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General => Akihabara => Topic started by: doinkies on November 18, 2007, 05:35:58 AM

Title: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: doinkies on November 18, 2007, 05:35:58 AM
Because I'm a curious doink, I wondered what web browsers JPH!P members commonly use.

I use Firefox. I like the extensions, it's open source and it's safer than IE.

A list of my Firefox extensions:

Extensions (enabled: 53, disabled: 2):
Adblock Filterset.G Updater 0.3.1.2
Adblock Plus 0.7.5.3
Backgroundimage Saver 0.1.2
bbs2chreader 0.4.6
Broadband Speed Test and Diagnostics 1.1
BugMeNot 1.3
ChinesePera-kun 0.2.2
ColorfulTabs 2.0.7
CustomizeGoogle 0.64
Danbooru Uploader 0.3.2
del.icio.us 1.2
Download Manager Tweak 0.7.2
Download Statusbar 0.9.5.2
DownThemAll! 0.9.9.10
Fasterfox 2.0.0
FireFTP 0.97.1
FoxClocks 2.2.23
FoxyTunes 2.9.5
FoxyTunes Skin - Baby Blue 0.6
Get Mail 2.5.2
Gmail Manager 0.5.4
Google Browser Sync 1.3.20070523.0
Greasemonkey 0.7.20070607.0
IE Tab 1.3.3.20070528
ImageBot 3.5.1
InfoLister 0.9f.2
Japanese-English Dictionary for rikaichan 1.03
Java Console 6.0.01
McAfee SiteAdvisor 26.5
Menu Editor 1.2.3.3
Moji 0.9.1
Moji-En 0.5.20071013
Moji-JpNam 0.5.20071013
Moji-J_Places 0.5.20071013
Moji-Kanji-En 0.4.20071013
Names Dictionary for rikaichan 1.03
NoScript 1.1.8
Organize Status Bar 0.5.2
PDF Download 0.9.3.2
Plain Text Links 0.3
Popup ALT Attribute 1.3.2005092701
Print 0.2.6
Print Image 0.4
Print Preview 0.6.1.1
Restart Firefox 0.3
rikaichan 0.5.13
SmoothWheel 0.44.10.20071026
Splash 1.2.2
StumbleUpon 3.15
Tab Mix Plus 0.3.6
Update Notifier 0.1.5.3
VideoDownloader 1.1.1
XHTML Ruby Support 1.4.2006100801

phew, that's a lot of extensions...^^;;
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: frblckstr1 on November 18, 2007, 05:41:19 AM
And how about people that use more then one...

(browser wars! :) )

Currently 95% IE7, 5% Firefox.
And FF is not really 'more secure' then IE7, there where a few goofs in updates lately...
And they still need to fix the memory leak in FF.

BTW, zero plugins used/needed (although I might need a popup blocker for FF someday. some sites are starting to annoy me that start when I view pictures from ImageShack)
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: JFC on November 18, 2007, 06:11:48 AM
Firefox, though I don't have near as many extensions as doinkies has. :lol:
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: anammm on November 18, 2007, 06:16:39 AM
firefox

imageshack toolbar
tab mix plus
veoh
foxytunes
twitter
portuguese and english dictionary
save image in folder
ietab
fasterfox

and i thinks thats all
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: chokkan 2 on November 18, 2007, 08:39:05 AM
FF + 45 extensions (I'm too lazy to list them all XD)
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Stryfe on November 18, 2007, 09:18:36 AM
I use Opera myself and Firefox on occasion, to test web code and whatever.

Maybe I've grown accustomed to Opera or something, I just don't see myself moving to FF. Maybe if I find some plugin I just can't live without...
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Fracture on November 18, 2007, 09:32:58 AM
Firefox with a handful of vital extensions.  I also have Opera installed because even now I'll occasionally (rarely) come across a page that simply will not work in FF but will in Opera, go figure.  I haven't opened IE in ages.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Aioros on November 18, 2007, 10:05:01 AM
I've been using Firefox ever since I discovered it. I only open IE when I need to access the intranet site at work and when I need to download something from Megaupload.  XD
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: sh15uya on November 18, 2007, 10:34:58 AM
FF2
trying Safari 3β for PC...
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: BX_LeMans on November 18, 2007, 04:59:30 PM
I use Opera for years now. I have for some stubborn webmasters that don't want to make their sites compatible FF too, usage nearly zero.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: RatBastich on November 18, 2007, 05:05:29 PM
FF with only 4 extensions.
Don't need or want anymore, those do fine.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Ayabie on November 18, 2007, 07:19:20 PM
Firefox.

Along with rikaichan and locale switcher.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: ebc on November 18, 2007, 11:17:35 PM
I like livin' on the edge

IE6     mwahahahaha!!


actually I'm using mostly Opera now I think FF sucks your RAM and I really hate that kinda thing happening.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: LaJon on November 19, 2007, 12:42:51 AM
Firefox.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: ferrar1 on November 19, 2007, 01:19:43 AM
90% FF with only 1 extension Rikaichan

10% IE for manual windows update, surfing certain chinese sites.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: redux on November 19, 2007, 02:05:03 AM
Internet Explorer ebcause I can't stand Firefox...I just can't be arsed with all the shortcuts and shit, I'd rather just ahev the buttons in front of me. I do use it whenever I'm using megaupload though as IE decided one day that it would block it...hmm.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: ctz on November 19, 2007, 05:49:55 PM
Opera. And Opera mini in my cellphone.

Occasionally Firefox when I'm in need of some extensions.

I just like Opera better... I probably could change Firefox to my liking by trying and installing tens of extensions. But I don't feel like doing it :)
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: ~Dan~ on November 20, 2007, 01:15:05 AM
Opera.

IE6 for the few sites that Opera can't handle.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Masabi on November 20, 2007, 01:53:52 AM
Opera 99% of the time, and Firefox when Opera doesn't display a page correctly.  Mostly because Opera is faster and more secure than Firefox (http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/FirefoxMyths.html).
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: NAzu on November 24, 2007, 03:36:09 PM
I like livin' on the edge

IE6     mwahahahaha!!


actually I'm using mostly Opera now I think FF sucks your RAM and I really hate that kinda thing happening.
I noticed that too when I used FF on my dads laptop. Seems to take much more ram than Opera which I use on my own comp.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: twistak on November 24, 2007, 11:38:08 PM
FF, still haven't been convinced to go back to IE. May give Opera a shot.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Sayange on November 24, 2007, 11:48:23 PM
Firefox.


Extensions:
Adblock Plus
BBCodeXtra
Colorful Tabs
Spanish Dictionary
Download Statusbar
Fasterfox
FlashGot
FoxyTunes
FoxyTunes Skin - Aqua Bubbles
GMail Notifier
IE Tab
Megaupload SX.3.2


Themes:
Aquatint Black
BlackX
iFox-Smaragd
macfoxII
Noia 2.0 (eXtreme)
rubyFox
Vista-aero (currently using)
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Amarghetta on November 25, 2007, 05:00:19 AM
Opera 99% of the time, and Firefox when Opera doesn't display a page correctly.  Mostly because Opera is faster and more secure than Firefox (http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/FirefoxMyths.html).
Same here. In my case, sometimes Forefox gets to be faster than Opera, but that's only when I abuse my computer. Most of the time, Opera works better for me.

