I did a little reading up about the various browsers and decided Chrome was probably as good a choice as any. I googled to find a Chrome download and proceeded to give it a try. My mindset led me to believe this was a major decision, because once I switched it was all chrome or nothing! Once I had downloaded Chrome, I tackled the first problem I was having with ID--When using WorldCat, I couldn't search a find the libraries who carried the item of interest, such as a book (I hadn't had this problem prior to Windows 8). The little blue "search wheel" would just spin forever and never list the libraries that carried my book of interest. When I used Chrome it immediately identified and listed the libraries. A great WorldCat feature if you haven't used it before.
Of interest, when I entered the title of the book I published in August 2011 into the WorldCat search, Alibris in Emeryville, California came up as the closest location. Alibris isn't a library, it is a company that acts like a broker to provide books to libraries. Since I donated a copy of the book to the Carlsbad Dove Library, it should have been the closest; but they must not provide listings on WorldCat. It is hard to believe that Alibris had a copy of my book. Since my book can be obtained "on demand" from my publisher, I am guessing that if Alibris gets an order, they in turn order it from the publisher. Other than my immediate family, a few other close relatives and Libraries to whom I donated the book, Alibris must be one of the few people in the world that is marketing my book! Good for them.
My second problem pertained to creating this blog. Whenever I tried to insert photos or graphics into the blog using IE, I had all sorts of problems. Since Google provides my Google Blogger app for the blog, it makes sense that Google Chrome would be more compatible. This proved to be the case. Now I create the blog in chrome and often conduct other searches on IE at the same time.
Because I am much more familiar with IE, I still use it for 95% of my work on the internet. However, I have been pleasantly surprised how easy it is to switch browsers; or, as just noted, even use them both almost simultaneously.