What internet browser do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by YankBastard, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. YankBastard

    YankBastard Na Na Na Na NANANANAAA!

    Jun 18, 2005
    Estados Unidos
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I use google chrome with speed dial. It just makes things a lot more convenient. I know a lot of people swear by firefox. Are there still people who use the regular microsoft internet explorer?
     
  2. Belgian guy

    Belgian guy Member+

    Club Brugge
    Belgium
    Aug 19, 2002
    Belgium
    Club:
    Club Brugge KV
    Haven't used IE in an eternity. First went to Opera, then Firefox. Even though there's been some issues with FF over the past two years or so, I have stuck with it.

    Tried chrome for a bit but never really liked it much for some reason...
     
  3. YankBastard

    YankBastard Na Na Na Na NANANANAAA!

    Jun 18, 2005
    Estados Unidos
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah I was going to stop using chrome until I found out they have speed dial which made everything a lot more convenient for me.
     
  4. 96Squig

    96Squig Member

    Feb 4, 2004
    Hanover
    Club:
    Hannover 96
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Firefox for me. Got it way too customized to bother with any other browser, really.
     
  5. Sachsen

    Sachsen Member+

    Aug 8, 2003
    Broken Arrow, Okla.
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At home (iMac):
    1. Safari
    2. Camino for sites that are not optimized for Safari

    At work (Windows):
    1. IE7 (only browser installed or allowed) -- surprisingly, doesn't work too bad with the robust firewall we use
     
  6. Dan G

    Dan G Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    Palm Harbor, FL
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was a long time Firefox user, but then Google Chrome launched. I've been using Chrome for over 2 years now.
     
  7. chapulincolorado

    Jul 14, 1999
    McAllen, Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Same here. At work, it's IE7. No choice about it. But. Aside from work, it's all Chrome.
     
  8. YankBastard

    YankBastard Na Na Na Na NANANANAAA!

    Jun 18, 2005
    Estados Unidos
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wish I put a poll at the top.
     
  9. GiancarloC

    GiancarloC Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    LA, California
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    I use mostly Opera, and have done so for a long time.

    Firefox was good a long time ago, but then became totally bloated. Firefox is the best with compatibility, but is no longer the fastest, cleanest browser out there.

    Chrome is incompatible with too many sites, Opera still has issues with some but is better and faster. Chrome has a future, but remains several steps behind Opera.

    The speed dial thing also exists on Opera.
     
  10. YankBastard

    YankBastard Na Na Na Na NANANANAAA!

    Jun 18, 2005
    Estados Unidos
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's the only thing I hate about Chrome. It still has a lot of incompatibilities. I think Opera is the site that originally came out with speed dial.
     
  11. DDR

    DDR Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Safari on the Mac and Chrome on a PC
     
  12. Rafa9

    Rafa9 New Member

    Dec 11, 2005
    Arizona
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
  13. Bonnie Lass

    Bonnie Lass Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 20, 2000
    Up top
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    Chrome at both home and work when I only need to browse/download things off the Web. Otherwise, I go back to FF when compatibility's a problem, like when I'm updating the company Web site.

    Basically, FF was the best browser for a long time. I liked it, I liked the plugins and all of that. I still do. But now it drags like a SOB, both at home (PC) and work (Mac). And I have 12 Mbps DSL at home. It STILL sucks and is as slow as IE was a few years back.

    The only thing I do not like at all in Chrome is that when I scroll on my PC, it's jumpy and isn't smooth at all. But I quickly got over it once I saw how quick Chrome was.

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    YANK: If you want me to add a poll, just let me know what options you want and I can do it.
     
  14. benztown

    benztown Member+

    Jun 24, 2005
    Club:
    VfB Stuttgart
    On my Mac, I use Safari as my standard browser, but I still love Firefox, especially since I use the FF 4 Beta.
    It now feels as having the same speed as Safari - it might not be quite as quick, but I really can't feel the difference when using it in real life and it's faster on start-up, which is great, plus it finally has the tabs on top as opposed to Safari. It's still only a beta version and some of my favorite plug-ins are not supported yet, but once it's all ready, I think I might change back.

    The only major advantage Safari still has IMHO is it's prettier appearance. It's more economical in terms of screen space used, it has a (slightly) better looking UI, and it has the "top sites" with a cover-flow like appearance. But that might not be enough for me to stick around...
     