If not for the extensions and the eventual incompatibility, I wouldn't use Firefox at all.  8)
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: shadowstar on November 30, 2007, 09:06:07 AM
Firefox.

It's just the most stable and reliable for me. I've tried Avant, but it was too IE-based and I don't like IE. Opera is pretty good, I have it, but it's just a back-up browser.

The only extension I have with FF is Ad-Block Plus, I don't see the need for a whole bunch of them.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Rick-e on November 30, 2007, 05:21:26 PM
I'm using firefox. although I don't use a lot of its expansion, one of my favorite feature is 'recently closed tab' because I often close a tab accidentally XD
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: JFC on November 30, 2007, 05:54:21 PM
^ That DOES come in handy, doesn't it? ;D
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: chokkan 2 on November 30, 2007, 07:01:12 PM
I'm using firefox. although I don't use a lot of its expansion, one of my favorite feature is 'recently closed tab' because I often close a tab accidentally XD

yep, it's a must-have XD :lol:
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Dronak on December 01, 2007, 12:26:53 AM
I use Firefox.  I have a number of extensions, some of which I use more often than others.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: doinkies on December 01, 2007, 01:58:53 AM
I've used Opera before (back when it was ad supported). It's pretty good but Firefox fits my needs better at the moment (and I use the method listed in the Geek Guides subforum to deal with the memory problems).

And yeah, I do have many extensions, don't I  :oops:

Well, at least I don't have as many as this guy does:

(http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/images/firefox-maximum-toolbars.png)

Now there's a lot of extensions... :shocked:
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: JFC on December 01, 2007, 06:04:31 AM
^ Shit that's waaaaaaaaaaaay too cluttered. :o
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: frblckstr1 on December 01, 2007, 06:17:07 AM
And then to remember that people switched to FF because IE was taking up to much memory and required to much plugins to do 'anything usefull'... how the times change nothing ;)
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Yuna on December 14, 2007, 07:40:26 PM
I use Firefox and Opera most of the time, but I think mt winner would have to be Firefox.
Nowadays I only use IE when something is not working right with either Firefox or Opera.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: ch4y on December 15, 2007, 07:21:02 PM
I'm using firefox and sometimes using opera
but i vote for firefox :D
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: shindoushiz on December 21, 2007, 04:54:31 AM
I'm using FF most of the time.
Adblock Plus
Answers
Canadian English Dictionary
Dictionnaire MySpell en Français
Download Statusbar
Japanese-English Dictionary for rikaichan
NoScript
Orbit Downloader
rikaichan

IE when an image or something doesn't show up.  I have Opera too but don't know how to download torrents with it. Opera is faster for me and sometimes I can see things that don't show up on FF.  The AA's are misaligned unfortunately on Opera....turned into Eririn-like drawings...
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: gantz on December 21, 2007, 08:08:38 AM
Firefox for me with flash stopper to stop flash  :oops: and flash got add on
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: xerony on December 23, 2007, 01:39:47 AM
I've been using firefox for years now. It's a decent browser.
It had better pop-up blocker and tabbed browsing when IE6 still didn't had those.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: jChu* on December 24, 2007, 12:15:00 AM
I use Firefox primary although theres still some sites where it isnt compatible with FF, so i use IE for those.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Shinora on December 27, 2007, 10:25:58 PM
been using firefox since i got my laptop, never touched IE once.  thinking of getting opera as a secondary browser too
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: ziggurat on December 28, 2007, 03:32:21 PM
Converted to FF long time ago.. The add-ons are useful and add more functionality. 2nd place is Opera, which I think it\'s faster than Firefox and friendlier to memory .. Use Opera on my old specs xp box at home which has 128MB ram lol..
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: aKaoNi on December 29, 2007, 06:51:17 PM
I use firefox, had some plugins but a lot of times when I get the firefox updates they no longer are compatible with the newer version so I just get lazy trying to check for a newer version. I had the black japan theme for firefox but that too went kaput when the FF 2.0 update came. I use IE scarcely only for certain situations where I can't do something in firefox.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Takumi 86 on January 05, 2008, 04:41:45 AM
Still using Firefox for 3 years, anyway this is my currently extension

Greasemonkey
IDM CC
Megaupload SX 3.2
Megaupload Toolbar 1.0.8.3
ReloadEvery 2.0
SmartWhois Launcher 1.5
Talkback 2.0.0.11 Tweak Network 1.1.1
Veoh Browser Plug-in 1.2
Yahoo Toolbar
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Pinkosa on January 05, 2008, 05:07:22 AM
Firefox.
But I just use two extensions, I don't really need more.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: meichan on January 26, 2008, 08:59:19 AM
I use Camino (http://caminobrowser.org/)! Have been using it since I started on Macs, so that makes it... hmm. About four or five years I suppose!
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Foxy Brown on January 27, 2008, 09:23:06 AM
Lynx.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: shirenuファクトリー on January 27, 2008, 03:23:55 PM
OPERAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Then I use FF if some site works better with it, like Photobucket (sometimes Opera logs me out while I'm uploading some pic). But yeah, Opera o/
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: shurastriker on January 29, 2008, 07:32:38 PM
i´m used to FF but Opera works really good... i tried safari for windows but i don´t really need another browser XD... i really don´t know pages that opera or firefox can´t open.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: john_hung on February 15, 2008, 07:54:13 PM
i was using opera for a while but i just recently switched to seamonkey (just to be different  XD )
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: eglue on February 17, 2008, 07:23:56 AM
i use flashpeak slimbrowser.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: JFC on February 19, 2008, 06:20:13 AM
[youtube=425,350]M9BON5nd8Fg[/youtube]

:lol:
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: frblckstr1 on February 19, 2008, 07:35:12 AM
^ So... with FF you are not allowed to have fun...

