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Offline Joshuasm32

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Prefered Browser
« on: February 03, 2014, 09:38:46 pm »
What is currently your default browser, and why?  If your favourite browser is not your default, explain why.
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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2014, 09:46:38 pm »
Google Chrome is best browser :P

And Tor isn't a browser?

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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 09:48:02 pm »
Tor can be confused with several other programs, but I changed it.
My name is Josh and I a developer at Moonzean. I enjoy Radiohead, web development, Java, and cryptograms.
Spoiler For No Surprises, by Radiohead:
A heart that's full up like a landfill
A job that slowly kills you
Bruises that won't heal

You look so tired unhappy
Bring down the government
They don't, they don't speak for us

I'll take a quiet life
A handshake of carbon monoxide

And no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
Silent, silent

This is my final fit
My final bellyache

With no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises please

Such a pretty house
And such a pretty garden

No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises please

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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 09:52:07 pm »
Opera 12.16 (the last version to still have a menu bar)

I grew used with Opera since it became ad-free, but never could stand the lack of a menu bar in version 15.0 or higher (the same reason why I don't use Chrome often). I'm not fond of IE/Safari (slow page loading) and Firefox (too slow to boot). Opera 12.16 has plenty of compatibility issues, though, since certain sites block access to it.
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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2014, 10:37:14 pm »
Firefox. I used Firefox first, then switched to Chrome at about Firefox 3.0-4.0 because of memory issues, but Firefox caught up and it has better extensions.
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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2014, 11:10:58 pm »
I use the current version of Chrome. It's pretty similar to Firefox interface wise. I'd probably still be using Firefox, but one day it crashed on me and decide not to work again. I've even tried deleting it and reinstalling it several times to no avail. So yea, Chrome seems to work fine. :)

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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2014, 12:34:52 am »
I am a huge fan of Firefox, mainly because it is open sourced and has a lot of addons, with customization like you wouldn't believe.  Also, I have never had a browser so fast...

Seeing as it is my duty to convert you all to the practice of Firefox:
@DJ Omnimaga: Couldn't you just use AdBlock to remove ads?
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« Last Edit: February 04, 2014, 12:41:45 am by codebender »
My name is Josh and I a developer at Moonzean. I enjoy Radiohead, web development, Java, and cryptograms.
Spoiler For No Surprises, by Radiohead:
A heart that's full up like a landfill
A job that slowly kills you
Bruises that won't heal

You look so tired unhappy
Bring down the government
They don't, they don't speak for us

I'll take a quiet life
A handshake of carbon monoxide

And no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
Silent, silent

This is my final fit
My final bellyache

With no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises please

Such a pretty house
And such a pretty garden

No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises please

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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2014, 12:40:47 am »
Firefox. I used Firefox first, then switched to Chrome at about Firefox 3.0-4.0 because of memory issues, but Firefox caught up and it has better extensions.
Actually my main issues with Firefox were around version 1.05 to 3.0. That's when it started becoming unstable and crashing every 30 sec or so, then it got better (although I still had the 30 second freeze on 404 links occur until a few years ago). Nowadays it seems stable enough for my likings, but by the time Firefox finally starts up, I have time to start Opera and Chrome simultaneously three times in a row.
@DJ Omnimaga: Couldn't you just use AdBlock to remove ads?
No I really mean ads inside the browser interface, not webpages. Back in the days, unless you paid for an Opera license, ad banners showed up inside the browser interface (which could be replaced with text-based ads starting in version 8.0), and I think they were Google-based ads. It took until version 8.5 before the browser finally became freeware. I didn't use Opera until version 9, since I didn't like the ads and older versions had even more site rendering issues than IE6.

Here are some screenshots at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Opera_web_browser to see what I mean.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2014, 12:52:05 am by DJ Omnimaga »
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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2014, 12:45:43 am »
So many chrome users here :P

So yeah, I'm also with chrome, I love how much pixel-height it actually has, putting the tabs in the top bar.
I also like their JavaScript runtime and the built-in debugging tools for web-dev.

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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2014, 12:55:20 am »
Firefox user here. I have never had a problem with the size of the user interface - the tabs are overlaid on the title bar just like Chrome. I prefer it because of the values of Mozilla as opposed to Google.

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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2014, 01:34:58 am »
I grew up with FireFox so I am used to its interface. Moreover, I never had a single problem with it, while I heard people with Chrome having problems seeing code in spoilers here, so I just stayed with this one.

On my Android devices though, I don't use FireFox because it displays an annoying large font and is slower than Dolphin+JetPack (I tried every browser on my slow GP1, Dolphin+JetPack is seriously the fastest, despite what every browser says) and Dolphin also has an interesting way to open your favourite websites (I draw Omnimaga's sigma to open Omnimaga).
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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2014, 05:38:35 am »
Wait, who voted for IE on the poll O.O
And since when is that a browser O.O

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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2014, 08:37:56 am »
I've been using opera since I got my own laptop at age 10 or something. (Now opera 12.16 cause on linux)
I was curious about speech recognition and googled "speech recognition" and found out opera had it integrated.
Downloaded, worked and instantly opera became my favorite browser.
It's not very good, but far better than firefox, chrome, konqueror and other webkit-based crap if you're a web developer.
Dragonfly is the best tool, the "thing" built into webkit/blink is unusable and even worse than IE's.
And with CSS prefixr and some "mask as firefox" marked sites I didn't came across any page that didn't work.
And if the page doesn't work, it's 99% not conforming to standards...

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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2014, 09:49:19 am »
Please add Chromium to the list because saying that I use Google Chrome would be saying that I'm using Google proprietary code, and that is not happening.

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Re: Prefered Browser
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2014, 10:02:35 am »
I stick with Fx nightly. I have to use IE8 and Chrome at work though for development reasons.

Firefox. I used Firefox first, then switched to Chrome at about Firefox 3.0-4.0 because of memory issues, but Firefox caught up and it has better extensions.
Actually my main issues with Firefox were around version 1.05 to 3.0. That's when it started becoming unstable and crashing every 30 sec or so, then it got better (although I still had the 30 second freeze on 404 links occur until a few years ago). Nowadays it seems stable enough for my likings, but by the time Firefox finally starts up, I have time to start Opera and Chrome simultaneously three times in a row.
The startup speed issue is because you are running it on windows. I just start up Fx once, and never close it though, so startup is not an issue for me.
So many chrome users here :P

So yeah, I'm also with chrome, I love how much pixel-height it actually has, putting the tabs in the top bar.
I also like their JavaScript runtime and the built-in debugging tools for web-dev.
Fx nightly ;) https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools/Shader_Editor https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools
I've been using opera since I got my own laptop at age 10 or something. (Now opera 12.16 cause on linux)
I was curious about speech recognition and googled "speech recognition" and found out opera had it integrated.
Downloaded, worked and instantly opera became my favorite browser.
It's not very good, but far better than firefox, chrome, konqueror and other webkit-based crap if you're a web developer.
Dragonfly is the best tool, the "thing" built into webkit/blink is unusable and even worse than IE's.
And with CSS prefixr and some "mask as firefox" marked sites I didn't came across any page that didn't work.
And if the page doesn't work, it's 99% not conforming to standards...
Except for the places where the webkit/blink engine have bugs with conforming to standards. As a developer, I've run into quite a few instances where Fx supports something properly and everything else balks. Or where Webkit is the only thing that doesn't like it.
Please add Chromium to the list because saying that I use Google Chrome would be saying that I'm using Google proprietary code, and that is not happening.
Done, although there was already an other on the list.
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