The perils of using Internet Explorer as your default browser

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  1.    5 Days Ago #10

    I think FireFox is the best browser for capability. I only use Chrome because I find it easier to set up and maintain, FF is more powerful though. Most of the less popular browsers I've tried seem to be lacking in one area or another.
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       5 Days Ago #11

    I hear good things about Vivaldi for 'power users' but I've never tried it.
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       5 Days Ago #12

    Just installed and setup Vivaldi for the first time. I like it. I was able to import bookmarks from Seamonkey (Firefox derivative) which I have not been able to do with any other browser, at least not easily. Once setup it looks and feels a lot like Seamonkey which I've been using for a long time. It is a definite possibility as a replacement or alternative for Seamonkey or Firefox.

    It's much better than Edge, at least for me. You can drag a URL to the desktop to create links to web sites like you can with Firefox and IE but not Edge. You can set the page you want a new tab to open with.

    Nice.
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  4.    5 Days Ago #13

    FireFox & WaterFox mainly for me and I revert to IE11 when some Web sites won't cooperate, it always seems to work. Secondly, IE11 is the only one so far that will allow me to view my security cameras. I have chrome installed on my insider version only, not really use to it so seems clunky. Edge is just frustrating for me, use it for "points" on the MS Web site.
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       5 Days Ago #14

    Vivaldi is pretty nice. Give it a try. I never did before but first impressions is very good.
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  6.    5 Days Ago #15

    Infrasonic said: View Post
    I hear good things about Vivaldi for 'power users' but I've never tried it.

    I've been using Vivaldi for six month or so and like it since has more privacy restriction than Opera does. The configuration is a little more than most people need, but it's not hard to get used of.

    My system has two Opera installations, Firefox, TOR/Firefox, IE11 and Edge. The latter one is not used at all, at least AFAICS:

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       5 Days Ago #16

    What is cool is Vivaldi has it's own Task Manager where you can see what resources it is using (I just found this):

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       5 Days Ago #17

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Just installed and setup Vivaldi for the first time. I like it. I was able to import bookmarks from Seamonkey (Firefox derivative) which I have not been able to do with any other browser, at least not easily. Once setup it looks and feels a lot like Seamonkey which I've been using for a long time. It is a definite possibility as a replacement or alternative for Seamonkey or Firefox.

    It's much better than Edge, at least for me. You can drag a URL to the desktop to create links to web sites like you can with Firefox and IE but not Edge. You can set the page you want a new tab to open with.
    Nice.
    Some info on Speed dial if you don't use it:

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       5 Days Ago #18

    Ztruker said: View Post
    … Vivaldi ... You can drag a URL to the desktop to create links to web sites like you can with Firefox and IE …
    Does doing this create a *.url file or a *.website file?
    - Doing this with IE creates a .website file. [I think Edge is the same in this respect]
    - Doing this with FF creates a .url file. This currently makes FF the least disrupting for me to change over to even though this method is not as convenient as IE's adding to Favorites routine.

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       5 Days Ago #19

    It creates a .url file (just tried it to make sure).
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