;)
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: frozenthrone on February 22, 2008, 07:28:02 AM
i use internet explorer.. firefox doesnt like my computer for some odd reason, and i cant seem to fix the problem that i do get from firefox.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Mikelats on February 22, 2008, 05:54:02 PM
I use plain Firefox. Don´t want to mess with tons of pluggins.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: BigFreaky on March 31, 2008, 06:16:24 PM
I use firefox mostly. I never really did like IE, but have to use it for some things like windows update, that is if I dare to do it :) Aslo I have used one called flock, which is kind of a firefox clone, its a bit weird, but its ok.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: tiny on April 14, 2008, 09:50:07 PM
Firefox 2

With add-ons (as extensions are called nowadays):
# Adblock 0.5.3.043
# Auto Copy 0.6.4
# bbs2chreader 0.4.9
# BugMeNot 1.3
# Context Highlight 0.3
# Context Search 0.4.1
# Copy Plain Text 0.3.3
# DOM Inspector 1.8.1.13
# FireFTP 0.97.1
# Foobar Controls 0.3
# Foxage2ch 2.6.5
# GMarks 0.9.7.3
# Google Toolbar for Firefox 3.0.20070525W
# Image Zoom 0.3.1
# InfoLister 0.9f.2
# Japanese-English Dictionary for rikaichan 1.05
# Java Console 6.0.03
# Live HTTP Headers 0.13.1
# Names Dictionary for rikaichan 1.04
# Resurrect Pages 1.0.8
# Rikaichan 1.01
# Stylish 0.5.6
# Tab Mix Plus 0.3.6

Theme: Winestripe, to make it look like Firefox 1

Also currently testing Firefox 3 (portable edition) and liking it so far.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: shadowstar on April 16, 2008, 07:07:23 PM
Also currently testing Firefox 3 (portable edition) and liking it so far.

Same here! :heart:
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Seagull on April 16, 2008, 07:12:46 PM
Firefox  :heart: Love it, hehe XD but I still use IE for the things that doesn't work in Firefox and damn I voted here a long time ago but haven't posted XD
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: ferrar1 on April 17, 2008, 08:05:53 AM
Firefox and Safari
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Sev on April 17, 2008, 01:39:06 PM
Foxy's doing the Lynx. That's hardcore!

I'm a firefoxer myself. Coz of ABP. Can't live without it.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Datalanche on June 05, 2008, 04:13:16 PM
Wow, no love for Safari here! (and rightly so IMO, I have a Mac laptop and Safari is  :thumbdown: )

I'm a Firefox guy. It just... wins. Sure, it eats memory, but every browser does these days. My extensions I can name off the top of my head: Adblock Plus. DownloadThemAll, some youtube downloader one. I've cut back a lot.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: reyfer on June 25, 2008, 08:03:55 PM
Firefox 3

My extensions:
Rikaichan
Foxlingo
NoScript

And that's it  :w00t:
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Sazaki Ren on July 23, 2008, 04:19:17 PM
I have about three browsers. But most of the time I yes Firefox 3, though don't have too much extensions. Second place - Opera. But for now it's just too cluttered by different tabs I don't want to close.  :P
And when I'm on my linux machine - I use Konqueror. Pretty much browsers I think.
Though my vote went to firefox  :P 
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: skiesofwinds on September 03, 2008, 02:02:17 AM
firefox ftw
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Asmodai on September 03, 2008, 02:27:39 AM
Added a Chrome option to the poll. :)
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Guchi_Jnr on September 03, 2008, 03:38:18 AM
Removes my old vote, and adds one to Chrome..
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: ebc on September 03, 2008, 04:37:29 AM
Yeah I've been trying out Chrome today and seems really simple and fast.
Also this quick reply box has a little tab on it that lets me resize it to however large I want :o and that seems to be a standard feature built in to Chrome :o

Although I can't use my middle mouse button to scroll :(
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Blu-Cherri on September 06, 2008, 01:26:59 AM
I use opera which suits me well since on average-ish i have about..15 tabs open at once.
Opera seems to cope with that number best and goes between them easily and such.

and at ebc comment on the scroll...wtf? That would really annoy me.  At school most computers dont have one and it gets so annoying scrolling down pages actually using the scroll bar.
They need to fix that.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: lollipopgirl on September 06, 2008, 01:41:39 AM
I use Flock & love it! :heart:
It's like a baby sister (or something) of FF so it was the 'recently closed tabs' thing and, my fave thing, the downloads window... Originally I d/led coz of the Photobucket uploading features it has coz sometimes I need to upload hundreds of pictures at a time so I need Flock's drag and drop. Back then I was only using it for that and as back up when IE and FF weren't working... Now those two refuse to open most of my usual sites (incl. this one) so I've dumped them and only use Flock, which is sooo much faster than they ever were!
I haven't used all the features on here yet (even if I have had it for years XD) but a couple of the media features (eg. friends activity for Facebook & Youtube on homepage) are really interesting.

Oh and coz it's so fast, I don't bother with all the toolbars like google that I had on IE, it's just as fast to open a newtab and go that way.... it already has the built in spell check thing, so I don't need to add it on or anything... and I think it's pretty :wub:
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: shadowstar on September 14, 2008, 07:03:04 PM
^ I use Flock too, and I love it. The only problem for me is that it takes forever to open/load the program...
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: StreakInTheSky on September 15, 2008, 05:40:55 AM
flock is really just firefox with a bunch of extra features to make it "easier" to use a bunch of social networking type stuff. Being what it is, I don't think it would be possible for it to outperform firefox, unless you add a bunch of add-ons. I really wouldn't be surprised if there were add-ons that did what the extras on flock do, with better performance, but the interface and options probably wouldn't be as well integrated or user friendly.

As for me, I can't ditch firefox just yet. I'll have to wait and see what features chrome will be offering later on.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: flawlesly on November 10, 2008, 07:38:57 AM
Opera 99% of the time, and Firefox when Opera doesn't display a page correctly.  Mostly because Opera is faster and more secure than Firefox (http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/FirefoxMyths.html).
im agree with you,
common problem with firefox is always not responding when opening page with full of picture,
but if im using opera its no problem
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: shadowstar on November 13, 2008, 04:20:22 PM
Switched back to the sexiness that's FF, I was getting tired of Flock's loading time..
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Amplifier on December 03, 2008, 10:17:16 PM
Started using Opera yesterday. It took a bit to configure, and lacks some delicious extensions, but I'm enjoying the speed + low loading times (2 seconds, down from 20+ for Firefox, and I have a nice computer //(-_-)).
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: SomethingWild on December 21, 2008, 02:46:41 PM
I've used IE since forever, but I just installed Firefox 3 and I can't imagine my life without it anymore. So much better then IE  XD
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: frblckstr1 on December 21, 2008, 06:39:15 PM
^ cough don't forget to apply the latest security patches for FF, they had like 3? in the last month.

Am looking into chrome also at the moment, very fast, way better use of WebKit then Safari.
But the main browser browser for now stays IE (yes also just patch in hte last few days) freaking programmers should learn to program first :rofl:
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Demanding More Makoto on December 21, 2008, 07:36:32 PM
I am using Chrome it is clean and simple to use. I used to use Firefox but it keeps crashing on me and takes ages to start up.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: SomethingWild on December 21, 2008, 11:09:40 PM
^ cough don't forget to apply the latest security patches for FF, they had like 3? in the last month.



Thanks for the tip. Ehm.. I'm quite the computer noob.. where can I get these patches?
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Naomi on December 21, 2008, 11:23:25 PM
I use Firefox. I used to use Internet Explorer, but then I got really sick of it... a lot of errors. I definitely prefer Firefox. :)
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: frblckstr1 on December 22, 2008, 07:27:29 AM
^ cough don't forget to apply the latest security patches for FF, they had like 3? in the last month.



