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Which Browwser do you use most?
None, I don't browse the Internet, I have work to do
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IE, I love it and there's nothing wrong with it
2 votes
Firefox FTW!!!
14 votes
Chrome, woot woot.
14 votes
Safari, I like to be different.
0 votes
Other (really, you need to use some obscure browser?)
1 votes
I'd rather not say, I'm quite sensitive.
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Switching to Chrome, questions, questions, questions...
show user profile  Nik Clark
EDIT: Ignore my spelling mistakes!


I'm migrating to Chrome because Firefox has started to suck. It keeps freezing for random periods, even after comeplete uninstall/reinstall cycles, it keeps doing it. I've used all the advice I can find on the 'Net, and it's still bollocks. Also, I am less impressed with each new version of Firefox. It seems to become bloatier, and they are intent on fecking up the interface. Ok, rant over. It's a shame, I've been loving Firefox since leaving Netscape, back when it was called Phoenix (but somebody threatened to sue them, so they changed it to Firefox). Yes, Netscape Navigator. I haven't changed browser for a looooong time.

If you would permit me, dear Chrome users, I have a few questions.

1) On Reddit, it has never offered me to save my password. This is a pain, as I have to type it each time after logging out. Any thoughts? Does Chrome remember all passwords normally?

2) In Firefox, there's this awesome thing, that I use every day. You can right-click on any search box on a web page, and create a keyword for that search I had loads of them set up. So, at any point, I could type something like "WK displacement", and it would search Wikipedia for displacement, and go straight to the search result for that. The same for the Maxforums search. I could just type "MF displacement" in the address bar, and get a Maxforums search for displacement. Does something like this exist in Chrome? I miss this.

3) Are there any great extensions that I should know about? The extensibility of Firefox is amazing, but Chrome seems a little more limited.It could be me.

4) I wish Noscript existedfor Chrome. It doesn't feel safe surfing the net, just letting every website run any script they want. Is this that isn't addressed in Chrome at all?

Anyhoo. Thanks.

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9/22/2011 11:23:41 AM (last edit: 9/22/2011 11:24:17 AM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
1) Get RES! But yeah should offer to remember passwords I think.

2) I think you can handle that through the search options and then manage search engines but not entirely sure how that works

3) I use google dictionary and addblock plus. would be interested to hear about other options. Bookmark syncing is handled by chrome and works awesome.

4) I think there must be options for noscript extensions, though chrome seems to keep an eye out for stuff that looks dodgy and will warn you / disable stuff.

Chrome is awesome!

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9/22/2011 11:40:14 AM (last edit: 9/22/2011 11:40:37 AM)
show user profile  TiMoN
FF for teh winzz!!..

Personally I had some serious problems with flash around the beta period of FF4.. which made me use Chrome (SRWare Iron actually) a while. The problem was that any site with flash was just slow to the point of uselessness.

Fortunately FF fixed the flash problem because I could not work with Chrome in the long run.
I am back on FF8 (aurora..) now primarily due to two things.

I know that adblock+ is also available for Chrome, but as far as I can tell it does not support the "right click and block frame/image" function, which I love so much.

The download manager in Chrome was terrible. Worse than IE9 even.

I'm sure there were other things, but I went through a ton of browsers at the point, and mixed some things up.
I would say that it is a major plus for Chrome that Adblock+ (even in the form I remember) is available, because even though many browsers have ways of blocking stuff, there is just no version as good or easy as Adblock+.. especially in FF though =)

Terribly boring signature.
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9/22/2011 11:50:29 AM (last edit: 9/22/2011 11:54:22 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
so far im a FF user, but in the process of switching to Safari. i use it on my Apple stuff and love it, so thought a pc browser change might also be in order.


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9/22/2011 12:00:01 PM (last edit: 9/22/2011 12:00:01 PM)
show user profile  Nanne
Firefox for me right now. It has some features that I'm missing in IE. But if those features are added to IE I'll probably switch. IE is pretty slim, good looking and fast. FF has got some irritating memory leaks, but some plug-ins IE's missing.

