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Windows 7: Using more than one browser

07 Dec 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Using more than one browser

I'm sooo embarrassed to even bring this up.

I use IE 9 but keep reading good things about FireFox & would like to give it a try but keep IE during my trial of FF. How is this done?

Thanks,
grits

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07 Dec 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Grits,

No worries. You can install Firefox and still use both browsers at will.

The only thing you'll need to decide on is which one to make as your default program used when opening a URL link. However, you can still change the default program to be either one at will as well.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I use 3 myself, IE 9, FF and Chrome...each has some pro's and con's.
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07 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
I use 3 myself, IE 9, FF and Chrome...each has some pro's and con's.
I use ie9 with WOT addon and Firefox. Sometimes one will display better than the other. There is nothing wrong with having 2
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08 Dec 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Grits,

No worries. You can install Firefox and still use both browsers at will.

The only thing you'll need to decide on is which one to make as your default program used when opening a URL link. However, you can still change the default program to be either one at will as well.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
So rather than choosing one as the 'default' while I'm in the process of testing Firefox how do I switch back & forth? Say for example I open The Weather Channel using IE then for S&G's I want to see if FF is faster or whatever. Is that what you mean by "either one at will as well"?
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08 Dec 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

For that, you would need to open FF, then open The Weather Channel. You wouldn't be able to open The Weather Channel into FF from within IE or vice versa.

What I meant for "either one at will as well", is that you could set either one as the default program to open website shortcuts from say your desktop to taskbar with the default browser you set. Basically, you can change the default program whenever you like.
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08 Dec 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

ok, to get me started, which version of Firefox would you recommend to a newbie? I'm 'technology challenged'.
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08 Dec 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem. You could just download and install the latest version at the link below.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
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08 Dec 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Have tried several times to download it but it won't. That yellow box that usually pops up at bottom of window starts to show, then disappears. Probably something I've done wrong in IE settings??
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08 Dec 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Try this:

Download Firefox 17.0.1 - FileHippo.com

Click on Download this version in upper right

A Guy
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