Thanks for the tip. Ehm.. I'm quite the computer noob.. where can I get these patches?
Under the help is a 'check for updates'
If you downloaded from the mozilla site you should have the latest already, but as I said they seem to have a spree of bad programming currently so keep an eye on it.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: SomethingWild on December 22, 2008, 11:21:54 AM
Ok, excellent. Thanks  :)
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Asmodai on January 11, 2009, 08:59:27 PM
Back to Firefox now. Chrome had a nasty habit of hitting 100% bandwidth usage and disconnecting Skype and MSN.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: shadowstar on January 24, 2009, 08:25:33 PM
I was trying out this browser called 'Sleipnir' for a while, but it doesn't cooperate well with LJ, so I removed it.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: shurastriker on January 25, 2009, 12:43:18 AM
Back to Firefox now. Chrome had a nasty habit of hitting 100% bandwidth usage and disconnecting Skype and MSN.
ohhh bad chrome... i ♥ firefox

btw i'm using explorer because i'm using internet from a remote location (i mean a town in the middle of the nothing) and it sucks... no wonder i never use it.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: jhluva on February 06, 2009, 10:54:46 PM
I use Firefox. I used internet explorer for years and years but I like Firefox more now.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: e_lo05 on February 07, 2009, 12:49:27 AM
firefox yo!
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: LaJon on April 06, 2009, 08:54:03 PM
At the Pwn2Own competition that just finished up recently, people competed to break in and exploit various browsers across all operating systems. Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Mac's Safari all fell. Chrome didn't.

Browser security: Pwn2Own topples all but Chrome (http://features.csmonitor.com/innovation/2009/03/24/browser-security-pwn2own-topples-all-but-chrome/)
Questions for Pwn2Own hacker Charlie Miller (http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=2941)


Pwn2Own hacker Charlie Miller concerning Macs and Safari:
"It’s really simple. Safari on the Mac is easier to exploit.  The things that Windows do to make it harder (for an exploit to work), Macs don’t do.  Hacking into Macs is so much easier. You don’t have to jump through hoops and deal with all the anti-exploit mitigations you’d find in Windows.

It’s more about the operating system than the (target) program.  Firefox on Mac is pretty easy too.  The underlying OS doesn’t have anti-exploit stuff built into it."


Pwn2Own hacker Charlie Miller concerning Chrome:
"There are bugs in Chrome, but they’re very hard to exploit. I have a Chrome vulnerability right now but I don’t know how to exploit it. It’s really hard. They’ve got that sandbox model that’s hard to get out of. With Chrome, it’s a combination of things — you can’t execute on the heap, the OS protections in Windows and the Sandbox."
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Asmodai on April 10, 2009, 06:39:53 PM
Cool. I'm using Chrome now on my netbook - just because it makes the most efficient use of screen real estate.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: kosu on April 11, 2009, 10:22:08 PM
FireFox .... but it crash when its ram usage went around 1.5GB .... (note: FireFox is 32 Bit ... so it can't use more RAM..)

it also crash when I use it for a long time ...... wtf

my PC is 64Bit and has 12 GB .... *banghead*

so I use IE8 simultaneously ..........

Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: zoolander on April 25, 2009, 01:53:25 AM
I switched directly over from Netscape to Firefox probably close to 4 years ago and through a combination of no major problems and laziness, I've never really tried anything else since.

I have tried Minefield a couple times but I think thats just bleeding edge builds of Firefox.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Yo Jimbo on May 03, 2009, 04:35:22 AM
Firefox. Default search bar uses Google so I don't have to go to the actual site. Oh and tabs. IE's tab system seems kinda clumsy to me. Next is Safari but only when I'm on macs.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: WingZero84 on May 23, 2009, 09:24:42 AM
 I think firefox is the best but I like IE more than it.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: shadowstar on June 07, 2009, 08:02:40 PM
I like Opera's new blocking feature. You can block Flash ads now, which you still can't seem to do with FF. I still use Firefox though.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: RoyMoy on June 16, 2009, 05:06:10 AM
I like Opera's new blocking feature. You can block Flash ads now, which you still can't seem to do with FF. I still use Firefox though.

You can download an add-on for firefox that blocks flash. Otherwise you can just disable plugins in the options but that disables other things (QT and java) and you can't use youtube. The Flash blockers I have seen allow you to selectively enable flash.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Rick-e on June 16, 2009, 11:54:21 AM
Chrome 2.0 has fixed every complaint I had about it... you can go full screen.... and you can remove thumbnails from the new tab page. yet I still use Firefox XD lol...

anyone tried Safari 4? the screenshot looks interesting
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: ~Dan~ on June 17, 2009, 05:41:13 AM
I use Opera but have to use IE for facebook apps as some of them don't work properly with Opera.

Recently I upgraded IE6 to IE7, then IE8.  Both IE7 & IE8 are totally useless so I downgraded back to IE6.
Both IE7 & IE8 have the annoying habit of forcing the window to the front when the page loads.  Facebook is so slow that I always have other stuff open in Opera, and facebook in IE.  I'll click a link in facebook then bring Opera up and continue doing stuff there, going back to facebook in a while when the page/app has loaded.  With IE7/8 this was impossible - I'd click the link in facebook then go to Opera and immediately IE would force itself to the front, then it'd freeze for several seconds because facebook uses too much flash or java or something and uses 100% cpu (the freezing isn't nearly as bad with IE6).  IE7/8 kept forcing itself to the front when I was trying to do other stuff in Opera, it was making a mockery out of multitasking so I downgraded back to IE6.

In short, if you have IE6 don't upgrade because IE7&8 is shit.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: RoyMoy on June 19, 2009, 04:09:40 AM
I use Opera but have to use IE for facebook apps as some of them don't work properly with Opera.

Recently I upgraded IE6 to IE7, then IE8.  Both IE7 & IE8 are totally useless so I downgraded back to IE6.
Both IE7 & IE8 have the annoying habit of forcing the window to the front when the page loads.  Facebook is so slow that I always have other stuff open in Opera, and facebook in IE.  I'll click a link in facebook then bring Opera up and continue doing stuff there, going back to facebook in a while when the page/app has loaded.  With IE7/8 this was impossible - I'd click the link in facebook then go to Opera and immediately IE would force itself to the front, then it'd freeze for several seconds because facebook uses too much flash or java or something and uses 100% cpu (the freezing isn't nearly as bad with IE6).  IE7/8 kept forcing itself to the front when I was trying to do other stuff in Opera, it was making a mockery out of multitasking so I downgraded back to IE6.

In short, if you have IE6 don't upgrade because IE7&8 is shit.


Thats weird. I've never heard of a website that "steals focus" on one browser but not on another browser. Isn't that kind of behavior easily programed into javascript or something and will end up working on virtually any recent browser?

