What Browser Do You Use?

What Browser Do You Use?


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Dan The Man

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Here's a necropost for you all! 10 years later let's see what changed. I cleared out the old responses to the polls and added some options. I should have taken a screenshot for comparison my bad.

I recently switched to Firefox from Chrome mostly because my extension that opened context searches (Highlight, right click, Search for xxxx) in a background tab broke and I find it infuriating that Chrome switches the focus to the new tab with no option to change it. Firefox's about:config has this as an option.

Firefox also has some really nice features. Containers is really neat. Each container has separate cookies. It's like having another browser. I can sign into multiple accounts in the same window at the same time. Real nice for signing into multiple Gmail accounts and test accounts on sites I run.

Opera is a close second I usually have it open with WhatsApp, Todoist, Clear Checkbook, etc.

What about you guys?
 
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steve149

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Chrome on my desktop/laptops and Safari on my iPhone/iPads (sometimes Chrome too).
 
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TwinSpinDJ

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I use IE because that's what I've always used. I'm and old dog and difficult to learn new things. I switched to all digital, no CD, in 2013...I believe or maybe it was 2015, not sure.

Why is Chrome a better choice than IE?
 
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ittigger

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I recently switched to Firefox from Chrome mostly because my extension that opened context searches (Highlight, right click, Search for xxxx) in a background tab broke and I find it infuriating that Chrome switches the focus to the new tab with no option to change it. Firefox's about:config has this as an option.
If I click (normal left-click, or one-finger tap) on a link somewhere, it opens in a new tab and focus is changed to that tab.
If I right-click (two-finger tap), I get a menu and can select "Open link in new tab". The link opens in the new tab, but that tab is not focused.

Is this not working?

As for browser: I mostly use Firefox but I also use Chrome.
 
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DJ Bobcat

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May I ask why? I use Chrome with no issues.
Google is spyware. They collect data on everything you do using any of their products or search engine. Google has become a propagandist for the far left, and manipulates search results accordingly. They are essentially blocking conservative’s free speech. They are hoping to use their search tools to affect the 2020 election in favor of the Democratic candidate, and could sway the votes of 11 million or more voters without them even realizing. Google has systematically eliminated any conservative element inside the company, and of course they have been working with China to collect data on millions of people, while denying information about international events that might not be pro-China. Google is NOT pro-American, and NOT for freedom, free speech, and democracy.
 

dunlopj

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Google is spyware. They collect data on everything you do using any of their products or search engine. And of course they have been working with China to collect data on millions of people, while denying information about international events that might not be pro-China. Google is NOT pro-American, and NOT for freedom, free speech, and democracy.
Whoa....I'm not an important guy....just a very tiny cog in this place we call earth...:sqcool:
 

Dan The Man

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If I click (normal left-click, or one-finger tap) on a link somewhere, it opens in a new tab and focus is changed to that tab.
If I right-click (two-finger tap), I get a menu and can select "Open link in new tab". The link opens in the new tab, but that tab is not focused.

Is this not working?

As for browser: I mostly use Firefox but I also use Chrome.
When I normal left click a link it opens in the same tab. That's the expected behavior. Control click opens in a new background tab which is also expected behavior.

My issue is when I highlight a word to search for more information. You highlight the word, right click on it, then select the "Search Google for X" option. In Chome it immediately opens and focuses a new tab. This makes sense for Google as they want the most eyeballs on their search engine. To me it's intrusive. I want context search to open in a background tab; This way I can research the topic after I finish what I'm currently reading. There was an addon that fix this: Search in background tab - (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/search-in-background-tab/fikfhablannhlgejpiklhbkonjkakodf?hl=en) but a recent Chrome update appears to have broken it.

Firefox also focuses a new tab by default for context search but their decent about it and have an option in about:config

ff-context-search.png
 
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Cap Capello

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Chrome for my desktop and (on occasion) Firefox-Portable Version.