Weekend Open Forum: Your browser of choice

By Julio Franco ยท 77 replies
Jul 23, 2010
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  1. I just dont get why you wouldn't use Firefox - you can remove all the useless bars and move the address bar and back/forward/refresh stuff onto the file/edit/history bar, so it is just as tidy as chrome. And you can remove the status bar at the bottom. AND with add-ons you can have no more adverts ever again! Even text adds! And almost every webpage is formatted to use it. And that's just scratching the surface for add-ons. How can you possibly want Chrome over that? And speed difference is negligable, and furthermore Mozilla showed it was a perceived difference not a real one.
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    I've been using Firefox since version 2.x. Can't beat the addons, I use NoScript and Adblock.
  3. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,069   +218

    I use Firefox and IE when I have any problems with Firefox. Some web pages made by microsoft only work with ie. I never tried out anything past firefox because well Im happy with it.
  4. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    I've been using FF as my primary browser for ages, and recently I switched FF4B1, I've also been using Minefield for several years now. Opera is a secondary choice along with IEx64.
  5. DarkCobra

    DarkCobra TS Rookie Posts: 79

    The Fox Rocks!
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    I use Chrome on my "safer" computer in which I pretty much just go to certain web sites like commerce, bill paying, etc.

    On my other computer I use Firefox with a lot of extras running, mainly protection, adblocking, etc. I feel more comfortable going to random web sites on this computer.

    I still get occasional hiccups with those two, so once in a while I'll run the IE 8, but to be perfectly honest, when they made the change from IE 6 to IE 7, and moved everything around, I stopped using IE 7 altogether. I got so used to where all the buttons and menu items were, that I really did not like the changes.
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Opera is my choice, but ever since 10.5 it has been really unstable on my PowerPC Mac, so I've resorted to using the pre-release of Firefox 4, its pretty nice but I really miss certain things about Opera. Still use Opera on my PCs though.
  8. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 553   +57

    Home-Firefox 3.6.8

    Work-IE 8
  9. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    Using FF4 and liking it so much I only go to IE8 on the rare occasions when FF4 has problems. IE8 also for MS sites and a few financial or corporate sites I need that still don't believe browsers exist outside of IE. I like IE8 pretty much but FF is more fun to dink around with - more extensions, etc. Plus FF4 is very fast and does 95% of what I need, even in beta 1.

    Chrome feels limited to me but it's still an early work in progress. I try it every few updates but still prefer FF for fun and IE8 for the shrinking number of IE-only sites. I drifted away from Opera a few versions ago but might try it again if it's compatible with Xmarks and LastPass - have to find out about that.
  10. Firefox is the king. Chrome is the prince. Opera is the princess. IE8 is just a commoner.
  11. Modena

    Modena TS Booster Posts: 143

    Firefox FTW!
  12. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,995   +1,316

    i cant stand it when people use IE. no offense, but it really annoys site makers when internet explorer blocks out half of the site because it COULD harm the computer. but IE doesnt even scan the content, it just sees what type of content it is. no flash videos, no mouseover. on ie.
  13. ElShotte

    ElShotte TS Booster Posts: 163

    Dear god. So I just read this article, the first comment said FireFox 4 for life... had 3.5.1 installed, and didn't even know the FF4 beta is already available. Just got it, and it's looking sweet. Looks a bit like a Chrome rip-off, but sweet none the less. Thanks for pointing it out. Don't know yet whether it's going to replace Chrome, but Im liking it so far.
  14. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    I, too like both Firefox and Opera... depends on whether we are using the laptop or the desktop... but either wins out over any other.
  15. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Opera and FF
  16. firefox is my main browswer and chrome as a backup for when firefox doesn't behave.
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,961   +2,520

    I have to say Firefox.Love those themes. Right now I'm using "Pimpzilla". The fake leopard fur in the tab bar is awesome....And come to think of it, so are the diamond studded browser buttons. Gold plated scroll bars too.... it bees fly....!
  18. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    yo dog, it still don't be havin spinna's
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,961   +2,520

    Yeah well, the rhinestones do glitter when you rollover them, so there...! :p
  20. Firefox is the browser I use at work and at home, if sites do not work in Firefox, they do not work for me.
  21. posermobile89

    posermobile89 TS Rookie Posts: 72

    @Guest, I quite enjoy your comment, the only thing that would make it better is if you said Opera instead :)
  22. In addition to all the browsers mentioned above, I sometimes use Epic Browser too.
  23. Aeonlinux

    Aeonlinux TS Rookie

    Firefox is THE browser. :)
  24. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,961   +2,520

    Ain't Gots None.........

    Next time, work the double negative into this, I think it would sound more authentic.

    Sic; "yo dog, it still don't be havin' no spinna's....!
  25. I use FF most of the time and Chrome just for a change. BTW Cueto_99, you can search from the url bar in FF, I do it all the time.

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