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Which to Use? ~ Mozilla FireFox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome,Opera or .......

Microsoft Internet Explorer has enjoyed near dominance of the Web browser space. Although, Since the release Mozilla Firefox, Firefox has been steadily catching Internet Explorer's claim of superiority. With several choices, how do you decide? Safety-Speed-Pop Up's-User Friendliness

~ * Here at the Head Quarters for Ungersweb we prefer FireFox & Google Chrome* ~

Use the browser that you are comfortable with, don't use more then 2, set up your bookmarks and or favorites and be happy.

Here are some Stats

Browser performance in milliseconds (lower the number the Better)
Chrome 5 = 356 / Opera 10.5 = 410 / Safari 5 = 439 / Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview = 470 / Firefox 3.6 = 872 / Internet Explorer 8 = 3993

Internet Explorer 7

You should have upgraded to IE 8 or IE 9 by now.

Installing IE 7 requires a reboot and takes several minutes. Plus the download is giant, and you have to turn off your virus scanner. The IE 7 installer asks users to temporarily disable their antivirus and anti spyware protection, which doesn't inspire confidence. Installing IE 7 requires Windows validation, a restart, and a connection to Microsoft servers, which significantly slows down the process. IE 7's installation recommended that we back up important files, close all programs, and eventually restart, while And Microsoft checked that we were running a valid copy of Windows XP before we could download IE 7.will be asked to about Start Menu folder, and Quick Launch bar; you'll have to uncheck those during installation if you don't want the shortcuts. The two browsers both look very good. IE 7 is a bit slicker than Firefox, and it takes more chances with the interface, pushing the standard menu items off to the side. It may take users a few moments to learn where everything is, but it is a thoughtful redesign.

IE8

Internet Explorer 8

Better then 7

ie9

Internet Explorer 9

Internet Explorer was available as a public beta version, released on September 15, 2010.
Internet Explorer 9 is a radical update of Microsoft's browser, reserved only for Windows 7 and Vista. IE9 has a streamlined interface, better supports for web standards and a greater improvement in performance, particularly support for hardware acceleration.

It is not our favorite browser, but they are getting better.

It's hard to keep up, So Please let us know if you have any thought's, idea's, or corrections. Ungersweb

Mozilla firefox

Firefox, download and installs in about 30 seconds, no reboots or gene sequencing required Firefox 2 is much faster and easier, completing in a minute or two. It scanned my old version for incompatible extensions, then updated any that were available. Firefox 2 did not include my custom-created search engines, only those defaulted by Mozilla. Any custom engines need to be manually moved into the Search plug ins directory. Firefox is a faster download, plus it migrated every tool bar and all but one of my dozen bookmark lets from Firefox 1 without a hitch. Firefox's open-source status and myriad add-ons give it a edge over Internet Explorer.

Google Chrome

Google is a world famous search engine and now it is becoming a world famous browser. Google Chrome is a fast-reliable browser. Its simplicity keeps it enjoyable and its speed is as fast as they get.
Downloading Google Chrome is easy and quick.

Opera 10.5

This maybe the most unique browser and does work well. It has Turbo Mode if you are using dialup. It come with bells and whistles, but we think it is still a little behind.

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Apple Safari

Apple's Safari 5 is a good safe browser. Safari 5 is faster then Safari 4 and seems less cluttered. The Java Script performance is fast, and the tab implementation is powerful, it come with built-in RSS reader as most browsers do.

Netscape Navigator

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Netscape Firefox

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The Dreaded "red X"

These Tips may fix the dreaded "red X," that some times shows up instead of the Pictures in your e-mails and online.

If you are not seeing the photos from others in Outlook Express go to Tools, Options and choose the Security tab. Make sure the "Block images and other external content in HTML e-mail" box is unchecked. When other can not see pictures you are sending, open up Outlook and go to Tools, Options, Send tab. Under the Mail Sending Format section, make sure HTML is selected and then click on the HTML Settings button. From there, make sure the "Send pictures with messages" box is checked.
   
Internet Explorer not showing pictures, go to Tools, Internet Options and click on the advanced tab. Look for the Multimedia section and make sure the box that says "Show Pictures" is checked. If Firefox does not show pictures go to Tools, Options and click on the Content icon. Make sure the "Load Images" box is checked as well.
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Favorites & Bookmarks

So, you have a big list of Favorites saved to your computer, but every time you want to view one, you have to go searching through all of them. There is a better way, especially if you have tons of favorite sites saved.

