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    NEW BROWSER

    Any options over internet explorer,

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    Firefox.

    Not used IE for 10 years. Used Opera before FF but found it went down hill at one point.

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    Firefox is good, Chrome is pretty good too. Prefer Firefox as I'm familiar with the layout of it myself. Download them both and have a go with each, see which you prefer.
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    Re: NEW BROWSER

    i only use chrome , my laptop doesnt seem to like either firefox or IE , they both just go slow and crash with me all the time

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    Google Chrome is good if its on something old, slow, or small, ie smart phone.

    FireFox has come a long way and is now more complex than it used to be, it originally came about when Microsoft's internet explorer dominated things back in the mid 90's and a rival - Netscape chucked in the towel, when they did they made their code open sourced which was taken up by a community of computer geeks most who didn't like MS or Mr gates, so out of Netscapes ashes came Mozilla and Firefox their browser.

    https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/new/

    FireFox has a really strong support community and forum where you can get loads of help, often a google will find all sort of stuff if you want to fiddle with things.
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox


    You can personalize FF with their Add-ons https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ here you find all sort of things

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    Chrome IMO....Just for its stability / syncability with modern devices / google...

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenjlobb View Post
    Chrome IMO....Just for its stability / syncability with modern devices / google...
    Yes tend to agree, though some may not be happy with the extent google 'know everything' it does work nicely if you have android devices for example all google play can be accessed from the computer and apps installed on other devices.
    Firefox seems to have got rather buggy and slow for me the last couple of years, but I do still use it as #2
    It will also sync with other computers and android but it's kind of hard work setting it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    Yes tend to agree, though some may not be happy with the extent google 'know everything' it does work nicely if you have android devices for example all google play can be accessed from the computer and apps installed on other devices.
    Firefox seems to have got rather buggy and slow for me the last couple of years, but I do still use it as #2
    It will also sync with other computers and android but it's kind of hard work setting it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maus View Post
    Dillo )))
    And Chrome has a spellcheck too.

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    I prefer FireFox for my personal simply because it isn't tied to one of the "big boys" who are always trying to find ways to monitor what people are doing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhead View Post
    I prefer FireFox for my personal simply because it isn't tied to one of the "big boys" who are always trying to find ways to monitor what people are doing
    Additionally, Firefox is open source, Chrome isn't.

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    Well i installed firefox seems to be working ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis View Post
    And Chrome has a spellcheck too.
    With Firefox, you can download the spelchequer add-on ..... amusingly it doesn't recognise the word Firefox!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J B View Post
    With Firefox, you can download the spelchequer add-on ..... amusingly it doesn't recognise the word Firefox!
    Was going to mention that


    These are the current ones I use-

    Clippings- allows you to save text so you can right click and paste it in. Very handy when form filling, simplest thing is having my email addresses in there, right click, select it & paste- job done.

    Colourful tabs- makes the tabs stand out better so you can spot them easier

    Copy URL- copies the url address in the toolbar in one click

    Flagfox- shows up where the site you are looking at is hosted

    New Tab Homepage- like it says, makes FF open a new page and go straight to it

    Timeline remove- removes the default timeline view from FaceBook so its back to the old original view!

    Tiny Url generator- converts a really long site address into a shortened version in one click

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footsfitter View Post
    Was going to mention that


    These are the current ones I use-

    Clippings- allows you to save text so you can right click and paste it in. Very handy when form filling, simplest thing is having my email addresses in there, right click, select it & paste- job done.

    Colourful tabs- makes the tabs stand out better so you can spot them easier

    Copy URL- copies the url address in the toolbar in one click

    Flagfox- shows up where the site you are looking at is hosted

    New Tab Homepage- like it says, makes FF open a new page and go straight to it

    Timeline remove- removes the default timeline view from FaceBook so its back to the old original view!

    Tiny Url generator- converts a really long site address into a shortened version in one click
    AdblockPlus works well too, especially on facebook etc as all of the sponsored ads disappear. The T's & C's for here say it should be turned off for this site though.

    LastPass is useful too for generating and autofilling secure passwords.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Footsfitter View Post
    These are the current ones I use-
    ABP
    Ghostery
    Timeline remove
    Theme & font size changer
    Pearl Crescent page saver

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    How do you enable spell checker on firfox,thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe bloggs View Post
    How do you enable spell checker on firfox,thanks
    Go to Options (by clicking three parallel bars top right, then the gear symbol), Advanced, General, then select the bottom option in Browsing. You may be able to shortcut this by right clicking in a text box and selecting "check spelling" however that option may only become available after you've followed the above, I'm not sure.

    You will be loaded with the US English version of the spell-check to start with, to change it right click in a text box then select languages and then add dictionaries. Install the latest UK version and you are away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe bloggs View Post
    How do you enable spell checker on firfox,thanks
    I have the 'English British Dictionary 1.19.6'

    Open 'add ons' from the top right thingy and then the dictionaries tab and it's there - it used to be a separate add-on, but now it seems there is a separate tab for dictionaries.


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    I use Opera, have done for years.

    Highly customisable, fast as sin and thanks for new innards, more secure than ever.

    Avoid using IE, almost anything is better.

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    Just downloading this new Opera based one.
    https://vivaldi.com/#Home

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    Just downloading this new Opera based one.
    https://vivaldi.com/#Home
    Thanks! That looks interesting. I think this is the revolt against Opera after it adopted a lot of Chrome based guts.

    It will be interesting to see how it pans out. I want speed but also security so I've downloaded it and I'll keep an eye on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwork4menow View Post
    Thanks! That looks interesting. I think this is the revolt against Opera after it adopted a lot of Chrome based guts.

    It will be interesting to see how it pans out. I want speed but also security so I've downloaded it and I'll keep an eye on it.
    Doesn't vivaldi use chromium / blink based guts?

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    I didn't like it and have uninstalled.
    The main reason being lack of favourite add-ons/extensions.
    Also both chrome and firefox allow far more user control in settings.

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    One tip is to always have two browsers installed so that if one is corrupted or you change it beyond use, you can at least fire the other up and google what's wrong/re-download a new browser LoL

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    I didn't like it and have uninstalled.
    The main reason being lack of favourite add-ons/extensions.
    Also both chrome and firefox allow far more user control in settings.
    My impression is it is still very much work in progress so maybe extensions will arrive in time along with the usual stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Einstien View Post
    One tip is to always have two browsers installed so that if one is corrupted or you change it beyond use, you can at least fire the other up and google what's wrong/re-download a new browser LoL
    I have never un-installed IE from my machines for this exact reason. If something goes Pete Tong I can use it to get something back.

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