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What is your primary web browser? (2016 Edition)

Discussion in 'Computers, Home Theater & Technology' started by Muck, May 8, 2016.


What is your primary web browser

Poll closed May 8, 2018.
  1. Chrome/ Chromium

    16 vote(s)
  2. Edge

    0 vote(s)
  3. Firefox/IceWeasel

    1 vote(s)
  4. IE 11

    0 vote(s)
  5. IE - Older Version (10/9/8/7/6)

    0 vote(s)
  6. Opera

    0 vote(s)
  7. Safari

    0 vote(s)
  8. Web/Epiphany

    0 vote(s)
  9. Konqueror

    0 vote(s)
  10. Lynx

    0 vote(s)
  11. Midori

    0 vote(s)
  12. QupZilla

    0 vote(s)
  13. Other - Post below!

    0 vote(s)
  1. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    The original poll is seven years old & it is way past time for an update.

    The poll is specific to computers. Mobile browsers are a completely different world.

    At the time I was still using Opera. I switched to Chrome long ago and haven't really looked back. Firefox is still too bloated and none of the other competitors have really pulled me away (although I do think MS has done a great job with Edge).
  2. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member

    Yeah, used Firefox a long time when I had Debian machines, but chrome for a good bit of time now. (I guess Firefox at work, but I'm limited to that or IE11, so it doesn't seem so bad)
    DoctorWho and OHSportsFan like this.
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Anyone else that is using Chrome occasionally get a drop down message "A plugin (Shockwave Flash) isn't responding, Stop plugin, etc." ?

    If so is there some sort of fix to stop it?
  4. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I installed the uBlock plug in and it works wonders.
    ScriptOhio likes this.
  5. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Yeah, happened all the time. Enter chrome://plugins in the address bar and disable the Flash plugin that is built-in to Chrome. Not sure what you use for AV, but the latest free Avast! anti virus brings a new ad blocker plugin that works similar to Disconnect, but you can now select specific sites to allow cross-site scripting. For BP this means you can block bad ad site while allowing Twitter, YouTube, etc so you can still see embedded media posts (Disconnect is all-or-nothing with its blocking mechanism). For example, with the Avast plugin you can block only the lijit and quantcast ad networks while allowing Google adsense. Those networks seemed to be the biggest offenders of auto-playing ads with audio and bad Flash/Javascript loops that would runaway with memory and crash Chrome.
    scarletmike and ScriptOhio like this.
  6. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  7. gmen6981

    gmen6981 Div 1 Couch Tackling Champion.

    Like @Jaxbuck said, I also use ublock origins in Chrome and Firefox, and with just it's default settings, it does a great of blocking ads while letting me see embedded tweets and other media.
  8. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

  9. Abenaki

    Abenaki Ohio against the world.

    Pretty much this exactly, aside from using Debian machines.
  10. DoctorWho

    DoctorWho Geronimo

    Depends which operating system I am using as the time.

    If I'm on a Windows machine, either Firefox or Chrome.

    If I'm on a Linux machine, either Firefox or Konqueror.

    I prefer Linux.

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