You Are Probably Using Google Chrome to Read This

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Firefox has always been reliable for me so I don't see any point in changing. Chrome is just way too simplistic looking.

Oh Man, Google is really taking over. I'm not helping by using Chrome and owning an Android powered phone mind you.

Statcounter is known for it's bullshit you want Netmarketshare for accuracy.

http://netmarketshare.com/browser-market-share.aspx?qprid=0&qpcustomd=0&qptimeframe=M

I cycle through browsers periodically. IE is up next, from Chrome.

Joke's on them; I'm using Opera.

Personally, I'm surprised Internet Explorer does as well as it does. Though, I suppose that has to do with the fact that its 'standard'. That doesn't change the fact that, for me, its absolute crap.

As for my browser of choice, I'm sticking with Firefox. Its just what I'm used to, and it works. That's good enough for me.

firefox here. add on variety alone makes it up for me. if iever get bored i can just go scroll thru quirky fun add ons.

I'm on Safari, and I don't have a Mac. Using IE is like going to the Barber to have your teeth pulled. i.e. "people still do that?!"

DustyDrB:
I actually tried out Chrome all last week, but I'm not a fan. I'm back to Firefox. There were a couple things that bugged me:
-There wasn't a search bar (I have at least a dozen search engines saved for the Firefox search bar)
-The "scroll straight to the bottom/top" trackpad motion (on a MBP, it's scrolling up or down with three fingers on the trackpad) didn't work with Chrome for some reason. I'm way to used too that. Not having it feels icky.

But whatever, what browser people use is not a big deal. So if anyone starts arguing about browsers in this thread: We're laughing at you.

The search bar and address bar are the same bar. Just don't type a URL and it'll automatically Google what's typed.

Greg Tito:
You Are Probably Using Google Chrome to Read This

Gods no! I hate Chrome. It's clunky and annoying to work with.

gigastar:
Nope, still using Firefox 11 at the moment. Should probably upgrade to Firefox 12 like its been nagging me to.

I used to use Firefox, but then I took a redirect to the website.

.....wait, what do you mean it not funny anymore? you mean to say it was funny to begin with?!

But no, seriously, my ISP has a hilarious way to tell you your bill is due by forcing redirects from every website to its own.

Escapist Magazine among some other websites on Firefox for me still continue to redirect to their website.

Escapist Magazine however upped the hilarity by suddenly redirecting to http://www.ecgconf.com/

Oh Firefox, you so silly.

But the one gripe I have with Chrome is how slow it starts running if I have more than ten tab opened at once.

Dont get me started about what happens when I see that my toolbar has suddenly reappeared like how I just noticed it did.

Since you know, taking off a toolbar on your browser requires you to reload ALL THE PAGES YOU HAVE OPEN AT THE EXACT SAME TIME.

I'm still very much in love with Firefox and I don't think I will be switching anytime soon.
So yeah, I'm not using Google Chrome to read this =p (feels special in a hollow sort of way)

What I need from a browser is blink tag support and extracts from the book of mozilla.

I'm losing my patiences with Firefox. I used to love it, but the last couple of months has been nothing but freezes, bugs and crashes. I just updated from 10.0.4, which could have been half the problem (especially since it's up to 12 now.)

I also have Chrome installed, but it doesn't seem all that great either. My problem is I've read that Firefox tracks a lot of what you do, but I figure Google would be tracking even more. I've heard decent things about Opera, so that may well be my next option.

Oh, Firefox also seems to be bad with resources. 150-200k not including all the plugin containers which could be another 100k+ and then the high CPU usage. It doesn't seem that much better than IE. Not impressed.

Recently switched to Chrome from Firefox. The switch wasn't for any real reason though. I've used Firefox for a good few years and never had any trouble with it; I just thought I'd like to try Chrome. I'll be honest, I haven't really noticed a great deal of difference, except for a less intrusive toolbar. Ho hum.

Will not use Chrome again until spybot can immunize it.

Which is a shame, since FF will randomly poop out on me with an INSTANTANEOUS crash (no lag or unresponsiveness) Sorry Bout That! crash. All the time. Once more and I will trade security for convenience.

Roboto:
Will not use Chrome again until spybot can immunize it.

Which reminds me... I haven't immunized in two weeks...

Thanks!

