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Windows 8.1 All-in-One For Dummies by Woody Leonhard

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Chapter 6: Choosing and Using a Desktop Web Browser

In This Chapter

arrow.png Evaluating desktop browsers — the good, the bad, and the ugly

arrow.png Choosing among the browsers on offer

arrow.png Customizing Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome

arrow.png Searching on the web and taking control

arrow.png Using the reference tools on the web

For hundreds of millions of people, the web and Internet Explorer (IE) are synonyms. It’s fair to say that IE has done more to extend the reach of PC users than any other product — enabling people from all walks of life, in all corners of the globe, to see what a fascinating world we live in.

At the same time, IE has become an object of attack by spammers, scammers, thieves, and other lowlifes. As the Internet’s lowest (or is it greatest?) common denominator, IE draws a lot of unwanted attention. That’s changing, though. Now, all the browsers get some of the flak. It’s just that IE continues to get the worst of it.

This chapter looks at desktop browsers: Internet Explorer, sure, but also Firefox ...

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