What is Your Favorite Desktop Web Browser, 2017?

Discussion in 'polls' started by PastTense, Mar 18, 2017.

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What is Your Favorite Desktop Web Browser?

  1. Apple Safari

    5 vote(s)
    2.8%
  2. Brave

    4 vote(s)
    2.3%
  3. Chromium

    8 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. Cyberfox

    3 vote(s)
    1.7%
  5. Google Chrome

    62 vote(s)
    35.2%
  6. K Meleon

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  7. Maxthon

    3 vote(s)
    1.7%
  8. Microsoft Edge

    12 vote(s)
    6.8%
  9. Microsoft Internet Explorer

    4 vote(s)
    2.3%
  10. Mozilla Firefox

    52 vote(s)
    29.5%
  11. Mozilla Seamonkey

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  12. Opera

    6 vote(s)
    3.4%
  13. Pale Moon

    15 vote(s)
    8.5%
  14. Vivaldi

    13 vote(s)
    7.4%
  15. Other Web Browser (not listed)

    15 vote(s)
    8.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. PEllis

    PEllis Registered Member

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    I'm now using Firefox. Edge won't let me install extensions without signing into a Microsoft account.
     
  2. Minimalist

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    You have to be signed in to get extensions? Didn't know that :thumbd:
     
  3. roger_m

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    Extensions are installed from the Windows Store. But, I can install extensions without being signed in.
     
  4. Minimalist

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    Do you install it manually or do you use some other workaround?
     
  5. Krusty

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    The strange thing is that on one of my machines I don't need to sign in but on my other two I do. o_O

    Edit: All machines use a Local Windows account without needing to sign in to M$.
     
  6. roger_m

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    You actually don't need to be signed into the Windows Store to download anymore. I was able to install it from the Windows Store without being signed in.
     
  7. PEllis

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    I was able to install extensions without signing in on my desktop, but after a reset, it's now taking me to a login window when I try to install LastPass. This happened to my notebook as well. Both are local accounts.
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2017
  8. Rasheed187

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    Good point, I don't actually like Firefox but it's the best of all crappy browsers. FF needs a faster engine and a better bookmarks manager, and more out of the box features.
     
  9. xxJackxx

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    I'm using Firefox myself for the most part. Knowing that it is the least secure, not the fastest, but has the best UI and makes the best use of extensions. I won't say I like it, just that is is the lessor of evils.
     
  10. bo elam

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    Solid, Firefox.

    Bo
     
  11. ArchiveX

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    Firefox :cool:
     
  12. Osaban

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    Google Chrome on Win 10 and Firefox on Vista (Chrome is no longer supported on Vista). MS Edge is promising, but I'm a creature of habit and have used Chrome from the very beginning...
     
  13. Krysis

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    Firefox – although it's my favourite mainly because it's the default browser in my distro VMs (don't see any need to change to something else)
     
  14. C_64

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    Brave since for beginning, as a support guy. Second option is Yandex.
     
  15. gorblimey

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    K-Meleon 76RC. Just go look at their forum, I think I'm not allowed to link it. It's blindingly fast and uses Windows APIs. It's also the most configurable browser I've seen.

    I have Pale Moon 26.2 x64 as primary backup, but it's simply not in the same class as KM; Opera 12.17, soon to be erased, useful only for forensic and desperate measures; and IE11 for those jobs that won't function on proper browsers (like my employer uses File Maker :sick::mad::gack:).

    There's no way I'll ever have a Webkit/Blink engine again. Full stop.

    KM and Pale Moon both let me set "security.ssl.require_safe_negotiation" and "security.ssl.treat_unsafe_negotiation_as_broken" as true, which IE11 knows nothing about. I treat this as Very Important since SSL is still regarded as current by too many web host administrators.

    KM allows Favorites, Bookmarks and Hotlist :D
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2017
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  17. PastTense

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    I thought I would give a brief summary so far of the changes between 2016 and 2017 in browser share. Unfortunately so few people have participated that it is hard to draw conclusions in most instances.

    The big change is the decline in Firefox from 38.5% to 24%, while there is an increase in Google Chrome from 31% to 38%

    A significant surprise is the failure of Microsoft Edge to go anywhere (although the drop from 7% to 5% is not a significant difference because of the low number of votes). But with the substantial increase in Windows 10 penetration in the last year and with the expectation that usage would increase simply because of a lag in the adaption of new software the lack of increase is quite surprising.

    Other Web browsers dropped from 18% to 9%.. However 1. I dropped Avant from 2016 (since it had zero votes) and 2. Added Brave (4% share in 2017), Chromium (9% share in 2017), Cyberfox (4% share in 2017) and Pale Moon (9% share in 2017). This suggests there was an increase in the minor web browsers.



    2016 2017
    Apple Safari 3.0% 1.3%
    Avant 0.0% NA
    Brave NA 3.8%
    Chromium NA 8.9%
    Cyberfox NA 3.8%
    Google Chrome 31.4% 38.0%
    K Meleon 3.0% 2.5%
    Maxthon 1.2% 0.0%
    Microsoft Edge 7.1% 5.1%
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.4% 3.8%
    Mozilla Firefox 38.5% 24.1%
    Mozilla Seamonkey 2.4% 1.3%
    Opera 3.6% 3.8%
    Pale Moon NA 8.9%
    Vivaldi 6.5% 6.3%
    Other Web Browser (not listed) 18.3% 8.9%
    NA=Not Available
     
  18. gorblimey

    gorblimey Registered Member

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    It's sad that people who participated last year may not have chimed in this year. :( This would have generated a much better sample.

    But yes, it would seem more advertising might be needed ;)
     
  19. gorblimey

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    Would you believe I never thought of a browser in terms of a security-related app :p

    I did go over for a looksee, and found some familiar faces :)
     
  20. cryogent

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    I was Cyberfox user for few years and now im use Yandex as a future replacement.
     
  21. ArchiveX

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    ;) :thumb:
     
  22. Rasheed187

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    I have checked out K-Meleon and I hated it.
     
  23. NormanF

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    Cyberfox. Can't beat its ease of use and customizability with FF extensions.
     
  24. ExtremeGamerBR

    ExtremeGamerBR Registered Member

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    With Windows 10 CU I'm using Edge. Everything seems fine.
     
  25. safeguy

    safeguy Registered Member

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    Chrome.
     
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