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  1. 1. Favorite Internet browser?

    • Internet Explorer (EWWWW)
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Simple question for y'all: what Internet browser do you use the most often to surf the 'Net?

When I'm at school, I use Mozzila Firefox, but when I'm at home, I use Chrome, since it's way faster and much better.

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Chrome sucks, Firefox sucks, IE sucks, Opera sucks (these days, at least).

 

I want to create my own browser lol.

 

To be honest, though, I use Firefox since that's the only one I can mildly tolerate. ;P

 

Chrome has the speed, Firefox has the better features / base things, (even after the Chromium update), and IE and Opera can't compete. (Opera used to be my favorite until they, too, went Chromium, but I couldn't use it much before anyway because no site ever supported it properly.)

 

Every one of those has some major issues for me, though. Add-ons can't really fix them, either, and it's a shame.

 

There is no perfect browser, though, so I'm stuck with FF. I've tried some of the "spinoffs" of it too and I really liked PaleMoon, since it's a fair bit faster than normal Firefox, but for some reason I went back to normal FF and I don't really remember why...

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Don't even have IE on the list

 

It's not a browser

 

all it has become anymore is the "What web-browser do you want installed here?"-option at the start of a OS installation

 

To be immediately replaced after its use, then deleted.

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Strangely enough, I haven't had much of a problem with the latest version of Firefox.

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idiot explorer metro is actually okay on a touchscreen

 

Chrome, granted it has the proper extensions. Firefox is great if I need something that boots fast and has fucking HiDPI scaling. Why Chrome for Windows doesn't have this I don't know, both Chrome OS and Chrome for Android support it, in fact it used to be an option in the backend but /grumbles

 

Chrome for day-to-day, Firefox for getting stuff done quick.

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I use Tor because I am elit haxx0r. 

Pale Moon and Chrome when I am in disguise.

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Chrome because we have the same last name. That's why G+/YT wouldn't accept my real name. Luckily, they now allow for "non professional" names. So I get to use my real name, but not without a big lol that's not professional notification first. Wait, wtf? 

 

 

I now use Firefox on the side to keep a healthy brain and be ready...for the thing.

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I use Chrome, although IE isn't actually all that bad ever since they added Inori Aizawa to it. I like it a lot more now. Still use Chrome more than anything though.

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Hi,

Don't even have IE on the list

 

It's not a browser

Sorry, but that's bullshit. The current versions of IE are as fast as Chrome or FireFox, and the security options are far better. Our company for example allows everyone to use either FF, Chrome or IE on the company notebook. But everything company related like secure VPN connection to the intranet, digital signature checking, encrypted data management etc. must be done only with Internet Explorer. And it works pretty smooth and fast.

I personally use FireFox and Palemoon, in very rare cases also Chrome or IE.

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I don't have one anymore.

All browsers suck now, though the closest one to not sucking is SeaMonkey, but without the availability of Firefox extensions that I have come to consider "essential," I'm stuck with Pale Moon.

"Let's hid everything under a single menu!" Uh, no.

"Oh, that status bar with all of that useful information? Let's permanently get rid of it!"

"Let's put the tabs in the title bar! Keep them as far away from the content within them as possible!" For fuck's sake, WHY?!

"Oh, your intranet or development site uses a self-signed SSL certificate! NAG NAG NAG NAG NAG NAG, AND NO YOU CAN'T DISABLE THE NAG."

"Oh, you're trying to go back to a page that needs HTTP post/get data over an SSL connection. Sure, I could ask you once if you want to resend it, but no, now I want to ask you if you want to reload the page first and then ask you if you want to re-send HTTP post/get data."

DAMMIT, GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY WAY. :rant:

I wish someone would fork Firefox 3 and bring it up to modern standards and patch the security holes.

Browsers have been going BACKWARDS in usability.

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"Let's hide everything under a single menu!" Uh, no.

"Oh, that status bar with all of that useful information? Let's permanently get rid of it!"

"Let's put the tabs in the title bar! Keep them as far away from the content within them as possible!" For fuck's sake, WHY?!

 

The amount of Firefox addons that I have to fix these issues is too damn high. I can't agree with these points enough.

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Hi,Sorry, but that's bullshit. The current versions of IE are as fast as Chrome or FireFox,

No they're not.

 

and the security options are far better.

No they're not.

 

But everything company related like secure VPN connection to the intranet, digital signature checking, encrypted data management etc. must be done only with Internet Explorer. And it works pretty smooth and fast.

You don't need to use IE.

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Spread your wings and use Chrome.

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Hi,

Spread your wings and use Chrome.

Do you really know what you are talking about? I do, I'm working as admin for power plants and no one here would ever think of using any other browser than IE for high security environments.