Well, an easy fix to this problem is to just display them right along with your browser. Open up Internet Explorer and go to the View menu, Explorer Bar . You'll see that you have Search, Favorites, History, etc. to choose from. Go ahead and click on Favorites and a left side panel will appear right in your browser. Then you can just go and click on whichever favorite you want to look at and you're instantly taken there.

If you ever want to get rid of the panel, you can close it with the X that is in the upper right corner. Or if you'd like to show your History or have a Search bar, you can go to the View menu and select either of those as well. You can only show one topic in the panel at a time though, so keep that in mind. You can also add and organize your favorites while they are in the panel.

If you use Firefox, you have Bookmarks saved instead of favorites. You can get the panel here as well. Open Firefox and go to the View menu, Side Bar and click on Bookmarks . Your bookmarked sites will all appear in the left panel. You can also show your Web site history in Firefox.

To add a page to your bookmarks in Firefox : Right click the mouse and click on "bookmark this Page". If there is not a Folder named for where you want it, you will have to click on Bookmarks - Then click organize bookmarks, this is where you can add and name the new folder. This does take a few steps, but in the long run you will be happy you spent the time. This is all go practice……

To add a Favorites page using Internet Explorer : Right click the mouse and click on "add to favorites". If you need a new folder, you can make the folder from the box that has opened. Internet Explorer has a few less steps but it is all about the same procedure. Yes, each time you do these steps it is practice. You become faster and better at learning you Computer.

All the Favorites or bookmarks are only as friendly as how you set then up. I like too spend the extra time to make folders, example: cars – solar – travel – events – Hot Models….. Taking the time to make the folders will save time and frustration later, I do the same with all my documents and Photos. When you need a document or photo it will be much easier the find.

Make your computer a time Saver !

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Lost Internet Connection

Connection with a dialup:

This could be from extra noise running through the phone line, you letting your computer sit in idle mode too long or maybe you have some type of call waiting. All of those things will hinder a dial-up connection. Try disconnecting and reconnecting. Rebooting will also solve the problem.

Connection with a cable or DSL:

The modem can lose a connection simply because it gets "full", say you have been doing a lot of downloading. Rebooting the modem will usually fix the problem, simply unplug the power to the modem wait 3-5 minutes and plug it back in. If it still will not connect reboot the PC. If your modem seems to be crashing every day, it's possible that the modem is going bad and it's best just to replace it. Your ISP should do this at no cost.

Connection with a router:

Again rebooting will usually fix this. Start with rebooting the modem then the router then the PC. Unplug the modem and router. Wait 3-5 minutes Plug in the modem wait 3-5 minutes Plug in the router then reboot the PC.

If you still can not connect your firewall maybe blocking your connect. To check this on most firewall program you can right click on the icon in the system tray (bottom right) and disable it. Remember to enable it later, go to start, all programs then click the your firewall program, the easiest way maybe to reboot. Then try to connect again. If you can now connect it was your firewall working to well. To check on this, open up your firewall to the configuration screen (this will be different for each firewall program) and look through the list to see what programs are being blocked from connecting to the Internet.

If none of the above solves your problem, you may need to contact your Internet provider and see if they can do anything else to help you.

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Google / Maps / Free US Calls

Have you notice that in Google image searches there are some changes. Its not just a thumbnail image, the thumbnail enlarges to show a larger image. We also like the Link that says "Similar". By clicking the "Similar" Link you will be shown more images very closely related to what you have searched for. Cool

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New map features in Google / google maps

There are several new features such as: distance measurement tool, interface navigation tweaks, aerial imagery. Google has an option to shorten a Google Maps URL, so you're no pasting a link the length of a book to anyone. Check it out, play & learn.

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Google Call Phone

We have always like Gmail and now it is even better.
Google has just announced that Gmail users can make FREE phone calls to most phone numbers in the U.S. and Canada. International calls as low as 2¢ a minute, check prices before you call.
You will need:
1. Gmail account
2. headset or microphone - (headset cost $20 + -)
3. install the Google Chat and Video plug-in for your browser

Log in to your Gmail, look for Chat and Call phone. Follow the steps and you will be calling around the country for FREE in no time.

google call phone

We set up our Gmail Call Phone in just a few minutes, it did not preform as we hoped. International calls seem to be about 50% cheaper then of other providers.

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