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  • Question: Which internet browser do you use?  (Voting closed: February 23, 2010, 05:36 PM)
  • Internet Explorer - 3 (13.6%)
  • Firefox - 14 (63.6%)
  • Safari - 0 (0%)
  • Google Chrome - 2 (9.1%)
  • Opera - 3 (13.6%)
  • Another - 0 (0%)
  • Total Voters: 22

 Topic: Which internet browser do you use?

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  • Which internet browser do you use?
     OP - February 16, 2010, 05:26 PM

    I'd like to see the split here.. and might be useful for the developers to know

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  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #1 - February 16, 2010, 05:30 PM

    i use IE8. It crashes a lot though.

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  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #2 - February 16, 2010, 05:37 PM

    Using Opera and sometimes Firefox (because of the Firebug extension). Fixed the poll for you. Wink

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  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #3 - February 16, 2010, 06:27 PM

    i use IE8. It crashes a lot though.

    Why don't you stop using it then?
  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #4 - February 16, 2010, 06:29 PM

    I use firefox, with IE tan plug in, in-case I need to use IE. Firefox is the best.
  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #5 - February 16, 2010, 07:41 PM

    Why don't you stop using it then?


    Had a bad experience with firefox as well.

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  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #6 - February 16, 2010, 07:43 PM

    Might go back to IE7.

    "The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims. The most perfect slaves are, therefore, those which blissfully and unawaredly enslave themselves."
  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #7 - February 16, 2010, 08:15 PM

    Might go back to IE7.

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  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #8 - February 16, 2010, 09:10 PM

     Cheesy Go back to IE7? Man, anything is better than that old heap of crap. If you don't like Firefox try Opera, Safari or Chrome. They're all free so there's no harm in trying them. All your bookmarks can be imported with a few clicks.

    Anyway our server keeps stats on browsers so the poll isn't really necessary for the admins but the comments in posts may be informative for the members. I use Firefox 3.6 for general browsing. The only reason I ever fire up another browser (I have eleven of them installed) is for testing.

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  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #9 - February 16, 2010, 09:22 PM

    Cheesy Go back to IE7? Man, anything is better than that old heap of crap. If you don't like Firefox try Opera, Safari or Chrome. They're all free so there's no harm in trying them. All your bookmarks can be imported with a few clicks.

    Anyway our server keeps stats on browsers so the poll isn't really necessary for the admins but the comments in posts may be informative for the members. I use Firefox 3.6 for general browsing. The only reason I ever fire up another browser (I have eleven of them installed) is for testing.

    So an you tell us approx to the nearest 10% what this internet browser breakdown is for COEM?

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  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #10 - February 16, 2010, 09:26 PM

    Everyone should try google chrome, its REALLY fast and light. Firefox feels so bloated compared to it. Try it!
  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #11 - February 16, 2010, 09:26 PM

    I have noticed that Dolphin on my Android totally butchers up this site; other sites however are rendered fine! Help me oh almighty Os! (Seriously do you have any idea why it does that and if anything can be done about it?)
  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #12 - February 16, 2010, 09:31 PM

    Liberated, I've tried Chrome and for people who are pushing the limits of their ram it may have some good points, but personally I can't notice any big advantage in speed over Firefox. Chrome also lacks pretty much any ability to customise it (the options provided are trivial IMO).

    Kenan, at the moment I have no idea what is up with your Android as I don't have one to test on. When you say it "butchers the site" what exactly do you mean? "It's buggered" is not much good for diagnosing problems. Wink

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  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #13 - February 16, 2010, 09:35 PM

    @osman The browsing speed in general is also a lot faster for me in chrome compared to firefox! And the screen size is also larger than firefox. They're recently added the ability to install extensions as well
  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #14 - February 16, 2010, 09:49 PM

    I was debating whether to change to Firefox, and it hinged on whether FF was considerably quicker

    This was the first link I came across, and contrary to what I thought, IE8 is actually quicker! 

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/161616/browser_showdown_ie_8_vs_firefox.html

    Quote
    Browser Showdown: IE 8 vs. Firefox
    Microsoft's newest browser promises faster page load speeds. Does IE 8 deliver? We put it to the test against the latest version of Firefox.

    Nick Mediati, PC World
    Mar 20, 2009 12:46 am

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 is here at last--the newest entry into the ongoing browser wars. Microsoft packed a healthy number of new features into IE 8, and made security a top priority in its newest version of this venerable Web browser.

    But just as important as all that is browsing speed--that is, how quickly can IE 8 render your favorite Web sites? To get an idea of how IE 8 compares, we put it to the test.
    Our Speed-Test Methodology

    Artwork: Chip Taylor
    In our browser speed comparison, we pitted a near-final build of Internet Explorer 8 against Firefox 3.0.7, the current non-beta version of Mozilla's browser. We used a set of nine popular Web sites in our testing: Amazon, MySpace, Yahoo, PC World, YouTube, Microsoft, Apple, eBay, and Wikipedia. To ensure we could gather as accurate page-loading times as possible, we recorded our testing sessions for review later on.

