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#1 secretangel

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 02:10 AM

Any recommendations for a different browser to use.

I've always got on OK with Firefox but we use Facebook a lot as a family and, recently, most of the games my children play on there cause Firefox to freeze. The games work fine on Internet Explorer but I'm having problems with typing on there (as described in my other post).

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#2 myrti

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 03:20 AM

Hi,

the freezing might just be caused by a broken add-on or plugin in Firefox. To confirm this try starting in safe mode and see if the browser runs normally there: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/safe+mode

You can also try to create a new profile for Firefox: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Creating_a_new_F...file_on_Windows

Either of the two will normally fix most of the issues you have with broken add-ons. It will NOT fix anything that is broken within Firefox. A reinstall might help in that case.

You can do more or less the same thing for Internet Explorer by resetting it: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

Let me know if either of these steps fixes your problems with the respective browsers.

A very reknown alternative to Firefox and IE is chrome: http://www.google.com/chrome/?hl=en&brand=
Another browser, which I would personally prefer to chrome is opera: http://www.opera.com/

A more complete list of browsers can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_web_browsers

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:39 PM

Another browser, which I would personally prefer to chrome is opera: http://www.opera.com/


Opera is most secure browser on default install. I personally dislike it for aesthetic reasons, but I recommend it. I use SeaMonkey because it fits my home office needs: all internet features in one application. I use multiple browsers, but default is SeaMonkey. I use it for social sites and general browsing. You might check out Flock.. It is designed for social sites.

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