Honestly, it seems that IE6 days are numbered. I've seen websites here and there, that are dropping support for IE 6. Granted these websites tend to be visited mainly by the tech savvy "cool kids" who are probably using the latest version of x browser. Even microsoft is pushing holdouts to upgrade.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: ziggurat on June 19, 2009, 05:44:48 PM
This is relevant to this thread :lol:

IE6 denial message for Momentile.com (http://www.flickr.com/photos/robotjohnny/3629069606/#)
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Datalanche on June 23, 2009, 04:06:17 AM
I'm still loyal to Firefox but I've been playing around with others lately, and damn, I wish Mozilla would do some MAJOR work to speed Firefox up. It works great but compared to others, namely the webkit-based browsers like Safari and Chrome, it is DOG SLOW.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: RoyMoy on July 16, 2009, 04:54:06 AM
http://www.chromeexperiments.com/ (http://www.chromeexperiments.com/)

Cool javascript based hacks (no flash involved). My favorite is Starfield. Should work with recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari (possibly Opera).
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: hiyokokun on July 30, 2009, 11:40:37 PM
Opera is my fave. but for browsing i prefer to use Firefox.
I use Opera for torrent and saving pages into MHT format, i like my saved pages gather in 1 files.
Opera is good enough actually, what disappointing is that it doesn't support with hotmail and some website  :(

another thing what i like about opera is when i download something, opera shows where the address file is,
so i can copy that address into my download accelerator.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: shadowstar on August 02, 2009, 07:39:23 PM
another thing what i like about opera is when i download something, opera shows where the address file is,
so i can copy that address into my download accelerator.

You can do that on FF too. For some sites, I think. You just click the download link, go to the FF download progress window and check the properties of the file being downloaded, then it'll show you the address.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: hiyokokun on August 02, 2009, 11:14:49 PM
another thing what i like about opera is when i download something, opera shows where the address file is,
so i can copy that address into my download accelerator.

You can do that on FF too. For some sites, I think. You just click the download link, go to the FF download progress window and check the properties of the file being downloaded, then it'll show you the address.

Oh, you're right. Never try on that. thanks
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: adventwriter on August 04, 2009, 02:42:32 AM
I'm using FF 3.5

w/ extensions: Adblock Plus
                         All-in-One Sidebar
                         Chatzilla
                         Google Toolbar for Firefox - not active
                         IE Tab
                         PDF Download
                         Personas
                         
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: redux on August 04, 2009, 02:52:16 AM
Apparantly I voted on here way back when I was using IE; I've since migrated to Firefox though because I'm a fag and wanted a delicious skin for my browser.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: chaz9891 on August 23, 2009, 12:50:41 PM
Firefox. I hate IE
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: xelibri on November 19, 2009, 03:54:36 PM
Firefox. Can't live w/o the addons. The memory leak thing sucks big time though.  :cry:
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Yupyup on November 20, 2009, 05:07:24 AM
Firefox all the way, its the fastest browser ive ever used.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Maruku84 on December 11, 2009, 10:26:57 AM
Firefox for the win, so many addons to make your browser awesomeness and make the internet bend to your iron will. i loves it
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Amplifier on December 15, 2009, 01:11:36 PM
We need some more Opera loving up in here.

Submit to the superior browser :bow:
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: RoyMoy on December 17, 2009, 03:04:59 AM
Google finally released a beta version of Chrome for mac after about 15 months  :yawn:. Complete disappointment first there was not apparent way for me to block flash, either through disabling plugins or a built-in flash blocker (Camino is the only browser that has a flash blocker out-of-the-box!!). Any browser that gives me no means to block flash is dead to me. Google chrome also stealth installs an auto-updater (the kind that does not tell you they are updating the app) process at launch, which a big no-no for control freaks mac users such as myself. That and the whole google watches you thing. Not that it really matters between google analytics (most websites I go to seem to use it) and their search service I find it pretty hard to stay away from their sights.

BTW anybody who talks about memory leaks or excessive memory usage clearly has not talked to a mac user about Safari.  :)
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: shadowstar on January 01, 2010, 04:21:41 PM
Chrome is my default one now because it hardly crashes, compared to my FF especially. And if something that's a part of Chrome crashes (like Flash), you don't have to shut down your entire browser.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: parmes on January 06, 2010, 01:11:11 PM
FF is absolutely fabulous given the extensions available, but in terms of speed and robustness, I gotta give the  :thumbup to Chrome. It may be simple, but it's bloody quick and reliable. I can't say the same for FF now (even though by default I use FF 4 out of 5 times), especially with the shitload of extensions that I can't help but install  :banghead:
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Azn_Phoen1x on February 05, 2010, 05:53:57 PM
I use 2 browsers. Google Chrome for regular use of the web... like checking mails, jphip.com and other stuff. And I use Internet Explorer (Yes I use it) for when I'm gonna surf the web knowing I will encounter ''dangerous'' websites. My IE has this program called Forcefield wich is like a shield for my browser. So much safer ^^ Also I use IE for things that won't work on Chrome.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Mai17 on February 19, 2010, 02:13:04 PM
I use FireFox, IE, and Chrome
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: whiteleppard on February 21, 2010, 01:19:06 AM
I use firefox.  It's the fastest browser I've ever used, and more secure than internet explorer.  Everyone I know uses it now becasue of me.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: 3headedknight on February 21, 2010, 10:24:14 AM
Chrome's a really nice browser, but I'm too attached to my extensions (esp. Rikaichan) to move away from Firefox just yet.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: J-Triumf on February 21, 2010, 01:18:33 PM
Actually Chrome supports extensions now, including Rikaichan (which I love as well). I've been loyal to Firefox for almost six years now (was loyal to IE for six years prior) but now considering switching to Chrome since I hear it's faster and less of a memory hog.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Blacky- on February 21, 2010, 03:08:15 PM
Firefox. :)
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: CrimsonSky on March 11, 2010, 11:53:20 PM
I've always been a Firefox user ever since I knew about Firefox.
The only add-on I use is Tiny Menu with Full-Flat theme. IMO it's the simplest and most space-saving.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: sjump on April 29, 2010, 03:49:52 AM
opera, IE
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Overmars on May 05, 2010, 04:34:35 AM
Firefox is the main browser.
Chrome & IE ony when I visit some website that does not support firefox.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: nimrod on May 28, 2010, 04:53:07 AM
My main Browser is Firefox, but I want to use Opera now, but I wont use it as long as I cant add RSS Feeds to the Bookmarks   :smhid
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Amplifier on May 29, 2010, 02:26:25 AM
My main Browser is Firefox, but I want to use Opera now, but I wont use it as long as I cant add RSS Feeds to the Bookmarks   :smhid

You're missing out, man, I'm telling you.

