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Browser Of choice


What browser do you use?

  1. Opera

    24 vote(s)
  2. Firefox

    74 vote(s)
  3. IE

    15 vote(s)
  4. Other

    14 vote(s)
By jtickner1 · 104 replies
Sep 5, 2007
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  1. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,446   +349


    In regards to this subject, it is still does not get better than the native gesture support in Opera. Though... can you put in custom gestures in Opera? I've never tried. I know in IE7+IE7Pro you can custom set what a decent sized list of gestures will do.
  2. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 293

    I used to use Firefox as my default browser. Now I use IE7 because it just looks so good! :D

    I also like IE over Firefox because some pages aren't displayed correctly in Firefox, like Microsoft Outlook Web Access, which I use frequently.
  3. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    I've been with firefox since alpha days, I can get it do what I want with extensions, IE tab is a handy one, also adblock plus with easy element and easylist, bugmenot, and tab mix plus. There are many more good extensions.
  4. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 650

    Opera does what i want and more, without extensions.
  5. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    today my mom was messing with my computer and said "I CANT FIND THE DAMN AOL!!!" ( I deleted it the day I got this computer from my grandma :haha: ) and she spent like 30 minutes complaining about how AOL is WAAYYY better then FireFox until she opened it up and saw how über fast I made it with about:config ( lets you config firefox's settings )
  6. magiclight

    magiclight TS Enthusiast Posts: 66

    ive used firefox for the last few years so its hard not to be biased
  7. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 650

    Yeah i used to use it a while back, then one day one of my dads friends was like ah you should use opera, its great (this was just after it became free pretty much) and i just thought pfft, FF is the best. untill one day i used opera and i've never gone back
  8. Spleenharvester

    Spleenharvester TS Enthusiast Posts: 47

    Yeah, I prefer firefox. I don't like IE much, but have never tried opera.
  9. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 650

    i highly recommend it, it's got tonnes of great features built right into it, such as the mouse gestures and speed dial
  10. LuckyM

    LuckyM Banned Posts: 66

    FFF! firefox forever i mean :) i used IE for a long time (7 years) and then my geek friends started to push me like 'comon why don't you use firefox' and i've totally fell for tabs and addons, though it took me some time to get used to ff. i hate opera (please don't shoot me)... i hadn't had my pc for 1 year some time ago and i used my roommates computer and she was opera fan. that browser scares me till these days, i can't understand how some people find it user-friendly. maybe i'm too stubborn ;)
  11. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    Its more user friendly than IE or FF. It has tabs, its had tabs before anything else had tabs. FF is great if all you want to do is view a webpage completely like you would have in 1996, it takes several extensions to make it user friendly at all.
    The only legitimate complaint I've heard about Opera from a FF user that held any water was that Opera doesn't use extensions, so that may be a legitimate fault. But when a browser requires extensions to be more usable than Netscape Navagator 3.0 that is also a fault.
  12. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    Personally, I like the way that you can bolt as little or as much onto FF as you want, e.g. eBay Companion, Forcastfox (tells you the weather in the status bar ;)), Track Me Not and IE Tab (allows you to integrate IE into a FF tab - very handy)

    Obviously IE7, FF and Opera all use tabs now but I find FF loads a lot faster than IE and i prefer the interface a lot more - that you can also customize easily with skins ;)

    I haven't used Opera for a few years but I didn't particularly like it when I did use it and i've grown very used to FF now to change :) Plus I just like it too much
  13. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 650

    hahahahahahaha, yes!

    Opera has it's own sort of extensions, the Widgets. I know they're not as extensive as FF's extensions, but there is still the basic stuff in there like weather and currency converters and stuff like that. The Block Content feature built right into Opera is far better than AdBlock (so i've read anyway) which you have to seperatly download for FF
  14. jargon

    jargon TS Rookie

    i loveeee Opera....its nice, cool feature, convenient, good speed..less problem compare to de other two browser
  15. drpepper55

    drpepper55 TS Member Posts: 65

    I voted other-meaning I use Maxthon (formerly IE2)-and it has become my browser of preference, but I do use FF and Opera and IE on occasion as well...
  16. cosmos100

    cosmos100 TS Rookie Posts: 56

    Merely because of having to use it, it goes to IE.

    But I will use FF when the feeling takes me or if somethings not streaming/ loading properly :D
  17. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    Firefox just need to vote the only way to go
  18. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 650

    One thing that does annoy me with Opera is the compatability with some sites, they don't work or lag to hell or are just dumbed down versions (Live image search)

    Is this the people making the sites being lazy or is it the browser itself? cause i know IE and FF don't use the same source or anything and they run basically any site fine and it's even gayer when you go on a site and it tells you to go and download FF or something cause you're using a browser that isn't supported by there shoddy site
  19. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

  20. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 650

    Lazy peoples, Well, that was a good read, i see Opera getting a good result in nearly all of them, thanks for the link.
  21. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Posts: 493

    Firefox all the way (i think my avatar makes that clear)
  22. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 650

    A christmas tree? :D
  23. fenderguy2112

    fenderguy2112 TS Rookie Posts: 28

    I love Firefox, and I will always use it no matter what OS I am on. Safari is a very nice browser on Mac OS X also.

  24. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    my favorite browser is mozilla firefox. donno why but I got used to it. I also tried ie7 but no joke first run ended in a critical error... why bother?
  25. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 650

    The other day i was reading the paper and when i saw one of the ads i mentally went to block it ha, Opera is taking over my mind

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