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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Chrome 87 13.55%
Chromium 46 7.17%
Conkeror 2 0.31%
Dillo 1 0.16%
dwb 2 0.31%
Epiphany 3 0.47%
Firefox 371 57.79%
Konqueror 6 0.93%
links/elinks 5 0.78%
Luakit 1 0.16%
lynx 6 0.93%
Midori 4 0.62%
Opera 26 4.05%
QupZilla 5 0.78%
rekonq 3 0.47%
SeaMonkey 35 5.45%
SlimBoat 0 0%
Uzbl 1 0.16%
w3m 1 0.16%
Iceweasel 18 2.80%
NetRider 1 0.16%
PaleMoon 14 2.18%
Otter Browser 4 0.62%
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:58 PM   #61
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FFwith Classic theme restorer works for me most of the time. However, Flash is too old for many websites, "forcing" me to use Google Chrome.
 
Old 12-31-2014, 10:14 AM   #62
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I use firefox, because of xmarks add-in. xmarks was the first add-in to store bookmarks, including all the hierarchies possible. (eg. bookmarks folders).

I use it with ms explorer, chrome and Firefox. One set of bookmarks for all three.

I also like FF because of the add-in dictionaries for USA english, Spanish and for French.
 
Old 01-01-2015, 05:44 PM   #63
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FFwith Classic theme restorer works for me most of the time. However, Flash is too old for many websites, "forcing" me to use Google Chrome.
I have 11.2 r202.425 installed in both Firefox and Palemoon (using it now) and both seem to work everywhere I go. Of course YMMV.
 
Old 01-03-2015, 01:21 AM   #64
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55% Firefox, for the plugins and the best overall experience, mostly... and the Mozilla philosophy too!
35% Midori, for the agility and completeness (adblock, etc all built in) fine for TV guides online etc.
10% Chrome (or the hacky version of Chromium) for Flash/video stuff - our BBC iPlayer & ABC iView icons link to these, it seems to work smoothest.
Opera - been playing with this occasionally. Not bad at all - still getting used to it.

Last edited by Flymo; 01-05-2015 at 06:00 PM. Reason: Repaired an omission!
 
Old 01-03-2015, 08:46 PM   #65
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Pale Moon for the win.
 
Old 01-04-2015, 02:17 PM   #66
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I have to say Firefox but I'm not as happy about it as I used to be.
 
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Old 01-04-2015, 06:10 PM   #67
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Firefox with Pentadactyl.
That's it! One of the reasons I stick to fx is Pentadactyl. Possibility to use your browser without a mouse is priceless. Some people don't know what Pentadactyl is but they know what Vimperator is, it is more popular and when they know Vimperator I can easily explain to them what Pendatactyl is. Recently there have been some problems with Pendatactyl on newest Firefox though. In order to be able to use Pendatactyl you need to compile it by hand. It is not hard and is nothing more than cloning Pendatactyl source with hg and doing `make -C pentadactyl xpi' but I realize it may be a major obstacle for new users. When you use Pentadactyl you don't expect many breaking changes, definitely you don't to care about UI changes because Pendatactyl hides address bar and menu bar by default. It is especially useful on smaller laptops screens because you have more screen estate to actually show web contents instead of useless UI. And I say all of these as an avid Emacs user!

Another reason I like fx for is Mozilla philosophy. It is one of these very few companies that still care not only about their profits but also about openness and freedom.

I use fx on my Slackware desktop, on work Ubuntu and Windows machines and on my Android smartphone and tablet. I have history, bookmarks and opened tabs synchronized across all these devices thanks to Firefox Sync. I would prefer Firefox Sync on Android to be more reliable though. For example, at the moment when I am reading something on a desktop machine and I need to leave home very suddenly I don't have the same browsing history on my smartphone right away (although I am not sure about the opened tabs, they might have been some situations when I forced syncing from Android app and got a list of tabs opened on my desktop but not history and bookmarks, still enough for emergence situations). I realize that very frequent syncing on mobile devices would cause battery drainage but still, it's quite bad but better than nothing.
 
Old 01-05-2015, 03:37 PM   #68
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Firefox for sure. Chrome for a few websites that Firefox has trouble with.
 
Old 01-06-2015, 07:33 AM   #69
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Firefox for sure. Chrome for a few websites that Firefox has trouble with.
Almost the same here, but with Chromium instead of Chrome.
Firefox's killer feature for me is tab groups.

As a side note, Iceweasel is just a rebranded Firefox, it shouldn't be a separate entry (IMO).
 
Old 01-06-2015, 11:26 AM   #70
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Firefox
 
Old 01-10-2015, 05:52 PM   #71
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Love FireFox
 
Old 01-12-2015, 06:08 PM   #72
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Jeremy: DWB is "unmaintained". Mayb prune from the list?
 
Old 01-12-2015, 06:11 PM   #73
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Jeremy: DWB is "unmaintained". Mayb prune from the list?
It seems to have multiple 2014 commits, based on: https://bitbucket.org/portix/dwb/src

--jeremy
 
Old 01-12-2015, 06:16 PM   #74
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Surf is a pretty nice, ligthweight, webkit based option http://surf.suckless.org/ If uzbl made the list, then surely surf deserves to as well.

Lots and lots of lightweight options sprouting up. Maybe Mozilla and the Goog should take note that more and more bloat is NOT what we want. Oh wait, we're atypical users and therefor considered "edge cases" in their UA studies.

I'm an Emacs user and have been using Conkeror: get the XUL/gecko rendering and Emacs lik keybindings. Luakit is also kind of nice. If I were vi/m user, I think I'd go with Surf though.
 
Old 01-12-2015, 10:03 PM   #75
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Firefox mostly, and occasionally xombrero and Opera. I keep trying to like Chrome/Chromium, but it just keeps pissing me off.
 
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