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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

07 Apr 2010   #161
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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need a credit card, which i don't have, or you need to go into a vodafone store with a driving license or passport, again which i don't have
You would have a hard time surviving around here (Florida).


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07 Apr 2010   #162
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

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need a credit card, which i don't have, or you need to go into a vodafone store with a driving license or passport, again which i don't have
You would have a hard time surviving around here (Florida).
I think he'd have more problems getting to Florida without a passport let alone living there, whenever I visit Florida I always pay via debit card because I can't be bothered to work out in my head about ~106.5% of everything I buy.

Oli
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08 Apr 2010   #163
loaba

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

I've switched to Chrome, from Firefox. The latter had become quite unstable, despite regular updates. I still retain Exploder for compatibility reasons (just a handful of sites, really.)
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08 Apr 2010   #164
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I use Chrome, IE, and firefox. Just depends on what i feel like using that day.
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09 Apr 2010   #165
devildog93

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

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That is not enabled and Google is still going off all the time trying to contact me or vice-versa. Whether that is secure or not, I don't really like it doing what it wants, when it wants.


I noticed Firefox didn't do it, but I think it is junk. Everytime I install Firefox, within a 2 or 3 week period, something goes wrong and I have to uninstall something, one of the add-ons, or complete re-install of Firefox.

After doing this about 10 or more times, I have had it with Mozilla. Also the Better Privacy feature works for about 2 or 3 days, then won't open.


Should be called Frustra-Fox
Not sure what you are doing to FF to get these instabilities....I have never had to re-install any FF or add-ons and I have used it for over 4 years. It has been the most stable browser I have used and I play with them all.
Agreed, that sounds like a seriously unstable FF install. Never ever have I had a problem with FF. The only problem I did have was in May/June 09 (I think it was version 3.4) when I updated and the initial FF startup would take a long time; this was documented on Mozilla forums by plenty of other users and Mozilla resolved the issue within a matter of days. So, I still have no idea why people have problems with the FF startup (time lag) - I am still thinking maybe particular add-ons?

Sorry I never saw your responses. I am thinking it is the add-ons too.

Not sure which ones, but even on my old XP and Vista systems, I had instabiliities with FF over the years. Maybe my Anti-Virus? Now I am just throwing hay-makers, hoping to hit the mark....lol. Yeah, just never could find out what. Maybe I'll give it another shot.....one more time. Again.

Never could figure out why, and many of my friends also said same, that they don't understand why FF gives me so much grief, but it just does.
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09 Apr 2010   #166
Pieloi

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by si8mon View Post
lol out of 75 votes no one has voted for the apple safari web browser.
Yeah, Safari is real butthurt right now...Steve jobs reminds me of Xerxes from 300.

But this is most awkward.
I always hear horror stories from people (I know personally), saying Firefox has "Failed them", but do you reckon they failed firefox ?
And I'm one of these mystical people who have never had any problems with firefox, and I pimp it out too; even in beta !.

Sort of one of those problems which results in you screaming "WHY ?!?!" While looking upwards.
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09 Apr 2010   #167
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Firefox. Once i started using, i never turned back. I used safari once and once only.

I just prefer the layout, the customisation, ADD-ONS ADD-ONS ADD-ONS and it always seems quicker than IE8.
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09 Apr 2010   #168
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

I started with K-Meleon after it was released in 2000, moved on to Phoenix which was renamed Firebird and finally became Firefox.

Although I use IE8 on occasion, my preference for Firefox is specifically for the add-ons. Aside from AdBlock Plus and NoScript, there is a specific add-on I use for accessing databases when researching logs and another I use to store "canned" instructions.

Aside from the add-ons, I don't want the browser header or toolbars taking up screen space. As you can see from the attached screen image, I have bookmark folders easily accessible with the menu taking minimal space. I can't do that with IE.


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11 Apr 2010   #169
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

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I have a few installed for variety but my default is Opera. For me its the easiest & quickest to use. Only issue with the latest updates has been hotmail wont show correctly.
2nd preferred is Firefox. After that Safari then Chrome. Firefox & Chrome lose points in my book simply because i cant 'paste & go'.
Installed Maxthon, Sea Monkey & Comodo Dragon yesterday so will try those this weekend.
I.E. disabled.
In Chrome right click in the address box "Paste and Search", it will search with your chosen default search engine. The address box is the search box, just paste or type and search from there.

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Firefox here too.
But, I'm only sticking with it because of two things :
1. Personal Bookmark Toolbar
2. Addons.

Otherwise, I would probably be on either Chrome or Maxthon.
1. Like this?
What browser do you guys use?-personal-bookmark-toolbar.png

2. Chrome Extensions are the same as Addons. There are over 1500 3000 and more all the time.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
I started with K-Meleon after it was released in 2000, moved on to Phoenix which was renamed Firebird and finally became Firefox.

Although I use IE8 on occasion, my preference for Firefox is specifically for the add-ons. Aside from AdBlock Plus and NoScript, there is a specific add-on I use for accessing databases when researching logs and another I use to store "canned" instructions.

Aside from the add-ons, I don't want the browser header or toolbars taking up screen space. As you can see from the attached screen image, I have bookmark folders easily accessible with the menu taking minimal space. I can't do that with IE.
Chrome extension Adblock plus

Chrome extensions search database, maybe they have some you can use.

You can remove the bookmarks toolbar and other bookmarks to make the header smaller.
What browser do you guys use?-chrome-screen-shot.png

Not really trying to convince anyone to use Chrome. It's a personal choice.
I see a lot of people saying it doesn't have features they want, when it actually has most of them. When it first came out it didn't have many, but has a lot of options now.


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11 Apr 2010   #170
mos effed

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (6.1, 7600)
 
 
My browser

is Google Chrome because I like simple design, fast response and a intuitive approach. I like typing my search words into the URL box, too. I don't need bells and whistles to make me think my web experience is more than it is.
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