And Internet Explorer IS nearly as fast as FireFox at some points like Javascript. The site load (regardless of connection speed) is somewhere between FireFox (faster) and Chrome (slower). And IE has full Active-X integration, although this isn't something, most people need. For the security-matter: IE has the highest detection rate of malware. It is a closed system. Yes it had some security leaks and exploits in the past, but Microsoft did a good job since IE 9. 10 and 11 are even better. The biggest drawback currently is probably the HTML5 integration, which is not as good as FF or Chrome. And you have much less customization possibilities than in FF or Chrome, but too many add ons can inflate your browser too far and slow it down.

I'm not a IE fanboy or related to Microsoft. As I already said, personally I use mostly FF/PaleMoon and sometimes even Chrome, too. But just bashing IE without proper knowledge of the matter is ridiculous.

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Hi,

Do you really know what you are talking about? Bashing IE without proper knowledge of the matter is ridiculous.

 

Yo, 

 

>implying I don't know what I am talking about. 

 

I'll admit, IE11 is nice.

 

The newer IE has less Sec flaws than the current IE11 is because it's been out only for so long compared to Chrome. IE 9< has many security flaws that were eventually changed. 

When IE11 came out, I remember I couldn't get it for my portable laptop which was still on Win7 at the time. 

IE has great Malware detection because it had and somewhat still has a bad malware vibe. 

And for security, especially for my needs, I use Tor or the next big browser that can get me in SSH servers nice and easy. I don't remember IE letting me do that. 

 

If IE servers are used for Nuclear Power plants I'm somewhat worried. 

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OI! That's MY line!!

 

Oh ho ho ho ho 

 

Not anymore! 

 

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OK, so apparently if you don't use IE, Chrome, or Firefox the internet assumes you're using some old shit like Netscape Communicator and shuts you out.

FUCK. THIS. SHIT.

It means that even if you DO find the browser that doesn't suck, it won't be Firefox, IE, or Chrome so sites will screw you over based on user agent. Some will shunt you to a no javascript version, others will forego AJAX, others will just say "lol, you aren't using one of the big 3? Fuck you, you can't use our site."

FUCK.

At least useragents can be spoofed. I have to do that with PaleMoon now that they decided they don't want to be a direct Firefox clone anymore.

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Chrome has been VERY good to me. (Except my moms awkward security on Vista, I had to use firefox for downloads)

 

So I would say google chrome.

 

And say what you will about internet explorer. Apparently 11 is pretty damn fast and pretty secure. So with the competition of firefox and chrome, micro$oft was forced to upgrade their browser.

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Lynx is the best browser ever!

 

Also, I love my PaleMoon x64 ! :D

Its like the good old firefox versions, without the new Chromified UI!

It crashes so much less than Firefox too !

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You're using Pale Moon?

Here, do yourself a favor if you're on version 25:

Go to about:config.

Add a new entry for general.useragent.override

Use this useragent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:25.0) Gecko/20141013 Firefox/33.0 PaleMoon/25.0.1

That will reduce your site compatibility issues immensely. As of 25, Pale Moon stops telling webservers that it is Firefox. Because of what I mentioned in my previous postss, sites will assume you're using an ancient browser and either serve you a "lite version" or just refuse to deal with the "unsupported browser." Adding this useragent override makes it say "Hey, I'm Firefox!" again. You could make that useragent string say anything, BTW. You can impersonate IE, Safari, or Chrome if you wish, but I'd advise against it. If for some reason a site has a "Firefox version" you probably want it.

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You're using Pale Moon?

Here, do yourself a favor if you're on version 25:

Go to about:config.

Add a new entry for general.useragent.override

Use this useragent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:25.0) Gecko/20141013 Firefox/33.0 PaleMoon/25.0.1

That will reduce your site compatibility issues immensely. As of 25, Pale Moon stops telling webservers that it is Firefox. Because of what I mentioned in my previous postss, sites will assume you're using an ancient browser and either serve you a "lite version" or just refuse to deal with the "unsupported browser." Adding this useragent override makes it say "Hey, I'm Firefox!" again. You could make that useragent string say anything, BTW. You can impersonate IE, Safari, or Chrome if you wish, but I'd advise against it. If for some reason a site has a "Firefox version" you probably want it.

 

Well, I tried to add that entry, but it won't stay for some reasons.. Do I need to start the browser with elevated privileges ?

And I haven't had much compatibility issues this far, besides with having undisplayed characters pop-up sometimes.

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Make sure you don't have an extension such as "User Agent Switcher" installed. Those extensions usually nuke that setting so they can use it themselves.

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I must add, I am hooked on the tab to search function in Chrome. My visiting of front page search bars is down all the percents. It is probably the only thing I'd truly miss when switching.

 

If your not familiar with it -> you type a enough letters to cue an auto complete for site you've loaded recently and then <tab> to search.

 

For me it's something like-

 

i <tab> to image search (images.google.com)

 

y <tab> to search youtube

 

new <tab> to search newegg

 

stor <tab> to search Steam (store.steampowered.com) '>

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