switching from Chrome to IE

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    symp el

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    I'm currently cutting all ties with Google, and am stuck on my last step. I want to leave Chrome for IE, buy would like a similar setup with IE.

    I would like to be tracked online or have any ads on sites. What are some recommendations add ons to accomplish this?

    Is there also a way to backup all settings and extensions the way Chrome does? With Chrome I was able to simply sign in to my google account and all my settings and extensions downloaded automatically.
     
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    Why would you purposely go backwards? IE is still the worst of all browsers available.
     
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    I get too many websites or videos that won't play in chrome, but will work fine in IE.
     
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    Try Firefox before you pull the trigger on IE.
     
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    That's what I am dong right now. Not sure I like it though. Which do you use?
     
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    Chrome. Pretty exclusively.

    What issues are you having with it? A solution could be a simple as managing your plugins.
     
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    Some videos won't play or load and some things are not clickable. It's pretty random.
     
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    airplayne

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    Have you tried checking through the Google help site? They may have a solution.
     
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    What version of chrome are you using? Do have the latest flash player installed?
     
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    You might have a quick glance here before you decide

    http://blog.mid.as/2013/11/13/best-web-browser-internet-explorer-11-firefox-25-opera-17-safari-5/

    One of the problems with benchmarks, though, is that they all test the browsers in their default state. We all customise these, for our own use. Add-ons slow the browsers at different rates, according to the browser, which can make a really big difference to the final figures. One of the reasons for !E (11) slightly lower performance is the amount of security it has, loaded on board. I have removed quite a lot of this and (ref post #2) have not had any problems with the browser.
    The benchmarks you can find, all over the web, concentrate on speed. This is, of course, a natural consideration. I am a "no longer young" man and, frankly, find it hard to detect any difference in speed from one to another, except in extreme circumstances. I tend to look more for personally desired functionality.
    For my purposes, IE fulfils this need.
    A very short while ago, I was asked to produce some facts and figures for a local society, concerning practical use of browsers in Windows 8/8.1. I was asked to include a Maxthon. At that time, I knew of its existence but had not taken the trouble to try it. This is a "cloud" browser. I must say I was very impressed. I had to hunt around a little to find the customisation window, and there were quite a few items in there.
    If you have the time, have a quick look. You might even like it!

    http://forum.maxthon.com/thread-4369-1-1.html
     
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    Generally, Chrome uses the latest version of Flash preinstalled, so if you have it up to date, you shouldn't have any issues with videos playing. I've grown to accept that IE is a much better browser recently than it has been in years, they've really made a lot of speed improvements. That being said, I like having everything inter-connected with as many devices as possible, so I use Chrome for personal use, but Firefox and IE for business use.
     
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    Oh no, I would never take that step. Noooooo! Don't DOOOO IT! :) LOL
     
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    The IE addon.png
    IE11 is a good OS but there is no more addon.
     
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    I don't see how people can still debate over this. Chrome is superior to IE in every way, especially the security. If you're having trouble with the flash player then that's a separate problem. Generally, a fresh install of Chrome causes no issues. Try looking around for a way to fix it, I guarantee it'll be worth it.
     
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    I have made some changes to my Chrome extensions, and have decided to stick with it. It is my last connection to Google that I was hoping to cut.
     
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    Something to consider is to abandon any browser that runs on Windows. Any browser, or program for that matter, running on the back of a Microsoft OS, is at risk, as these bored morons consider it a challenge, like a red rag to a bull.
    Security can be improved by exercising caution as to the type of sites that you visit. On line game sites are near the top of the list, but exceeded by porn, or "naughty " sites. I am not pious, but use neither.
    Over many years, whilst I have found spyware and.once or twice, a trojan on my computer, I have never had a serious attack from any deadly virus.
    fwiw,I have removed all of the security features in IE11, in order to have freedom in my browsing experience. I protect my computer by other means.
    Have a look here and see what you really need. It is the most up to date review on the web, at present. Security between the top three is marginally different, and can be further enhanced with add-ons, of course

    http://internet-browser-review.toptenreviews.com/
     
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    I installed Chrome for my laptop. It has some problems. Sometimes it won't open. I use chrome on my desktop, which is not a windows 8. I've been using Internet Explorer on my laptop. It is running better than chrome. It kind of freaks me out because I never liked Internet Explorer. If I open it on my desktop computer, it takes about five minutes for it to shut off. However, I seem to be finding it more useful on my laptop. I definitely enjoy Chrome though, so I'm thinking about uninstalling and then reinstalling on my laptop.
     
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    Welcome to the forum, xwolfiex13x, and thank you for your input.
     
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    Why don't you try using both chrome and Firefox? Those two are way better than IE! That browser is horrible. The only think I liked about it was the way it let you organize your bookmarks.
     
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    I don't recommend IE. It's just slower and harder to use. Even though Windows have made some great apps, IE is a big fail in my opinion.
     
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