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Published 2 years ago with 19 Comments

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  • spaceghoti
    +8

    I never left Firefox. I try to connect to the web via VPN and proxy whenever possible and Firefox makes it easier to configure this than Chrome. Chrome relies on your IE settings which affect your entire computer (not always for the best). So I use Chrome primarily for web applications where Chrome works best like Google Drive but I use Firefox for most everything else.

  • kxh (edited 2 years ago)
    +8

    I never left Firefox. I use all browsers though. I have a lot of security extensions on Firefox for everyday browsing. It's hard to match them on any other browser. The huge amount of bad things on websites, ads, cross site scripting, tracking, cookies, fingerprinting etc. Also I thrash browsers. I run Firefox with 20 or so tabs all the time using "Tree Style Tabs". Any other browsers can do that? And no, it's not the fastest and I expect it to crash occasionally and sometimes go berserk. Hey I just turn it off and on again.

    These days I use other browsers when particular sites don't work. For instance I don't run flash on Firefox and sometimes to view a site or a video I use Chrome. It seems to have its own version of flash and that's all I use it for.

    The reason I was never happy with chrome is that if you ever log into google in chrome it remembers. Oh yeah and special update daemons, what's that about?

    Sometimes when I'm making a web page I need to check it in a number of browsers. It's good to have at least Chrome and Opera around to check it. Well, I should probably use IE but I'd have to run windows at home and I don't like doing that.

    • AdelleChattre
      +4

      “Tree Style Tabs” add-on link for the lazy.

    • LisMan
      +2

      I also use a number of browsers. When I need to print a web page, some look better and/or print easier on one browser than another. I started to use Chrome more often when Reddit's enhancement suite became difficult to use on Firefox. Of course, who uses Reddit any more? However, Firefox has been my main browser for a long time, and I don't see myself switching.

  • jcscher
    +7

    I am still with Firefox and never switched.

    • Gozzin
      +3

      Same here.

      Remember when you ditched Firefox for Chrome and pinkie-swore you’d never go back?

      Nope. I only switched once and that was when Fire Fox crashed and burned and I was unable to use it for several days.

  • drunkenninja
    +4

    I tried going back to Firefox last year, it didn't work out so well.

  • elemental
    +4

    firefox and the extensions make linux a perfect porn surfer

  • douglas77
    +4

    Is there a non-"please log in to read this article" version of this text?

  • douglas77
    +4

    You can essentially stay in ‘private browsing’ mode by enabling the ‘do not track history’ setting

    This is totally wrong! While Private Browsing ensures that no "history" is saved in your profile (visited sites, cookies, form data,...), DNT just sets a header, telling sites "Please do not track me".

    I'd suggest to always set DNT, but additionally use Private Browsing when appropriate.

    You can also create a dedicated profile (firefox -P, or start the "Firefox Profile Manager") for... "special" purposes.

  • sjvn
    +3

    I beat the heck out of web browsers a couple of times a year, and Firefox, well, it's just not that good anymore. Your usage may vary.

    • kxh
      +5

      Do you have a write up for that? I am always interested.

  • lostwonder
    +2

    I use both and switch depending on what I'm looking at.

  • shihtzuman (edited 2 years ago)
    +2

    Use the 64 bit version. Waterfox. Little bit faster than the 32 bit version. I use Chrome just as much as I use Firefox. Will continue to use both 50-50 depending on what I'm doing.

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