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Windows 7: What browser to use!!!!

21 Aug 2011   #21
A Guy

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrobjo View Post
Avast web rep,free download manager,googletoolbar,and java console,have ditched googletoolbar,and a couple of other add ons that i rarely used,but compatabilty reported and fixed the others,and firefox is running well now so all good.
Google Toolbar for FF5 and all later has been discontinued. You don't need the Java Console unless you are a developer, all java sites like youtube will still work ok with it disabled. Avast Webrep is an interesting issue, they dance all around it on the Avast forums, but Nightly Tester Tools, or Compatibility Reporter will force it to work, and it does work fine. Free Download Manager was also broken by FF4, and FF5 apparently, the suggestion is to use Flashgot. As far as I know, these will all work when compatibility is forced. This is a bad move by FF, and I believe it will hurt them if they continue down this path. I am happy with Opera

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21 Aug 2011   #22
mr pc

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but Opera doesn't have smooth scroll
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21 Aug 2011   #23
A Guy

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I like it rough Can't miss what I never had, lol.

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21 Aug 2011   #24
stve

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mr pc View Post
but Opera doesn't have smooth scroll
I've always found that Opera has the smoothest Scrolling out of all the browsers perhaps its down to different graphics cards ?
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22 Aug 2011   #25
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I've always been an Fx fan, myself (I've tried 'em all), but, as was mentioned previously, use whatever works best for you.

The browser wars won't end anytime soon, hopefully, for the good of us all.
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22 Aug 2011   #26
JoBo

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One site I visit uses links to other sites like photobucket to display imiages. Since updating to IE9 I was not able to view the pictures. I had been avoiding Chrome but tried it and lo and behold I can now see photos on my most favorite site.
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22 Aug 2011   #27
Heyyou

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrobjo View Post
Avast web rep,free download manager,googletoolbar,and java console,have ditched googletoolbar,and a couple of other add ons that i rarely used,but compatabilty reported and fixed the others,and firefox is running well now so all good.
You really don't need any of those add ons. Google toolbar especially. I have been using FF for quite a few years and use it as my default browser. I have never had any problems with it, and use about 8 or 9 extensions. I like the large selection of themes so it's never boring like IE. Chrome has a selection of themes, but they aren't as nice. I installed Chrome when it first came out, and keep it to watch as it develops. It gets better and better, and is fast as advertized. I tried Opera twice, but don't like it.
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22 Aug 2011   #28
kado897

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I use Chrome as my main browser because it is fast, secure and doesn't have toolbars, FireFox for any heavy downloads because I prefer its download manager and IE9 for any site that won't work with either Chrome or FF (very few).
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22 Aug 2011   #29
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I mainly use IE9 with no problems, I've tried a few others like Firefox, Chrome etc: but always go back to IE9. At the moment I'm here using Maxthon 3 browser, I used it years ago when I had XP but thought I'd have another look at it.
It's a nice browser with some good features, I'll see how long it lasts before I go back to IE.
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22 Aug 2011   #30
Windows 911

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I use IE9 and Opera. I am always aiming for streamlined performance and integration. I am not into apps or add-ons. I have used all browsers, but always come back to those two that I have mentioned. I have had no problems at all with IE9, I simply love the layout, organization, and lack of screen space it takes up. Plus, it's new Active X blocker and Tracking Protection Lists give me peace in mind. Browsers have really become so fast and advanced, that only a second separates them all in terms of speed. If I don't feel like using IE, I use Opera. It is probably the most underrated browser out there. I personally think it's the best, but there are still a few site incompatibilities with it. Today, it is all down to preference! My test is to use it for a while, and see how fast it responds to your habits (finding your favorite website, how fast you can e-mail when you click on a person's link, favoriting/bookmarking a new site, how it handles downloads, etc.)
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