Why can't the technology gurus settle on just one "browser" that works for every

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  1. Sandi Kroeger profile image79
    Sandi Kroegerposted 2 years ago

    Why can't the technology gurus settle on just one "browser" that works for everything?

    I am so sick of having to switch browsers.. "go to Chrome".... "Mozilla will work better for that".... Are you using Internet Explorer?... "that won't work as well as (fill in the blank)". There has to be some genius out there who can develop such a "generic" browser that it will adapt as needed. In this modern day of everything going digital - and mobile - why can't this be done? After many years of having different recharge plugins for each brand of cell phone, those were finalized standardized and I am thankful for that. Who should be put in charge of that quest?

  2. Annsalo profile image84
    Annsaloposted 2 years ago

    YES, YES, YES! I was telling my husband this just a couple days ago. I have a program I have to upload things to only compatible with IE. Then I have an editing site I use only works right on Mozilla!
    Sadly they aren't out to make things easier for us, they are out to make money.
    I don't see it ever happening. In fact I think there will be even more.

    1. Sandi Kroeger profile image79
      Sandi Kroegerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, this is what I'm talking about. It's not a matter of choosing the "best" browser. It's when I get partway into a site, realize I have to fill in a form and it won't work because I'm in the wrong browser & have to switch.

  3. jackclee lm profile image82
    jackclee lmposted 2 years ago

    That is contrary to our free market system and for a very good reason. Why do you think the developers are working so hard to develop more features version after version? They are competing for your business. If we had only one browser, do you think they would be so diligent? It is the same with socialism vs. capitalism. Remember, having choices is good.

    1. Sandi Kroeger profile image79
      Sandi Kroegerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Why can't they just all be diligent about developing one superior product that is consumer friendly? I don't want to be learning 25 zillion new features with each upgrade of every product. I want ONE SUPERIOR browser that works!!

    2. jackclee lm profile image82
      jackclee lmposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I guess you missed my main point? What would be their motivation?

    3. Sandi Kroeger profile image79
      Sandi Kroegerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't miss your point Jack. However this is an area of growing customer anger & frustration so my point would be... when will customer satisfaction be worth more than the dollars?

    4. jackclee lm profile image82
      jackclee lmposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I get that, you have the ultimate power of the purse. By choosing which browser company that is more responsive to your needs. That is how a free enterprise works. In the global scheme of things, this will work out better for all, not perfect.

  4. Amanda108 profile image93
    Amanda108posted 2 years ago

    I think just like in every other area of life that there will never be "one" thing (browser, in this case) that everyone agrees on. There will always be different companies making different versions. Some people will choose theirs for ease of use, some for belief that a particular brand offers better security, for app availability, some for speed (for example, while I don't know if any factual statistics back this up I find Chrome to play my various games more smoothly and quickly; thus I chose that, whereas someone who never plays games wouldn't care), etc. So the gurus will always have differing opinions over which is best and probably it's true that certain browsers DO work better with certain sites and features.

    That said, there has been improvement already as far as browser compatibility. I remember years ago when I first started using Chrome that many important sites didn't work well (or at all) with it. Now when you run into those "go to..." or "...will work better" messages they are typically a recommendation, not a rule. I generally find that if I ignore the message and proceed that everything works fine anyway. I guess in a way that is the equivalent to a "generic" browser. Perhaps as the years go by the existing browsers will become more and more cross compatible (aka a site originally designed to work optimally with IE would do just fine with Safari).

    1. Sandi Kroeger profile image79
      Sandi Kroegerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer Amanda. I know that it is really toooooo much to expect but considering how much time people spend on their computers now, ease of access and compatibility should be high priorities. I guess it's just me...


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