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Solved: Multiple Browsers

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  1. westone

    westone Thread Starter

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    I want to use more than one browser but I am not sure how to set this up.

    At the moment I use FireFox but with some applications I need to switch to IE7.

    Is there a way I can do this easily?

    The operation system is Windows XP

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. chiliwormeater45

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    You could install more than one browser and just run which ever browser you need.

    I have:

    IE7,
    FF3,
    FF2,
    Opera,
    Seamonkey installed on my computer. Just download the installer for each browser you want, and just start whichever one you want.

    However, in Firefox, there is an extension to switch between the Firefox and IE engine. :D I believe it's called IE tab.
     
  3. redoak

    redoak Gone but never forgotten

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    Just don't have two or more running simultaneously. I have three installed and once had four.

    {redoak}
     
  4. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

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    You don't need to do anything special to use different browsers. Just open them and go to the site you want to. They function independently of each other.
     
  5. chiliwormeater45

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    You can run more than one at the same time, if you wish. I run IE and Firefox at the same time a lot. :D Nothing special to use different browsers. Ask a web developer, they probably run a few browsers at the same time. :)
     
  6. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi,
    I wonder if this would be of interest?
    "Internet Explorer is a webbrowser based on the Trident render engine, which does not follow the W3C Web Standards. Internet Explorer Collection contains multiple standalone versions of IE, which can be used at the same time.

    Internet Explorer Collection contains the following versions of IE:

    - Internet Explorer 1.0 (4.40.0.308)
    - Internet Explorer 1.5 (0.1.0.10)
    - Internet Explorer 2.01 (2.1.0.46)
    - Internet Explorer 3.0 (3.0.1152)
    - Internet Explorer 4.01 (4.72.3110.0)
    - Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.00.3314.2100)
    - Internet Explorer 5.5 (5.51.4807.2300)
    - Internet Explorer 6.0 (6.00.2800.1106)
    - Internet Explorer 7.0 (7.0.5730.13)
    - Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.0.6001.17184)"

    From here:
    http://finalbuilds.edskes.net/iecollection.htm

    Richard.
     
  7. westone

    westone Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the fast response, it is appreciated.

    All of the replies helped me and answered my query.

    Thank you.
     
  8. chiliwormeater45

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    Your welcome :D Now that IE collection is quite interesting. I don't know, if I would use it. I already don't like Internet Explorer because a) it doesn't follow the W3C Web Standards, making beginning a hobbyist web programmer harder and b) it's made by Microsoft. :D
     
  9. westone

    westone Thread Starter

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    I like the idea of being able to view in multiple browsers therefore the collection is interesting. I suppose that someone somewhere is still using IE version 1.0. I wonder what other software they are using.

    Following on from the help I got in this thread, when I am using FoxFire my default browser, I can now right click and get the option to view in IE. This is really helpful, I'm not entirely sure how I got there but it was a download from FoxFire. It solves the problem of some forms not displaying properly unless it is in IE.

    Thanks everybody.
     
  10. redoak

    redoak Gone but never forgotten

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    Thanks for correcting me. I had found the "no, no" info here at TSG some time ago and repeated it without varification.

    Sorry, {redoak}
     
  11. chiliwormeater45

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    I'm sure of that also but why would you want to? It's going to make your computer more vulnerable to viruses and IE1 probably wouldn't be able to work with most modern web sites anyways.

    The collection is interesting though. I would love to see a Firefox/Netscape/Seamonkey collection similar to the IE collection :D
     
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