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Browser testing tip

23rd July 2002

I have Mozilla, Netscape 4, Internet Explorer and Opera installed on my Windows PC. I use Mozilla for browsing and the other three for testing. It turns out that all four browsers can be loaded with a specific URL from the command prompt like this:

iexplore - Internet Explorer
mozilla  - Mozilla
opera    - Opera
netscape - Netscape 4

Thanks to these shortcuts I can hit CTRL+R, type one of those browser names, paste in a URL and hit enter to instantly load that page—fantastic for quickly seeing how a site looks in a different browser.

This is Browser testing tip by Simon Willison, posted on 23rd July 2002.

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