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9/22/2011 1:52:53 PM (last edit: 9/22/2011 1:52:53 PM)
show user profile  twitt
No love for Opera? you can add your own searches/search engines to it. -

Also it has ad blocking capabilities and there is a noscript-type extension for it now. -

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9/22/2011 2:16:44 PM (last edit: 9/22/2011 2:17:13 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
I need to use some really obsure browser cause u can't put interactive pages in 3d using the others.

using ff7b6 src for page rendering atm.

use ff & chrome for regular day-day stuff as the browser I can't talk about isn't feature complete yet.

webkit (chrome/safari) has the best technical html implementation atm.

if you're running chrome, suggest running chrome canary instead of the regular version so you have all their latest toys. I've found it to be stable.

insert flame here --->
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9/22/2011 2:18:54 PM (last edit: 9/22/2011 2:33:01 PM)
show user profile  mike_renouf


I like Firefox generally speaking. It does have some real problems I can't seem to pin down - photobucket's upload process is totally unreliable for me and I doubt somehow it's there site that's at fault.

Still.. its better than ie whcih I'm stuck with at work.

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9/22/2011 2:48:49 PM (last edit: 9/22/2011 2:48:49 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
@BishBashRoss Holy shit, RES is good. Thanks for the tip!

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9/22/2011 9:29:04 PM (last edit: 9/22/2011 9:29:04 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
just switched over to ff8b1 to evaluate it. testing on win & linux.

noticeably faster on startup & very snappy.

rock solid for me so far. no crashes or lockups.

standard plugs work fine. not sure what the deal is with addons as I don't use any.

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10/4/2011 10:32:44 AM (last edit: 10/4/2011 10:34:36 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Do you get the feeling that Mozilla's versioning is screwy? They make a couple of tiny changes, and it gets bumped up a whole number. I think they realise that Opera and IE have bigger numbers, and they are trying to catch up.

I love Firefox. Sadly, even this version hasn't fixed the problem for me. The random lock-ups continue. I've been using Chrome since I posted this, and while Chrome is mostly fine, I preferred Firefox.

I think my system is borked. Need a new PC, and I'll put Ubuntu's latest release on the laptop.

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10/4/2011 10:42:59 AM (last edit: 10/4/2011 10:47:52 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
yeah - the version numbering just went bonkers for no good reason as far as I can tell.

they're incrementing by whole numbers instead of the more usual point releases.

should be 4.1 4.2 4.3 etc. not 4,5,6,7,8.

still, not as screwy as autode$k who give their products a version number of next year just to confuse the hell out of everyone.

in the end it's just a number. what matters is whether the software is improving. as far as I can tell, it is.

as for the addon recompilation thing - it's the same with all complex native interfaces. when the code changes you need a recompile. standard plugins don't require this as they interface via the NPAPI (netscape plugin interface) which hasn't changed for a long time.
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10/4/2011 10:49:24 AM (last edit: 10/4/2011 10:52:14 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
The only things that have not been an improvement (imo) in Recent FF releases are that stupid orange button at the top which I immediately get rid of and the removal of the status bar. I know, all the functionality is still there, but I wish it was given as an option. They said they removed it for "performance issues", but there is still a popup which does the same thing. Odd.

Anyhoo, I plan on going back to FF asap. Chrome is good, but FF is more comfortable for me.

Addons breaking doesn't bother me. Good ones get updated, and I don't use that many (imagezoom, ABP, noscript, reloadevery)

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10/4/2011 10:53:48 AM (last edit: 10/4/2011 10:53:48 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
there's an active developer irc channel so you could drop by & discuss any design decisions you disagree with there. #developers

just remembered I use chatzilla once in a while so just installed that for 8.

stupid orange button ? the thing with Firefox written on it ?
that's the main menu. I wouldn't want to get rid of it but each to their own.
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10/4/2011 10:56:46 AM (last edit: 10/4/2011 11:05:19 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Yeah, I don't like having a big Fisher-Price coloured button at the top of the window at all times. I prefer old-fashioned menus, so switch it back to the old way. They did it to save real-estate, but prefer it how it used to be. I also move the tabs to underneath the address bar, which is where I prefer them.

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10/4/2011 11:14:34 AM (last edit: 10/4/2011 11:14:34 AM)
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