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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by xzillerationer, Sep 11, 2010.

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Favorite Browser?

  1. IE

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    4.3%
  2. Chrome

    19 vote(s)
    41.3%
  3. Firefox

    21 vote(s)
    45.7%
  4. Safari

    0 vote(s)
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  5. Opera

    4 vote(s)
    8.7%
  6. Other(Netscape, AOL, ETC ETC)

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  1. xzillerationer

    xzillerationer Well-Known Member
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    I'm not sure... I think... somewhere...
    What is everyone's favorite web browser? I prefer Google Chrome myself, due to the sleek, smooth UI, the feature set(Automatic translation, installing add ons and themes without rebooting etc etc), the stability, and how quickly it's updated. I used to be a Firefox boy, but have never liked IE.
     

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  2. DaSchmarotzer

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    I use Google Chrome all the time. I even convinced quite a few people to switch to Chrome.

    I have one problem though, I didn't like the latest update so much. I installed a theme to get the blue theme back (didn't like grey, blue fits much better with Win7). I also don't like that they moved the "add to favorites" button (the star). I don't care much for the new "earth" icon in the search bar, it's useless to me. The only good thing about this update is extension sync. :D
     
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    I only use Google Chrome. The only instance I use my Safari browser is to watch Netflix since Netflix doesn't like Chrome.
     
  4. tommy_ed

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    i really like chrome but for some reason it fails to load webpages fairly often, when it does I pull it up in mozilla firefox and it loads fine.. so i switched back to mozilla!
     
  5. 330D

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    I think that Firefox is way more intuitive. It just works better for me. I tried chrome out for about a week, and while I do like it, Firefox just fits me better.
     
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    I've recently been trying out Chrome. It's too streamlined for me. And the fact that if you have multiple tabs open and you click the close button for the whole program, it closes ALL of our tabs without asking you if you want to do that. I know it archives all of our tabs so you can open them back up, but you shouldn't have to do that. And you can't run toolbars with Chrome so thats a problem for me. But I do like how fast it is. Some websites I go to load before I have realized they have loaded.

    IE, on the other hand, I have been using for years. All of my bookmarks are perfectly organized. If you have multiple tabs open and click the main close button, it asks if you want to close the current tab your on or all tabs. And I can run my Norton antivirus toolbar. This is important because I use the autofill feature that it comes with. So all of my usernames and passwords for any website I go to is stored there. I know Chrome has this feature, but I didn't want to manually input all of my logins into it. And the most important thing to me is I can just work faster with IE since I've been using it for so long. I'm so used to it and all of its quirks, I just work around them.
     
  7. JohnShepherd

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    Gave up on IE years ago, it's horrible. Firefox is great if you set it up with the correct plugins. Made the switch to Chrome a month ago because it just seems faster than Firefox, and there's some sweet new plugins around hat help me with website design.
     
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    On OSX, Chrome works fine, until it's time to load up gif images, commonly found in the avatars and signatures of the forums I visit. Then I hit horrible lag and my temps go way up. Chrome becomes unresponsive.

    It's fine on Firefox and Opera, but Chrome just seems to have some bugs (the OSX version) and so I'm torn, at times, on which one to use.

    I use Chrome 99% of the time, despite that huge drawback, since I visit many forums. I have my Google Voice, Wave, and Reader notifier extensions that I love. I'm on the Firefox 4.0 beta 5 and the add-ons don't work on it. So that sways me a bit, as well, towards Chrome.
     
  9. Puddin422

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    Used Chrome off and on since it came out. I loved the way it works, but it won't load some pages properly, and one of the things it wouldn't do right for me was load and print pages I needed for work. There were other sites that wouldn't load right, too.

    I like Firefox. But I generally end up using IE. On my two newest laptops, I never even downloaded Firefox because IE works so flawlessly for me. On my old POS PC, I use Firefox.
     
  10. CrazyTechnoBoy

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    prefer opera but use chrome. lol
     
  11. Xyro

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    Chrome for me. It's fastest, and there a few things about firefox that bug me now I'm used to chrome.

    I'm interested to see how firefox 4 goes though.
     
  12. jamor

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    I've only tried chrome, IE, and Firefox..

    I definitely liked Firefox the best.. Add-ons like no-script and smoothwheel are a huge plus.

    I found Chrome to be buggy and poor ad ons like tommy_ed.
     
  13. 96accord

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    I voted for FireFox but I use both FireFox and Chrome @ home but at work Chrome sucks! :X
     
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    Firefox for the motherf**kin win. :)
     
  15. Pryomancer

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    Firefox, it was the first major contender for IE and rightfully won a decent marketshare for not being a pile of crap.
    As nice as Chrome is, it doesn't offer so much more that I'm losing out if I don't use it.
     
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    I prefer Opera, but in reality I use Opera, FireFox and Chrome simultaneously. Right now I have Chrome open to all my Google services with complementary extensions. I am actively browsing/writing this in Opera, and Firefox is open with all my research for the program I am writing for work.

    -Nkk
     
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    This is my fav:
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  18. G.Armour

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    Yeah I like that one to. That just gives it alot better advertising!
     
  19. Aiyan

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    My favorite is Firefox, but in truth I use Firefox and Opera at same time in uni, while some of my course work can only be loaded up in IE.

    Though lately I have used opera the most for some certain settings and not too heavy on the resources.
     
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    Opera... I don't know anyone that uses Opera.
     
  21. ballisticn8

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    i really like chrome but i have minor annoyances with it so i find myself using firefox more often than chrome.
     
  22. sherlynn

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    I use Firefox although sometimes I do use Chrome. I prefer FF because of all the extensions that Chrome just doesn't have at the moment.
     
  23. thrawn86

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    I *want* to like chrome. I really do. I love google products and google integration.

    however, no gestures = fail. I've tried every gesture plugin for firefox and chrome and none of them are half as slick as integrated gestures in opera. its the simple stuff, too. back/forward, new tab, close tab.

    I also haven't used a better browser on android either. everyone likes dolphin but opera mini runs rings around it. why does no one know about opera turbo?

    imo all of the major browsers are mature enough now that aside from personal preference issues, theres no "wrong" choice. you don't have to continuously switch between browsers that don't work on certain sites like the old days (and if you do, you're doing something very wrong).
     
  24. Snow_Fox

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    My arch nemesis firefox is what I use most often.

    I have the pic of the adorable fox sitting on top of the globe as my theme.

    I like the few extensions I use and love knowing there is a lot of tweak capacity for it.

    Chrome is cool and all and to be honest its rare I have a problem.. but, firefox is standard enough that I have no problems.. so if chrome mature's some I may switch to it..

    I think opera still takes the cake in terms of raw speed and deserves a lot of credit.. especially in the mobile world.

    IE isn't as bad as it use to be.. and there are some cool things about it.. but, Firefox wins because its open to tweaking...

    YOU WIN AGAIN FIRE FOX *throws a smoke bomb an dissappears*
     

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