Firefox is my browser of choice. I have chrome, but I've never used it, it's just there for back up in case something happens to FF and I need to re-download it. I wish I could totally erase IE off both my laptops, but sadly some government pages only work in IE, forcing me to keep the stupid program.
I can run IE. I can access web pages from it. The minute I try to close the window and get the hell away from it, it freezes, crashes, does the stupid little 'windows is trying to locate the problem' bit, then restarts again! It's a vicious catch-22 cycle, forcing me to CTL ALT DEL the damn thing into oblivion.
Sorry about the mini-rant...IE and I haven't played well together for years and years.