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What browser do you use and why? 🌐

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Shai Almog

Firefox:

  • It's pretty fast and stable now
  • Better ad blocking and privacy than Chrome by a mile
  • Uses own rendering engine which is important to keep the web standard based and not implementation based
  • Has good, reasonably customizable UI and scales well to the 50~ tabs I have open
  • Doesn't flood the system with 50+ processes because I have a lot of tabs
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Jon Randy πŸŽ–οΈ • Edited

Better Dev tools too

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Ryan Ceccarelli (He/Him/His)

Team Firefox FTW! Real talk: Google Chrome is fast, but simply put I just do not trust their privacy policy. Cheers mate!

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Shai Almog

Chrome isn't faster than current versions of Firefox especially with many tabs.

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Jon Randy πŸŽ–οΈ

What he said ☝

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JavaCode7

πŸ˜‚

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JavaCode7

Nice!

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Tanay Pingalkar

brave for ad blocking

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PaulHarveyUS

Same here. I think I prefer the Chrome-style dev window over Firefox, and Brave does block ads.. but something keeps drawing me back to Firefox.

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JavaCode7

I have seen many ads for brave in the past and actually have it downloaded. It does block ads!

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Angelique
  • Firefox for daily use and front-end web development (dev tools are so good)
  • Chrome for work things (we use Google Drive, Calendar, other tools)
  • Safari for when I want to look at a page and don't want to clear all my cache, cookies, etc. 😹
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JavaCode7

Interesting... πŸ€”.

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GrahamTheDev • Edited

Vivaldi for personal browsing, chrome and Firefox for work.

Vivaldi is just a joy to use due to the tab stacking, shortcut customisation being easy and other handy features built in.

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JavaCode7

I have never heard of Vivaldi before πŸ€”.

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GrahamTheDev

Go give it a look, I don’t know how to explain what makes it nicer to use but it just feels better. I tend to be a β€œ100 tabs open at a time” person so it might be the tab handling that makes me love it!

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JavaCode7

I. Am. Blown. Away. 🀯

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fischgeek

Interesting. Still built on chromium though.

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Liam Arbuckle

I mainly split my time between Safari & Firefox:

Safari:

  1. Well-supported by Apple
  2. Minimalistic and clean interface that matches the OS X UI/UX perfectly
  3. Very customizable (to an extent), I love the way extensions are placed in the toolbar (just wish the were more of them)

Firefox:

  1. Very very customizable
  2. Loads of plugins
  3. Private and stable
  4. Good dev tools
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Samuel Roland

Firefox ! Normal et Dev edition. (Dev edition to separate to Sync account and install unsigned extensions). Because it's FOSS, because as a dev the experience is better (contexts, devtools organisation, "Edit and Resend" XHR feature, lot's of extensions (addons.mozilla.org is opensource too)), non profit foundation behind and because I don't trust Google so Chrome is no exception. The design is great and the possibility to customize colors through color.firefox.com is very cool). For non tech users, it already blocks 2000 known trackers (like Google Analytics) (what should be already done with ublock origina and privacy badger if you have installed them).
Because Firefox Sync is very useful !
And to tests web apps with multiple accounts the different contexts possibility is great.

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Flo

If you want to go fast, use safari, but if you want to go "Feature Fast", use chrome because is far ahead from the others, it let developers provide better experiences .. and the only reason to use Firefox it's because you don't like google !

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MisterSabbo

Opera GX (windows only, i think). It has some nice features such as:

  • Clicking on the tab title gets you to the top and clicking it again takes you back down to where you where at. This is great when you're on a long article.
  • Workspaces: it lets you have groups of tabs separated in workspaces. They are like tabs located on the left side. Great when working with many tabs.
  • Instant search: CTRL+Space lets you make a quick search on the web or in your opened tabs titles. Very useful to find a tab.
  • Integrated VPN

There are some other cool features too

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Zack Hoherchak

Edge, for the ability to "install" web apps and alt+tab to them.

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JavaCode7

I use edge but have never heard of that feature πŸ€”.

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Zack Hoherchak

I wrote a mini article on it a few weeks ago. It's nice if you are already an alt+tabber
Friend Link: medium.com/subjective-studio/the-b...

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AlexisFinn

chromium: work
chrome: work break (youtube)
firefox: personal

The reason I don't use FF for work is that it seems to have memory leaks if I leave the debug tools open (which I often do).

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PH03be

Firefox for web dev testing because I recently learnt that it gives you more insight into errors and warnings, and Google Chrome for everything else because it looks nice and is convenient.

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Natalia Asteria

Vivaldi, it rocks.

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Matt Curcio
  • Firefox - primary
  • Chrome - For gmail and google only
  • Waterfox, Brave - for more private surfing and ten-mintue email sign ups, etc.
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Matt Curcio

Thanks, gotta try Wexond.

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Osni B. Junior

Chrome only. I've been using it since the initial stable release made by Google