    We loaded each site ten times in each of the browsers and repeated the process the following day to rule out any network traffic or server issues. Prior to each test run, we cleared the browsers' caches as well. We also repeated the load tests to ensure that we had sufficient data to identify loading speed trends. To ensure consistent results, we performed testing on a fresh Windows Vista installation, and we reinstalled the operating system before each round of testing. Additionally, we removed the two best and two worst scores for each page load test to produce more consistent results.

    Browser testing can be tricky, as different browsers measure page loading progress differently, so getting a read of page load times strictly by the browser's progress bar could result in inaccurate or inconsistent results. Have all the images appeared? Are there elements of the page that have yet to load even though the browser's status indicator suggests otherwise? These are questions we take into account when testing browsers. Given this, we took into account visual indications of a page's loading progress, rather than relying on what the browser's progress bars told us.
    The Speed-Test Results

    By and large, we found that Internet Explorer 8 performed well, and beat out Firefox 3.0.7 in the majority of our time trials.

    However, IE 8's performance advantage is relatively negligible. In most of our testing, IE 8's advantage was half a second or less. One notable exception, however, was in loading the English-language Wikipedia home page, where IE 8 beat out Firefox by an average of one second (IE 8 took about 2.2 seconds to load the page on average, while Firefox 3 took about 3.3 seconds). Also of note: on average, IE 8 loaded Apple's home page nearly twice as quickly as Firefox.
    IE 8 is Faster, But Will You Notice?

    In practical, everyday use, you likely won't notice much of a difference between IE 8 and Firefox 3. Due to the fact that broadband connections are so commonplace today, and the fact that browsers in general can load pages faster than they could even a couple years ago, the page load time differences between the two are relatively moot. If you use Firefox and are happy with it, you may as well stick with it. That said, it is encouraging to see browser vendors compete with each other, and aim to ship the fastest Web browsers they possibly can.


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  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #15 - February 16, 2010, 09:55 PM

    @osman The browsing speed in general is also a lot faster for me in chrome compared to firefox! And the screen size is also larger than firefox. They're recently added the ability to install extensions as well

    That's what I mean: for me the browsing speed is not noticeably different. Smiley Also, the screen size is not larger in Chrome if you install the right Firefox add-on, which I have of course done. In fact with that add-on installed Firefox gives me an extra 17px of screen height compared to Chrome, as well as the ability to totally customise my toolbars to a level Chrome does not match. Afro

    Islame, that test was comparing Firefox 3.0 to IE8. Firefox 3.0 has been obsolete for ages and Firefox is now on the 3.6 series. Get with the program.  grin12

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  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #16 - February 16, 2010, 10:01 PM

    @ Os

    I'll be damned! I have just updated (a few seconds ago) Dolphin on my Hero (with v2.0) and now it works fine! With v1.3 the website structure was broken and the threads were not next to the navigation panel but rather in the bottom right corner which made navigation a pain (because there was so much blank space in between).
  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #17 - February 16, 2010, 10:06 PM

    Browser bugs FTW. Cheesy

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  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #18 - February 16, 2010, 10:12 PM

    If anyone wants to know what Microsoft is planning next for IE have a read of this blog article:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2009/11/18/an-early-look-at-ie9-for-developers.aspx

    Once you have read the official blogspiel from the MS bots, take a good look through all the comments from web developers.  Cheesy

    Quote
    # re: An Early Look At IE9 for Developers
    Wednesday, November 18, 2009 9:56 AM by Ryan

    Really?? This is it?? At least you're honest that IE9 just barely compares to even modern-day browsers. By the time IE9 is released, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox will all be two versions ahead of where they are now, probably!!

    Pathetic.


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  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #19 - February 16, 2010, 10:16 PM

    Also, the screen size is not larger in Chrome if you install the right Firefox add-on, which I have of course done. In fact with that add-on installed Firefox gives me an extra 17px of screen height compared to Chrome, as well as the ability to totally customise my toolbars to a level Chrome does not match. Afro

    Oh really? Screenshots or it didn't happen.

    P.S, google chrome has tabs above the address bar just like windows on a task bar. Nothing can beat that!

    P.P.S in google chrome every tab is a seperate process, if one tab crashes all other tabs stay open.
  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #20 - February 16, 2010, 10:18 PM

    Check this too:

    http://lifehacker.com/5352195/browser-speed-tests-chrome-40-and-opera-10-take-on-all-challengers
  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #21 - February 16, 2010, 10:24 PM

    Oh really? Screenshots or it didn't happen.

