Web browsers in Windows® 7
Internet connects majority of all computers in the world. In order to access information or view the webpages computers require a web browser. A web browser is nothing but an application that helps to convert information coming from Internet into user understandable form. There are different types of web browsers. Different Operating Systems come preloaded with web browsers. This is true in the case of Windows 7 as well. Windows 7 comes with Internet Explorer 8 as the default browser. Windows 7 supports many applications and this includes web browsers. Although the default Internet Explorer browser that comes with Windows 7 is very good, some users may wish to install and use some other browser because of various reasons. As Windows 7 OS is highly compatible with almost all browsers, users can install the browsers of their choice even without uninstalling or disabling the default web browser.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding web browsers compatible with Windows 7:
- Mozilla Firefox
- Google Chrome
- Opera browser
Mozilla Firefox is one of the world’s most popular web browsers. Mozilla Firefox has a Windows 7 compatible version that can be easily installed on the system. Mozilla Firefox for Windows 7 comes with many features such as one-click bookmarking, private browsing, session restore, password manager and more. The greatest advantage of having Mozilla Firefox installed on Windows 7 is the millions of add-ons that can be installed. These add-ons would enable Windows 7 users to customize the Mozilla Firefox browser to the core.
Google Chrome is the web browser application from Google. Google Chrome is extremely light and can be used by all kinds of users including those with very little computer knowledge. Google Chrome for Windows 7 has features such as extended support for web applications, built-in malware and phishing protection, translation in the browser, task manager for web sites, quciklaunch bar, Incognito mode and so on. Google Chrome is just as fast as it is reliable and comes with autotab crash recovery option. Google Chrome supports many themes that can be installed to give a unique look to the browser.
Opera is yet another browser that can be installed on Windows 7. Opera also sports many features which can come in very handy for all users who like to stay online for many hours at a stretch. Mouse gestures to perform common browser actions, opera turbo for speeding up web page loading in slow networks, speed dial for quick access, Opera mail to check mails directly from the browser, integrated web search, zoom option and so on. Opera web browser for Windows 7 also supports widgets that can be installed to improve the overall functionality of the browser.
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