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    Features - QOTW: Which is the best desktop web browser?

    And what features in particular make it appeal to you?
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best desktop web browser?

    Palemoon. Firefox without the hideously unusable (let's replace controls with whitespace!) UI redesign.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best desktop web browser?

    Chrome or Firefox. They both have their points for me.

    Firefox added sync before the others and was very compatible with sites early on, although lately I have been using Chrome more and more due to issues I have been having with flash-enabled sites and flashplayer causing new web browser windows to appear under the window I spawned them from. Not having flashplayer installed seems to fix this and Chrome has it's own flash player in-built.

    IE I never use. There is nothing redeeming about it for me.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best desktop web browser?

    Firefox! Large amounts of add-ons and the only browser I've found that can reliably delete all cookies and history after exiting.

    With australis, however, this may change. The amount of wasted space on the UI is horrific. Lost about 50 pixels of page height, and can no longer move the refresh button.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best desktop web browser?

    I've had to use IE (10 and 11) and I didn't find them to be disagreeable, but I use Chrome-beta or -dev 99% of the time. I used to be a Mozilla fanboy (even used Netscape back in the day) but I find it's gotten bogged down in recent years

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best desktop web browser?

    I use either firefox or chrome, though recently ive been using chrome a lot more.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best desktop web browser?

    The Comodo Dragon version of Chrome is my favourite.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best desktop web browser?

    I am using Firefox at the moment because of NoScript, so good for blocking stuff I dislike for example the annoying intellitext crap that Hexus use in their articles; if I wasn't able to block that I wouldn't read their articles. Chrome can block it but I have to have all other adds blocked as well so Firefox allows me to keep some adds on while getting rid of the really pesky ones.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best desktop web browser?

    I use Chrome atm simply because it annoys me the least. But even it has been annoying the snot out of me lately with recent 'developments'.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best desktop web browser?

    IE - in a really ironic twist of fate, FF has really become bloated as of late, and while Chrome may be a bit lighter, I vastly prefer that most of the disagreeable things on the web are opt-IN on IE, while Google's offering requires you to opt-OUT.
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    I'm a large fan of Chrome, for literally no reason other than; its not IE...
    That said, I have great pity for my girlfriend who seems to think safari is the best, such a sad story....

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best desktop web browser?

    Firefox, for 11 years now. Really like much of the recent work on it, and the Android version works well for me too.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best desktop web browser?

    Primarily use firefox due to the plugins I use, I have chrome and opera installed for testing purposes as well as the standard ie which I pretty much never use.

    Mind you firefox is beginning to annoy me on occasion and some of the UI changes (download window) are just stupid, don't just copy chrome because chrome has it... If they keep going in the direction they're going I may as well just get chrome...

    Also I do wonder how accurate those stats are, I know it says it's desktop browsers but does it differentiate from android chrome in 'desktop mode'. I'm sure the number of android devices out there could easily skew the results somewhat.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best desktop web browser?

    Opera because it is fast and fantastically usable.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best desktop web browser?

    I use Firefox though i would not say that makes it the best browser, its just that it works for me and i am familiar with it.
    Occasionally try Chrome and IE but just do not get on with them.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which is the best desktop web browser?

    I use Chrome because it syncs across all of my devices fantastically - functionality over performance for me.

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