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    QOTW: Which desktop web browser do you prefer?

    And what makes it your absolute favourite?
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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop web browser do you prefer?

    Chrome all the way - preferably 64bit. I've also deployed it as the default browser in my organisation via GPO.

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop web browser do you prefer?

    I've stuck with firefox simply becasue all the addons I need work. Did try chrome but it was during the 'we spy on on your period' so stopped.

    Also, historically was not so good at rendering pages, I'll assume that is now fixed?

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop web browser do you prefer?

    Depends on platform. I float between Firefox and Opera on Windows, and those two and PaleMoon on Android.

    I haven't used IE for years other than odd occasions. I no way am I using Chrome. I have to grit my teeth to use Android but no way am I using (on my machines) a Google browser.
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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop web browser do you prefer?

    It was the comments on the 2014 HEXUS feature that prompted me to switch to Pale Moon (x64).

    v26 has just been released, complete with Goanna (their version of Gecko), and I'm still very happy with it and have no plans to move to another browser. It is annoying that big players like Google are relying on user-agent sniffing and trying to say it's incompatible though (which I of course promptly ignore and carry on using without issues anyway) rather than checking for the actual feature support another way.

    Plus I still prefer the original design, not the Chrome or Chrome-clone designs other browsers have gone to.
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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop web browser do you prefer?

    Firefox at home.
    Work apps only run in IE, for some annoying reason...

    All my friends use Chrome.
    Some "people that I've met" use some kind of iBrowser on their iComputer wotsists, but that's all iKnow about that...

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop web browser do you prefer?

    I've been using Firefox as my main browser since the early versions and although I've tried a few times to switch to Chrome, I always end up coming back to Firefox. I just love the way it's designed.

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop web browser do you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    I've stuck with firefox simply becasue all the addons I need work. Did try chrome but it was during the 'we spy on on your period' so stopped.

    Also, historically was not so good at rendering pages, I'll assume that is now fixed?
    Much the same here. FF does what I need it to do without fuss or intrusion, so I've just always stuck with it.

    I guess I also prefer the more laid-back ethos that Mozilla's non-profit status allows, compared to Google's aggressive tactics to get Chrome installed on as many devices as is humanly possible.

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop web browser do you prefer?

    I use Firefox, and occasionally Chrome.

    I'd probably stick with chrome more often, but it's response to my "back" button on my mouse makes it annoying while I am on Teamspeak as its the button I use to talk. Firefox ignores it unless I have my cursor on the browser and its the program in focus. Chrome does not, I have to click on the taskbar or somewhere else or it keeps backing up even when my cursor is on the other monitor.

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop web browser do you prefer?

    Opera.

    I've been using it for years, I can't live without mouse gestures now.

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop web browser do you prefer?

    Chrome.

    I was a Mozilla user but Chrome has all the bolt-on's I require with out using 3rd party apps.

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop web browser do you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    It was the comments on the 2014 HEXUS feature that prompted me to switch to Pale Moon (x64).

    v26 has just been released, complete with Goanna (their version of Gecko), and I'm still very happy with it and have no plans to move to another browser. It is annoying that big players like Google are relying on user-agent sniffing and trying to say it's incompatible though (which I of course promptly ignore and carry on using without issues anyway) rather than checking for the actual feature support another way.

    Plus I still prefer the original design, not the Chrome or Chrome-clone designs other browsers have gone to.
    Exactly the same here, right down to the annoyance with Google.

    I tend to use Chrome as my backup browser for things that don't play nice with PM.

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop web browser do you prefer?

    Firefox mainly due to laziness at trying to get a new browser set up the way i use it with a favourites layout and configured plugins.
    Also syncs nicely across different PCs and also with firefox on my android phone which is a huge plus point for me.

    So i think unless some major problem crops up, i'll stick with it.

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop web browser do you prefer?

    Edge is never going to get a significant market share. It's got about as many features as a rock and is about as useful too. I'm not entirely sure what Microsoft thought they were doing, but they certainly didn't manage it. In any event, my expectations were dashed when they got rid of the name 'Spartan'.

    Google Chrome is probably my favourite browser, although I like the IE download manager and the fact that passwords and favourites etc. sync across devices (although Chrome also does this).

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop web browser do you prefer?

    chrome

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop web browser do you prefer?

    Google Chrome at home, Firefox at work. Both seem to be brilliant browsers in my opinion.

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