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Must download new browser . . IE no longer acceptable !

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  1. Debarybabs

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    I must download a new browser. I've been using IE forever. It's no longer acceptable on many of the sites I use.
    The only problem I have with downloading a new browser is my favorites. Will I lose them? Or, will they remain exactly where they are and as they are?
     
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    Downloading a new browser or any other file will not impact your favorites.

    Many browsers can import your IE favorites either during installation or later. Importing them will make a copy for the browser to use, but does not delete or move the originals.
     
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    What browser is recommended? I have about four to choose from.
     
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    What version of Windows?
     
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    Depends on who does the recommending and what features are most important to you. Also, your initial post hints that you may be talking about Windows 7 or older, which can limit your choices considerably.
     
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    Windows 7 . . . .
     
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    Pretty sure Firefox still works there, but I'll leave you with Liz, as I think that she is more up to date with this issue.
     
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    Will Liz pick up from here? I think I can use Firefox. I just hope they don't mess up with my Favorites. I have a long list of them.
     
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    I've never known her to silently drop from a thread after asking a question (and getting an answer). :)
     
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    I'm sorry . . I don't understand !!!
     
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    Well, I don't understand what you don't understand. :)
     
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    PLODR (Liz) is most likely out spending her monies on Black Friday?
    I am sure she will chime in before long.
     
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    For Windows 7 the main ones are Chrome, Firefox and Opera. There are others but those 3 are the most commonly used. Personally I use Vivaldi which is made by some people who used to work for Opera.

    You can install as many as you like and try them then pick the one you like best. I think all of those will be able to 'import' your existing favourites.
     
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    Thank you so much !!
     
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    I'm here and no I don't participate in any Black Friday madness. I enjoyed the turkey I roasted on Thursday and watched Christmas movies.

    I run Windows 7 on four computers. My default browser is Palemoon.
    https://www.palemoon.org/download.shtml

    But I also have FF ESR which stands for extended support release and isn't updated every 6 weeks. Security updates are done.
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/

    I also have Vivaldi, based on Chromium (a bit different from resource hungry Chrome) on my 32 bit desktop and Waterfox on my 64 bit netbook.

    I refuse to install Chrome on any Windows computer even though it is the most popular.

    Why Palemoon, a branch of Firefox? I found it to be so much faster than Firefox so I switched to it in 2014.

    You can try portable versions to see what feels comfortable. The portable versions will be slower than the installed versions but you can have a look and ask questions on how to do things.

    https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Internet/Browsers/Pale-Moon-Portable.shtml
    softpedia is a safe download site. I don't go near softonic because they've bundled junk in the past.

    https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Internet/Browsers/Waterfox-Portable.shtml

    https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox-portable-esr
    portableapps is also a safe site to download anything.

    Vivaldi doesn't have a portable version. I have downloaded the exe and put it on a folder on my desktop rather than installing.
    https://www.oxhow.com/generate-portable-version-of-vivaldi-browser/
    https://vivaldi.com/download/
     
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