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Windows 7: Best browser for Windows 7?

12 Jul 2012   #21

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1, VMware Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1
 
 

+1 for waterfox. since i installed it, ver9 up to current ver13 it's the only one i use now.

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12 Jul 2012   #22

 

By "best" I'm assuming you mean in terms of speed. Internet Explorer 9 is apparently the fastest web browser for Windows 7. To be completely honest, I've never noticed a difference in browser speed since Firefox 3.6.
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15 Jul 2012   #23

Win 7 64 Prof
 
 
tweaking Firefox or Waterfox?

Would you be willing to share your tweaks? I've used FF for several years but in the last year, it is unable to open so many sites, argues and freezes when coding isn't perfect, that I'm getting really tired of trying to track down its latest "problem".

I started using Chrome which is fast and ok, addons just don't compare, but then I discovered that Chrome can only be installed on Drive C. I have a small SSD running the OS on C and I would really appreciate it if Chrome didn't think it had to share the SSD.

mlg
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15 Jul 2012   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Firefox Tweaks:
All depending on your connection and your rig of course but generally what you want to tweak are:

Open up a new tab and go to "about:config" (without the "")

Enter "connections" in the search bar and find the following

network.http.max-connections
network.http.max-connections-per-server
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server
network.websocket.max-connections

all of those you generally want to set higher than they are set. However, the higher you set them, the higher the strain on your system. Also, don't up these if you have a slow internet connection.

enter "cache" in the search bar

print.always_cache_old_pres

This you want to set to true. It loads pages out of Firefox's cache when you go back, making for a seemingly faster user experience.

enter "pipelining" in the search bar

network.http.pipelining

make sure this is set to true.
There will be some more pipelining settings, again, you can set the maxrequests one higher if it suits you.

Hope this helps a bit.

For a GUI-aided tweaking of these settings (and some more), look for FasterFox among the Firefox add-ons (it works with the latest versions), this addon lets you set these as well with explaining them as well

I hope this could help you
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15 Jul 2012   #25

windowns 7 64 bit
 
 

Crazy Browser! It's so similar to IE.

I have been using that for years and it's something that I prefer more than IE!!!!

Here are the pro's of Crazy Browser:

rarely crashes
program is small in size
low memory usage
can close program during downloading
you can customize the interface - easily
pick toolbars and buttons to be displayed
make it as simple or complicated as you want
options are very simple
security settings are very easy to setup by 2 or 3 clicks
you can turn off your audio, video, javascript, active X, and java applets
built in pop-up blocker
customizable content to block ads & sites

It's the only one that I trust!
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17 Jul 2012   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

IMHO, use whatever browser you like as long as it provides alert on malware and other unwelcome stuff that operates hidden in our system! Got hit many times, IE, chrome and Opera got corrupted.Ouch!!! I wished I could opened up all these browsers and repair them ( command lines/script I meant.).
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21 Jul 2012   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dejavecue View Post
Firefox Tweaks:
All depending on your connection and your rig of course but generally what you want to tweak are:

Open up a new tab and go to "about:config" (without the "")

Enter "connections" in the search bar and find the following

network.http.max-connections
network.http.max-connections-per-server
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server
network.websocket.max-connections

all of those you generally want to set higher than they are set. However, the higher you set them, the higher the strain on your system. Also, don't up these if you have a slow internet connection.

enter "cache" in the search bar

print.always_cache_old_pres

This you want to set to true. It loads pages out of Firefox's cache when you go back, making for a seemingly faster user experience.

enter "pipelining" in the search bar

network.http.pipelining

make sure this is set to true.
There will be some more pipelining settings, again, you can set the maxrequests one higher if it suits you.

Hope this helps a bit.

For a GUI-aided tweaking of these settings (and some more), look for FasterFox among the Firefox add-ons (it works with the latest versions), this addon lets you set these as well with explaining them as well

I hope this could help you
Thanks. That helped quiet a bit.
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21 Jul 2012   #28

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I started using Mozilla Aurora about six months ago, and (as default browser) I haven't looked back.

I heard it was slightly unstable and that it updated all the time. Well, I haven't found it unstable and the updates just run in the background.

On my machine it is very fast indeed.

Best

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24 Jul 2012   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So guys, what's the slowest browser for you guys? xP
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28 Jul 2012   #30

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Dunno but I kinda like IE9
Best browser for Windows 7?-capture.png
The "feel good" browser

Quite honestly... I feel best when I use it over others

Check it out: http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/


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