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.
Apple Safari 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Google Chrome 2 vote(s) 5.3%
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 vote(s) 10.5%
Mozilla Firefox 25 vote(s) 65.8%
Opera 5 vote(s) 13.2%
Other (Please specify) 2 vote(s) 5.3%
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  1. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    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 Administrator Emeritus

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    Jan 12, 2000
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    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 Force Ghost

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    Feb 10, 2009
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    Ditto.

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

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    Sep 12, 2002
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    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 Manager Emeritus

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    Jun 26, 2004
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    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 Yahtzee Host

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

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    You poor repressed soul. :p
  8. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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  9. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    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 Force Ghost

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    Jun 17, 2005
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    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 Yahtzee Host

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    I just prefer IE. Why is everyone trying to get me to use Firefox? o_O
  12. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 29, 2005
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  15. TheMacUnleashed Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 2, 2009
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    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 Force Ghost

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

    I also have Safari, Google Chrome and IE7. But FF is my fav.
  17. Commander-DWH Shiny Costuming & Props Manager

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    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 Force Ghost

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  19. Lexi Host of Quick-Games

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

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    Sep 23, 2001
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    :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 Force Ghost

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

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    Jul 18, 2003
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    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 NSWFF Manager

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    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 Manager Emeritus

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

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    Dec 15, 2002
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    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
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