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Windows 7: Why I may switch to IE

25 Jan 2010   #11
DarkRhystar

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
So, should I make the switch? Or should I continue to use Chrome, and hope that some of these will be changed in future releases?
If Chrome was failing to meet your really important needs then I think you would have already switched instead of making this thread. Maybe you're looking for reasons to continue with Chrome so let's go over your points so far:
  • Lack of website compatibility.
    • Annoying but temporary. It's only getting better as a browser so these issues will go away with time.
  • Bad spellchecker.
    • Minor annoyance at best. It might be valuable on some level to move away from dependency on a spellchecker.
  • Security with passwords.
    • This one is fairly big but the simplest solution is just to remember your passwords to areas with sensitive information. Email? Remember it yourself. Website forum? Let the browser have it.
  • "Never save password" not undo-able.
    • Fix is coming. Be patient.
  • Removing history entries.
    • This will probably come eventually. In the meantime you may just have to use incognito browsing for those websites.
  • Instant switching tabs.
    • Have you seen this?

You like Chrome and it will only get better so stick with it.

Otherwise, u should use ff cuz its the best.


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25 Jan 2010   #12
MattRainier

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

I can understand your reluctance to part from Chrome - seeing as it is one of the most minimalist browsers, with low system footprint and very good page-loading speeds. But its lack of options - combined with less compatibility - make it a six-of-the-one, half-dozen-of-the-other choice. Personally, I prefer FireFox because it doesn't drag my system performance down with it, and I especially like the vast numbers of plugins/extensions, as well as the security side of FF. I wouldn't switch to IE for that reason - at least, not until IE 9 comes out.
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25 Jan 2010   #13
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkRhystar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
So, should I make the switch? Or should I continue to use Chrome, and hope that some of these will be changed in future releases?
If Chrome was failing to meet your really important needs then I think you would have already switched instead of making this thread. Maybe you're looking for reasons to continue with Chrome so let's go over your points so far:
  • Lack of website compatibility.
    • Annoying but temporary. It's only getting better as a browser so these issues will go away with time.
  • Bad spellchecker.
    • Minor annoyance at best. It might be valuable on some level to move away from dependency on a spellchecker.
  • Security with passwords.
    • This one is fairly big but the simplest solution is just to remember your passwords to areas with sensitive information. Email? Remember it yourself. Website forum? Let the browser have it.
  • "Never save password" not undo-able.
    • Fix is coming. Be patient.
  • Removing history entries.
    • This will probably come eventually. In the meantime you may just have to use incognito browsing for those websites.
  • Instant switching tabs.
    • Have you seen this?

You like Chrome and it will only get better so stick with it.

Otherwise, u should use ff cuz its the best.
Jonathan seems like a pretty bright fellow..... it's possible the spell check for him is more for catching typos than actually correcting his spelling. I know that why I like the FF spell check, because I'm a sloppy typist.
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25 Jan 2010   #14
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkRhystar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
So, should I make the switch? Or should I continue to use Chrome, and hope that some of these will be changed in future releases?
If Chrome was failing to meet your really important needs then I think you would have already switched instead of making this thread. Maybe you're looking for reasons to continue with Chrome so let's go over your points so far:
  • Lack of website compatibility.
    • Annoying but temporary. It's only getting better as a browser so these issues will go away with time.
  • Bad spellchecker.
    • Minor annoyance at best. It might be valuable on some level to move away from dependency on a spellchecker.
  • Security with passwords.
    • This one is fairly big but the simplest solution is just to remember your passwords to areas with sensitive information. Email? Remember it yourself. Website forum? Let the browser have it.
  • "Never save password" not undo-able.
    • Fix is coming. Be patient.
  • Removing history entries.
    • This will probably come eventually. In the meantime you may just have to use incognito browsing for those websites.
  • Instant switching tabs.
    • Have you seen this?

You like Chrome and it will only get better so stick with it.

Otherwise, u should use ff cuz its the best.


Understood, but in the meantime, is it worth it? The above poster is right, I make typos. Spelling and grammar are almost as important to me as my tech support; what quicker way to make posts sound like an uneducated teenager is typing them?

As for the passwords, I use them just to save myself time. I have a long password, and I hate typing it in.

I doubt Google will make it more configurable. At least not for a long time. I'm sure they know the extra features that FF and IE have; they are making a conscience decision to make it fast and lightweight.

All these little annoyances add up. Is the extra speed worth it?

Course, this means I will have to change my avatar.

Thanks for the input, everyone.
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05 Feb 2010   #15
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkRhystar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
So, should I make the switch? Or should I continue to use Chrome, and hope that some of these will be changed in future releases?
If Chrome was failing to meet your really important needs then I think you would have already switched instead of making this thread. Maybe you're looking for reasons to continue with Chrome so let's go over your points so far:
  • Lack of website compatibility.
    • Annoying but temporary. It's only getting better as a browser so these issues will go away with time.
  • Bad spellchecker.
    • Minor annoyance at best. It might be valuable on some level to move away from dependency on a spellchecker.
  • Security with passwords.
    • This one is fairly big but the simplest solution is just to remember your passwords to areas with sensitive information. Email? Remember it yourself. Website forum? Let the browser have it.
  • "Never save password" not undo-able.
    • Fix is coming. Be patient.
  • Removing history entries.
    • This will probably come eventually. In the meantime you may just have to use incognito browsing for those websites.
  • Instant switching tabs.
    • Have you seen this?

