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So, i commented recently on a topic about which is my favourite browser and why.

And thought, why not open a topic in the forums to see and compare other opinions too?

So, state your favourite browser, writing also 2-3 reasons why, comparing it to another

adversary/most common/used browser today.

I'll start, just follow my lead and don't expand to much.Keep it neat and simple and no

introduction like mine is needed, just the below info and a simple click in the poll.

 

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Prefer Firefox over Chrome, because it has native support to this 4 small

things, yet important to me:

 

-  "Master Password" providing an extra protection layer for my passwords/login info.
-  Opening/moving a tab to a new window, "Move to New Window" [kinda stupid, but i do this quite often].
-  Re-opening the last closed tab by simply pressing the wheel button of my mouse [duh! so simple yet i love it].
-  Automatically deleting all or custom selected browsing history on exit.

 

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IE:

  • Just a browser, I don't need all those plugins and crap
  • Fast
  • Dev tools in IE11 are pretty cool :D
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IE

 

I like the metro version on my Lenovo yoga.

smooth scrolling with touch and full screen

 

But why do the tabs always have to show up in a different order????

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Firefox. Prefer the awesomebar to any other search/adressbar solutions, and overall the browser just works for me.

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Chrome. Firefox for the odd ball case where something doesn't work in Chrome. IE only for work intranet sites, since they only work in IE. (lame)

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IE:

  • Just a browser, I don't need all those plugins and crap
  • Fast
  • Dev tools in IE11 are pretty cool :D

 

 

About the same thing here except I'm still using IE9, which, IMO, is just as good as 10 & 11 without having any extra stupid and unnecessary services running! I did vote for IE though.

 

Otherwise,

Although IE is set as my default browser, only because I've never changed it, I do prefer Opera 12.16 and Seamonkey, just as well. :)

 

So,

As you can tell, I have no real favorite browser. They all do what they're supposed to do and each does something a little better than the other, in some areas!

 

Wouldn't touch Chrome or Safari with a 10 foot pole! :x

 

Right now I'm using Iceweasel! ;)

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Firefox. Does everything without compromises, fast, stable and efficient, used on my desktops, tablets and one of my phones.  When I need a second browser (which is never really), I have IE11.  Chrome falls in third for me, I like the engine but can't stand the interface's lack of flexibility or its insane resource usage. I toyed with Opera off and on back when it was it's own thing, not bad but wasn't for me, but now I don't really see much point anymore.

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I use Google Chrome and have kept it as my default for about two years now. I keep Mozilla Firefox as a backup.

 

Mozilla had so many add-ons in comparison to other browsers years ago, but over time Google beat them in that department. My experience with Chrome is not perfect right now since version 30 went stable. I have a few threads on Neowin about my problems with it. Mostly with it integrating your Google Web Search History into your regular History page (and it cannot be cleared, I have done it through the site multiple times but it does not work). I never signed up for it and do not want it. Another issue is that I must use Incognito Mode in order to keep the browser from remembering my browsing history. That should just be an option like in Firefox. I do not want to see previous pages I browsed in the address bar. I have keyword shortcuts to every site I browse, so it will only take me a few seconds to get back if I have to.

 

However, I do prefer the rendering of Webkit over Gecko. Also, and this is not a problem with the browser itself, but I do find some better extensions in Chrome these days. Also, the default look of Firefox is very ugly. Some may argue the same about Chrome, but to each their own. I do use Firefox as my primary browser on my laptop running Arch, albeit with FXChrome. :p As far as password management and whatnot, I really would not see the difference as I use RoboForm for passwords on all browsers.

 

If my issue with Chrome gets resolved, or if the "No History" extension gets updated and works again, I will be perfectly happy with it. I may just be using Firefox a bit more until it is resolved.

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I use Chrome because it loads faster in my machine compared to Firefox, although I've found enough add-ons in the latter to make it equivalent to the extensions I use in the former.

 

My concern is privacy, which is why I decided to use CoolNovo (I had problems with Chromium, Dragon, and SRWare Iron).

 

If more problems appear, such as unusable extensions, then I will switch to Firefox.

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Hello,

Really you dont like a browser because of it being a browser as mostly all of them have the same feature right now.

