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is there any sandbox feature online where you can test and get a feel of different browsers and their versions , without actually installing it?

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http://www.spoon.net/Browsers/

Is a pretty good site. There are also other sites that I have found in the past that will show you what your website will look like within different browsers. Nowadays though, unless you are coding the website from scratch, all CMS work pretty much identical through browsers.
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By the way I just remembered the other websites as well.

http://browsershots.org/ - shows a thumbnail of each browser so you can see if there is a large diff

http://crossbrowsertesting.com/ - Looks very promising but I haven't used it myself
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Scissors85- that was nice .

but these only show static website snapshots which is great still.

but any where I can work with a get a feel of actually using the web browser and not having it installed. basically I want to test (and open/run the applet etc) an app in the browser without having to actually install each browser in the local machine.
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The first link I posted http://www.spoon.net/Browsers/      will allow you to create a free account and then use the plugin associated with it. It will then allow you to download through the plugin the browser on the network but not on your harddrive. Essentially it only works Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari but those are the 4 main browsers that 99% of consumers will be using.
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actually, i saw that, but alas, the only one i need tested is ie - i wonder why they left out ie, as microsoft says that is the most used browser in the world (are they right- but that is another topic of its own)
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I.E. eww haha yes it is popular only because it comes with every version of Microsoft Windows which is the most popular OS...for now. There is a plugin within Firefox called the IE-Tab that renders the browser in IE like form. Not exactly how it works but for anything that has ever said, "NEEDS TO BE DONE WITH IE" I just hit the button and it renders IE within my Firefox browser. Check it out if that is the only browser you need to test.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/ie-tab-2-ff-36/
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that works! thanks again.
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