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Windows 7: What's the best browser to use with W7?


12 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
What's the best browser to use with W7?

I STRONGLY prefer Firefox because of the add-on No-Script which saves me from possible viruses and such.

However, I feel like I am missing out because not only does it not match the Aero interface without extensive tweaking but also the new 3D task switching does not show firefox tabs only IE tabs. Opening multiple Firefox windows to get this functionality would be silly and a waste of resources.

What I am looking for is either an add-on comparable to No-Script for IE8 AND an add-on that lets you view All History in IE8, OR a fully-updated Firefox that makes use of the new Windows 7 features and matches it visually without having to put a lot of effort into customizing it.

I'm open to other browser suggestions if they meet the 4 above requirements.

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12 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

I use Srware iron since I dont really care too much about addons. Speed and security are the biggest things for me. The Chrome code on which Iron is created from is quite robust therefore it is my top choice.
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12 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Very slick and intuitive. I like it, thanks!

Question though, when you say you use it for "security" are you talking about the incognito browsing? If so that is not what I meant.

I didn't see any way to search for addons from within like Firefox. As nice as this is, I don't think I can use it without a "No-script" style addon. It is not built into the browser either, as I don't have to manually allow each page I visit that needs to run scripts. They just run on their own without my permission.

I guess I could always use this 95% of the time and when I go to sketchy sites I'll just open Firefox for that. :P

*edit* Is there a way to spoof this as if it were another browser? I'm trying to use it for an online class and 99% of it works fine but it does some browser check for when taking the tests and says incompatible. (but that is TOTAL BS, the tests are exactly like the other assignments and those work fine)
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12 Jun 2009   #4
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XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

You could change the security settings on IE and then only allow trusted sites to run scripts.
NoScript is great. No way I would give that up.
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12 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

So you use mozilla and noscript but you are just theorizing a way I could accomplish the same with IE? Why am I not comforted in that...
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12 Jun 2009   #6

W7 7127 X64
 
 

Im using FF and Chrome, i use both on a regular basis, so either one are the choices i offer. ( somehow that sentence doesn't sounds right. )
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12 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

chrome and rarely IE.... firefox just seem to load really slow =/ , I got rehabilitated i can live addon free!
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12 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Chrome - very fast but no addons
Firefox - starts slowly but well customizable
IE8 - I hate it even it is getting better nowadays.
Opera - simply the best opera 10 beta
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12 Jun 2009   #9

Win7 7600 x64
 
 

I have been running Firefox 3.5 Preview. It's much faster than the standard FF!!
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12 Jun 2009   #10
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XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Guys read the OP again. He doesn't want to know what browser you personally like.

Here's the important part...
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What I am looking for is either an add-on comparable to No-Script for IE8 AND an add-on that lets you view All History in IE8, OR a fully-updated Firefox that makes use of the new Windows 7 features and matches it visually without having to put a lot of effort into customizing it.

I'm open to other browser suggestions if they meet the 4 above requirements.
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