You like its layout engine which can be: Blink (Chrome also Opera), Gecko (Firefox), Trident (IE), or Webkit (Safari).

Besides those four, there really any many other out there.

Before, anyone targeted Trident. Nowdays, most people have a (bad) obsession, of targeting Webkit when they are actually currently targeting Blink (Yes, I know some web devs that still think Chrome is on Webkit).

Personally I love Webkit but I use Trident.

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My choice would be Firefox as it allows me to customize the Ul, has great add-on support and websites always render correctly even when they release a new version. :)

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Firefox/Nightly, but IE11 is very good, too.

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IE11s a bit poorly supported on some sites (especially forums) but its the first one in a long long time I had no complaints.

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I know I'll certainly be in the Minority here but I love Opera and have for some time. I did a brief stint with Chrome before returning and have never like FireFox.

 

I'm not entirely sure what it is about Opera that I like so much, it just feels right to me. The major thing I suppose is the speed which I *feel* is much faster than others. I also have to use IE for some things in work but Opera is my baby :)

 

I suppose I should add that by using Opera, I like a challenge :p

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Chromium. Period.

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I use Opera...Though at the moment, it's only because of the search...I miss Opera 12, but currently use the latest dev (19 atm).

Without using add-ons, I can search different search engines easily, without having to select from a drop down menu like Firefox.

Want to search Wiki? 'w Star Trek' in the url bar. Amazon? 'a Star Trek'. Or easily add your own.

Opera 12 with dragonfly is so much better than Chromes/Opera 19..

 

I don't much like Chrome...My second browser of choice is Firefox, followed by IE11. Must admit, IE is a huge improvement. I don't actually mind it as much anymore.

I've come close to switching back to Firefox a few times lately lol

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Firefox Icedragon is the one for me.

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firefox ftw!

chrome/chromium never could live up fully to the hype imho. constant problems with flash and java all the time, no matter if on windows or linux.

firefox just works, the addons just work, customization is great, speed is great too.

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... without having to select from a drop down menu like Firefox.

Want to search Wiki? 'w Star Trek' in the url bar. Amazon? 'a Star Trek'. Or easily add your own.

I haven't hit the dropdown in Firefox for years now (even removed the search bar). I think it implemented keyword search not long after Opera did.

Opera was an innovator, but nowadays most of its features have been copied to death by other browsers :p

I still use Opera 12 on my laptop for its lightweightness, but have switched to FF elsewhere

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Internet Explorer, fast and safe, awesome developer tools, easy to develop for, especialy compared to Chrome. And a clean interface, and of course, perfect for touch.

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I haven't hit the dropdown in Firefox for years now (even removed the search bar). I think it implemented keyword search not long after Opera did.

Opera was an innovator, but nowadays most of its features have been copied to death by other browsers :p

I still use Opera 12 on my laptop for its lightweightness, but have switched to FF elsewhere

Didn't know that lol Haven't used Firefox a whole lot in a while. Might switch back if Opera 20 doesn't add anything useful..

Opera hasn't been much of an innovator in a while..lol And will most likely be a while yet, they have a lot of missing features lol

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Moved Here

 

Firefox. Does everything without compromises, fast, stable and efficient, used on my desktops, tablets and one of my phones.  When I need a second browser (which is never really), I have IE11.  Chrome falls in third for me, I like the engine but can't stand the interface's lack of flexibility or its insane resource usage. I toyed with Opera off and on back when it was it's own thing, not bad but wasn't for me, but now I don't really see much point anymore.

 

^This. Couldn't agree more.

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I rarely use any other browser than IE. I use Opera on older PCs and I use chrome on occasions on my current pcs.

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I only use cross-platform browsers. I prefer Chrome, but sometimes use Firefox.

I don't mind the way IE 11 (Desktop) renders pages, but everything else about it (toolbars, dialogs) I don't care for.

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Switched to IE from version 10. Reason? Increased performance compared to IE9 and spellcheck.

IE11 is now stable as well after some tinkering and updates from Microsoft.

The worst thing about IE is the Options - they need to modernized. The Internet Options dialog is so last decade.

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