01-12-2013, 05:46 AM
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I just moved to Windows 7 from XP a few months back. Along with 7 came Internet Explorer 9. I got used to it, and liked it very much, but it seems a bit troublesome. Sometimes, for no apparent reason, it will not go to my home page, or open other bookmarked pages. I also cannot get to the Tools menu to do much about it. A System Restore clears things up, but I'm getting tired of fighting it. So, should I return to IE8, which I don't like to do because I became so enamored with IE9, or look elsewhere?

I know there are a few computer whizzes here, so what it the consensus of opinion for an internet dinosaur?

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 01-12-2013, 07:25 AM
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Wait, did I read that right? Internet Explorer is still around AND people still use it???


Laughing1


Seriously, I'd get away from IE quickly. On windows I'd mainly use Google Chrome. On my Macs I use Safari & Chrome.

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 01-12-2013, 07:37 AM
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Years ago I switched to Firefox when it just started and thought it was a tremendous improvement over IE. Then when Chrome came out I switched to it. I am still using Vista which was probably the worst system ever developed but my laptop is Windows 7. Several months ago Chrome started acting weird so I switched back to the latest version of Firefox and have been very happy since. So I recommend Firefox.

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 01-12-2013, 07:42 AM
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I still get confused sometimes with anything more sophisticated than Netscape '96.

I tried to download IE9 on my work computer and nearly bricked it in the process. Had to take it in to be re-imaged. So I'll never see it until the office gives me a computer with IE9 already on there.

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 01-12-2013, 07:53 AM
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  • beartrap
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If you don't listen to any of my other advise, listen o this one:
DO NOT use IE, just don't. Download yourself either Firefox or Chrome, spend a day familiarizing yourself with it, forget IE ever existed.

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 01-12-2013, 08:06 AM
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Google Chrome is your answer.

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 01-12-2013, 08:06 AM
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(01-12-2013, 07:53 AM)beartrap Wrote: If you don't listen to any of my other advise, listen o this one:
DO NOT use IE, just don't. Download yourself either Firefox or Chrome, spend a day familiarizing yourself with it, forget IE ever existed.

+1....best advice.

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 01-12-2013, 09:28 AM
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(01-12-2013, 07:37 AM)slantman Wrote: Years ago I switched to Firefox when it just started and thought it was a tremendous improvement over IE. Then when Chrome came out I switched to it. I am still using Vista which was probably the worst system ever developed but my laptop is Windows 7. Several months ago Chrome started acting weird so I switched back to the latest version of Firefox and have been very happy since. So I recommend Firefox.

I have tried firefox I have it difficult to set-up.

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 01-12-2013, 09:45 AM
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(01-12-2013, 09:28 AM)Howler Wrote:
(01-12-2013, 07:37 AM)slantman Wrote: Years ago I switched to Firefox when it just started and thought it was a tremendous improvement over IE. Then when Chrome came out I switched to it. I am still using Vista which was probably the worst system ever developed but my laptop is Windows 7. Several months ago Chrome started acting weird so I switched back to the latest version of Firefox and have been very happy since. So I recommend Firefox.

I have tried firefox I have it difficult to set-up.

Some browsers are a pain on some systems to download but personally I never had a problem with Firefox. Make sure if you try again you are downloading the latest version.

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 01-12-2013, 09:50 AM
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IE9 isn't all that bad, especially the 64-bit version, I mean it's not the best browser out there by a long shot, but it's a million times better than IE8 and earlier. That said, I rarely use it and prefer Firefox, simply because FF is much more customizable and has some great addons.
Chrome is decent, but Google's refusal to produce a more robust/powerful addon system is the primary reason myself and many others won't jump ship from FF.