Opera 4 LIFE :cokecat:
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: nimrod on May 29, 2010, 05:02:46 AM
FF is also fine with all the Add-ons like rikaichan http://www.polarcloud.com/rikaichan/ (http://www.polarcloud.com/rikaichan/)

Isnt there any way to add the RSS Feeds to my Favorite Bookmarks  :?
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: adventwriter on May 30, 2010, 04:09:33 AM
Firefox is still my main browser - hovering over switching to Chrome or Opera....
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: substance on May 30, 2010, 07:24:12 PM
1. Firefox
2. Opera
3. Google Chrome

go away IE
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Amplifier on June 07, 2010, 01:06:17 PM
I just went from 10.10 to 10.60a Opera. The interface finally does not lag. :hump:
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: twissie on June 07, 2010, 01:10:33 PM
Safari~~! though I have to use Firefox for my internet banking. My bank's crazy security applet thingie always fails to load in Safari T_T; *sigh*
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: winner on June 11, 2010, 04:03:38 PM
Been using IE until switching to FireFox for around a year. Been good so far.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: AtlChip10 on June 16, 2010, 05:23:22 PM
firefox, but its nice and bloated now
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: grenadier on June 19, 2010, 06:09:18 PM
Firefox is the best, but some website can't work with firefox. Then I will use IE or opera to open the website.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: writerserenyty on June 24, 2010, 10:28:23 AM
Used Firefox for some time, but it kept giving me troubles (freezing/crashing) and my sister told me that had been happening with her laptop as well (so it's not just my machine or a bug on it or something). Switched to Chrome and while it occasionally has issues (for a while it did NOT like shockwave) it's been working fine.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Amplifier on June 24, 2010, 01:37:17 PM
The Opera 10.60 beta has much better support, HTML5 video notably being useable now.

http://www.opera.com/browser/next/ (http://www.opera.com/browser/next/)
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: magicbus on July 03, 2010, 05:41:30 PM
Firefox user here because of the addons i frequently use
I watched a demo of IE9 and it was promising because of the gpu acceleration
well i have hopes for firefox that they'll do better..as always
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Amplifier on July 03, 2010, 07:34:13 PM
Opera released the final version of 10.60 several days ago, and it is fantastic :yep:
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Domenech on July 09, 2010, 08:43:34 AM
Ever since I downloaded Chrome, I got totally hooked to it. The user-interface is wonderful. Well I also periodically use Firefox and almost never, the Internet Explorer.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: nimrod on October 12, 2010, 06:02:27 PM
Opera 10.63 is available

http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/1063/ (http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/1063/)


Opera 10.63 for Windows changelog
Release notes

Release date: October 12, 2010

Opera 10.63 is a recommended upgrade offering security and stability enhancements.
Changes since Opera 10.62
User interface
Fixed

    * Crash when removing custom settings folders
    * Start Bar being blanked out after opening a background tab
    * Opera Unite Messenger application not loading
    * Crash when saving a file while the page redirects
    * Crash after leaving a page containing Flash with wmode="transparent"
    * Using Opera Link, bookmarks dragged out of the Opera Mini folder are recreated when sent as added in the Opera Mini folder again
    * Opera Link freezing on startup
    * Fallback to a second address being very slow
    * Reloading pages give multiple unclosable download dialogs

Display and scripting
Improved

    * Handling of Content-Disposition extended parameters

Fixed

    * Memory corruption when using SVG in an <img> element
    * Several JavaScript-related issues, including one with Yahoo! Mail Classic
    * A mouse focus problem related to plug-ins
    * Incorrect compilation to native code leads to wrong arithmetic results
    * Crash when assigning data or src attribute on a focused and highlighted <input> element with dirty layout
    * JavaScript alerts opening shortly after a page loads close instantly

Miscellaneous
Improved

    * Added search suggestions from Baidu

Fixed

    * 100% CPU usage occurring when starting Opera
    * Crash when opening a file with Content-Disposition: attachment directly in Opera

Security
Fixes

    * Fixed an issue that allowed cross-domain checks to be bypassed, allowing limited data theft using CSS, as reported by Isaac Dawson; see our advisory.
    * Fixed an issue where manipulating the window could be used to spoof the page address; see our advisory.
    * Fixed an issue with reloads and redirects that could allow spoofing and cross-site scripting; see our advisory.
    * Fixed an issue that allowed private video streams to be intercepted, as reported by Nirankush Panchbhai of Microsoft Vulnerability Research; see our advisory.
    * Fixed an issue that caused JavaScript to run in the wrong security context after manual interaction; see our advisory.

Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: yonasu on November 04, 2010, 04:09:35 PM
Firefox is my main browser but I use Chrome, Safari and IE. I'm studying web development so I have to make sure that everything works in all of them^^
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: chiimin on November 04, 2010, 10:46:45 PM
i used to use firefox, but now i have chrome.
but i still use ff when i have to be multi-logged in on some websites. lol
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: donkey on November 09, 2010, 03:41:54 AM
Been using Chrome and loving it, but it seems to be slow recently.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: md007 on November 17, 2010, 08:22:28 AM
I'm using Opera, now for about 2 years, before was IE 6/7/8 ...

Why? Well  8)
    > Bookmarks and DL manager gets the job done
    > Tabbed browsing is very fast and has previews
    > Speed dial is awesome!! (and very functional)
    > Address bar seems to be magic :shocked (very VERY functional)
       typing "g opera" will search for opera in google.com
       typing "yt KARA" will search for KARA on youtube.com
       typing "gtk 카라" will translate 카라 to Kara on google translator
    > Panels are very handy: Notes, DL's, History, Windows, Bookmarks, etc; all that in a very tiny space and one-click away
    > Plug-in loading on demand: flash objects don't load until you click on them, including videos and ads, separately!!
    > Mouse gestures!! (those are the sh**t!)

Opera also has RSS feeder, "search as you type" in almos every box where you can type on, can download torrents, a very good Memory Management
(normally I have 30 to 40 tabs opened, with 20+ of them loaded with pages with videos, images, sounds, etc... using 400~500 MB RAM), skins, anti-phising
and many other anti-malware stuff, customizable UI(you can move/hide tool bars), e-mail, IM and IRC client; and so many things that I can't remember lol

I know Chrome, Firefox and Safari are very good browsers, but Opera has almost any function you want!!

PS: I'm kinda like a fanboy of Opera, but we have to admit that Opera is a very good browser, full of features with low system requirements
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: shadowstar on November 17, 2010, 09:13:10 AM
Is it just me or does Opera not load pictures properly?

I've noticed that when I open a site, any pictures on it come out kind of pixely or grainy. But when I go to the same time on Chrome/FF, it's fine.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: md007 on November 18, 2010, 10:48:41 AM
Is it just me or does Opera not load pictures properly?

I've noticed that when I open a site, any pictures on it come out kind of pixely or grainy. But when I go to the same time on Chrome/FF, it's fine.

