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Is it ok to have multiple browsers?


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#1 inkoalawetrust

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 09:20 AM

or is there a downside ?

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 11:40 AM

I have, for years.  It's fairly well known that certain browsers "play better" with certain websites than other browsers do.  I've got Firefox, Chrome, Edge, and IE on this machine, though I only use the first two in that list on a routine basis.

 

Since I also use ad blockers and other privacy plug-ins/extensions there are occasional times when I want or need to use a "naked" browser and both Edge and IE serve this purpose.


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Posted 08 October 2016 - 11:41 AM

What kind of downside? I think you'll find most of us have all three major browsers. I mostly use Chrome because I go to Japanese websites daily and Chrome is the only browser that automatically translates foreign language websites. I occasionally use Firefox for things Chrome won't do (downloading videos and some images). And I have IE but I don't use it. Others have less known browsers but most of them are based on one of the big three.



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Posted 08 October 2016 - 12:06 PM

I have, for years.  It's fairly well known that certain browsers "play better" with certain websites than other browsers do.  I've got Firefox, Chrome, Edge, and IE on this machine, though I only use the first two in that list on a routine basis.

 

Since I also use ad blockers and other privacy plug-ins/extensions there are occasional times when I want or need to use a "naked" browser and both Edge and IE serve this purpose.

i just want to download torch and/or opera because i heard they are good and have some features that the major ones dont


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Posted 08 October 2016 - 04:13 PM

I have used and had installed four or more different browsers on a machine all at the same time.  Not a problem. 



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Posted 08 October 2016 - 05:51 PM

 

I have, for years.  It's fairly well known that certain browsers "play better" with certain websites than other browsers do.  I've got Firefox, Chrome, Edge, and IE on this machine, though I only use the first two in that list on a routine basis.

 

Since I also use ad blockers and other privacy plug-ins/extensions there are occasional times when I want or need to use a "naked" browser and both Edge and IE serve this purpose.

i just want to download torch and/or opera because i heard they are good and have some features that the major ones dont

 

 

 

It won't cost anything to try them out. Opera now comes with a built in VPN. I have always doubted the value of a VPN and it does tend to slow down your browsing. Torch comes with a torrent manager among other things. I guess it's for those who download a lot of stuff. And it's not like the major browsers won't offer these things. They can't offer them for legal reasons. 






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