You like Chrome and it will only get better so stick with it.

Otherwise, u should use ff cuz its the best.


Understood, but in the meantime, is it worth it? The above poster is right, I make typos. Spelling and grammar are almost as important to me as my tech support; what quicker way to make posts sound like an uneducated teenager is typing them?

As for the passwords, I use them just to save myself time. I have a long password, and I hate typing it in.

I doubt Google will make it more configurable. At least not for a long time. I'm sure they know the extra features that FF and IE have; they are making a conscience decision to make it fast and lightweight.

All these little annoyances add up. Is the extra speed worth it?

Course, this means I will have to change my avatar.

Thanks for the input, everyone.
Hey Jonathan. I realize i am a little late, but since your avatar remains, im sure you havent switched yet. I have posted to give you another option. No, im not gonna suggest you switch to Opera (even tho i run the Opera Users Group around here) but, there is another way. Use FF, and get it look just like your chrome. This page has the skin of chrome for FF. I realize this doesnt make it as fast, but hey, you said it: is it really worth it after all these flaws?

Thanks for reading,
Hope this helps,
Coolness
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05 Feb 2010   #16
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Hey Jonathan. I realize i am a little late, but since your avatar remains, im sure you havent switched yet. I have posted to give you another option. No, im not gonna suggest you switch to Opera (even tho i run the Opera Users Group around here) but, there is another way. Use FF, and get it look just like your chrome. This page has the skin of chrome for FF. I realize this doesnt make it as fast, but hey, you said it: is it really worth it after all these flaws?

Thanks for reading,
Hope this helps,
Coolness
Thanks Coolness. I actually did switch to Firefox already, but I like this avatar so much I decided to keep it after all. I am missing some features of Chrome, though. Especially noticeable these past couple of weeks is the bookmark sync. I had to make a backup file of my bookmarks, and upload them to my SkyDrive. As you can imagine, this can get tedious it you are working with multiple computers.

I also miss Chrome's Incognito windows, as opposed to FF's Private Browsing. It bugs me that I have to give up my other tabs until I am done.

I also feel that FF is less snappy than Chrome. The difference is less than 0.5 seconds per page, or opening, but I am used to the instantaneous reaction of Chrome, especially when combined with a good ISP.
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05 Feb 2010   #17
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I think ALL of these browsers are just evolving to a common amorphous point.
FF used to be OK, IE used to crash had bad security etc etc.

IE8 these days is fine -- doesn't need zillions of plugins either. FF used to be OK but is more bloated than IE now and gets ever more complex in setting up all the options etc.

Google Chrome is probably the one to watch - especially when its LONG AWAITED OS appears.

Otherwise there isn't a lot of difference between any of them now -- especially for typical casual browsing which is what most users do. I don't think your average joe really cares if a page loads 2 m/s quicker with browser A rather than browser B anyway. If it takes 30 secs then that's a problem - but this won't be due to the browser.

As to security - Phishing, drive by code on the visited site and "Social Engineering" exploits are the real problem and these are not only Browser but also PLATFORM agnostic - doesn't matter whether its Linux, OS-X or Windows as these security holes can't readily be solved by technical means currently on the USERS machines.

Like Macs vs PC's your choice will probably be dictated by the browsers appearance, font rendering and ease of use. Technically there's not a lot of difference in any of them that is really noticeable to a casual user. Chose the one with the UI you prefer.

Cheers
jimbo.
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05 Feb 2010   #18
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Hey Jonathan. I realize i am a little late, but since your avatar remains, im sure you havent switched yet. I have posted to give you another option. No, im not gonna suggest you switch to Opera (even tho i run the Opera Users Group around here) but, there is another way. Use FF, and get it look just like your chrome. This page has the skin of chrome for FF. I realize this doesnt make it as fast, but hey, you said it: is it really worth it after all these flaws?

Thanks for reading,
Hope this helps,
Coolness
Thanks Coolness. I actually did switch to Firefox already, but I like this avatar so much I decided to keep it after all. I am missing some features of Chrome, though. Especially noticeable these past couple of weeks is the bookmark sync. I had to make a backup file of my bookmarks, and upload them to my SkyDrive. As you can imagine, this can get tedious it you are working with multiple computers.

I also miss Chrome's Incognito windows, as opposed to FF's Private Browsing. It bugs me that I have to give up my other tabs until I am done.

I also feel that FF is less snappy than Chrome. The difference is less than 0.5 seconds per page, or opening, but I am used to the instantaneous reaction of Chrome, especially when combined with a good ISP.
I feel ya brother! All the best with your new browser

Coolness
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09 Apr 2010   #19
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I am missing some features of Chrome, though. Especially noticeable these past couple of weeks is the bookmark sync. I had to make a backup file of my bookmarks, and upload them to my SkyDrive. As you can imagine, this can get tedious it you are working with multiple computers.
Apologies for bumping this old(er) topic. I followed the link from another thread. Just wondering if you or anyone else has tried either Xmarks Bookmark and Password Sync or Weave Browser Sync
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09 Apr 2010   #20
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thank you for bumping the thread, Corrine.

I have tried Xmarks. I don't remember exactly, but I recall it didn't work the way I wanted it to, or maybe it was too much of a hassle.
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