Which version are you using? For me, Opera is able to open not one, several (10, 15) 5k by 5k pics. I'm using 10.61
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Amplifier on March 05, 2011, 01:45:00 AM
I started using Safari today, because I grew weary of Opera's inability to completely function with all of Google's sites, among other things. Safari lacks a lot of functional I'd, and I may wind up using Chrome, if I can find some extensions to fix glaring flaws. :cokecat:
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: XcuteX26262X on March 06, 2011, 07:58:20 PM
Chrome.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: mendoza11 on March 06, 2011, 08:22:47 PM
Firefox. Can't be bothered to learn how to use anything else.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: JFC on March 08, 2011, 06:37:05 AM
Indirectly related to the thread topic...there are still people using Internet Explorer 6?????

http://ie6countdown.com/ (http://ie6countdown.com/)
:lol:
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: RoyMoy on March 10, 2011, 05:11:56 AM
Indirectly related to the thread topic...there are still people using Internet Explorer 6?????

http://ie6countdown.com/ (http://ie6countdown.com/)
:lol:

Kind of funny watching MS try to kill off its own product.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: J-Triumf on March 24, 2011, 09:54:40 PM
I'm glad I've held off on changing my vote for the time being. :lol:

I switched to Chrome last week, having grown tired of Firefox's memory usage problems, but was reminded quickly why I stopped using Chrome the first time around last year (Asian font rendering, live bookmarks, Rikaichan's name dictionary, Twitter add-ons). This time, however, I made the necessary modifications, both with add-ons and my own habits, to make for a more comfortable changeover and made up my mind to stick with Chrome.

But then here comes Firefox 4 all of a sudden with a new Chrome-like interface and the promise of better memory usage...and now I don't know which one to stick with! :panic: I'd like to get back to proper fonts and the name dictionary via the new Firefox, but I've already settled myself with ChromedBird and RSS Live Links (plus this forum tends to make my CPU activity go crazy whenever I want to post a reply in FF). I guess I'll be alternating based on my mood now? XD
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: a43079 on March 25, 2011, 12:57:06 AM
I'm a chrome person myself..
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: zeroyui on April 05, 2011, 08:35:30 AM
I used to use IE, but switched to Chrome. But Chrome :banghead: kept being a but(crashed soo much, and still does) i switched to firefox and has been very satisfied. :)
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: daigong on April 05, 2011, 10:03:53 AM
I been going Opera for a while till it stopped opening, wth lol but then got hit with malware a reformat am back. I missed the tab stacking... but it crashes more often so whatevs
Opera Face Gestures (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkNxbyp6thM#ws)

but gonna go Google Chrome too cuz I wanna do some Google stuff with it, Earth, Docs. And i like the insta-translating. And the FB games run faster XD
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: ✞Diego✞ on April 15, 2011, 02:52:20 AM
I use Firefox. I was using Safari at first when I got my new computer, but grew annoyed at the way you're supposed to open new tabs and switched to Firefox :P.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: aznanimedude on April 17, 2011, 02:35:42 PM
opera user here.
originally a firefox user but switched for no reason other than to try it, and now i have no intention of switching back.
use it to check mail, because i hve a tendancy to be OCD with checking my mail xD.
not by any means a power user of it, but apparently lots i still need to learn about it :P
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: LaJon on April 17, 2011, 10:41:08 PM
Firefox 4 with permanent private browsing on.

Extensions: NoScript, Adblock Plus, LastPass, BetterPrivacy, Force-TLS, Redirect Remover

(http://i.imgur.com/Sf5MY.jpg)
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: rrmax11 on April 21, 2011, 07:08:55 PM
Firefox, I had less virus issues and downloading seemed to work better.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: I3ozz on May 30, 2011, 04:38:43 AM
I use both Firefox and Chrome
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: tong510 on May 30, 2011, 04:44:28 AM
Google Chrome  :thumbup
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: konohayashi on May 30, 2011, 04:46:22 PM
vote for Firefox  :thumbup
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: elricfree on May 31, 2011, 01:34:21 AM
Mozilla Firefox :thumbup
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Amplifier on June 04, 2011, 06:26:41 PM
BACK TO OPERA, AWWW YEAH.

Latest version works dandy with every site I've seen, including Gmail, Google Maps, and more. I don't suffer the UI lag from Firefox anymore, or Chrome's overwhelming feeling of being half-baked.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: kaelzzz on June 10, 2011, 06:16:16 AM
depends on what I'm doing, but I can't seem to go wrong with chrome.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: holidayman on June 27, 2011, 03:32:30 PM
Chrome faster!!
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: reikaehara on June 27, 2011, 06:40:04 PM
 I use Chrome, but it crashes a lot, so i might go back with Firefox :D
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Frenchy on July 10, 2011, 02:16:18 AM
Still Firefox
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: seggahme on July 29, 2011, 01:13:59 AM
now i'm changing from firefox to opera. my usual way of browsing - hold many open pages, but after hibernate firefox starts freezing system. meybe i'd like chrome, but it create separate process for every page, i cannote let it generate about 40 threads, it shuts the system down. so i chose opera for ordinary surfing.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: solase on August 02, 2011, 10:50:53 AM
Can't use anything else after switching to chrome... the interface feels so slick and tidy. My firefox used to be loaded up with way too many extensions >.< chrome makes me feel like I don't need any :D
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: calcium on August 14, 2011, 06:57:06 AM
I use Firefox FTW, most customized browser ever. But really, they should start keeping the memory usage as low as possible, and they should start doing something for add-on site, it is easier to find variety of extension on chrome than firefox. Still don't like the fast pace upgrade.

I still use Chrome, for the PORN MODE(ctrl + shift + n). Chrome is fast, a little faster from firefox with little lower memory usage(they separate the process per tab, which seems like lower memory usage than firefox), no hassle.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: J-Triumf on August 20, 2011, 09:43:49 AM
Yeah, my vote's been officially changed for a while now, as I've been sticking with Chrome for the past several months. :lol: I managed to adjust myself with certain quirks and the right extensions, and all that along with the pure speed is making it hard to go back to Firefox even with the revamp. Though the way fonts look in FF now are kinda interesting (plus Rikaichan is still better than Rikaikun).
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: adventwriter on August 20, 2011, 06:39:16 PM
I use Chrome for everything but a few sites, for those I use Firefox.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: cebii on August 30, 2011, 04:49:34 PM
I strongly believe multi-browser setup is the way to go which is why I run with firefox & safari myself.
Surprised to see people still use IE  :P
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: ginchan on September 10, 2011, 10:59:49 AM
Firefoxis always better
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Erusa on October 06, 2011, 01:56:46 PM
Using firefox for the most part and chrome sometimes. Chrome seems too fast. >.>; Pages end up not loading because it'll come back 'cannot find page' when you have crappy internet...
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Post by: unas on October 08, 2011, 05:33:52 PM
I use Opera for almost everything. But I still have Firefox installed, just in case I'm in need of some specific add-on.
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Post by: MaxMcKay on October 29, 2011, 09:11:34 PM
What is currently the best browser for viewing Flash content? Chrome hogs too much RAM memory & Flash content stutters in Firefox
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Post by: Asmodai on October 29, 2011, 09:39:45 PM
I use a Firefox extension called "Flash and Video Download" and run flash off my hard drive. (My bandwidth is really restricted, so I like to save a copy to avoid multiple DLs.)
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: lowenf on November 18, 2011, 04:42:39 AM
Firefox and Chrome is on my list!!

