Can I use two browsers at the same time?

Philippines
July 27, 2008 3:44pm CST
My computer is using Internet Explorer 6 as browser. But I want to use Firefox because of its feature of opening new tab unlike in IE where my screen is full of new windows! But I don;t want to quit IE because some of the sites that I joined in requires IE to be the browser when surfing. Can I use both browser at the same time? I already download Firefox 3 but have not installed it yet. If yes, what is the effect in my computer as a whole? Thanks!
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35 responses
@ClarusVisum (2163)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Use Opera, and switch to Avant for websites that refuse to work in anything other than Internet Explorer.
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• Canada
28 Jul 08
I have IE7,Firefox and Opera. Itend to use Opera quite a bit.
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@Trace86 (5043)
• United States
28 Jul 08
What is Opera and how is it different or better than Firefox or IE?
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• Philippines
28 Jul 08
thank you! I will download Opera now.
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@lilybug (21183)
• United States
27 Jul 08
I do it all of the time. I have IE7 though so I can do tabbed browsing if I want to. I am normally on FireFox with a bunch of tabs open while I am on IE doing offers on a GPT site that requires IE.
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• Philippines
27 Jul 08
What is GPT?
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@Ldyjarhead (10162)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Sure, I do it all the time. I love my Firefox, but occasionally there is a site that does work better with IE (some game sites, for example), so I'll open that too. It's never been a problem for me.
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• Philippines
27 Jul 08
Thank you, Marie Anne! I am talking about SendEarnings where I have to use IE for playing games there. Don't tell me, you are also a member there?
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@Ldyjarhead (10162)
• United States
27 Jul 08
I know the name, so I'm sure I am. Don't know if I've been active there in a while, though.
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@nanciem (1106)
• United States
27 Jul 08
You can use two browsers, but IE 7 offers tabs also
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• Philippines
27 Jul 08
can i use them both at the same time?
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@nanciem (1106)
• United States
27 Jul 08
As the others have said... sure you can use both at the same time. IE7 does take a bit of time to download, depending on various situations, internet speed computer speed etc. Good Luck!
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@decimus785 (1421)
• Aruba
27 Jul 08
whu don't you get IE 7,it also has the features of opening tabs.
• Philippines
27 Jul 08
I am thinking about it but it takes hours to download it, right? Can I use IE and other browser at the same time? I was thinking maybe it will make my computer slow.
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30 Jul 08
there are two possible solution for ur's problem 1)u can use simultanously two browsers 2) u can install IE 7 that gives the feature of tab.
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@zamalia2 (116)
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
I used both browsers but I use firefox often now. I only use IE 7 when the site is function more with IE or requires it. I don't have a problem using both. It's better to have both when you do a lot of surfing.
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@jossml (464)
• Puerto Rico
28 Jul 08
Yes, there is no problem, you can install and open as many browsers as you computer memory allows. My favorite is Firefox, I definitely don't like IE. I have a faster experience with Firefox and the features are better than IE.
@johansur (197)
• Indonesia
28 Jul 08
thats no affact, you can use 2 or 3 browser at the same time. And also you can open e-mail at the same time with diference browser. ex: i have 3 email. each email i opened with diference browser. What do you thing?
@Trace86 (5043)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I tend to use both browsers simultaneously a lot of the time. I will have some things going in Firefox and have a search window open in IE. I haven't noticed any ill effects on my computer. They both work at full capacity and don't seem any slower or anything. I would be lost if I couldn't bounce between them both!
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• Pakistan
1 Aug 08
if its just the multitab feature you want then its better that you use internet explorer 7 which gives you this feature. further more it lets you move your tabs easily and it also give you thmbnail views of all your open tabs. just check it out its cool for internet exlorer users.
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• Pakistan
1 Aug 08
and one more thing that i wanted to ask. how do you post smilies here?
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• Pakistan
1 Aug 08
two hundered ( 200 ) posts uhhh.. that seems far far away, but any how thanks at least i can still post manual smileys [i am happy] or just:) i guess it looks good!
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• Philippines
2 Aug 08
You can do it! Just keep on posting! Have a nice day!
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
That's absolutely fine. There will nothing happen unless your computer has a low memory which will make a warning.
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• Philippines
28 Jul 08
That is the problem, my memory is only 128 MB. But I want to upgrade it. Maybe next week when I finally receive my payout here in myLot.
• Philippines
29 Jul 08
Don't loose hope. You'll get it soon. I wish you luck! ^_^
@boxieblue (336)
• India
28 Jul 08
you can use dozens of browsers at one time. you can use firefox, safari, IE, opera, avant all at one time!
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• Philippines
28 Jul 08
Wow! I never heard some of them! Thanks for the info. I will check them first especially safari and avant. Have a nice day!
• India
2 Aug 08
thx for selecting mine as the best response. i would suggest Safari. it is superfast....
• United States
31 Jul 08
I currently have both IE and Mozilla Firefox and there are many more browsers available. They will not replace IE since they don't contend with each other. This is great since there still is Netscape and another called Avant. Nothing can be impacted that I am aware of.
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• Philippines
31 Jul 08
Thank you!
• Philippines
29 Jul 08
I tried using three browsers all at the same time. It was because of a role playing game. Gaia online. I was using Opera, Avant and Firefox. However, Opera made the pc a little slower. I love Firefox. Of the three, i used it always.
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• Philippines
29 Jul 08
Oh, I was planning to download Opera but since you said that it made a pc slower. I am doubting if I will use it anymore. Thanks!
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
29 Jul 08
I have Explorer and CrazyBrowser. I often watch tv shows on Explorer while doing something like sorting files to keep it from being too boring. It tends to eat up your memory but it is possible to do. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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• Philippines
29 Jul 08
You are right. My problem is that my computer has a low memory. Nice avatar! I love it!
• United States
28 Jul 08
Yes, you can run multiple browsers at the same time, In fact, as I post this, I am currently running IE7, Mozilla firefox, Opera, and using the web browser of the p2p program Ares. There won't be uch of an effect to your computer as a whole, it would be just like installing another program, although you must remember that mozilla will ask if you want it to be changed to your default browser, if you want IE to remain the default, you can respond that way to the pop up box and it won't ask you again, if you check the "Don't ask me again" box. I hope this has helped you.
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• Philippines
28 Jul 08
Wow! That was great! What kind of computer do you have? How large is the memory and disk space?
@excellence7 (3273)
• Mauritius
28 Jul 08
I use Firefox and I really like it. It has good features. Yes you can use both browsers at the same time. But in either browsers, you can open new tabs in one window. I prefer to use Firefox for its features are very interesting.
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• Philippines
28 Jul 08
I like it, too, Kevin!
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
YOu can do so. As for me, I rarely use IE since its slow on my computer. I usually open opera, avant and firefox althoghter. In other words I use three browser from time to time. I don't see any problem with multiple browsers opening at the same time.
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
I agree with you. That is why I hate IE...
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@ashly1979 (1377)
• United States
28 Jul 08
yeah, you can use two browsers at once. even if it's a different name brand of a browser, you still can use it. my b/f uses two browsers a lot of times while on the internet. the only thing is, is when you do use two browser, make sure you fix your setting in the "display" section on your computer. this way, it will fix it from having problems of your viewing two browsers.
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• Philippines
28 Jul 08
Thanks, ashly! How can I fix the settings?