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 Posted: Sun Sep 14th, 2008 04:12 am
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Any thoughts on which browser is the best ??? Many years ago I started on the net using Netscape and liked it, then like many went over to IE in its many forms. A few weeks ago I started using Firefox and do thing its faster but am not sure it offers any more bnefits over IE. I have found it to be a bit unstable in that on ocassions it loses my Bookmarks ??

Then again there is the new Google browser that is supposed to maximise the viewing size of the page, although there are reports hat google have introduced it to help them gather yet more information from us all as we browse, as part of there behavioural targeting marketing stratergy.

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 Posted: Sun Sep 14th, 2008 04:31 am
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Rjr,i use firefox,found it to the best for me,never had trouble with it at all
and it is more secure than ie.
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Just downloaded Google Chrome for a play, it says it has elements of Firefox as they are both "open code" first impression - as fast as firefox less buttons and toolbars.

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If you want a browser that is fully customisable to your needs, steady as a rock and based on IE but nothing like it, then use the one I rely on for all my internet work :

Slimbrowser.



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i have tried the slimbrowerer bob mentions it is better than IE it worth trying to see how you get on with it

I have had it crash a few times and does its own memory dump but you can restart it straight away and it remembers exactly where you were before and restores it if you wish

 

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That's strange Brian because I have been using it for ages now and always with multiple pages open for efficiency and I have never had it crash.



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Yes it has crashed a few times its no big deal thou restarts and remembers where you were last and restores it.

to be fair IE can lock up very easily and that dont remember jack doodoo

I have it on the shed computer just to try it out certainly better than IE

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Thanks for that, One of the features of Google chrome is that each tab works independantly so if one crashes the others are still okay !

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Have been using Slimbrowser for a couple of months now and it seems fine, certainly seems to be quicker than IE or Firefox (which I was using), so I'm going to stick with it for now

 

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I use Opera Browser (http://www.opera.com/) and firefox occaissionally. I keep my use of Micr$oft products to a minimum and will phase them out completely once I master Linux.

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So being on IE, what advantages do I gain by changing (eg to Slimbrowser) and what changes other than downloading the program will I need to do :question

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If you like IE and it never gives you any trouble Jeff then that's ok. If you want to try Slimbrowser then it installs automatically and will pick up your IE favourites. It uninstalls just as easily. If you like the browser but not what it looks like there are dozens of skins to choose from.



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Cheers Bob, I'll give it a try.

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I only ever use Firefox now, although I have upgraded IE to V7.
When I modify my web site pages I always check it with both IE and Firefox to make sure it works.
Has anyone here ever looked at my web site with any other browser?
It would be interesting to know if the pages download OK in say Opera or Google or what ever.

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Your website looks fine in Google Chrome !!

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Dukedog wrote:
I only ever use Firefox now, although I have upgraded IE to V7.
When I modify my web site pages I always check it with both IE and Firefox to make sure it works.
Has anyone here ever looked at my web site with any other browser?
It would be interesting to know if the pages download OK in say Opera or Google or what ever.


Works fine with Opera.

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Works fine in Slimbrowser Frank, very fast loading.



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Just a quick thanks to all who have helped me by viewing my web pages with various browsers. It's nice to know they can be viewed OK with browsers other than IE and Firefox.

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I just converted to Google Chrome for a while. While I can see all the photos on the home page without scrolling, I have lost from Reply; font types, spell checker. Pointing mouse at the icons in the reply area does not give an answer of what they are

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While there are a couple of good points about Chrome such as favourite sites being on a bar at the top for easy access, losing some of the reply font abilities, etc & standard Windows menus  is not what I am after right now.

Bad enough learning new Windows applications without some of the basics being included.  Gone back to IE for normal use but will play with Chrome.

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