for no apparent reason.
I don't know, may be I'm expecting too much from poor old IE9 believing all the hype created by the developers.

I am disappointed. By choice I do not try out Betas. I feel that the potential problems outweigh the benefits. That being said, I was hopeing that I would stay with IE when 9 came out. Possiblity, now that I may have to start looking for another browser.
Thanks for the information.
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12 Nov 2010   #17

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The thing about Chrome beta is that it is genuinely only a few weeks away from release. It is more like a release candidate, generally only a few fixes for minor problems are issued before the beta and stable channels merge. IE9 beta on the other hand is extremely buggy. I did try it and it looked quite nice but there were too many bugs. Its installation also caused my c: drive to be marked dirty.
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13 Nov 2010   #18

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OK I downloaded and installed firefox. Up to now I am impressed, especially with the memory use which is about a quarter of what IE was using. Also firefox only has one process running for ALL open tabs whereas IE had a seperate process running for each tab.

One problem though if anyone knows how to fix it. I use a lot of forums and am constantly using the back button to switch between threads and forums. IE used to refresh the page when the back button was pressed so that I could instantly see new posts and threads. However firefox does not do this and I am having to manually refresh the page each time.

Is there a setting to fix this please. (still finding my way around the program.)
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14 Nov 2010   #19

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Posted this over half a year ago: http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-...tml#post609963

Since that, I've used Lunascape almost exclusively. It's my browser. And the only browser I have ever used which has never crashed.
Downloaded that just now. First impressions were good, albeit with a few niggles in the interface which made looking for some options a bit of a search. Then I pressed ctrl+F to find some text. Ouch. It's so... primitive. No count of how many matches found and the ability to navigate forward/back to the next result. I go through a lot of sites with text, so this is a deal-breaker. Kind of a shame, looks like a nice browser otherwise (and I keep getting mental images of needing a bow and an axe, for some inexplicable reason).
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14 Nov 2010   #20

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Trucidation, I can understand your point. Lunascape is still young, early stages of development. For me it's the right browser, I like (and use it a lot!) the possibility to switch rendering engine on the fly.
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