Web Browsers

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by over9five, May 25, 2011.

  1. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I have issues with any web browser I happen to be using. My computer came with IE, I've tried Safari, and now I'm trying Firefox.

    I can't seem to C&P a pic from the internet onto BC with Firefox, it always says the pic is too large. So I have to go back to IE where it will work fine.

    What the heck?
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Oh yeah, the reason I've tried Firefox is that IE's newest version seems very.... I don't know, jerky I guess. Slow, not right.

    And Safari does weird stuff too. I can't seem to embed a link with Safari.

    I recently read an article that says most geeks prefer Google Chrome. I think DS likes that one.
  3. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    I use google chrome never had a problem with it, and it also seems quicker than other browsers. Firefox is my second choice though.
  4. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    I've never had a problem viewing BC on chrome. I also have firefox and ie8. It all depends on what I'm doing for which browser I use. They all seem to handle certain things differently.
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Agree with that.
  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I use Firefox on my Macbook Air. The latest version seems to run almost as fast as Chrome . My bank's site doesn't like Chrome at all, so I seldom use it. I haven't taken to Safari, it does weird stuff sometimes. If I get on the Dell desktop, I usually stick with Firefox over IE.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I downloaded IE 9 the other day and wished I hadn't. The address bar only holds 5 URL's and the ads flash on the left-hand side of the screen randomly.
  8. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    I assume you have windows vista or 7.

  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Me too. Do you find it slow, jerky? It's very annoying, how can they call this an upgrade????

    I guess I'll try Chrome, that'll be browser #4 on my laptop.... Suppose I can uninstall a couple if I like Chrome.
  10. clueless

    clueless New Member

    I've been using Google Chrome since it was available as my default browser. Also tried IE (of course, duh) and Firefox. My main issue with chrome is opening PDF files. Once they introduced their own pdf reader plug-in, there's been nothing but problems. And my work requires I open these everyday, multiple times a day, so it's bothersome. I've even resorted to filing an issue report with google over this. still no fix.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I just followed Nimnim's advice and deleted it.
  12. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I've been using Google Chrome (with windows 7 - 64 bit) for probably the last year (Had IE but started having problems). It's been working great.
  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I also followed Nimnims advice, but now are we forever stuck with the "New updates available" icon? The new update being IE9.
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I got one of those right after I deleted IE9 but haven't had one since.
  15. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    Microsoft likes to make things harder for you. If you don't ever want to be prompted for a particular update find it in the list of things to install in windows update. Right click on it and there will be an option to "hide update." If you ever want to make it available again there's a section in windows update titled "restore hidden updates."
  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Oh, that worked nicely!
  17. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    If you can't fix it with WD-40 or duct tape,you need a new one.
    Try google chrome