Do you use a Secondary Browser and if so...Why?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Tyrizian, Jun 19, 2013.

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Do you use a Secondary Browser and if so...Why?

  1. Yes I do, Let me explain...

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  2. No I don't, Let me explain...

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  1. safeguy

    safeguy Registered Member

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    Yes.

    I alternate between Chrome and Firefox (or Palemoon/Cyberfox) from time to time.

    Chrome used for casual browsing and watching online videos that require Flash. I usually don't bother with Javascript white-listing on Chrome so it's also the browser for my family use.

    Firefox used for when I need more control and when I'm going to open lots of tabs (such as when I'm researching something of interest). I depend a lot on Tree Style Tab to be able to see my Tabs on the side and need to see the relations between the Tabs. It makes browsing much more comfortable and organized. Of course, there's NoScript and other usual suspects.

    IE used as as a quick go-to browser when I have problems with the other browsers. It's also used for those rare instances when I need to access a ".gov" website.
     
  2. dogbite

    dogbite Registered Member

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    - IE9 just for my company's intranet and some applications which don't work
    with other browsers
    - Chrome as default browser for everything
    - Firefox on the netbook, but also on the main PC to keep it synced with all
    bookmarks, etc.
     
  3. mack_guy911

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    i use linux i use one browser for general surfing (google chrome)

    where second for logging to facebook email....etc (firefox) so i dont need to remove cookies every time just once in day or after i use facebook :)

    and 3rd for banking only (opera) because it got good fishing rate
     
  4. Saint Satin Stain

    Saint Satin Stain Registered Member

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    I use 7 browsers: default browser and mail, SeaMonkey, Comodo Dragon, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, K-Meleon, Mozilla Firefox, and Pale Moon. I use each one for an area of interest, one for art and music as home pages, K-Meleon (beta) one home page American Heritage Dictionary at Yahoo, and so on, except Google Chrome multiple homepages of Privatelee, Ixquick, WOT search, and encrypted Google Search. I dont crowd my hard drive with stuff on that's on the 'net for free. I dont block all the ads on my homepages. I have WordWeb on my desktop and AHD home of K-Meleon
     
  5. guest

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    Nope. Chrome has all I ever need. :)
     
  6. merisi

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    I use Firefox, Chrome and Palemoon and I have them set up for three different purposes.

    If I felt sure that having multiple profiles of the same browser was safe and could get them to run seperately in SBIE I'd consider just using the one browser. Saying that I do find at times certain things work better in Firefox than they do in Chrome and vice versa so I'd always have both.
     
  7. safeguy

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    Same here. Wish I could get the pros of the 2 browsers in 1 package but not my luck yet...
     
  8. merisi

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    I think if something like FireChrome or ChromeFox came into existance most people would regard it as an abomination of their favourite browser.
     
  9. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    Avant Browser does just that:
     
  10. Bob D

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    K-Meleon normally, but there are some stubborn sites that seem to much prefer IE.
     
  11. J_L

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    Chrome uses Blink now, and anything that only uses the Webkit engine can only claim to be Safari to an extent.
     
  12. Snoop3

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    yeah, i hate this but the regular Windows Update lets me wait forever after i restore an image that doesn't have all the latest updates so i go to the website. wish i knew how to just download the updates one time and save them to HDD and install them myself but who has time to learn all of these things?

    as for browsers i'm moving to portable only - currently i use Firefox mostly, but would like to get Opera 12.15 ready + setup as portable as it was my favorite browser as install version. takes time to figure out how to build a Userprefs config file just one time so that when they update to a new version i can just put the prefs file in the correct folder and be ready to go.

    also, would like to learn how to use Tor Browser Bundle and ADVOR eventually.

    and ideally there should be a portable browser with Java built in so that whenever you need to use Java for a site like chat etc you can just use that browser instead of installing Java on the system with its vulnerabilities. i guess PortableApps has this but i rather not use that platform yet if i dont have to.
     
  13. safeguy

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    Thanks for that but nope it doesn't. It's got nothing to do with the engine in my case. I'm fine with Webkit/Blink or Gecko.

    What I want/need is a browser which lets me have my Tree Style Tab/Vertical Tabs and NoScript with Chrome's sandbox and built-in Flash in 1 package. Pipe dream I know so I still have to compromise between Firefox and Chrome.
     
  14. Saint Satin Stain

    Saint Satin Stain Registered Member

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    My browser lineup has changed. I dont like Firefox.

    I have the Geckos
    SeaMonkey, default,
    Pale Moon,
    K-Meleon,
    Comodo IceDragon

    and Google Chrome,
    I E.
     
  15. Minimalist

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    I use Chrome as my main browser and IE for online banking only.
     
  16. Behold Eck

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    FF as main browser and IE for updates.

    IE is integrated too much into windows for my liking.

    Both are sandboxed...of course.
     
  17. Carver

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    I use Firefox as my default browser; chrome 64bit and when the website only takes IE, I use IE11.
     
  18. JRViejo

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    Removed Off Topic Posts. Let's Focus on the Topic, and Not Bash Other. Thank You!
     
  19. Kerodo

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    I use Firefox most of the time as my default browser. Sometimes SeaMonkey. But usually just one browser at a time, no backup...
     
  20. Keatah

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    I use firefox 15 as my main browser because of all the convenient add-ons I've accumulated over the last few years. When something ain't working right, I'll fall back to internet explorer 8.
     
  21. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

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    FF is my default browser, with Chrome as a backup, and IE because it's there. If I am trying to do something and things aren't working, I try the other browser. This way I know if the browser is screwing up or not.
     
  22. guest

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    Well, that was actually kind of entertaining. =V

    Anyway, to avoid future possible misunderstanding, let me clarify my following statement...

    I just want to minimize my attack surface. The less software installed in my system, the better. Since Chrome has fulfilled everything I need from a web browser, I don't see a point to install another one that I might never use and more likely will never get updated.
     
  23. Noob

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    No.
    Chrome works with everything that i throw at it so theres no need to use 2 browsers HOWEVER i do have IE11 since it comes pre-installed. :)
     
  24. ArchiveX

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    Firefox and IE11
     
  25. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    yes, i use IE11 to do my online banking.

    IE 11 clears all the history when i exit, unlike Chrome.
     
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