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

13 Jun 2009   #21
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joe7dust View Post
Jumplists are kind of neat, but that doesn't mean I can flip3d between mozilla tabs does it?

Not yet AFAIK, although as Windows 7 is still at the pre-release stage you have to expect Microsoft's own apps to be ahead with support for the new features of the OS at this stage. I think that by the actual release in that apps such as Firefox will be fully compliant


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14 Jun 2009   #22
joe7dust

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by digitalrurouni View Post
All I do to navigate between tabs is Ctrl Tab.
I noticed if I have 2 tabs open in SRWare Iron, Ctrl+Tab will take me to the first tab but not back to the 2nd tab. I tried adding shift but that didn't work, is there a way to do that?
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23 Mar 2011   #23
rajat4all

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

FireFox 4 is best till now....
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23 Mar 2011   #24
Windows 911

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

IE9: Great overall browser. Put any website in it, and it will crunch it out correctly. (compatibility mode) Even ones from the late 90's. Secure and very fast.

Firefox: Very customisable, very secure, lacks in resource efficiency and speed compared to others.

Chrome: Flat out fast, very secure, but little of anything else beyond that... I have several problems with compatibility sometimes. HOWEVER, it has a wonderful feature of having flash player and pdf reader built in! That means you don't need to have a separate plug in on your computer or worry about updates!

Opera: Probably my favorite. Great features! You can sync it across all of your electronics, integrate your mail boxes into it. Incredibly secure (Hackers use it) Fastest software acceleration out of all browsers, but lacks hardware acceleration. Very fast. Also, very customizable.

Bottom line:
All of the browsers are just about equal nowadays in terms of speed, especially on an OS like W7. All of them will work very, very well. However, you will have to try each and see what your personal perference is. For example, I don't like how FF renders big pages like BBC News, or how Chrome doesn't let you "open" a download, you can only save it on your computer, and then open it. Opera has several issues with compatibility. I even see that Amamzon.com doesn't look the same as the other browsers when you using it.

Right now, I am totally loving IE9. It seems to have the best of all worlds thus far. It has tracking protection, a form of NoScript that I personally love, called "ActiveX Filtering" built in.

Hope that helps...
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23 Mar 2011   #25
Rockfella

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Opera hands down! Best there.
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23 Mar 2011   #26
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rockfella View Post
Opera hands down! Best there.
I'm with you on that one
I do tend to flick to firefox (4.0) here and there.

Although i must say, the final release of IE9 is better than i expected

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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23 Mar 2011   #27
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Opera has plenty of Aero skins this is one of the more transparent ones.
The history panel is open on the left with the by time visited view you also have by time & site & site options.
Right clicking on a page the context menu has an edit site preferences option where enabling or disabling javascript is one of numerous options.
There are also several extensions available that might be suitable.


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23 Mar 2011   #28
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stve View Post
Opera has plenty of Aero skins this is one of the more transparent ones.
The history panel is open on the left with the by time visited view you also have by time & site & site options.
Right clicking on a page the context menu has an edit site preferences option where enabling or disabling javascript is one of numerous options.
There are also several extensions available that might be suitable.
Hi,

If you don't mind me asking...

How have you split the web pages into 3 sections?
Also what is the name of that theme?

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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23 Mar 2011   #29
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Way back when the world was young & Opera was just a toddler instead of tabs it used a Multiple document interface to open windows inside the main window , you can still use the MDI today by right clicking on a blank part of the tab bar then Arrange & choose from the Cascade, tile vertically & tile horizontally options. Each sub window can have a different zoom level etc....
the skin is Ultra Glass static 2

edit The Independent news is not a tab, its a panel you can drag any tab onto the panels bar & have it as a panel


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23 Mar 2011   #30
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Thank you very much for the info

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JDobbsy1987
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