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  • Started 5 years ago by whs
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whs
whs
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For those of you who like to experiment with different browsers, here is another one. World Browser comes originally from China where it is very popular. It is said to have some nifty features.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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@whs,

GOOD find.

I never knew about this one.

Tempted to download and see what it can do.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♥ :)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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aww...man another windows product that i can't really test out at the moment :) i guess i could see if it works in wine though

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elpaelpa
elpaelpa
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Very nice.Seems to be faster than either IR or FF!Good find!I have it set for default and will probably leave as such unless it kicks up.Things seem more 'within reach' as compared to IR/FF. Tom

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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what is this IR that you speak of?

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whs
whs
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He probably means IE (the R being next to the E, that is an easy typo).

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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yes but twice in the same post ??

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elpaelpa
elpaelpa
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Jack-Senior moment or maybe eyes going (maybe too lazy to check spelling)!

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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LOL it's ok i was just a bit confused

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elpaelpa
elpaelpa
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Jack-Story of my life! Ignorance is bliss and confusion is the engine of life.Sorry I confused you!

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Aleeve
Aleeve
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Looks pretty cool!
I might stick with IE8 though i think ;)

Whs, have your tried the beta?

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whs
whs
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No, I did not try the beta, I never install Beta components. I wait for the experience reports of guinea pigs like you. No need to ask for extra trouble.

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Aleeve
Aleeve
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:P

Well, I think I wrote this somewhere before

But I think it is excellent

A few tweaks here and there, but generally IE8 is very similar to IE7
The tabbing system is better - when you open a new tab from one tab, it has a new highlight colour, because it's in the same group
You can close full groups at once

New feature of accelerators - select some text and then choose from a variety of features that you customize yourself - eg translate, define, search, map....
At the moment features generally only offered by Live services and Google (on accelerators) but that is ample!

InPrivate mode- you've probably heard about this - dubbed 'porn' mode by some as nothing at all is saved (or so microsoft says)
Even so, no history, passwords, web addresses saved at all!

Updated address bar - almost like 'awesome bar' from firefox, but no pictures or google search built in - that is where it was before on right.

You can search when selecting text too as an accelerator - all the search providers you have installed for the top right bar, are availably when you select text as well

Much of this is explained when you load IE8 for first time

Give it a go!

Guinea Pig OUT

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whs
whs
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Thanks Aleeve. That was very kind of you to give us your review. I will try it one day, but for now there is no need to fix what's working well for me.

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ScottW
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I think that for every guinea pig that likes IE8, we could find another who doesn't. There have been plenty of discussions about IE8 on this site. There was the MS warning about service pack "lock-in" referred by Rick P.:
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....ith-xp-sp3

And there was this user who found the IE8 caused havoc on her system.
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....ck-to-ie-7

And that's just here on this site. I have not heard of any new IE8 features that can't be duplicated with Firefox plug-ins. Having those features built in is a mixed bag. For folks who don't want the features, it's code bloat that they can't get rid of. For folks who love the new features having them integrated is probably going to be more efficient than a bunch of plug-ins.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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in my book beta means better :D

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Aleeve
Aleeve
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Nice Jack
whs - no worries, sorry it was so bitty!

ScottW - the lock in was for XP SP3 I think?
I have Vista, and I set a restore point just in case too :)

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whs
whs
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jack, granted, Beta is better than Alpha. But I have been in too many beta-tests with products to know how (un)stable they are. You saw how shaky the early Vista was. I think before SP1, it was more or less at Beta level. And as long as one has more or less the same function that is stable, there is no need to stick your head out.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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i like using beta so i can see what the future hold in store for me :)

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ScottW
ScottW
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@Aleeve, the Computerworld article addresses some issues with IE8 betas on Vista. DezertPrincess was using Vista x64 when IE8 beta caused her trouble and removal was non-obvious. I'm not worried about you, though.

@Jack, "beta is betta". Let me guess, RC is Really Cool?

@All, am I the only one who thinks that more betas and RCs are being made available lately? Firefox 3 betas and RCs are available almost constantly, I had Beyond Compare betas, and I have been using Secunia PSI through RC1, RC2, and now RC3.

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