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Windows 7: which browser

22 Mar 2010   #31
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
Not exactly what I was getting at. I mean, do you go through the trouble of Control Panel > Uninstall a program > Turn Windows features on or off > un-check Internet Exploerer 8--to actually remove IE8 from your system? Just asking as it seems redundant to have two browsers that do the same thing.
Just like I said, no need to remove / delete anything nor turn features off. IE and Lunascape work perfectly at the same time, even when Trident engine is chosen in Lunascape, as this screenshot from my dual display shows:

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Is Lunascape supposed to be the new Firefox? I've never even heard of it until today. What's the advantages over IE8? Just curious.
No. Lunascape is a browser that can use the same engine than other browsers, thus behaving like them but with less resources. Here's a screenshot what happened when I swapped on the fly to Firefox' Gecko engine and relaunched the browser to take some screenshots:

which browser-luna_4.png

Lunascape had updated all my Firefox add-ons, to be used when I choose Gecko engine.

Here's an intro video:



Kari




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22 Mar 2010   #32
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Thanks Kari, I'm going to check out the video. You have me intrigued.

*EDIT*
Okay, I'm sold. As a novice web developer I often have to check browser compatibility for the JavaScript I author. Now it's a one shot deal with this new browser. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. You just got repped.
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22 Mar 2010   #33
Kari

 

You are welcome, Max. I just found it my self a couple of months ago and was sold as soon as I tried it.

Kari
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22 Mar 2010   #34
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

No. Like Firefox or Safari or Chrome, it is just an additional browser. I still have IE on my system and I use it now and then, especially for MS sites.
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22 Mar 2010   #35
Pixelpro

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

I like Firefox but dont download firefox version 3.6 i have version 3.5.#
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22 Mar 2010   #36
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Just like I said, no need to remove / delete anything nor turn features off.
Moot point, but I was merely referring to your preference, i.e., do you remove IE8--that's all I was asking. For example, when I ran Vista as my main OS and used Firefox exclusively, I disabled Internet Explorer because I would install the Firefox add-on "IE Tab." My personal preference was to do away with the extra (Internet Explorer) as long as there was a way to use its functionality (IE Tab).

I understood what you were meaning when you stated that there was no need to remove anything, just was looking for your preference.
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22 Mar 2010   #37
Kari

 

Sorry, I misunderstood you.

No, I do not disable IE (or FF or Chrome). TBH, I've never thought about that.
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22 Mar 2010   #38
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
Moot point, but I was merely referring to your preference, i.e., do you remove IE8--that's all I was asking. For example, when I ran Vista as my main OS and used Firefox exclusively, I disabled Internet Explorer because I would install the Firefox add-on "IE Tab." My personal preference was to do away with the extra (Internet Explorer) as long as there was a way to use its functionality (IE Tab).

I understood what you were meaning when you stated that there was no need to remove anything, just was looking for your preference.
I may be wrong; but I understand that disabling is not the same as uninstalling. If you disable IE, it is still there; it is just disabled.
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22 Mar 2010   #39
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
Moot point, but I was merely referring to your preference, i.e., do you remove IE8--that's all I was asking. For example, when I ran Vista as my main OS and used Firefox exclusively, I disabled Internet Explorer because I would install the Firefox add-on "IE Tab." My personal preference was to do away with the extra (Internet Explorer) as long as there was a way to use its functionality (IE Tab).

I understood what you were meaning when you stated that there was no need to remove anything, just was looking for your preference.
I may be wrong; but I understand that disabling is not the same as uninstalling. If you disable IE, it is still there; it is just disabled.
Vista did not give you the ability to totally remove Internet Explorer from your Windows installation as Window 7 does. Thus, in Vista, I had to disable IE, whereas in Windows 7, you can remove it by way of Control Panel > Uninstall a program > Turn Windows features on or off > un-check Internet Exploerer 8.

And, by disabling IE in Vista, the file association would automatically take place as the browser you choose would become the default browser.
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22 Mar 2010   #40
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
No, I do not disable IE (or FF or Chrome). TBH, I've never thought about that.
Speaking of preferences: If I were running IE, Firefox and Chrome and decided to use Lunascape, then FF and Chrome would be flat out uninstalled and IE would be removed via Control Panel. I wouldn't see the need to have 4 browsers when one can take the place of the other three. That's just me.
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