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Web Browsers

Postby The Northern Monkey » Tue Dec 18, 2012 19:44 pm

What web browsers you lot using?

I liked Chrome until last week when it decided to corrupt so none of my settings now work. Seems to be a bug, tried installing again but same issue - the interwebs tells me I have to wait for an update which has not yet had a release date.

So, what to use?

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Re: Web Browsers

Postby MTBUK » Tue Dec 18, 2012 19:49 pm

I use the best one... of course.... Mozilla Firefox ..... didn't realize there were any others worth having :S
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Re: Web Browsers

Postby cooldad » Tue Dec 18, 2012 19:54 pm

Firefox since it came out, before that Netscape Navigator, which was the original basis for Firefox, kind of.
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Re: Web Browsers

Postby The Northern Monkey » Tue Dec 18, 2012 20:08 pm

Wooooooowww... Firefox is bloody slow!

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Re: Web Browsers

Postby Buckled_Rims » Tue Dec 18, 2012 20:36 pm

Used most of them. I was once a great fan of Firefox and stayed loyal for years, but that started to get bloated with extras, soon it became very slow. Then I was an Opera fan, which again started nice and fast, but when they upgraded it, it became bloated and most of the menus and tools changed so i had to relearn. I now use Chrome, but have a feeling it's becoming the bloatware. I still use IE now and again, which i still like and it's pretty fast on my machine. All I want is a fast browser with few bells and whistles.
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Re: Web Browsers

Postby Ouija » Tue Dec 18, 2012 20:47 pm

The Northern Monkey wrote:Wooooooowww... Firefox is bloody slow!


Really? I use both and find the speed difference to be marginal. Chrome seems to be getting bloatier and slower and Firefox seems to be getting a bit slicker and faster. Stick with Firefox mainly as Chromes interface is just so annoying with lots of little bugbears (the relative insecurity of gestures and the use of javascript being just a few).

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Re: Web Browsers

Postby The Northern Monkey » Tue Dec 18, 2012 20:53 pm

Gone back to safari... the dullest of dull browsers. But its quick.

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Re: Web Browsers

Postby edhornby » Tue Dec 18, 2012 21:15 pm

firefox is slow


not on linux it isn't
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Re: Web Browsers

Postby cooldad » Tue Dec 18, 2012 21:40 pm

edhornby wrote:
firefox is slow


not on linux it isn't

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Re: Web Browsers

Postby Daz555 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 00:08 am

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Re: Web Browsers

Postby bennett_346 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 00:16 am

Chrome here. Much faster than Firefox ever was and i used that for 4 years.

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Re: Web Browsers

Postby Ouija » Wed Dec 19, 2012 03:09 am

cooldad wrote:
edhornby wrote:
firefox is slow


not on linux it isn't

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should have pointed out i was using Linux version as i didn't realize there was a difference between the Windows and Linux version. Is the windows version really that slow?

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Re: Web Browsers

Postby Gazlar » Wed Dec 19, 2012 06:22 am

Firefox used to be good and has gradually got worse over the years.

I just use ie now, been totally issue free since i went back to it
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Re: Web Browsers

Postby GrenW » Wed Dec 19, 2012 08:10 am

bennett_346 wrote:Chrome here. Much faster than Firefox ever was and i used that for 4 years.


Same here - Firefox takes an age to startup. Chrome is slick and plays nicely with all my Google stuff (of course!)

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Re: Web Browsers

Postby Newfish » Wed Dec 19, 2012 09:11 am

Other than the one person using Safari (which I assume is a mac) is everyone else on PC's?

Personally I use Safari (mac) and it does what it is supposed to. Before I moved from PC's it was always firefox, but it is epically slow on my mother in laws machine.

I don't understand why people want so much stuff on their browser. The new safari has a address bar/search bar as one thing so you don't have the annoying google bit on the right and the rest on the left. Works really well. then the book marks bar then the tabs. What more does one need?
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Re: Web Browsers

Postby Angry Bird » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:22 am

Newfish wrote:I don't understand why people want so much stuff on their browser. The new safari has a address bar/search bar as one thing so you don't have the annoying google bit on the right and the rest on the left. Works really well. then the book marks bar then the tabs. What more does one need?


I find safari is just the job for me, got everything I want from a browser. On the PC I used to use firefox but not done so for a good 5 or 6 years now so have no idea what it's like anymore really. At uni we're restricted to IE and to be fair, it's not exactly slow, there's just bits of it I can't stand, probably because I'm not really used to it.

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Re: Web Browsers

Postby Raymondavalon » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:51 am

The Northern Monkey wrote:Gone back to safari... the dullest of dull browsers. But its quick.


Fark, I detest Safari...

I use Firefox, it works and it's quick on a non-Windoze system, plus it has some useful Plugins
Chrome, well, not really impressed with it to be honest
IE, using it now on a Windoze machine @ work, it's improved over the revisions, but it's only as good as the OS it's run on, so it's shyte...

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Re: Web Browsers

Postby Northwind » Wed Dec 19, 2012 13:08 pm

I use Firefox, tbh not sure why people think it's slow? Just done a clean windows install and it's faster than IE, and more or less the same as Chrome. Only real difference is in the ergonomics, I get to what I want faster with Firefox than Chrome because it's compatible with my brain whereas Chrome is weird.

If you close Firefox with loads of tabs open then reinstate them all, it's dog slow though. My solution is to not do that.
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Re: Web Browsers

Postby Greer_ » Wed Dec 19, 2012 13:18 pm

Anything that isn't IE! Used google chrome on my pc but now I have a mac I use safari. I didn't like safari for windows as my settings kept getting messed up :/

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Re: Web Browsers

Postby bompington » Wed Dec 19, 2012 13:21 pm

Newfish wrote:The new safari has a address bar/search bar as one thing so you don't have the annoying google bit on the right and the rest on the left. Works really well.

That would be like every browser for the last couple of years then...


Northwind wrote:If you close Firefox with loads of tabs open then reinstate them all, it's dog slow though. My solution is to adjust my behaviour and expectations to make up for the shortcomings of the software

FTFY. Isn't that just what we all spend our time doing on the computer?


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