What browser do you like?

by msdobe
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My favorite browser will probably always be Firefox (love the different addons!!), but it seems the last few years it's had it's problems. So I switched to chrome but it's getting to where Shockwave flash crashes continuously and it's a pain to have to reload each page.

I would love to go back to Firefox, but I need a reliable browser that won't keep crashing several times a day.

Anyone have any suggestions? And if you're using Firefox, which version are you using?

Thanks!
Jenny
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  • Profile picture of the author clubapple
    #1 chrome #2 firefox. firefox has been giving me problems lately making my macbook work hard, which s why chrome is now my number 1
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    • Profile picture of the author asiriusthoth
      Same for me, and for the same reasons. Every since Firefox v15, it has become extremely slow and bloated on my machine. I have a dual-core computer with 8GB of Ram on Win7.. it's not a slow computer. Chrome is lightning fast.

      Originally Posted by clubapple View Post

      #1 chrome #2 firefox
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeac
    Chrome is by far my favorite. Another up and coming browser I really enjoy is Maxthon. I use to be an avid fan of Firefox, but the last couple of years its become heavy and slow.
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  • Profile picture of the author cloudbacklinks
    Firefox is best for uploading and posting stuff. Chrome for browsing.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
    I switched to Chrome a long time ago. I'll use Firefox on rare occasions, and never use IE.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    Chrome is the fastest browser in my experience.

    I've had over 8 installed at one time, but Chrome is the fastest. (By fast I mean that Chrome launches the fastest).

    I stopped using Chrome many years ago when Windows 7 64 was in its beta, because Chrome didn't function well with Windows 7 64. (There were some flash 64 issues). That killed its momemntum for me and I've used Firefox ever since. (The problem has since been fixed of course).



    PS: For what it's worth, in my opinion people should have these browsers installed;

    FireFox, Chrome, IE.
    Optional: Safari, Opera
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  • Profile picture of the author Toby.T
    Chrome is the best right now.

    Keep IE and Firefox installed for compatibility testing.
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    • Profile picture of the author msdobe
      Are you on a 64 bit OS?
      Yes, I am.
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  • Profile picture of the author soylentgreen
    I use Firefox in Linux and I use Chrome in Windows. For some reason Chrome won't play nicely with linux mint.
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    A funny thing is, in 15 years I have basically never used IE (exept for testing of course). At first it was Netscape Navigator which I chiefly chose because it was tied together with Netscape mail client, so whenever I got mail, an exclamation mark appeared at the status bar of the browser. Then it was Firefox for a long time, and now I use Opera for quite a while.
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    Chrome... no second thoughts.
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    Firefox all the way, dont even have chrome installed, google spies are lurking everywhere!
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnInNewJersey
      Originally Posted by thester View Post

      Firefox all the way, dont even have chrome installed, google spies are lurking everywhere!
      Hey man, look out your window... isn't that a black helicopter? :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Malcolm Thomas
    My favorite web browser would have to be Firefox because of the amazing addons and the ease of use that it has.
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    and it has the roboform addon, how can you live without roboform?
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    • Profile picture of the author msdobe
      For Sandakelum, thester and Malcolm Thomas, which version of Firefox are you using?
      Jenny
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  • Profile picture of the author thester
    Mines the latest one i think........

    firefox 18.0.2
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  • Profile picture of the author Sue McDonald
    I like Firefox and I am certainly not a fan of IE. When I used that I had nothing but trouble. I really don't like Chrome but I am not a big user of it. Have it on my computer but so used to Firefox.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrJonny
    I normally use both FireFox and Chrome. Almost never use IE nowadays.
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  • Profile picture of the author thester
    firefox is the best for internet marketers, much better than chrome or any other browser imo, nothing compares, it's the best, period!
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  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    Used to use Firefox. Switched to Chrome and never looked back.

    Although I have to admit, Flash player does crash a lot. Even Youtube videos crash a lot for me, which is weird. You would think Google would streamline their own video business to work with their browser better than the competition, not worse.
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    I use Chrome on Windows and Safari on Mac. Firefox is kind of getting behind these days.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abhik
    Firefox is still my favorite browser, but Chrome is a close second.
    If I weren't using Firebug too much, I might have already switched to Chrome already.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimboJim
    I used to love Firefox, but then I had a major problem with it where every website I went to was being redirected to a movie or adult website. I tried removing and reinstalling it, but it didn't get any better (it actually fixed itself after a few months when I get the newest Firefox version at the time).

    In the meantime I started using Safari (yes, I'm a Mac user). While it does have its problems, I've really gotten used to the interface. I find it difficult to use anything else now, so I'd have to say that Safari is my favorite.
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    Google Chrome is the best, and i switched to it long back...
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinPlatt
    I think the problem with them all to a large extent is that they allow you to open many tabs, but don't stop you when the memory gets low.

    I think they're both really good browsers. At the moment, I'd say Chrome is faster.

    Internet Exploder - Only kidding.

    Also the more add-ons you add to your browser, the less memory it has available, then opening extra tabs, uses up a ton of memory. The temptation is to have loads of add-ins, but if you don't use them, then disable them. Once your memory runs out, that's when I'd expect the browser to start exhibiting problems.

    Whilst in Chrome, press SHIFT + ESC, and see how much memory each of your extensions is using. You can terminate the extensions from there too if the browser is struggling.

