When the first Web browser was developed way back in 1991, there was just the one to choose from. That left Internet users with no way to customize their Web browsing experience and it left them vulnerable to all of that browser’s faults. As computer users quickly learned what they did and did not want in a Web browser, more and more of them were developed. This has led to a wealth of possibilities when it comes to choosing a Web browser. Not only are there many different brands of Web browser available now, there are many different versions available of each. That has led to continual progress on each of the major browsers in order to keep the browsers cutting edge, matching current needs with the latest emerging technology.
Computer users today have the choice between browsers that offer little besides the basic Web browsing capabilities and those that have a host of new functions and features. The latest ones take into account the speed at which you want to browse as well as all of the ways that computer users now expect to be able to customize their own Internet usage. There are browsers that let you change many of your browsing settings, including the size and what each page is allowed to save to your computer. Some even allow you to ignore certain aspects of the pages you visit.
With the latest versions of the most popular browsers, many of the functions that used to require finding the features in the toolbar can now be accomplished with a host of keyboard shortcuts. Those shortcuts vary slightly from browser to browser, but increasingly they are being homogenized to create similar shortcuts that work on many different browsers. This allows Internet users to choose their Web browser for the features that they want to have without losing any of the convenient applications that they have gotten used to.