Web What is your web browser of choice?

oranuro

TS Enthusiast
WaterFox/FireFox 64 main driver across all platforms

Chrome secondary

Opera was my main until the Chrome clone but Vivaldi is looking very promising. Would love to make that my main in the future.
 

trgz

TS Addict
Firefox all the way - even on my Google tablet (Nexus 10) and phone. IE on the PC too for those rare things that aren't written properly that don't paly nicely with FireFox
64bit version of Firefox called Waterfox, https://www.waterfoxproject.org/, built for speed without all the stuff you don't need, then there's Cyberfox, https://8pecxstudios.com/cyberfox-web-browser, further tweaked for graphics cards either Intel or AMD in both 32bit & 64bit, way better than IE
(hell IE is being dropped by Micro$oft in there new OS Win 10) or the other stuff out there, Opera is now yesterdays news. Comodo Dragon, not bad either, then there's Avant, http://www.avantbrowser.com/ for the really adventurous
Good luck to everyone, Safe Surfing!
The link to waterfox is https://www.waterfoxproject.org/ - the extra punctuation screws it up. Downloading it now...
 

Nobina

TS Evangelist
I use primarily Chrome because It was fast when I started using it. Now not so anymore but it's still better than others. Also Chrome on Android since it's preinstalled and it werks.
 
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Guest

Like some of the features of Chrome, but wouldn't ever put it on a computer that I like - as it purposefully ignores some of the standards that were created to protect your computer from web-based infections. It also has some serious bugs (like the one that will allow a website to switch on your webcam without your knowledge or the one that sent the wrong username/passwords to the wrong web-browsers allowing random strangers to gain access to your supposedly protected logins. Unfortunately the list goes on. Chrome is NOT safe - Google experiment with it WAY too much for it to be safe).

Firefox - yeuchh! More security holes than a piggy-bank and it looks AWFUL! It also has a tendency to rewrite your browsing configuration in the way it wants rather than the way you want. I.e. you can make and save changes, but the next FF update could easily remove all your personal configurations and force you to have to do them all again. Very confusing update process, one never knows exactly what version of FF you are actually running. It had a golden period of about 4 years. It's over. It's now a shoddy piece of work that is more often broken than fixed.

Opera - once was a mighty browser with its own style. It also introduced all the things that FF later stole and claimed as their own (like speed-dial). Unfortunately in recent times, it has become Chrome. There is literally no point to Opera even existing anymore.

Internet Explorer - still despised by developers, but without IE we wouldn't have ajax (and several other technologies that the modern web wouldn't exist without). If one compares the no of attacks on IE with the number of successful infections, one will find that IE is probably the most secure browser on the planet regards daily use - if used as recommended. Also, nobody has ever found code in IE that reports back directly to the NSA - it would be nice if we could say the same for Chrome or Firefox.

Personally I only use the above browsers in a sandbox running on a virtual machine. The browser I use was written by myself 7 years ago. It has no name. I have NEVER been infected whilst using it. It is THE ONLY browser I use on my normal machine. I don't see ads (because adblocking was baked into the browser when I created it), I don't see Flash (because my browser will not use insecure proprietary crap from Adobe). Browsing is actually pleasurable.
 

diego713

TS Rookie
Google Chrome 64 bit 1st, Firefox 2nd, I.E. Ver. 11.0 3rd - When I have to on certain sites, and Safari 4th.
 
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Guest

At Home: Firefox with a few Add-ons/Extensions/Plugins

At Work: IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari
 
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Guest

MAXTHON BROWSER is very good and nice. I had been using it for year and does not encounter problem using it.
 

MonsterZero

TS Evangelist
Chrome hands down for the ease of use and integration with Android (I like that when I search for something in chrome, google now gives me directions right on my phone). IE still for business sometimes as required by legacy websites that do not use webGL and require activeX and flash addons.
 

Muqatil

TS Member
Can't wait till Vivaldi comes out...the spirit of Opera x64 shall return. Until then, Cyberfox x64 all the way
 
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Guest

On Desktop - Firefox mostly, IE on occasion. On Android - Dolphin browser
 

Kibaruk

TechSpot Paladin
At home Firefox, awesomest awesome evah.

At work I'm forced to use IE 11, which is not bad at all, but it's no Firefox, it still hangs from time to time but that may be my crappy 3gb laptop... still I don't have that problem on an AMD E-350 with 2gb ram running Firefox... so... I won't change Firefox.

One question, how about adding a poll to these kind of "choices"?
 
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Guest

Firefox. always,work and home. open source is king. Add-ons are easy to set up and themes are nice.

The newest version also included Firefox Hello, which is just icing on the cake. If you haven't seen or used Firefox Hello I recommend giving it a shot.

I repair computers for home and business users and I always switch them to FF

The only time I use IE is:

when I'm going to the Mozilla site to download Firefox

when I'm filling out the Google Chrome uninstall survey.
 

robb213

TS Evangelist
It's just as easy on Chrome? You can just add it as an extension and works in the exact same way as it does on Firefox.

Anyway, I've been with Firefox since Firefox 2.0 years ago, I tried Opera, Safari (and had to live with IE6 at school) and didn't like Opera and found Safari a bit plain.

I switched to Chrome 64-bit January this year as the last 3-4 Firefox updates just made it too buggy and crash way to often.

I have Adblock Plus extension installed and IE Tab for work purposes. I love the fact it never crashes, I love the fact it loads everything near instantly and I love the fact it can handle loads of Tabs and eat a decent amount of RAM.

Until Firefox up's it's game, Chrome is the only browser I use on all my computers.
"On mobile..."

Afaik even the chrome beta for Android has yet to introduce the feature even though I've heard about it. If you know how to forcibly install extensions on Chrome for Android, I'd love to know; otherwise I believe it's not currently possible, aside from not supported.
 
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At home Firefox, awesomest awesome evah.

At work I'm forced to use IE 11, which is not bad at all, but it's no Firefox, it still hangs from time to time but that may be my crappy 3gb laptop... still I don't have that problem on an AMD E-350 with 2gb ram running Firefox... so... I won't change Firefox.

One question, how about adding a poll to these kind of "choices"?
Just download the portable version of Firefox and put it on a USB stick. Should still work and you might even be able to bypass the firewall your employer has in place.
 

cliffordcooley

TS Redneck
I repair computers for home and business users and I always switch them to FF
That should be their choice not yours. If you want to make them aware of their choices that is different. You are forcing a browser on them which is no different than what I hate about Chrome. You are effectively playing the same part as the bundled installer, installing crap that may not be wanted.