    I have 12GB RAM on my machine, and I have to open a hell of a lot of tabs to get it to be unstable, however I don't run a massive number of extension add-ons either. For that feature alone I like Chrome.
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    Chrome and firefox 18!
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  • Profile picture of the author Faisal66
    FireFox always..... 18.0.2

    Every browser has its own glitches , in my experience I find that FF has a better over-all browsing experience than any other browser...
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    • Profile picture of the author msdobe
      For everyone that likes Chrome, do you have a problem with Shockwave crashing???? That is a MAJOR problem for me. When it crashes on average 6 times a day and then I have to reload every page it's a pain. I'm just tired of having to live by Google's rules, especially when they don't work!
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    I wear white socks with black shoes

    FireFox.

    Jeffery 100% :-)
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      Internet Explorer 9, all the way!

      (laugh all you want, lol.)
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      • Profile picture of the author eternalwarrior
        I use Maxthon browser. It's super fast and stable.
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      • Profile picture of the author eternalwarrior
        Originally Posted by MP80 View Post

        Internet Explorer 9, all the way!

        (laugh all you want, lol.)
        Iol haha
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    Chrome is my preferred choice - but I keep all three installed.
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    I used to enjoy using firefox, but recently I have moved over to chrome.

    I found chrome much simpler, even though it is becoming more clunky.
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      I like Firefox. I like the add-ons.

      I refuse to use Chrome because I resent Google's domination of the internet. It would annoy me every time I used it.
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    Firefox..

    Chrome is too sluggish for my liking.. It's only fast if i restart my computer everyday.
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  • Profile picture of the author Heart Cardio
    I use Chrome now and once in a while have issues with it but not as many as I did when I used Firefox. That was always crashing on me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Merylo
    Well, Chrome is good for high-end computer because it needs so many memories just to keep one page alive. But its stability and reliability is the best. While Firefox needs to be constantly updated and it will cause trouble for the add-ons who can't keep up with this. The good thing about Firefox is its light memory use and fast browsing.
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    I have both firefox and chrome installed in my PC and mostly I use firefox.
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    I used Firefox before.. Now I'm using Chrome and never think to go back to Firefox lol
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      I use firefox most of the time because of the add ons for IM. I do have google chrome installed and will use it occasionally.
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      • Profile picture of the author msdobe
        I use firefox most of the time because of the add ons for IM. I do have google chrome installed and will use it occasionally.
        What version FF are you using?
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      • Profile picture of the author Dele
        Firefox all the way!

        Chrome as a backup.

        Internet Explorer, in emergencies, if all else fails. Most Unusual.
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    Firefox hands down.

    Next up would be Google chrome.

    Honorable mention goes to: Maxthon Cloud Browser

    Won't go back to: IE
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  • Profile picture of the author msdobe
    Thanks to everyone for all your input. Think I'm going to go back and try FF again.
    Jenny
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    #1 chrome
    #2 chrome
    #3 well...big time chrome ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Blaine Smitley
    1 Firefox
    2 Chrome
    3 Firefox

    I have IE to look at pages with just to make sure they're displaying properly for the blue haired old ladies.
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    Google Chrome! I find it very practical!! Firefox on my notebook!
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    google chromeeeeeeee
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    I have had problems with all browsers I used. Even with Chrome which I hoped will save me some troubles.
    However, I am using Firefox and it seems to be less...troublesome :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author espresso
    I had issues with FF and video
    so started using chrome

    Overall though I prefer FF
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  • Profile picture of the author Ntech25
    I'm a big fan of Firefox but do alternate to Chrome once in a while. I do think Firefox likes to use more memory but I usually have 20 tabs opens so I guess that is my fault hah.

    If I could make any recommendation is lets ban IE, I know from doing custom designs that it can be very difficult to get things working in IE as easy as it is in Firefox or Chrome.
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    I like using Firefox and Safari. But when I last updated Firefox, I no longer could use Firebug. Which is a bummer now, cause liked using Firebug.
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    Chrome and Firefox are IM works.
    Mainly for Add-ons.

    I personally use Safari for my leisure. Pretty fast.
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    Firefox, but after whatching this thread, i am going to try Chrome.
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    I love using firefox and chrome but definitely not Internet Explorer.
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    • Profile picture of the author msdobe
      I checked the people that are currently using FF and Chrome. I really thought Chrome would be the winner, however,

      drum roll .........


      it is dead even between FF and Chrome

      21 each

      needless to say IE was barely listed (actually just once) :p
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  • Profile picture of the author CindyPink
    for windows 7, IE9 and Opera are both very nice to use on Windows 7 and make good use of taskbar pinning and jump lists, but Firefox has the edge in both speed and expandability. firefox it is.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimvol
    I use three different browsers... I am a Mac user too.. fwiw

    1) Chrome (Runs awesome on a Mac)
    2) Safari
    3) Seamonkey

    Seamonkey is a Mozilla project. Its an HTML editor and a web browser. The browser is similar to Firefox, but it seems to run better for me than Firefox.

    Those of you having issues with Firefox you could try out SeaMonkey and see if it works out for you. I mostly use it for the free HTML/WYSIWYG editor.

    Thanks!

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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    So far, Google Chrome works really fine with and it is the best browser for me because they have tons of apps that you can install to your browser. Firefox is also good but it doesn't work really well on my laptop. It keeps on crashing my pages and my laptop freeze.
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  • Profile picture of the author msdobe
    For those of you that are using FF, which version are you using?? I'm asking because I know a lot of people that won't use the newer versions and I'm switching back from Chrome to FF.
    Jenny
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