  15. laasan

    laasan Member

    Apr 12, 2010
    that might have something to do with the OS though. I use FF on linux, and the speed is fine. it's not as fast as Chrome, but perfectly acceptable.
     
  16. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Yeah, same here. I'd say that FF still has some speed issues but they mainly relate to crappy sites that aren't written properly... particularly the ones that my daughter visits like myspace where all her friends have to have 400 auto-running music videos to make their lives complete :D

    I suppose I might give chrome a go if FF started letting me down but I seem to remember there was some problem with it on some sites, including bigsoccer.
     
  17. GiancarloC

    GiancarloC Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    LA, California
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    The reason for Firefox slowing down on me is because they tend to pack the thing with unnecessary features and such. It's become a larger and larger program over the years, hence why I settle with Opera. I don't really go onto bandwidth heavy websites.
     
  18. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Been on Firefox for a long time, partially because I was working on multiple platforms and wanted something that would run well on all of them. Also the choice of extensions is great.

    I've been using the Firefox 4 beta for a couple of weeks now and think it's pretty slick. Especially for those of us who keep way too many tabs open at once... they've got tab groups now, similar to the way Expose works on OS X.
     
  19. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I've just remembered what the problem is with Chrome... it's that, (under Linux at least), I can't use the short-cuts for bold, underline, etc, u.e. CTRL+B for BOLD. Those key combinations are captured for other purposes.

    It occurs to me that there's some way to switch them off and that somebody who uses it that is also on bigsoccer might know how?

    Anyone???
     
  20. laasan

    laasan Member

    Apr 12, 2010
    if I understand you correctly you want to change the standard OS keyboard short-cuts? if so, I can only tell you how to do that in Ubuntu. it couldn't be easier, go to System->Preferences->Keyboard Shortcuts. it's a pretty long list of short-cuts, but well worth going through. I've changed some of the standard short-cuts to simpler (quicker) ones. for example, the one for switching between workspaces is CTRL-ALT-LEFT(RIGHT), or something like this. just taking the ALT out of it made it much more convenient and faster. only need the right hand to do that now..
     
  21. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    No, the problem is in the difference between Firefox and Chrome. If I editing a post, (like this one), am using Firefox and hold the ctrl key and press the 'U' key it inserts a U with an open and closed square bracket in it which makes everything I type have an underline. Now I assume that's because there's an 'applet' of some sort telling it to do that. In chrome that applet obviously isn't running because when I do the same thing it carries out what I assume is the default chroma action for that key combination which is to open a new browser tab.

    I suppose it's more to do with bigsoccer than anything else and I thought somebody on here would have had the same experience and sorted it out thus saving me the trouble... that's all :)
     
  22. YankBastard

    YankBastard Na Na Na Na NANANANAAA!

    Jun 18, 2005
    Estados Unidos
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think they have an app for that where you can run IE through Chrome for certain sites that aren't compatible yet. Don't know if they have it for other browsers.

    https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/miedgcmlgpmdagojnnbemlkgidepfjfi
     
  23. laasan

    laasan Member

    Apr 12, 2010
    ah, ok. what seems to happen here is that FF allows javascript applets (like the BS post editor) to overwrite it's shortcuts, and Chrome doesn't. because, CTRL-U is actually also in FF the shortcut for the source code of the page. if you click outside the editor with your mouse in FF, you'll get the source code, and not an underline. you need to be within the actual applet to get the underline. which is the most logical approach, really.
    anyway, I surfed BS with Chrome yesterday, and the rendering is very often completely out of shape. so I wouldn't bother too much about this problem and simply use FF for BS, is a much better experience all around. :)
     
  24. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Yeah, sounds the most likely explanation. Cheers mate :)
     
  25. Alan S

    Alan S Member

    Jun 1, 2001
    Palo Alto, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    HTML5 and CSS3 are the new web-standards that will improve web-browsing significantly. This site: "Can I Use" show which of the new features are supported by which browsers.

    Basically, Safari and Chrome (both webkit-based) are out front. FireFox is a little be behind. And then there is IE .... It is because of IE (which sucks) that web-site designers are not using more the now cool features in HTML5. Microsoft is essentially (and deliberately) slowing down progress on the web.

    http://caniuse.com/
     

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