Install a Backup Browser for Computer Troubleshooting
The web browser is likely to be one of the most heavily used programs on a typical Internet connected computer. A web browser is quite a complex program. Among other things, it has to:
- Handle a variety of formats, such as HTML code, images and
scripting languages such as java script, and convert them to a form
that humans can easily understand.
- Use your Internet connection to access the computer where the
requested web page is stored and display a copy of it.
- Allow the user to download programs from the Internet.
Given this heavy workload and complexity, it is not surprising that
web browsers are a common source of computer problems.
Therefore, it is a good idea to download and install a secondary
browser that can be used as a backup when things go wrong with your
Some instances in which you might have a need to use your spare
browser are when:
- Your primary browser keeps crashing and won't allow you to view any
- Your primary browser won't correctly display a particular website
such as a java chat room.
- Your primary browser won't allow you to download any programs.
Also, a spare browser can help avoid a Catch 22 situation in which
you know the solution to your browser problem is available on the
Internet but you cannot access any websites to find it.
Because the Internet Explorer browser comes pre-installed on Microsoft Windows based computers, many new computer users may not be aware that there are good quality alternative web browsers freely available online.
An excellent alternative to Internet Explorer is Mozilla Firefox
. Another good choice is the Opera browser
. Both of these applications will serve very well as backup browsers. Both are easy to download and install and are simple to use. In fact, you may find that one or both of them are superior to Internet Explorer and decide to use them all the time. (I use Mozilla Firefox as my primary browser and Internet Explorer as my backup).
Even if you only have a need to use a back-up browser once in a blue moon, it is wise to download and install one before
such a need arises.
Read a Hoax-Slayer Review of Firefox
Visit the Firefox website
Visit the Opera website
Tip by Brett M.Christensen