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Windows 7: I'm sick of Firefox. What browser do you prefer?

10 Apr 2014   #1
RknRusty

Windows 7 Home Premium - always up to date
 
 
I'm sick of Firefox. What browser do you prefer?

I'm sick of Mozilla Firefox. I love the add-ons and compatibility with Norton Internet Security. Maybe the Norton interface is what's interfering with it. But Firefox is a resource hog, stumbling and jerky even when I just want to scroll through a page. It hesitates when I type in a forum text editor. I had to modify the auto-save interval just to smooth out Youtube from constantly hesitating, but it still does sometimes.

Anyone else have this trouble with the latest versions? I happily used Opera until one particular favorite forum, and only that forum would not work correctly with it. But I never did feel it was as secure as with Firefox, so I switched several years ago. But I'm fed up with FF now. What browser do you prefer?
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10 Apr 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi I personally use ie10,
ie11 gets a little better each new version but I'm still on 10,
It's my only browser,
Cheers.
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10 Apr 2014   #3
RknRusty

Windows 7 Home Premium - always up to date
 
 

Thanks, Thrash. Maybe I'll go back to it. I actually still have 9, maybe I should upgrade to 10. I do like the Speed dial page that FF and Opera have.
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10 Apr 2014   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'm using FF 24, but I'm not too excited about it. I use few add-ons and would prefer to use none at all.

I don't like Mozilla's habit of constantly releasing new FF versions, so I'm reluctant to go beyond the FF 24 that I now have.

Haven't used IE in 5 years or so.

I suspect browsers are mostly something you just have to endure and grit your teeth and take it. They all have issues as far as I know. I hear about things like Pale Moon, but don't really want to exchange one set of problems for another.
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10 Apr 2014   #5
RknRusty

Windows 7 Home Premium - always up to date
 
 

I'm looking at Chrome right now. Maybe I'll give it a shot.
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10 Apr 2014   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Anyone interested in my settings that I've come accustomed to which are not very far out of default,
Tweaks for Internet explorer
Cheers.
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10 Apr 2014   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I never liked FF either. I only use it in Linux because there it is the default. In Windows, I have IE (primary), Chrome (because it is fast for finding stuff) and Opera (a bit slow but elegant).
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10 Apr 2014   #8
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Comodo Dragon....a Chromium fork
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11 Apr 2014   #9
Jonguy30

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I use Pale Moon. It's a fork of Firefox 24 ESR and it's optimized for Windows systems. It doesn't have any of the memory problems of Firefox and there's also an x64 version! It also runs way faster than Firefox. It also doesn't have the rapid release schedule as it's more or less based upon version 24 ESR. You should give it a try.
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11 Apr 2014   #10
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Browser preference

I don't have a clear preference - it depends upon what type of browsing I want to do.

Mostly I use Cyberfox 64bit AMD version with no Java installed but I've tweaked it so it's not running on default settings.

Secondary browser is Opera 64bit portable version - no java and also tweaked.

IE is installed but almost never used. I much prefer SlimBoat (IE based) - it's a stripped down version of SlimBrowser although the wealth of configuration options is probably hard for new users to get to grips with.

I never use Chrome but sometimes make use of SRWare Iron - it's pretty much the same thing but without the privacy issues.

Then I use SGMobile browser if I ever want to browse WAP sites (those designed for mobile phones).

I've heard that people who have performance issues with Firefox report that CometBird runs well. It's a FF based browser and I've used it in the past but it's not currently installed.

So my answer is that I try to avoid Firefox, IE and Chrome and use alternatives. I'll try any browser except Sleipnir - the number one browser in Japan apparently. It's based on IE with English versions available. Tried it and hated it!
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