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    Junior Member Callum France's Avatar
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    Hello all, I am currently in the process of a univisty project, im tasked with re designing the internet explorer browser. I am currently doing my research and feel that primary research would help me greatly.

    So in this thread I want to ask you, what do you want from a new internet browser ?, what type of features ?, open source/closed source?, Paid version/Free Version?.

    So please feel to put whatever you would like to see in a new browser, what you expect it to do etc.

    Thank you for your time.

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    To be honest I would say everything about google chrome ha! ( I know thats not much help but il try dive in further)

    I like how fast it is, and the addons you can install.
    I like the web development 'inspect tool' where you can change elements online and have a play around without having to upload anything.

    Things I would like to have:

    A better home loading page, dont like the current google chrome one..(although I havent really looked into if you can change or customize it yet).

    A better way of managing tabs. I am someone who is a bit of a goon when it comes to viewing websites and I have lots of tabs open all the time, a better way of managing them would be great! Maybe when you open a tab it automatically gets put into a category tab rather than its own tab and then you would click on the folder before the tab if you get what I mean?

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    I would actually prefer closed source...I never have, and never will be, an open source fan for anything I use commercially. There are exceptions, but my general rule is "closed source first".
    The ability to load a blank page as my home page.
    The ability to wipe out certain cookies without wiping out all of them.
    Chrome's DOM inspector tool.
    Relatively small footprint (Firefox in particular has a horribly large footprint).
    Wouldn't pay for a browser unless I had no other choice (and given the nature of the market...that's not happening).
    Decent popup blocker and ideally at least a crude form of malware detection.

    I'm not big on addons and extensions, since I don't really see many that speed up my development time other than what Chrome has already provided as a default. I only use the Validator tool, Roboform on occasion, and maybe 1 or 2 others.
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    I'll take the things I like from each:
    internet Explorer
    nothing
    Firefox
    Robust core
    Extensibility (better add-ons and 'personas' theming than Chrome)
    Customizability (lots of settings, unlike Chrome)
    Chrome
    Fast
    It gets out of my way but does what I need it to do. That's why it's now my primary browser as of yesterday.
    Opera and Maxthon and stuff like that, well, not even close to good.
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    In the enterprise environment only IE. why ? Because I can control its behavior using group policies.

    I recommend chrome to everyone that ask because of small footprint and it can and does handle 98% of everything I need to do at home. The other 2% is many large sites that use windows as their backend authentication won't work with chrome.

    After 2 hours on the phone ( I never use phone support, but I really needed to get into my cc account ), the tech I was talking to asked me to do something, I did it, he asked again, I did it again, then he said wait... Are you using chrome ? Said yes, he told me to kill the chrome session and start over using IE.

    Long story short, he explained that chrome didn't recognize their security models because they were actually using a window radius server for back end authentication.

    As a designer and developer I use pretty much every browser and multiple versions ( mainly for testing ), but as a user, chrome does all I really need it to do.

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    Junior Member Callum France's Avatar
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    Thank you all for your replies, some interesting responses , please keep them coming .


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