Using Multiple Browsers

[ad]Dear Computer Lady,

I have XP and IE8 on my computer.

If I download Firefox or Chrome will I have any problems using IE for some things and Firefox or Chrome for other’s?

I’ve only used IE and don’t have any experience with other browsers. I also have Kaspersky for my virus protection.

Thank you for any advice, I appreciate it.


Dear Darla,

No matter what operating system you use, you will be able to download and use different browsers like FireFox and Chrome.

When I work on web site designs, I use several browsers just to make sure my code displays correctly in each type of program.

I also find it useful to have more than one browser in the event that a web page is not displaying correctly in the browser I am using. A good example of this is a sewing page I visited recently where all the text in bold was not displaying in Chrome (the browser I use most of the time). After trying to make sense of the instructions, I switched to Internet Explorer and was able to read the entire thing.



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