Using Opera/Firefox

I don't really see all the fuss. In my opinion opera, firefox and chrome more or less work the same. However I can't forgive chrome for not having dropdown menus in the address bar, and also if you open task manager while running chrome, it seems that each tab is treated as a separate window, which tends to add to the memory taken up. Maybe thats why it crashes more?

Aww I'm one of only 1% who use opera in the UK but that said more than 52% of Germans use Firefox which I found surprising .

I use Firefox 12 and I will always love the browser for its deep seeded user mod community, but I am considering reverting to 3.6. This "new version every month" stuff is bullshit and it does not bring anything new or meaningful. They need to just go back and release v4.0b and start back from 2010. I don't know who flipped their shit when Chrome came out, but they need to calm down with the gimmicks.

I don't trust google and its modification community is still in its infancy. Also the adblock does not work on anything google profits from, so it is essentially an ad tool that gathers information on you and how to squeeze money from you. No thanks.

Edit: Quoted the wrong person. Blah. Why do I do this so often?

Safari on windows and firefox whenever I use Ubuntu. Tried chrome, was a bit awkward from what I was used to so I switched back.

Triforceformer:

DustyDrB:
I actually tried out Chrome all last week, but I'm not a fan. I'm back to Firefox. There were a couple things that bugged me:
-There wasn't a search bar (I have at least a dozen search engines saved for the Firefox search bar)
-The "scroll straight to the bottom/top" trackpad motion (on a MBP, it's scrolling up or down with three fingers on the trackpad) didn't work with Chrome for some reason. I'm way to used too that. Not having it feels icky.

But whatever, what browser people use is not a big deal. So if anyone starts arguing about browsers in this thread: We're laughing at you.

The search bar and address bar are the same bar. Just don't type a URL and it'll automatically Google what's typed.

I missed being able to search a website in that manner. That and the trackpad motion I mentioned before are two things I use with extreme frequency.

I tried to use Chrome once, but it's retarded and is missing a wide collection of features, and there's not even addons to take up the slack.

My biggest issues with Chrome are:

1) The lack of a bookmark sidebar. I have upwards of 120 bookmarks and I flip through them very frequently. The pop-ups and dropdowns Chrome uses for their bookmark integration are next to useless, and having to tab over to my bookmarks is just aggravating.

2) The complete lack of NoScript. If you're unaware, NoScript is the greatest Firefox addon of all time. It blocks all Javascript from executing unless you explicitly allow it. It literally makes it impossible to get a virus and not know about it. The fact that Google hasn't put the hooks in to make it possible in Chrome is almost criminal.

I have a few other issues with it, but they're mostly aesthetic quibbles and not something I'm overly worried about. I'm never going to use Chrome without those fixes though (at least, not for personal use, it's the only browser installed on my work computer).

Firefox is as stable as a house of cards in an earthquake for me... however, until DownThemAll comes to Chrome, I'm sticking with it.

I'm using Opera. Been doing this for many years now.
Google may go to hell. And IE is bloody broken. To put it lightly.

I don't have anything against Firefox but I simply don't like using it. It's the little things in the interface, to each his own.

Funny thing is I just recently switched to Chrome in the past few weeks... and I am using it to read the article

using IE. why? because i can't be arsed to use anything else. i don't use the internet for anything important. I use to look at webpages, read articles, and, on occasion, make replies to forums like the one i am typing right now. IE seems to be doing a pretty good job of it.

I still use Firefox and an older version at that. I don't like Chrome's look nor the new Firefox look. Everything is trying for this ultra sleek minimalist display that just annoys me.

nope.

firefox here, cause, it has a foxy and i like foxes. (also, not had a problem with it)

Im an opera man, I just love the way it works, I still keep IE around though, it sometimes comes in handy.

Chrome has been alright whenever I have used it, but I prefer opera overall

That would have been true a few days earlier or so but then I switched browsers to give Chrome a break.

I'm on FireFox now. Chrome is still up with other web pages though.

Chrome myself, friend swapped it over and I liked the fact it practically has just the bare minimum showing, so I've kept it.

I've cycled through Firefox, Chrome and IE when each of them has crashed or failed to do something properly. I have no loyalties to be honest - they all offer roughly the same experience.

Ive been using Opera only for years now and have no plans on using anything else.

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