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 01-12-2013, 11:54 AM
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Well, thanks for all the advice. To be honest, I hate leaving the old familiar behind and learning new, but I've downloaded Chrome and been using it all day. It looks similar to IE9, clean and simple. It's a bit different, but I guess I'll get used to it.
I've tried to get used to FireFox in the past, and always gone back to IE8... FireFox is just too busy for me.
Chrome would be easier for me if I could get to my bookmarks ass easily as i did in IE9, but I'm reading up on it, and I suppose it will come...

I just wonder why MS can't, or won't fix IE9...

But... onward and upward!

Thanks again for the help.

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 01-12-2013, 12:06 PM
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(01-12-2013, 11:54 AM)BlacknTan Wrote: Well, thanks for all the advice. To be honest, I hate leaving the old familiar behind and learning new, but I've downloaded Chrome and been using it all day. It looks similar to IE9, clean and simple. It's a bit different, but I guess I'll get used to it.
I've tried to get used to FireFox in the past, and always gone back to IE8... FireFox is just too busy for me.
Chrome would be easier for me if I could get to my bookmarks ass easily as i did in IE9, but I'm reading up on it, and I suppose it will come...

I just wonder why MS can't, or won't fix IE9...

But... onward and upward!

Thanks again for the help.

Don't open that can of worms Biggrin
MS won't do many things but they have a reason for everything, it's not just to annoy people Wink

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 01-12-2013, 02:22 PM
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Firefox is quite good.

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 01-12-2013, 02:32 PM
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Chrome is where it's at! Used to use firefox until I discovered chrome.

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 01-14-2013, 01:05 PM
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OK, I have to admit it.. You were all right!

I've been using Chrome since my initial post, I'm pretty well used to it now, and I've just cracked the last barrier with discovering the Bookmark Manager.
All pages seem to work better in Chrome.. No issues... yet.

But, so far I'm well pleased... The more I use it, the better I like it! All that time wasted with IE when this was out there...

Ahh well... Live and learn!

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 01-14-2013, 01:15 PM
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Safari first, Chrome second. I was a Chrome guy before but have gotten used to Safari (have to use it for work) so I really like it now.

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 01-14-2013, 01:24 PM
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(01-14-2013, 01:15 PM)Dave Wrote: Safari first, Chrome second. I was a Chrome guy before but have gotten used to Safari (have to use it for work) so I really like it now.

This for me too, except I was using Safari before Chrome was even out. I do have some websites that I have to use for work that just don't work well in safari. In those instances they work perfect in chrome.

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 01-14-2013, 01:25 PM
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(01-14-2013, 01:05 PM)BlacknTan Wrote: OK, I have to admit it.. You were all right!

I've been using Chrome since my initial post, I'm pretty well used to it now, and I've just cracked the last barrier with discovering the Bookmark Manager.
All pages seem to work better in Chrome.. No issues... yet.

But, so far I'm well pleased... The more I use it, the better I like it! All that time wasted with IE when this was out there...

Ahh well... Live and learn!

Wait until you discover all the little things that make it even better Wink

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 01-14-2013, 01:43 PM
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(01-14-2013, 01:24 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(01-14-2013, 01:15 PM)Dave Wrote: Safari first, Chrome second. I was a Chrome guy before but have gotten used to Safari (have to use it for work) so I really like it now.

This for me too, except I was using Safari before Chrome was even out. I do have some websites that I have to use for work that just don't work well in safari. In those instances they work perfect in chrome.


All the websites I use for work run well in Safari hehe.

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 01-14-2013, 01:44 PM
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(01-14-2013, 01:43 PM)Dave Wrote:
(01-14-2013, 01:24 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(01-14-2013, 01:15 PM)Dave Wrote: Safari first, Chrome second. I was a Chrome guy before but have gotten used to Safari (have to use it for work) so I really like it now.

This for me too, except I was using Safari before Chrome was even out. I do have some websites that I have to use for work that just don't work well in safari. In those instances they work perfect in chrome.


All the websites I use for work run well in Safari hehe.

[Image: m0127.gif] I certainly hope so!

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