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Windows 7: What Function or Feature Should a Browser Support?

01 Dec 2009   #1
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 
What Function or Feature Should a Browser Support?

In another topic about browsers, one member said concerning their browser of choice, "Speed isn't really an issue. Instead, it's more about the browser's features." I thought that was an extremely interesting point, so rather than drive that thread [further] off-topic, I decided to start this thread, with a comment, and a couple questions, and ask that you add your own comments as to what you expect a browser, your next browser, to do or support.

One necessary ground rule - this is not about which browser is better or not, just what you feel your next browser should do, or support. Features you like, must have, or would like to see. Or even features you don't like.

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A word processor should enable a user to create documents. An anti-malware scanner should detect and protect you from malware. A firewall should protect ports. An operating system should make all of them, and all your hardware work seamlessly together.

History has shown us over and over again that when software makers start adding extra features and functions (some may say, "flashy lights" or "bells and whistles" - some may say, "bloat" or "foistware") to applications, anti-malware programs, firewalls, operating systems, etc., that our computers (hard drives, desktops, Start menus, and system resources - RAM and CPU clock cycles) and patience often tend to get bogged down with all that extra "fluff". With that in mind,
What basic "function" or functions do you expect your browser to perform?
What native (integrated) "features" must your browser include?
What "add-on feature" or "plug-in" is a "must have" for you? Should it be native to all browsers?



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02 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I subscribe to the Google Chrome philosophy: "Browsers should be seen and not heard". I appreciate a clean interface, fast performance, and the ability to display whatever the websites' designers intended. I like the popup blockers and phishing filters, and spell-checker is nice, but other than that...
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02 Dec 2009   #3
smarteyeball

 
 

One native plug-in to all browsers should be one that allows you to send a physical slap via the net to any douche that creates any form of malware, virus, spam, scam etc


Unfortunately, that is never going to happen. Neither is an all-in-one browser that suits everybody.
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02 Dec 2009   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
One native plug-in to all browsers should be one that allows you to send a physical slap via the net to any douche that creates any form of malware, virus, spam, scam etc


Unfortunately, that is never going to happen. Neither is an all-in-one browser that suits everybody.

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