Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: What browser do you guys use?

View Poll Results: Which Browsers do you use/
Internet Explorer 8 40 26.14%
Firefox 92 60.13%
Chrome 52 33.99%
Opera 25 16.34%
Safari 3 1.96%
Other 13 8.50%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 153. You may not vote on this poll

28 May 2009   #51

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ENZO View Post
Im now a CHROME BOY!, i was on FF, but yeah, i find Chrome a smooth browser on 7 :P


Hi Five!!!!!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2009   #52

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM

Firefox. Mainly due to the add-ons I use. I just cant' live without them now. I liked Chrome's speed when I tried it but I didn't like where it and settings. I'm hoping they changed that in later builds.
Opera, I hate. I has too much going on. They should strip that thing down and offer features as add-ons.
IE6 is alright but I hate the newer MS browsers due to them scattering the menus/toolbars to 4 different places!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2009   #53


Firefox with add-ons loaded and in custom language UI
My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 May 2009   #54
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Better plan on keeping IE on as well. When someone asked why they couldn't download a particular freeware on site I had to mention it was likely coded for IE only requiring active controls. Chrome so far made 2nd place from IE 8 on the list here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2009   #55

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit

Firefox v3: Main
IE8: Second

I tried chrome but didn't like not having my addons.

I use Adblock Plus and IE Tab for Firefox to make my browsing experience uninterpretable.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2009   #56
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

The one remaining problem besides Chrome not seeing active x controls as you would in IE is the lack of viewing pdf files in 7 and IE 8. Even with the latest adobe reader on you first have to save any pdf file to a folder and select another viewer like SumatraPDF. Other then that you can run into too many other problems with the other browsers more or less expecting IE.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2009   #57
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu

Firefox here. Chrome's adverts (no adblock+) bad handling of Tab opening (so it's lack of TabMixPlus) no implementation of a drag link to open in new tab (QuickDrag), let alone Roboform, AutoPager, download statusbar, Iterasi etc are deal breakers for me.

I appreciate Chrome's speed but that comes to nothing when it falls over opening multiple tabs at once, or the necessity to open a new Tab to open any new bookmark or page.
I'd like to love Opera but despite concerted effort, I just can't.
For me IE has good features but is just a bit clunky (and it has ADS!).

Interested if anyone has recent experience with safari 4 (out today). I'm wary. My last install of Safari on XP a while back trashed the XP install and sent me to Ubuntu for 9 months!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2009   #58

Windows 7 Professional x64
What Browsers do you use?

Just our of curiosity?

I have IE8, Firefox and Chrome. Chrome is my main browser because of it's speed and it's easier on the eye but I've noticed IE8 is a must for when it comes to sites that require silver light. Firefox is good but I prefer Chrome over it.

But has anyone got or use Safari? Just that I've heard it's just as fast or faster than chrome but lack phishing security.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2009   #59

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2009   #60

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I was long ago a staunch IE user (because I didn't know my options), then IE7 came out, and it was buggy, and I tried the IE8 beta, and it was buggy, and I didn't like either that much.

Then I moved over to Firefox and have been using it ever since.

IE8 works fine now too, though I don't like a lot of the features built onto it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 What browser do you guys use?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
FireFox - mouse & browser& browser freezes in Facebook page
I have FF 17. The mouse is freezing in facebook & I find the only escape to release the browser is reboot. The same FB page works fine in internet explorer.
Browsers & Mail
What do guys think?
So I finished my first pc build a couple months ago. I originally wanted to get a new dell desktop, but one of my xbl buddies suggested that I build a custom PC. I have to say that it was the right thing to do. I started out with a GTX 560TI but a few weeks later ended up doing a step up through...
General Discussion
Portable Browser :- How to be my Default Browser and/or use a URL Link
My desktop URL link is unable to access the Web based Admin console of my Netgear Router, and various application "F1 / Help" buttons no longer give help when they need internet resources. Previously I started with a conventional installed Firefox Browser, but after erratic premature update...
I Need Your Help Guys
Where Can i Download Windows 7 Professional 64bit? thanks!
General Discussion
Guys Can Someone Help me Please!
Hi Guys I'm new here, Can you help me how to fix my computer? because when i delete my files, folder, Application and even my AV after i restart it keeps reappearing i don't know me Please!! Sorry if I'm in a wrong Section
General Discussion
Epic Browser - the first ever web browser for India
Main feat. Built in Antivirus: Scan downloads automatically. Scan your system manually. Epic Kills any viruses it finds. Totally free. :shock: Malicious Website warnings: We'll warn you if you're about to visit a web site known to host viruses or malware Anti-Phishing Protection: ...
Browsers & Mail

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:39.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App