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View Poll Results: Internet Browsers - what do you use?
Internet Explorer 110 16.03%
Netscape 4 0.58%
Mozilla Firefox 353 51.46%
Opera 61 8.89%
Apple Safari 22 3.21%
The new kid on the block, Chrome from Google 119 17.35%
Any other?? Please specify 17 2.48%
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Old 14th September 2009, 09:48   #466
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I always use Mozilla Firefox for browsing. I am using it for last 5 to 6 years.
liked it because of its security, add-ons and skins.
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Old 14th September 2009, 10:15   #467
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@mech: Agreed. however, I keep the IE Tab inside it form some stroppy sites which will not work with FF. These I go for under IE from within FF. Also, sometimes I find the anti-virus part of FF overwhelming. For example, I am force to used IE for ACI forums, since some other site on the same host has been reported to have a bug! IE is happy oopeningit. If you ask me the spell check feature alone is worth its weight in diamonds.
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I just find IE (I have 7 installed) annoying. Even things like the way it handles errors in typing the URL is unfriendly.

Yes, I use windows, but I think that MS is so introspective that they have long since ceased to be good at designing simple, consistent user interfaces. An example of this is icons on the desktop and icons on the task bar: the former need to be double-clicked to launch a program, the latter just single-clicked. It is a small thing, but it shouldn't have been that way.
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Old 14th September 2009, 14:22   #469
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Mozilla FF is getting on my nerves now. It is starting to behave like IE now. Hangs up inbetween for no reason, slows down and what not.

Even the new Opera is not much to write about. Infact Safari seems to be running like a charm now a days.

Have any of you also experienced the same ?
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Old 14th September 2009, 14:28   #470
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I have started using chrome more than Mozilla now. Its lighter and faster especially while browsing team bhp from office.
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I'm still happy with FF.
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I have a strange problem with my FireFox for a while now.

I have no printer connected to my Mac and when I wish to save a page or print a receipt I usually print it to PDF.

The minute I do this, I get my PDF but immediately after this, Firefox crashes.
This is extremely annoying when I log on to secure sites (like my bank) because I cannot log back in for a time period.

Does anybody else suffer the way I do?
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Old 14th September 2009, 15:39   #473
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IE 8 is really good, have been using it at office and it performs well. Surely its worth a try.
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Does anybody else suffer the way I do?
No - that's because no one else prints to PDF !
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Old 14th September 2009, 17:08   #475
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I was a FF fan, but as someone said above, it started to get on my nerves recently. So I temporarily switched to k-melon, based on mozilla but with no bloat. But now I am settled with Opera 10. With adblock/flashblock capability, and great speed, its unmatched now.

One tip for users, if the memory usage for opera shoots up the roof, ie goes above 100mb or so, just minimize it and then open again. This reduces the memory usage greatly.
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I just find IE (I have 7 installed) annoying. Even things like the way it handles errors in typing the URL is unfriendly.

Yes, I use windows, but I think that MS is so introspective that they have long since ceased to be good at designing simple, consistent user interfaces. An example of this is icons on the desktop and icons on the task bar: the former need to be double-clicked to launch a program, the latter just single-clicked. It is a small thing, but it shouldn't have been that way.
Icons on taskbar!! I never saw them! I just see the open programs on my task bar that need a single click to bring them to front. If you have got tons of icons on your desktop (or wherever that needs single click - you can actually configure this) and you are using notebook with the touchpad or nav control, you will realize why it has to be double click!
Its individual choice and has to differ, no offence! Something that is right for others may not be same for you.

btw, I'm using IE8 since it was beta; it has been improved a lot since then and I continued to use it. I see most of the people have got very good experience switching between browsers and will surely have a better idea on which is the 'garam' browser at the moment.

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The double click is fine by me, and has been since the earliest editions of Windows established the basic-use protocol. It is the single-click (icons on task bar) that is irregular and confusing --- even though html links have accustomed us to single clicks.

Anyway, I have no choice but to live with it!

Icons on the task bar are very useful (although slightly less so since I moved to a wide screen LCD) as you can always see your regulars without having to move or close any windows.
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FF all the way. No browser can match the add-ons that are available for FF.
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@mech: Agreed. however, I keep the IE Tab inside it form some stroppy sites which will not work with FF. These I go for under IE from within FF.
Yes, for some sites I go for IE8, it is the default browser in my PC. But for maximum sites I use FF.

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The minute I do this, I get my PDF but immediately after this, Firefox crashes.
This is extremely annoying when I log on to secure sites (like my bank) because I cannot log back in for a time period.
Could be the pdf (file) printer which creates the pdf file. I see that dopdf is available for the Mac. I have found this to be the best pdf writer program in the 'Windoze' world for the past three years. I chanced on it when my older program did not work in Vista. I noew swear by it 100%. Try it, and I look forward to your feedback.
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