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    What browser do you use and why? -2017

    What browser do you use and why?

    I'm using Firefox due to its large addon base and configurability. It takes a lot of RAM when opening many tabs but well for it for the functionality alone.

    What do you guys use?
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    I use Google Chrome, because it's the one which support the most js and css features. And i like the developper experience it provides. Plus, there is a lot of awesome project based on chromium (Electron is one of them).

    Some peoples says "oh my god do you realyse that google know anything that you do", i agree but i don't really care. Anyway google know you better than anyone based on what you search for on google. Using google chrome won't make any differences on this point. Especially if you have an android phone...

    Like Firefox, it use quite a lot of RAM, but with the nowadays config with 8 up to 16Go available RAM, who cares.

    I love chrome (mostry for the developper experience) but i'm also using it because i'm used to, i know where things are.
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    Mainly Chrome. But I also use FF. I'm too lazy to import bookmarks to Chrome :p
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    I use Google chrome and opera 12.18 (with anon's profile). I used to use firefox but it was very slow compared to chrome and i uninstalled it after 2 weeks.
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    I use Chrome mainly, I don't know exactly why. Perhaps I like it's simplistic way etc, and it rarely crashes. I also FireFox for browsing trackers exclusively, I still have the paranoia from CSS leak era. Basically I like chrome but don't love it.
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    Firefox, because the private browsing mode includes tracking protection to block third-party ad trackers, and Flash has been all but killed off. Other recent changes include the introduction of Quantum Compositor to improve stability, redesigned tabs which are more informative, and compact themes (I think after the v54 release).

    I'm current running the 55.0.2 version and the stability of the browser may have been improved, but little has been done to boost the performance which continues to feel lackluster (especially if you have multiple addons). While browsers have moved forward a great deal in recent years, Firefox hasn’t advanced quite as much as the competition. There are interesting little quirks like retaining separate address and search bars, for instance, and the rounded tabs are like stepping back in time. However, this is where the addons make it up!

    This doesn't mean I don't use other browsers. I have Chrome, Chromium, Opera Mini and UC. I also have Tor but that shouldn't count since it is used to access the tor network.
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    1. Opera 12.18 - trusted sites, everyday browsing that doesn't require JavaScript, cookies or anything fancy. Small, fast, can open hundreds of tabs and run for months without a problem.
    2. ungoogled-chromium and Internet Explorer 11 - YouTube, sites that do require JavaScript and cookies.
    3. Pale Moon - webmail, sites for which I want to manipulate my browser fingerprint.


    It'll be interesting to see what becomes of the (still slow) Firefox after they drop support for non-WebExtensions addons this November.
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    I am using Nightly -alpha version of Firefox-, for it is faster than Stable version of Firefox and all the browsers. (also values privacy)
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    Anyone tried Firefox Quantum? Apparently they made some major changes to rendering and JavaScript speeds which put it head to head with Chrome. However, it doesn't support most of the addons that make Firefox worth using?

    It's in beta right now, they plan to release it next month.
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    Never heard of it! But if they decide to support addons, might be worth trying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
    Anyone tried Firefox Quantum? Apparently they made some major changes to rendering and JavaScript speeds which put it head to head with Chrome. However, it doesn't support most of the addons that make Firefox worth using?

    It's in beta right now, they plan to release it next month.
    Tried it and it's just a big fat wow. really nice UPGRADE
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoco View Post
    if they decide to support addons, might be worth trying!
    They will still be supported, but only if written using the new WebExtensions API. This will make it much easier to port addons from other browsers, but also severely limit the functionality they will be able to provider compared to the XUL-based ones we're all used to right now.

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...7-end-of-2017/
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