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What Web Browser do you recommend?

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What Web Browser do you recommend?

Microsoft IE
3
3%
Mozilla Firefox
42
44%
Google Chrome
40
42%
Opera
3
3%
Other
7
7%
 
Total votes: 95

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Re: What Web Browser do you recommend?

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I have both Firefox and Chome. I think I use Chrome 95% of the time, and only occasionally will i bring up Firefox for special occasions.
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I've switched to using Firefox on my phone and computer with no regrets. Safari isn't bad either which gets used on my iPad.
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Kasey Chang wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:27 pm
I have both Firefox and Chome. I think I use Chrome 95% of the time, and only occasionally will i bring up Firefox for special occasions.
Opposite here. Firefox is my daily driver; I use Chrome when FF chokes on some javascript, as it does every now and then.
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Kraken wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:34 pm
Kasey Chang wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:27 pm
I have both Firefox and Chome. I think I use Chrome 95% of the time, and only occasionally will i bring up Firefox for special occasions.
Opposite here. Firefox is my daily driver; I use Chrome when FF chokes on some javascript, as it does every now and then.
do you have examples of websites with this problem? i have never run into this with Firefox.

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Firefox is my primary browser, though I do also have the Chromium-based Epic Privacy Browser installed for sites better-suited for Chrome (although to hitbyambulance's point above, I don't know of any sites that really necessitate usage of Chrome).
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hitbyambulance wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:17 pm
Kraken wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:34 pm
Kasey Chang wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:27 pm
I have both Firefox and Chome. I think I use Chrome 95% of the time, and only occasionally will i bring up Firefox for special occasions.
Opposite here. Firefox is my daily driver; I use Chrome when FF chokes on some javascript, as it does every now and then.
do you have examples of websites with this problem? i have never run into this with Firefox.
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Strangely, I had the opposite problem. My Chase bank website doesn't like Chrome and I can't enter a custom amount to pay. Works fine in Firefox.
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I also use Firefox 95% of the time. I use Chrome to view the NWS Doppler radar motion loop, for some reason that does not work in Firefox at home.
At work, also Firefox, because Chrome does not work with a majority of the applications we use.

I've also installed Brave, a new browser, it seems ok but really haven't given it a thorough test drive.
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Still rockin' Vivaldi here on PC. On mobile mostly Chrome as the Vivaldi beta still has issues with LastPass.

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Lassr wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:40 am
the NWS Doppler radar motion loop, for some reason that does not work in Firefox at home.
i was going to reply to this specifically, but this is more of a general response - if anyone is having problems getting a certain functionality of a site working in a specific browser, try clearing the cache just for that website. here are the instructions for Firefox:

https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/clea ... y-website/

(e.g. the NWS doppler radar motion loop is working for me in Firefox - on Linux, even)

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Zaxxon wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:49 am
Still rockin' Vivaldi here on PC. On mobile mostly Chrome as the Vivaldi beta still has issues with LastPass.
2nd that.
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Update Firefox:
The version you want to be running (ie: that is safe from the vulnerability) is Firefox 72.0.1 and Firefox ESR 68.4.1 or higher. Firefox browsers for mobile devices are not known to be affected.
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feature in Firefox i haven't noticed before - a shaky 'chainlink' icon in the URL bar when the current site is using some form of DRM (e.g. streaming media)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-drm

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Crap. FireFox updated fully just now....version 74.0...having to reset options I forgot I was using....also both my gmail and yahoo mail alerts hotkeys are gone..sigh

Aww and my address bar is gone..its one huge search box...grumble grumble..........no wait the addy box is there its my dedicated search bar thats gone Fixed this one.

Oh Lord all of my shortcuts I dragged to the desktop are stock windows symbols now...they were Greenman and Fanatical..all custom ones from the site themselves. Maybe a reboot will fix those.

Got Gmail Notifier back in. But when i click the browser hotbar icon it open a little bitty window instead of a new browser tab. I set it like I used to to open the browser tab but its not doing that. I remember this drove me crazy years ago when i first fooled with this.

It appears Ive had this problem at least 3 other times as Ive posted threads on it...not found how I fixed it yet. Maybe I should use X-Notifier

Ooorrrrr maybe not. Seems I was using that for yahoo...but now I dont recall my gmail or yahoo logins and passes...fuck

Ok got x-notifier working for yahoo. Still working to make gmail notifier work right. Also reinstalled adblock plus. Was getting ads all over and had no idea why lol.

There think I fixed it all. I hope. And I hope I haven't missed something. All these texts lines are edits..wow.

Strangely FF kept my classic tabs addon..either that or it made default tabs as classic built in.
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Mozilla laid off 25% of their workforce today

https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/08/1 ... g-mozilla/
As I shared in the internal message sent to our employees today, our pre-COVID plan for 2020 included a great deal of change already: building a better internet by creating new kinds of value in Firefox; investing in innovation and creating new products; and adjusting our finances to ensure stability over the long term. Economic conditions resulting from the global pandemic have significantly impacted our revenue. As a result, our pre-COVID plan was no longer workable. Though we’ve been talking openly with our employees about the need for change — including the likelihood of layoffs — since the spring, it was no easier today when these changes became real. I desperately wish there was some other way to set Mozilla up for long term success in building a better internet.

But to go further, we must be organized to be able to think about a different world. To imagine that technology will become embedded in our world even more than it is, and we want that technology to have different characteristics and values than we experience today.
https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/11/2136 ... enue-focus

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