 :shakeit:
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Post by: shadowstar on December 25, 2011, 05:39:39 PM
Does anyone else with Chrome know why sometimes when I save a picture my browser just crashes?
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Post by: Asmodai on December 29, 2011, 07:54:02 AM
Just switched over to Waterfox - http://waterfoxproj.sourceforge.net/ (http://waterfoxproj.sourceforge.net/) - the 64-bit version of Firefox. Working great so far.
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Post by: shadowstar on January 04, 2012, 08:27:16 AM
Just switched over to Waterfox - http://waterfoxproj.sourceforge.net/ (http://waterfoxproj.sourceforge.net/) - the 64-bit version of Firefox. Working great so far.

Is there a version for Mac OS? One of the required plug-ins seems to only have an .exe version download.
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Post by: Asmodai on January 05, 2012, 11:48:00 PM
Not that I know of. It's an independent rebuild specifically for Windows.
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Post by: Amplifier on January 07, 2012, 02:44:59 PM
Just switched over to Waterfox - http://waterfoxproj.sourceforge.net/ (http://waterfoxproj.sourceforge.net/) - the 64-bit version of Firefox. Working great so far.

Is there a version for Mac OS? One of the required plug-ins seems to only have an .exe version download.

Do you mean Silverlight? You could check this page, maybe: http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx (http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx) - Not much uses it though, so you might not miss it anyway.

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As of 26 August 2011, 0.3% sites are using Silverlight,[15] whereas site usage of Adobe Flash is around 27%.[16] Usage of Java on sites during the same time period is around 4%.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Silverlight#Adoption (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Silverlight#Adoption)
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: NinjaBlades on January 09, 2012, 05:47:59 AM
I've been using Firefox for years, but lately it's just been a pain to use. I think I might make a permanent switch to Chrome soon o:
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Post by: Nakamii on February 17, 2012, 02:29:06 PM
I've been using Chrome for a long time... But, I used to use Firefox! (http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/Nakamii_Eririn/GIFs%20Decorations/o0020002011703825455.gif)
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Post by: somebodyonetoldme on March 21, 2012, 06:24:13 AM
Lately Firefox has been slowing down.
Switched to chrome for the past few weeks and have been happy.
Anyone else get that?
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Post by: aznanimedude on March 29, 2012, 05:28:16 AM
opera user for now and for a long time to come
love the searchbar, other random addons, being able feed my OCD for checking my email from like 50 million different clients, and auto logins too useful IMO
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Post by: chubbaymoo on April 15, 2012, 11:43:07 PM
I found that Firefox's memory leak was way too big for me to handle and would just bog my computer down. Ever since then I've been using Chrome and I've been happy with its performance.
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Post by: zaizai152 on April 28, 2012, 11:55:37 PM
I use Chorme. It quick, simple interface
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Post by: f3riedrice on April 29, 2012, 03:39:35 AM
I use firefox. Its quick, simple, and easy to use. Plus some of the add ons are very hand like the ad-blocker plus which blocks youtube ads :p. I didn't like chrome because it didn't have a home button ..maybe I just couldnt find it?
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Post by: TaeSica on May 02, 2012, 03:18:41 AM
Been using Firefox and adblock plus since forever.
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Post by: 123qwesz on May 04, 2012, 01:21:43 PM
Is it just me, or does Mozilla Firefox hang everytime I open it?
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Post by: JFC on May 04, 2012, 07:25:26 PM
Is it just me, or does Mozilla Firefox hang everytime I open it?
Depends on your computer and how old it is/what it's able to do as well as what version of FF you're trying to run. Assuming that you're trying to run the latest/most updated version of FF, if you have a good, strong, fast, efficiently-running rig then it should not be "hanging" on you. However, as is often the case, if you're running an older, slower computer, it may just not be able to handle/keep up with the resources needed to run it properly.
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Post by: qcumbird on May 05, 2012, 05:05:21 PM
Yeah, agree with many of the posts here. Firefox seems to be eating up lots of cpu usage for some reason.

Will gradually change to chrome in the near future  :cry:
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Post by: qwertyroxz on May 05, 2012, 05:30:51 PM
chrome is the king
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Post by: yooshimen on July 14, 2012, 12:27:35 PM
I use Firefox on computer and Opera on phone
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Post by: Hejime on August 19, 2012, 09:50:17 AM
Chrome user here
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Post by: yooshimen on August 25, 2012, 07:37:52 PM
But Firefox is lagging sometimes hard on my computer so nowadays I use more Internet EWxplorer than Firefox
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Post by: Chirin on October 01, 2012, 04:30:16 PM
if u open a lot of tabs firefox is a little too slow, i prefer opera
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Post by: qwertyuiop1st on October 31, 2012, 08:43:36 PM
primary browser is opera, have some tabs that have been open for months or years

i have firefox set as my default browser on windows (it loads faster for opening links from emails chats etc)
i also use it for studying japanese, with extensions rikachan etc.

i use chrome for browsing pixiv (too many tabs open on opera, and keep firefox clean for visitors etc.)
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Post by: paijokece on November 11, 2012, 04:37:26 PM
firefox all the way  :twothumbs
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Post by: things on November 17, 2012, 05:56:04 AM
i would use chrome, but firefox has alot of add-ons i like plus ive been using it forever. XD
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Post by: Asmodai 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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Post by: Shenjin 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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Post by: john_hung 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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Post by: vampireape on December 17, 2012, 01:19:59 AM
Chrome definitely, Tab sync with all devices and OVERALL sync :bow:
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Post by: Sasshii 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.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: JFC 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
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: Forthisgift on March 18, 2013, 07:56:03 PM
For anyone interested http://www.tomshardware.com (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 (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/web-browser-chrome-25-firefox-19,3459.html)

Here's the tl;dr version:
chrome won.
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: JFC 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/)
- http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/10/history-of-netscape/ (http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/10/history-of-netscape/)
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Post by: winner 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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Post by: JFC 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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Post by: Deft-Monkey 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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Post by: JFC 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
Title: Re: The Web Browser Poll
Post by: shadowstar 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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Post by: BX_LeMans 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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Post by: Yoshino 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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Post by: wanderingwanderer on June 29, 2017, 12:24:33 PM
Chrome, used to be a fan of Firefox. But since Chrome pretty much handles all my needs, I switched. I found being able to google search by just typing anything into the address bar come in handy. Although pretty sure other browsers can do the same with the right settings.
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Post by: hiten on October 18, 2017, 08:34:44 PM
I want to move away from Chrome, but haven't found the perfect replacement. Used to run Firefox, and then Google created Chrome, which was definitely faster than Firefox.

Over couple of years, I had tried to go back using Firefox, but it was definitely slower than Chrome. With Chrome, I only need to restart my browser every few days, but with Firefox, I have to restart it every couple of hours before it becomes very sluggish (Note: I run them on a quite old laptop, so it might have effect).

Looking forward to the development of Firefox "Quantum" and also Brave (which is fast and blocks ad+tracking, but still doesn't support extension). Hopefully one of them can become good enough to replace Chrome.