Wednesday, June 05, 2019

What's your browser?

We use three web browsers, Internet Explorer, now called Edge is one. R uses it for his personal email account and it has safe for children turned on for when Little Jo visits. The home page is the login for R's gmail. R also uses it for Facebook and it where I go to FB for Mother's FB, that I set up and control.

We jointly use Firefox, and when opening it, it automatically takes us to our joint email account inbox. That is all I use it for. I don't know if R uses it for anything else.

I use Chrome and my homepage is Google. There is link to go immediately to my gmail. Safe searching and safe browsing are not switched on.

We both use Chrome on our tablets and phones.

So tell me what you use? Do you use more than one browser? For what reason? Our use of three browsers is kind of privacy reasons and ease of use.

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  1. I use Firefox and it is set to open directly to my primary email account (Hotmail). I have bookmarks for everything else including my gmail account, my blog, and the sites I like to visit daily.

    My husband uses Explorer, mostly I think because it's the one that comes with the Windows operating system.

    I don't know if there's any appreciable difference among the browsers, but I do know I've never had a problem with Firefox so I'm sticking to it :)

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    1. Jenny, I think Explorer and Edge by Microsoft can be problematic with some sites. Firefox is good and while it worries some people, I like the Google integration with Chrome.

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  2. I use Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge and Opera. I use different browsers for different things. I don't want Microsoft looking at my my google. I don't want either of them looking at what I buy. I don't want facebook looking at anything. I have them all labelled so I know what is for what. Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not spying on you.

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    1. Haha TD. There is a new browser around that is supposed to be more private, but I can't remember the name. Your last sentence is so true.

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  3. I used Firefox for years but I quite like the extensions I can use on Chrome, like my Delta Skymiles Button. But I miss some of the easy things that Firefox had. I keep Internet Explorer for times when I need a simple link that doesn't have too many safety bells and whistles and just gets me to where I want to go.
    Jack and I have our own computers and since I am obcessively neat with my inbox and he is not, we no longer share any email at all.

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    1. Maribeth, I get very used to one browser and I don't like changing. But I have at times obviously. Yes, that is the only way to deal with email differences.

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  4. Firefox. And my home page is the ABC news. Which probably says a lot about me.

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    1. EC, perhaps it does and means you are up to speed with what is happening in the world.

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  5. I mainly use my iPad which has Safari - being an older version I can't download Edge or Chrome so found a funny little thing called Puffin
    The PC is usually The Golfer's domain - Edge is there plus Chrome, I use the private browsing part of Chrome to open my fb so I can utilize some of my genealogy groups pages (ones I can't open on the iPad). Also some of the group's features don't work with Edge.

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    1. Cathy, I've not heard of Puffin. Cute name. It makes it difficult when some things won't work in one browser. At least you have things working for you.

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  6. It's on my computer, but I'm not a fan of EDGE, so I stick strictly with Google and Chrome. It seems easier overall. Hugs...RO

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    1. I agree RO. Keep it simple and easy.

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  7. Google Chrome. It does what I ask of it; full stop.

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  8. How boring am I? I only use Google Chrome :)

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    1. Sami, if I was on my own, that is all I would use too.

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  9. I haven't a clue. I have to ring the grandchildren, if there is a problem with technology.

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    1. Hels, lucky you. I used to the person people rang.

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  10. I used to use Firefox until it wouldn't play video clips on my laptop and then I switched to Microsoft Edge and for a while switched between the two only if there was a video clip I wanted to hear, then I stuck with Microsoft Edge. I don't know if it is the same "Edge" that used to be Internet Explorer.

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    1. River, I think Internet Explorer and Edge coexist, both Microsoft products, but I think Edge is better now than IE.

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  11. Chrome for me, I like things simple, and also I don't know what half of these names mean. I'm waiting for a computer expert to arrive in the next half an hour. I need a new set up and he is going to advise me.

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    1. MQ, it is nice to be able to have someone come in and fix things. I have always managed to do it myself but it can be stressful.

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  12. I use Chrome and sometimes Edge.

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    1. Strayer, not sure why you would also use Edge. Is there something that Chrome doesn't do well?

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  13. Mostly I use Chrome only, sometimes will open Firefox but since they have changed the setup of it it's not necessarily to my liking. Chrome is easier with Google as homepage, and easy access to email and so on. My phone I mainly use Chrome as i do with the iPad.

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    1. Margaret, it seems the world likes Chrome and the Google integration, as I do.

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  14. Google Chrome for me also Andrew, I have to keep it as simple as possible 😀

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    1. Grace, it does make for an easier life.

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  15. Google Chrome for everything.

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    1. Jackie, it is clearly very popular. How did it become so?

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