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Re: The Web Browser Poll
« Reply #200 on: November 17, 2012, 07:04:30 PM »
Been using Chrome on my Android tablet, but I like still like Firefox better for my desktop.

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Re: The Web Browser Poll
« Reply #201 on: December 03, 2012, 12:52:30 PM »
Switched from Chrome to Firefox and back to Chrome. Couldn't stand Firefox Startup time.. Chrome feels more slick for some reason  8)2

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Re: The Web Browser Poll
« Reply #202 on: December 11, 2012, 08:40:18 AM »
just installed IE 10...doesn't seem to be any difference from IE 9...lol


EDIT- seems that web pages load a lot faster (and there's some spell check/grammar nazi thing cuz I spelled a lot without the space but it corrected it lol)
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Re: The Web Browser Poll
« Reply #203 on: December 17, 2012, 01:19:59 AM »
Chrome definitely, Tab sync with all devices and OVERALL sync :bow:

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Re: The Web Browser Poll
« Reply #204 on: January 17, 2013, 10:38:54 AM »
Chrome. I like how I can just type what I want to search in the url instead of having to go to google.com and what not. I used to have firefox but switched when google chrome first came out because of how fast it was.

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Re: The Web Browser Poll
« Reply #205 on: February 28, 2013, 04:12:56 AM »
Props to H!Pstah Tom_Green for this little gem!  :cow:


For Firefox users, have you ever come across a streaming video on YouTube (or on a similar site) that you wanted to watch, only to click "play" and find out that the video has been locked to only be playable/viewable in a specific country/region?

Get the MEDIA HINT extension, and enjoy the videos like a boss!  :peace:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/media-hint

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Re: The Web Browser Poll
« Reply #206 on: March 18, 2013, 07:56:03 PM »
For anyone interested http://www.tomshardware.com ran their latest "Web Browser Grand Prix" to try and bring a little objectivity to the 'which web browser is best?' question. They benchmarked for Windows 7 and Windows 8 only so if you're using a different OS altogether then maybe you'd just like reading this article for the hell of it?

Here's the link:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/web-browser-chrome-25-firefox-19,3459.html

Here's the tl;dr version:
chrome won.

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Re: The Web Browser Poll
« Reply #207 on: May 11, 2014, 01:40:53 AM »
I may just be demonstrating how old I am, but does anyone else here remember using Netscape?

Engadget - Whatever happened to Netscape?
- http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/10/history-of-netscape/

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Re: The Web Browser Poll
« Reply #208 on: May 11, 2014, 04:41:29 AM »
Sure. Netscape Navigator was my browser of choice. I dodged IE till the very last moment, until jumping to NN's kinda-successor Firefox.

Talking about Firefox. The newest update basically destroyed all the sleek UI tweaks I made.
Using this add-on, it's nearly 90% back to what I was using. Give it a twirl if you're also troubled by it:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/classicthemerestorer/

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Re: The Web Browser Poll
« Reply #209 on: May 11, 2014, 06:20:21 AM »
Talking about Firefox. The newest update basically destroyed all the sleek UI tweaks I made.
Using this add-on, it's nearly 90% back to what I was using. Give it a twirl if you're also troubled by it:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/classicthemerestorer/
Yeah mine did that update earlier today. Finding that add-on has helped me retain my sanity. :yep:

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Re: The Web Browser Poll
« Reply #210 on: May 26, 2014, 01:50:00 PM »
I may just be demonstrating how old I am, but does anyone else here remember using Netscape?
Watching the stars falling down past the lighthouse was amongst my favourite forms of entertainment when I still had dial-up.

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Re: The Web Browser Poll
« Reply #211 on: June 01, 2014, 07:00:21 AM »
Hey everyone, it turns out that there's now a Firefox version of the "Unblock Youku" add-on that had previously only been available for Chrome! :thumbsup
- https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/unblock-youku/


The original Chrome add-on, for anyone who was curious, can still be found here:
- https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/unblock-youku/pdnfnkhpgegpcingjbfihlkjeighnddk

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Re: The Web Browser Poll
« Reply #212 on: August 04, 2014, 02:50:17 PM »
Whenever I start up Chrome for the first time and try to put in a URL, the browser freezes (and shows the 'loading/wait icon') for like 15 seconds before I can continue typing again.

It only does whenever I start Chrome for the first time after turning on my laptop. Does anyone know what's wrong?

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Re: The Web Browser Poll
« Reply #213 on: August 04, 2014, 11:01:21 PM »
At the moment I'm running parallel Firefox and Opera 22.

I need FF, because it has a good plugin for youtube and that damn blocking of foreign music here. Plus, Opera doesn't work with some pages like loading no pictures...

On Android I have Chrome running. The free alternatives all aren't satisfying, some slow, some with bugs or just not userfriendly.
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Re: The Web Browser Poll
« Reply #214 on: August 06, 2014, 03:52:51 AM »
Whenever I start up Chrome for the first time and try to put in a URL, the browser freezes (and shows the 'loading/wait icon') for like 15 seconds before I can continue typing again.

It only does whenever I start Chrome for the first time after turning on my laptop. Does anyone know what's wrong?

That used to happen to me quite often and for downloading a pic it would always freeze for the first pic. What I've been doing lately is when I log off Chrome at the end of the day is to delete the history plus someone mentioned on settings to check the Send a "Do Not Track" request with your browsing traffic box, seems doing those things have solved the problems.

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