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#1 MariosX

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 18:27

Hello!

There's no doubt, that my favorite browser is Google Chrome.

I've been using it for years because it was using less memory, was reacting faster and I was encountering less problems with it than Firefox (with the same pages open) and that was at least 2-3 years ago.

But because Firefox wasn't good for me at that time it doesn't mean that it didn't got any better or other Firefox-based browsers were not good enough.

 

However, I've been wondering for a while now which browser is better to use

Should I continue using Google Chrome?

Should I switch to other based-Chromium browsers?

Should I switch to other based chromium browser?

Or should I switch to Firefox or other-firefox browsers?

 

Any why?




#2 +Majesticmerc

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 18:33

Well personally I always advocate Firefox. I share Mozilla's ideals for a free and open web, and newer versions of Firefox are very good. I wouldn't tell you to use it just because I do though. I'd say install both and spend alternate days on each browser (one day on Chrome, one day on Firefox, and vice versa). That way you'll see which one you prefer :)

#3 Max Norris

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 18:47

Pick the one that works best for you and not let people tell you what they think is better, you're the one that has to live with it. They all do what they're supposed to do.

That said, for me it's Firefox, Chrome's serious inflexibility and its resource usage (which can easily get 2-3x of Firefox or more) kills it for me. Crashes too often for my tastes too. I know Chrome works but I can't sit in front of it for 10 minutes without something about it cheesing me off.

If they'd ever add browser extensions to IE that would certainly do a lot to make it more attractive to me, right now though without the flexibility, no thanks. 1000% better than it used to be though, no arguments there.

#4 Boo Berry

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 18:50

I'd stick with Chrome, honestly.



#5 OP MariosX

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 19:01

Pick the one that works best for you and not let people tell you what they think is better, you're the one that has to live with it. They all do what they're supposed to do.
 

 

Well the point is to make suggestions, such as:

Use Comodo Dragon because it's more secure

Use Firefox because it uses less resources

 

Also I might discover something that I might like in orther browsers which I may not know.

 

I hope you get my point and the point of this thread.



#6 +DConnell

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 19:15

Firefox was my vote, but I wouldn't dismiss IE these days, either. It's improved dramatically from the days when all it was good for was downloading another browser and Windows Update.



#7 Andre S.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 20:07

In Chrome when I type for instance youtube.com, I can press tab and immediately search Youtube in the address bar, before even accessing the site. How can I do this in Firefox?



#8 +Majesticmerc

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 20:10

In Chrome when I type for instance youtube.com, I can press tab and immediately search Youtube in the address bar, before even accessing the site. How can I do this in Firefox?


Not directly comparable, but I have a keyword search setup in Firefox to do this. So if I type "yt rick astley" I can rickroll myself very quickly :).

#9 Andre S.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 20:10

Firefox was my vote, but I wouldn't dismiss IE these days, either. It's improved dramatically from the days when all it was good for was downloading another browser and Windows Update.

I've tried IE (latest version on Windows 8.1), but it's not always responsive. Sometimes when it's loading or has just finished loading a page, it's not possible to interact with the page before a few seconds. I only get this behavior with IE, Chrome is always responsive and Firefox only has very short lags.



#10 Andre S.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 20:13

Not directly comparable, but I have a keyword search setup in Firefox to do this. So if I type "yt rick astley" I can rickroll myself very quickly :).

I see. For me, that Chrome does this automatically for me is a big productivity win. I try to "tab" every website I can now and it's surprising how common the feature is.

 

The only thing I don't like about Chrome is the poor font rendering at high DPI; IE and Firefox handle this correctly.



#11 vetLOC

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 20:17

You can use something like Maxthon or Avant browser which offers multiple engines. I use Maxthon quite a bit since it's Chrome based (and has IE) but I also use Avant (it has Firefox in there also) and Slepnir once in awhile.



#12 John.D

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 20:51

Of course youtube will come up in Chrome, (but not FF). Since Google own youtube. Obviously they want users to get there faster. Myself I wouldnt touch Chrome, it installs too much crap



#13 Andre S.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 21:00

Of course youtube will come up in Chrome, (but not FF). Since Google own youtube. Obviously they want users to get there faster. 

It's not Youtube or Google specific, it works on any site that implements OpenSearch.



#14 bithush

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 21:06

While I am not a huge fan of some of the changes made in Firefox recently I still prefer it over Chrome. I compare them against each other quite often and find pretty much zero difference performance-wise between them these days so it just comes down to which I prefer to use which is still Firefox.

 

At the end of the day just use whatever you prefer to use. Install the latest Firefox with a new profile and give it a try.



#15 xrobwx

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 21:08

 Myself I wouldnt touch Chrome, it installs too much crap

Like what?