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What browser do you use?  

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  1. 1. What browser do you use?

    • Internet Explorer 7
      11
    • Internet Explorer 6
      2
    • Internet Explorer 5 (Windows or Mac)
      0
    • Firefox
      28
    • Safari
      0
    • Opera(includes wii/DS and mini versions)
      4
    • Mozilla Suite (Seamonkey, Netscape, etc.)
      0
    • other
      2


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Firefox with IE Tabs FTW! :-)

 

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I'm yet to install IE tabs. I probably never will.

So, how do you get on for websites which only show for IE?

use IE :roll:

I mainly use Firefox. I used to have IETabs thingy installed when a lot of sites didn't work in Firefox, but those are getting less and less and IE7 isn't nearly as bad as IE6 was, so I just open IE when I need it.

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I'm happy to see the number of smart Firefox / Opera / IE7 users.

Yes, I included IE7 in that list. I know that the IE name is often considered taboo among elitists such as myself from all their years of molesting the internet with their "browser", but honestly and objectively, IE7 is truly a marked improvement in the IE line. I can't say I like the interface, but whenever you try to be "new" and "innovative" you run the risk of alienating those used to the "olden" ways. If people must use IE, I'd much rather see IE7 than IE6.

Whenever I come upon an IE-only site, I open up IE7. I've never actually tried IE Tab. I figure I have three different versions of IE on my computer already, and my Firefox start time is already long enough with all the extensions I do have...

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I'm in the school of thought whereby if you can roll up numerous software tools into one package then do so. The benefits of Firefox with the accessibility to IE-only sites into one bundle of joy is (for me) more productive and more economic with time and resources than having to open up another piece of software. Admittedly, for website designers like yourself, having numerous different browsers using different rendering engines and what-not is better for your work or pastime, but for ones who don't have that need, having all possible features for all possible eventualities in one go is much better.

I agree with you totally on IE7's superiority over previous versions and Firefox's start time with a heavy load of addons, and I'm hoping in future releases this will be a problem they can resolve or reduce, but for the time being the start time is a small sacrifice to pay to use Firefox solely for internet browsing.

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There's already an addon doing that. The reason FireFox loads slower the 1st time compared to IE for example is that it dosn't load all his stuff when the computer starts. Meaning it has to load a couple of things the 1st time you open it. However, unlike IE, it dosnt take up time at the startup.

I saw a patch a while ago that made FF load more things at computer start, reducing time the 1st time you open it.

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I think my meaning was misunderstood....

I'm not unhappy with the length of time Firefox takes to start. I'm merely pointing out that, since there are very few IE-only sites that I visit, none of which are on a regular basis, there's little need to add an extension that must load every time I open Firefox when I can just click IE7 the few times when it's necessary.

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And I was adding my two pence by saying that having the IE Tab addon may well add more time to start up, but it's small price to pay in order to not use IE7 and remove the dependency from other browsers therefore rolling all my internetting needs into Firefox. But in an discreet way I was complaining.

See...

...but for the time being the start time is a small sacrifice to pay to use Firefox solely for internet browsing.

Having said that though, I do see it from CMD's point of view, if you have the right tools for the job (i.e. Internet Explorer for an Internet Explorer specific site) why sacrifice what needn't be sacrificed.

In my mind that last paragraph made sense.

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What do we pick on the poll if we use multiple?

Simply vote for whatever one you use the most.

I, by the way, use Firefox and it is a very good browser.

And I agree that IE7 is way better then IE6, even if it was a bit rushed. So, hopefully, IE8 will be a little more polished (which should be out before the year ends).

And, by the way, it really doesn't matter what browser someone uses, along as it works for that person, because browser's are just tools.

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I suppose I should mention that I have IE tabs as well. Between IE7 & Firefox, the only reason left to use Opera is loadup speed, and Speed Dial, which I love.

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And, by the way, it really doesn't matter what browser someone uses, along as it works for that person, because browser's are just tools.

I beg to differ. Different browsers don't work the same. IE has this screwed up version of the Internet standard Javascript called J-Script, IE6 does not support the entirety of CSS1, XHTML (and thereby all the happy little things that go with it), and has an improper DOM.

I have to support each different browser my users will use, so it really does matter. A lot.

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who still uses IE 6!?!?!

Probably spam bots that lurck around the forums... <_< >_>

If you didn't read in the Off topic thread, I'm using Opera right now, which means that I'll probably mispell something within the next four posts (for the 41% that may not know, FF has a built-in spell checker).

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