    See attached image.  Cheesy

    And I don't give a rat's about speed tests because they depend on what you are testing and can be rigged to give any result you want. I just go off how I find the browser to work for me. For my box on my connection with the apps I use Chrome is not significantly faster then Firefox. End of. Afro

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  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #22 - February 17, 2010, 12:31 PM

    Voted FF but I mostly browse the forum from work and we are forced to use IE7, here, and you can't install anything yourself if you're not the network administrator.

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  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #23 - February 17, 2010, 12:33 PM

    Opera.

    Inhale the good shit, exhale the bullshit.
  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #24 - February 17, 2010, 12:55 PM

    Firefox, but I remember the good old days when it used to NEVER crash, now it crashes all the time :(
  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #25 - February 17, 2010, 03:03 PM

    Guys, you can tweek firefox to kill all other browsers, just do this:

    These are the settings that seem to be common to all configuration files regardless of connection speed or computer speed with a couple of additions - plugin paths can be found with about:plugins and the bookmark menu delay is turned off.

    [b]To TWEAK, in FF addressbar type: about:config and click enter... [/b]

    user_pref("network.http.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.proxy.pipelining", true);
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", 8);
    user_pref("content.notify.backoffcount", 5);
    user_pref("plugin.expose_full_path", true);
    user_pref("ui.submenuDelay", 0);

    Fast Computer Fast Connection

    user_pref("content.interrupt.parsing", true);
    user_pref("content.max.tokenizing.time", 2250000);
    user_pref("content.notify.interval", 750000);
    user_pref("content.notify.ontimer", true);
    user_pref("content.switch.threshold", 750000);
    user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 0);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 48);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 16);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 16);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 8);
    user_pref("browser.cache.memory.capacity", 65536);

    A couple settings of note - Firefox is allocated 4096 KB of memory by default and in this configuration we give it roughly 65MB as denoted by the last line. This can be changed according to what is used.

    Fast Computer, Slower Connection

    This configuration is more suited to people without ultra fast connections. We are not talking about dial up connections but slower DSL / Cable connections.

    user_pref("content.max.tokenizing.time", 2250000);
    user_pref("content.notify.interval", 750000);
    user_pref("content.notify.ontimer", true);
    user_pref("content.switch.threshold", 750000);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 48);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 16);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 16);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 8);
    user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 0);
    user_pref("browser.cache.memory.capacity", 65536);

    Fast Computer, Slow Connection

    user_pref("browser.xul.error_pages.enabled", true);
    user_pref("content.interrupt.parsing", true);
    user_pref("content.max.tokenizing.time", 3000000);
    user_pref("content.maxtextrun", 8191);
    user_pref("content.notify.interval", 750000);
    user_pref("content.notify.ontimer", true);
    user_pref("content.switch.threshold", 750000);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 32);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 8);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 8);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 4);
    user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 0);
    user_pref("browser.cache.memory.capacity", 65536);

    Slow Computer, Fast Connection

    user_pref("content.max.tokenizing.time", 3000000);
    user_pref("content.notify.backoffcount", 5);
    user_pref("content.notify.interval", 1000000);
    user_pref("content.notify.ontimer", true);
    user_pref("content.switch.threshold", 1000000);
    user_pref("content.maxtextrun", 4095);
    user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 1000);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 48);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 16);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 16);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 8);
    user_pref("dom.disable_window_status_change", true);

    One of the changes made for this particular configuration is the final line where the status bar is disabled for changing web pages to save processor time.

    Slow Computer, Slow Connection

    We have entered the doldrums of the dial-up user

    user_pref("content.max.tokenizing.time", 2250000);
    user_pref("content.notify.interval", 750000);
    user_pref("content.notify.ontimer", true);
    user_pref("content.switch.threshold", 750000);
    user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 750);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 32);
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 8);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 8);
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 4);
    user_pref("dom.disable_window_status_change", true);

    http://codebetter.com/blogs/darrell.norton/archive/2005/01/28/48720.aspx
  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #26 - February 17, 2010, 03:06 PM

    What do you mean?

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  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #27 - February 17, 2010, 03:08 PM

    in ff adress bar, type about:config and press enter, and then use the setting from above post. Which ever one you need.
  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #28 - February 17, 2010, 03:12 PM

    Cool - is there anyway I can tweak/use add-ons my IE to allow for this multi quote splitting?  I currently use IE with the chrome accelerator, which makes it lightningly quick..

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  • Re: Which internet browser do you use?
     Reply #29 - February 17, 2010, 03:16 PM

    Or you can just get the firefox power-user optimised build:

    http://lifehacker.com/5246101/firefox-optimized-build-runs-faster-uses-less-memory 
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