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What is your favorite internet browser?

Discussion in 'Fan Design - Sites and Graphics' started by Grimby , Aug 21, 2009.

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What is your favorite internet browser?

Poll closed Aug 21, 2009.
  1. Apple Safari

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Google Chrome

    5.3%
  3. Microsoft Internet Explorer

    10.5%
  4. Mozilla Firefox

    65.8%
  5. Opera

    13.2%
  6. Other (Please specify)

    5.3%
  1. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    Apr 22, 2000
    So what's your weapon of choice when it comes to the internet? Mine's Firefox, although I've enjoyed using Chrome and Opera at times as well.

    And a side question: If you like more than one browser, what specific features do you enjoy about each one?
     
  2. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jan 12, 2000
    Firefox, followed closely by Chrome and then Opera. Though I actually use Opera more than Chrome, still. IE... somewhere WAY down the line. Like last.

    I like Firefox's customization features. :p
     
  3. darthhelinith

    darthhelinith Jedi Master star 5

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    Feb 10, 2009
    Ditto.

    I use a skin which is a blood red and black design- Verrrrryyyy sithly! [face_devil]
     
  4. DarthXan318

    DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sep 12, 2002
    Firefox for sure. :D I can't live without dem extensions (Adblock in particular).

    Although lately I've been browsing the JC on Safari just cause it doesn't play nice with Firefox. :(
     
  5. Brandon Rhea

    Brandon Rhea Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 26, 2004
    I've used Opera before and it's alright, but for me it's Firefox hand down. I just feel it works the best, especially in comparison with IE.
     
  6. Jedi Gunny

    Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    Internet Explorer, because I've never used anything else.
     
  7. Brandon Rhea

    Brandon Rhea Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 26, 2004
    You poor repressed soul. :p
     
  8. Jedi Gunny

    Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    May 20, 2008
  9. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    Apr 22, 2000
    Oh, you should definitely try another one just for fun. Who knows, you might like it better.

    For web development and testing purposes, these are all the browsers I currently have installed on my XP machine:
    Firefox 3.5.2
    IE 8
    IE 6
    IE 5.5
    IE 5.01
    Netscape 9
    Chrome 2.0
    Opera 9.6
    Safari 4.0.3

    I typically only use Firefox. Though I will occasionally load up Chrome or Opera or Safari (whichever I feel like at the moment) if I'm experiencing problems on a certain web site. Using a different browser than I'm normally used to often forces me to use the web slightly differently, and will almost always point out features I either miss about Firefox, or in which another browser might be surprisingly superior.
     
  10. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    Jun 17, 2005
    Firefox, hands down.

    And please ... does everybody use middle-mouse click or not? I can't stand when I see people right-mouse click a link and select 'Open Link in New Tab' -- it drives me nuts! :p
     
  11. Jedi Gunny

    Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    May 20, 2008
    I just prefer IE. Why is everyone trying to get me to use Firefox? o_O
     
  12. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    Jun 17, 2005
    Simple. It's faster, safer, less buggy and has more functionality. Make sense? :p
     
  13. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What he said. And I use middle-mouse-click all the time for scrolling really fast, but I tend to forget about the new tab functionality there. I need to remember to use that more frequently.

    On that note, yay for having an 8-button mouse :p
     
  14. LilyHobbitJedi

    LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Aug 29, 2005
    Firefox for sure.
     
  15. TheMacUnleashed

    TheMacUnleashed Jedi Knight star 4

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    Feb 2, 2009
    I used to use Internet Explorer, but it was always quite slow for me, even on a new computer. These days I prefer Firefox.
     
  16. darth_nemisis

    darth_nemisis Jedi Master star 6

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    May 15, 2004
    Firefox for sure. I love it.

    I also have Safari, Google Chrome and IE7. But FF is my fav.
     
  17. Commander-DWH

    Commander-DWH Manager Emeritus star 4

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    Nov 3, 2003
    I primarily use Firefox, and I love it. I also tend to keep multiple browsers around so I can be logged into sock accounts for fanficcing purposes without having to log out of my main one. :p Safari isn't bad. I haven't tried Chrome yet, though perhaps I should. I just really like all the settings I've built up on Firefox.
     
  18. TNPredsFan

    TNPredsFan Jedi Master star 4

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    Nov 10, 2004
    Firefox. I hate IE.
     
  19. Lexi

    Lexi Jedi Master star 4

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    Oct 9, 2002
    Firefox. Everything looks so much better in that browser. And I love the add-ons, especially the web developer one.
     
  20. ImperialJedi

    ImperialJedi Jedi Master star 3

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    Sep 23, 2001

    :eek: Seriously did not know that I could do that! This is almost as big as when I finally discovered tabs many years ago. Thank you! [:D] The middle-mouse click is a really awesome shortcut!

    -IJedi

    p.s. I use Firefox.
     
  21. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    Jun 17, 2005
    [:D] Yay! I've shown the light to another awesome person. :D
     
  22. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Jul 18, 2003
    IE.

    I tried Firefox, and simply missed IE. IE feels like home, snug, Firefox feels very cold.

    Hooray for homely IE. Home sweet home.
     
  23. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 20, 2002
    I feel slightly like Everton :p I've never really had a problem with IE, so I use it for most things when I'm on my computer. When I use a Mac, I use Firefox when possible - I really, really hate Safari - it's slow and it spends a lot of time timing out.
     
  24. DVeditor

    DVeditor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Dec 21, 2001
    Firefox hands down. I stick with the open-source. [face_peace]
     
  25. Kev-Mas_Colcha

    Kev-Mas_Colcha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Dec 15, 2002
    However, the Mozilla license isn't exactly completely open source.

    If you wanted Open Source, you should go with Iceweasel (Same thing a Firefox, but COMPLETELY Open Source). Then again, you'd have to be using linux to get it. I personally don't care. Firefox still beats the other browsers hands down, despite its shaky open source status. :p