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WHY ARE BROWSERS SO ERRATIC , OPERA, IE8, CHROME

  SANAP 23:08 06 Nov 2010
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I like opera but when I visit certain sites, eg 02 online in Ireland I cant send free webtexts, and when on other sites I cant print pages as easily as I do with IE8. I can get opera to mimic ie but it makes no difference. It seems I am being forced to go back to ie8, some banking sites only like ie8 as well.

Is there a way round this so that I can use opera all the time??

sanap

  dms_05 09:53 07 Nov 2010

Banking can be an issue as many banks seem to design their web pages for IE. I've used Opera since v6 about 6 years ago and find it's other advantages (like the ability to turn off javascript on specific sites like this one) outweigh some minor problems. In many cases turning off javascript can make a site load very much faster. Menu>Settings>QuickPreferences>Edit Site Preferences>Scripting>untick Javascript

  SANAP 14:31 07 Nov 2010

thanks all, methinks I will just have to put up with it, going to try that tip for javascript as well.

sanap

  Ian in Northampton 15:45 07 Nov 2010

You have to recall that, for a very long time, IE was by far the most popular choice of browser - it was so much the default option that there was little point in major corporate IT departments designing their web site for any other browser. It's only latterly that users have begun to get savvy enough to make a different choice of browser - but it takes large IT organisations a long time to catch up with stuff. Any anyway: they can pretty much bank on everyone having access to IE as a secondary choice - so why would they bother? I love Chrome - I wouldn't willingly go back - but I acknowledge there are sites where I'm going to need to revert to IE. No big deal.

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