Which Is The Best Browser For Your PC?

choosing the best browser

 

In the good old days, finding a browser was simple – your choice was either Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Since then the choice has ballooned with umpteen offerings out there catering for everyone’s foibles and habits.

So what’s the difference between them?

They all find and deliver web pages as quickly as possible, which makes finding the perfect one for you rather tricky. It will come down to personal preference in the end, but to help you choose we’ve put a list together of (what we see as) the top 5 browser offerings currently available.

Mozilla Firefox

A firm favourite, Firefox provides constant updates and high performance across all platforms. It’s intuitive and so ideal for beginners, but also caters for the more experienced surfer with its high level of customisation.

Google Chrome

If it’s got Google in its name, you know it’s going to be good. Google Chrome is a joy to use for surfers of all abilities. Simple, intuitive, it does exactly what you expect it to do.

Internet Explorer

If you’re a huge fan of Microsoft you’ll love Internet Explorer, but there is some breaking news. This old favourite is soon to be superseded by Spartan in Windows 10.

Opera

Opera is one of the newest browsers and offers a speedy service with a few extras thrown in to make it a real threat to the three big boys we’ve already talked about. It’s definitely work checking out.

Torch

This is a Chrome-based browser that comes with a range of cool tools already built-in, which means you don’t have to continually find add-ons.

Of course, that isn’t an exhaustive list, but it does cover the main players. The best way to find the right browser for you is to have a play with a few different ones to see which suits your style best.

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How to View Recent Webpages When Offline – Chrome and Firefox

How many times has this happened to you? You’ve been doing some online research (probably away from the office), lost connection, but need to get back to a webpage you’ve just been looking at.

You might think you’re stuffed and will now have to wait until you can get online again and start the whole process over, well not if you use Chrome or Firefox. Both browsers allow you to display content in their respective caches, although it doesn’t work for sites that provide live feeds, such as Facebook or Netflix.

Chrome

Chrome’s solution is still experimental, but here goes.

To get ready for offline mode in Chrome type into the URL address bar:

chrome://flags/#show-saved-copy

Then select Enable: Primary from the dropdown menu under the Enable Show Saved Copy Button heading.

Once that’s done, restart your browser for the feature to take effect.

To test it, take your PC offline and open a webpage from your recent browsing history. You should get Chrome’s offline error message—except now you’ll also see a Show saved copy button. Click that button and you’ll see the version of the webpage as it was when you were last online.

Firefox

With Firefox you can view pages from your cache by clicking on the menu “hamburger” icon on the upper right corner.

Then select Developer > Work Offline.

Firefox will now display the page you want as long as it’s in the browser’s cache.

That should make your life a little bit easier.

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Source: PCWorld