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Which web browser do you use?

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Scottish Business Owner

Scottish Business Owner

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Interested in what people use as their main web browser.

Is it a straight choice between Internet Explorer (IE) and Firefox or do people use other browsers? I'm a big fan of Firefox and it's really useful when doing seo.

Comments? :)
 

Brian

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I just use Internet Explorer although I dont really use it very much to be honest. I know of Firefox and it's interest that IE has now switched to the tabbed browsing etc. I wonder who they stole that from :p

Brian
 
frockery

frockery

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I use IE Vista with the tabbed browsing which I find surprisingly user friendly. I have never really experimented with Firefox although I know my son uses and prefers it.
 

Brian McIntosh

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Internet Explorer for me as well although I've never tried anything else. I'm always a bit wary of installing new software as my business really, and I mean REALLY, relies on my computer running properly. This has actually made me think about what I would do if my computer went pear shaped.
 
TomB

TomB

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My main browser choice is firefox, but being a web designer, i also have ie 6, ie 7, firefox, netscape, and opera on my machine.

There is nothing worse than spending hours making something work and look beautiful in firefox to open it in IE 6 to discover it looks awful!!! Learned that the hard way,

but firefox is my choice du jour!!
 
stugster

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I use FireFox. Only use I.E. when signing into Microsofts business partner site.

If you're a web-developer and you can't be bothered installing different browsers, resolutions and operating systems in your office, try using: http://browsershots.org/ :)
 
Amber

Amber

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IE for me. I did have a brief flirtation with Firefox - I went over purely because it has a cool little ad-on that shows your adsense earnings for the day in the bottom right of the screen, which I loved, but other than that, I hated it. For some reason it's always really slow on my laptop, so it was back to IE for me :)

I do still have Firefox installed, though, and I use it at least once a day because I use a cool little tool called Triggit on my sites, and it only works with Firefox.
 
Greg Findley

Greg Findley

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I use IE but am intrigued by Firefox. What makes this so much better and more useful?
Firefox is opensource, which means there's a lot of great plugins/toolbars available for it. I find it more reliable than IE, and as a web designer, Firefox follows CSS and HTML as you would expect/hope, whilst Internet Explorer... doesn't, which means that you then have to put in a lot of fixes to get IE displaying it properly!
 
nothing does

nothing does

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As a Mac nut I use Safari. I also use Firefox too as some CMS don't work in Safari
 
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andybrowne

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I use Google chrome on my pc and firefox on my tablet.
 
Scottish Business Owner

Scottish Business Owner

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It's interesting seeing this post come back to life. Afterall I initially posted this six years ago!

I no longer use Firefox very much a Chrome convert now. The extensions etc it provides it's just awesome. For me it's also just the best browser period :)
 
saltire

saltire

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Chrome all the way for me :D It just seems faster than other browsers and I like that I can sign in and then access history etc from other machine.

I do also use alot of the extensions. I think Firefox has extensions as well but I don't really have any intention of see if that's true because...



:p
 
Gemma Rowlands

Gemma Rowlands

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I use Safari and Chrome.. one for business and one for pleasure! I don't even know why, it just makes things seem more separate to me and keeps me on task!
 
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Pete Brindle

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IE on my desktop (rubbish) Safari on my laptop. Prefer safari to be honest but it doesn't work well when downloaded to my Windows desktop (because, as I said, it's rubbish).
 
Gemma Rowlands

Gemma Rowlands

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IE on my desktop (rubbish) Safari on my laptop. Prefer safari to be honest but it doesn't work well when downloaded to my Windows desktop (because, as I said, it's rubbish).
Have you tried downloading Firefox? I find it much better on Windows machines!
 
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Lauren Turner

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I just use Safari because the only machines we have in the house are Apple, and I've never got around to putting anything else on them to use. It works just fine for me though.
 
Gemma Rowlands

Gemma Rowlands

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I just use Safari because the only machines we have in the house are Apple, and I've never got around to putting anything else on them to use. It works just fine for me though.
Have you ever tried using other browsers installed on your Apple stuff? I have Chrome on here but it doesn't work as fast as Safari, but I like to have two different browsers for the different things I do. Don't ask.. it makes sense to me!
 

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