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Postby JUSTINBAILEY » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:09 pm

I use chrome; I used to use firefox but it started crashing on me about a month ago.

Honestly I've only started using add-ons and extensions but it really is the little things that make browsing more enjoyable- for instance being able to see you have a new message in your gmail inbox just by looking at your toolbar, or saving entire sessions at the click of a button.

Do we have any mac users that have stuck with safari? How does it stack up to Firefox and Chrome?

How about internet explorer? I haven't touched it since grade school- is it any better now?

Do AOL and Opera still even exist?

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Postby Spud » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:15 pm

I can't live without my Firefox
Spellcheck is just so useful and I the ease of bookmarks makes it easy for me to keep track of my stuff

I tried to use Chrome and Safari a while back but none of them have the same ease and instant familiarity that Firefox has
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Postby KnightmareX13 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:18 pm

Firefox. It's user interface is more stream line than IE's and is more user friendly. I rarely get a browser crash.
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Postby Xard » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:19 pm

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Postby Ornette » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:24 pm

Firefox compiled with xulrunner, wifi functions, alsa, and libnotify. The addons that I use are keyconfig, perapera-kun, tineye, ad-block, flash-block, edit cookies, and faviconize tab. Since xulrunner, flash has never crashed Firefox, which is something that used to happen all the time on linux. I usually have the same instance of Firefox running for over a month at a time with no problems.

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Postby JUSTINBAILEY » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:25 pm

View Original PostSpud wrote:I can't live without my Firefox
Spellcheck is just so useful and I the ease of bookmarks makes it easy for me to keep track of my stuff

I tried to use Chrome and Safari a while back but none of them have the same ease and instant familiarity that Firefox has


I know what you mean, after using firefox for the biggest chunk of my life, chrome still feels a bit clunky. I miss ad-block plus for fire fox (there's a chrome version but it's not as good) Chrome has the same spellcheck, but I feel it's bookmark system isn't as nice as firefox's was.

Does anyone know how to change integrated spell check from American English to Canadian English ([url]http://www3.telus.net/linguisticsissues/BritishCanadianAmerican.htm[/url]) ? I guess it's not a big deal, it's just I keep getting squiggly red lines when I shouldn't be and I correct them into American spelling and I don't want to start spelling in American English when I live in Canada.

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Firefox compiled with xulrunner, wifi functions, alsa, and libnotify. The addons that I use are keyconfig, perapera-kun, tineye, ad-block, flash-block, edit cookies, and faviconize tab. Since xulrunner, flash has never crashed Firefox, which is something that used to happen all the time on linux. I usually have the same instance of Firefox running for over a month at a time with no problems.


Mannnn, you're so lucky. I always used to leave my firefox open and the next morning my PC would slow to a crawl. It constantly crashed. I reinstalled and it helped for awhile but then it started happening again and I just switched to chrome. Maybe it's vista. I hate vista. I'm going to go get windows 7 sometime next month, maybe that will help.

I read an article about chrome being the web browser of the future. Firefox just doesn't have the same funds at their disposal when you compare them to a corporate giant like Google. I'll try to find the article. It made me sad.

Edit, couldn't find THE article but these two are interesting reads.

[url]http://lifehacker.com/#!5499959/which-browser-should-i-use-firefox-or-chrome[/url]

[url]http://techcrunch.com/2010/05/19/chrome-firefox-growth/[/url]
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Postby IrkenEvangelion » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:31 pm

Firefox because of the add-ons and most awesome themes. I made this Asuka one but I use a beautiful Vocaloid one.

I use DownloadHelper quite a bit. Especially when there's about 50 images on a page.

Also User Agent Switcher, makes the internet think you're using a different device such as an iPhone, android, Internet Explorer, Google Bot, etc...
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Postby Uriel Septim VII » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:22 pm

I use Chrome. It has a more elegant look than Firefox in my opinion.
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Postby The Eva Monkey » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:25 pm

I use Firefox.

View Original PostJUSTINBAILEY wrote:Do AOL and Opera still even exist?

Opera exists. It just has a small user base.
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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:25 pm

Firefox with DownloadHelper, Flashblock, Adblock, FlashGot, Image Zoom, Multi Links, Bulk Image Downloader, Dictionary Tooltip, and Dictionary.com Toolbar.
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Postby ShadowGT » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:26 pm

Firefox with a Vista glass theme ( i likey my glass themes :D) fave add on has to be Text-to-image, So simple yet makes viewing image link dumps so easy.
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Postby child of Lilith » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:57 pm

I use Internet Explorer.
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Postby bigbadtyrant » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:06 pm

Internet Explorer.....with the Google Toolbar......thats it.
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Postby drinian » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:43 pm

View Original PostThe Eva Monkey wrote:Opera exists. It just has a small user base.

Actually, Opera has a huge user base, just not on the desktop. Between Opera Mobile, the Opera browser on the Nintendo Wii, and so on, they rule the embedded market.
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Postby KnightmareX13 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:37 pm

View Original Postdrinian wrote:Actually, Opera has a huge user base, just not on the desktop. Between Opera Mobile, the Opera browser on the Nintendo Wii, and so on, they rule the embedded market.

The Nintendo DSI also uses a Opera web browser
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Postby ZapX » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:41 pm

Chrome with adblock and TinEye. I was using safari but it leaks memory like crazy on my macbook. I prefer chrome anyway. On linux I use Firefox.
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Postby NemZ » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:42 am

firefox w/ a bunch of add-ons and 'mostly black' themes. Currently pimping it up with lavafox purple.
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Postby InstrumentalityOne » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:45 am

Chrome and adBlock.

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Postby BrikHaus » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:06 am

Firefox at home. Chrome at work. My sheer awesomeness at play.
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Postby soul.assassin » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:06 am

Firefox with Tineye, Noscript and Downloadthemall. Kept myself there since 2005.

If I get into a pinch, I also use Lynx.
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