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IE7, Firefox, Opera..... whats your fav? POLL!

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by paulb100, Nov 6, 2007.

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Favourite Browsers

  1. Firefox

    21 vote(s)
    72.4%
  2. Internet Explorer

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  3. Opera

    5 vote(s)
    17.2%
  4. Safari

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Other...

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. paulb100

    paulb100 Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    In response to my earlier thread about the Firefox Myths section of optimize XP website..

    whats your fav browser?
     
  2. TOGG

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    I think this has been done before, but perhaps it wasn't here (the memory doesn't improve with age!).

    I voted Opera because it works 'out of the box' and I don't want to fiddle with lots of extensions and addons, however useful, (particularly when they can stop working when the main browser is updated).

    I do have Firefox as well with the NoScript and IE Tab extensions (so that I can get Windows Updates without using IE).
     
  3. paulb100

    paulb100 Thread Starter

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    the only things i dont like about Fox is the more you add onto it the longer it takes to load...
    I also prefer IE full-screen mode to Ffox's... (Fox leaves some of the navigation bar revealed..IE completely removes it all)

    other than that I only use IE for Active X...

    Im yet to test them both and post results here
     
  4. Blackmirror

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    Im an Intenet Explorer user

    dont ask me why:)
     
  5. mtdriver

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    Opera for me as it is so quick and easy to use and is always usefull as a backup when IE goes wrong.

    IE 7 next as it has improved over previous versions but still needs a lot of work on it
     
  6. Gizzy

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    I voted opera it has alot of features it's fast and it's secure,
    Though I also have and use Firefox, Avant, IE7, Maxthon, Safari, AOL Explorer, and K-meleon.
     
  7. throoper

    throoper Trusted Advisor (deceased)

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    I voted Firefox. To take care of the full-screen, hide the navigation bar. When you hit F11 you'll have nothing but the web page. Navigate with the keyboard.
    T.
     
  8. paulb100

    paulb100 Thread Starter

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    whats keyboard shortcut for back and forward in foxy?
     
  9. throoper

    throoper Trusted Advisor (deceased)

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    Alt+Left Arrow and Alt+Right Arrow.
    T.
     
  10. tomdkat

    tomdkat Retired Trusted Advisor

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    I can't vote!!!! :)

    I use Firefox the most (on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X) but I also Opera, Seamonkey, and on occasion K-Meleon and Maxthon (not sure why). I like Opera's image rendering ability (it scales images far better than Firefox or IE) but Opera tends to lag when loading pages, not sure why.

    K-Meleon rips and I'm not sure why I don't use it more.

    Peace...
     
  11. SweetChick

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    I like Opera as a backup when IE doesn't work right, but I hate how the Bookmarks work in Opera, anyway to make the bookmarks behave like IE? And I tried running IE 7 on another computer and don't like the layout at all, anyway to make it look like IE6? What I like about IE 6 is I can make the top toolbar into just one little bar with all the stuff I need on it, I can't seem to do that with IE 7.
     
  12. nappymonster

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    Firefox all the way :D
     
  13. Telstar

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    I've been a big Firefox fan for years now, it's great.
    Even though it's unsupported now, I'm still using v1.5.0.12 simply because all my favorite extensions have not been updated to v2.0 yet but, I'm close to upgrading anyway.

    Tried and did not like IE7...too many problems with it and I went back to IE6.

    btw...I also have the Netscape Navigator v9.0.0.4 which I like a lot...it's a Mozilla product and has tabbed browsing, form filling, customizable toolbars, integrated AIM Buddy List and lots more. It also offers RSS compatibility that allows you to subscribe to RSS....

    You can check it out here:
    Netscape Navigator v9.0.0.4
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.10pre)
    Gecko/20071127 Firefox/2.0.0.10 Navigator/9.0.0.4


    (y)
     
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  15. TOGG

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    These figures presumably reflect the way in which browsers identify themselves on some sites and it would be interesting to know if there were any way to identify those browsers that were presenting themselves as IE just to fool those sites that still only work with it.

    Any reference to IE as having a 'market share' actually reflects only Windows market share because no Windows user can avoid getting IE as well, nor can he/she remove it.

    If Microsoft really had any confidence in IE's ability to compete on its own merits in the browser 'market' they would unbundle it so that it could be uninstalled, just like a proper browser can be. Since that would probably require a complete re-write of Windows because of the components it shares with IE, it won't be happening soon!
     
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