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What is your favorite/primary browser?


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AL1630

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Apr 24, 2016
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I was thinking it would be interesting to see what browser people on here use or like the most. Also, what feature/element does your browser of choice have that makes you like it?

I use Firefox, mostly because it's what I'm used to and all my addons etc. are set up for it. Best feature for me is the container tabs and customization. I'm always interested in trying out new browsers to see what they have going on though.
 
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Diskutant

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Jun 1, 2019
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In iOS I use safari, on M1 Mac I use safari right now, I would like to continue using as my main browser, but on my Intel Mac I switched to Firefox already, mainly because of addons.

I might continue to use Safari for some casual browsing on the couch.
 

ElliotReidMD

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Nov 23, 2020
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I've used Chrome for years but decided to give Safari a go on this Macbook. It seems to be OK so I'll stick with it.
 

tonyr6

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Oct 13, 2011
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Brooklyn NY
Safari does not support two of my must used extentions so it is a no. I mainly been using Edge and Firefox. I have Chrome installed but I don't use it much.
 

srbNYC

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Jul 7, 2020
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New York, NY
Love Safari's integration across all devices. Bookmarks, iCloud tabs (when they're working, which is not right now), passwords/keychain, etc. No complaints re performance. Occasionally use Brave or Tor when I particularly don't want to be tracked or get ads, etc. (e.g,. health-related searches).
 

ericg301

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Jun 15, 2010
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after a decade+ of using chrome, i just switched back to firefox on all of my devices. been pleasantly surprised.

i would use safari full-time but my work's IT keeps our systems locked down pretty tight to where i can't even install any extensions. but I can install extensions for firefox and chrome.
 
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coach_ditka

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Mar 1, 2019
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I use all of them ?

Firefox with no-script for casual browsing, Chrome & Safari for business, and Edge when Firefox/NoScript isn't working.
 

Sital

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May 31, 2012
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New England
I use Edge now and don't really have any complaints. Firefox was my default browser for a long time, but every so often one of its updates breaks something. I tried Brave and it's pretty good, but has a few issues. As for Safari, I keep wanting to like it but to me it's just an awful browsing experience.
 
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srbNYC

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Jul 7, 2020
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As for Safari, I keep wanting to like it but to me it's just an awful browsing experience.
Genuinely curious what you find awful about Safari. It seems to be satisfactory for me—but I don't know what I'm missing. Can you elaborate?
 

Madhatter32

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Apr 17, 2020
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Firefox works best for me. This could be because I am still on an older OS though.
 

BigMcGuire

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Jan 10, 2012
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I was thinking it would be interesting to see what browser people on here use or like the most. Also, what feature/element does your browser of choice have that makes you like it?

I use Firefox, mostly because it's what I'm used to and all my addons etc. are set up for it. Best feature for me is the container tabs and customization. I'm always interested in trying out new browsers to see what they have going on though.
Safari for personal use because I really like how I can put text message 2 factor codes directly into their boxes with a single click. This is huge for me.

I use Edge (Chromium clone) for Windows and windows work (Work is very Office 365 integrated). When I need another browser instance I use Brave on my Mac and Windows machines.

I prefer Safari and have for the last handful of years. It works fine and I have really integrated the reading list mode into my daily news/article consumption. Throughout the day I'll find articles I want to read and do Command + Shift + D --- then after work, I'll pop out my iPad and read every single one with Safari's Reader Mode. Just perfect. Been doing this for awhile now.
 

Feyl

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Aug 24, 2013
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I use Safari on my Apple devices but I have to use Firefox for work stuff on my MacBook. On my Windows desktop I use Firefox only. I'd like to point out that for me Firefox is even faster and smoother than Safari.
 

Sital

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May 31, 2012
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New England
Genuinely curious what you find awful about Safari. It seems to be satisfactory for me—but I don't know what I'm missing. Can you elaborate?
I find both Edge and Firefox to be faster than Safari, but for day-to-day use that's not really that big of a deal. The thing I can't stand about Safari is the page reloading whenever you swipe back. I've used BetterTouchTool to program other trackpad gestures for swiping back, which to my understanding is supposed to eliminate that issue, except it doesn't. For me there's no point in putting up with Safari frustrations when there are alternatives.
 

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Home - Mac: Safari (primary), FFX (backup)
Work Laptop - Windows: Edge (chromium)

The only browser I don’t like is Chrome.
 
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