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Title: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: rogerzilla on 06 November, 2010, 09:53:46 pm
I wondered if the forum stats are actually correct; they show almost no IE use at all.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Feline on 06 November, 2010, 09:54:33 pm
Google Chrome FTW!
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Pippa on 06 November, 2010, 09:57:05 pm
^^^ +1
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Biggsy on 06 November, 2010, 09:58:43 pm
I know it makes me a total chav, but I like the way web content looks with IE, and I can't recreate it exactly with other browsers (except for those based on IE).
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: border-rider on 06 November, 2010, 10:01:11 pm
Firefox on the Linux boxes, Safari on the iPhone.  Opera occasionally.

IE never.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Kim on 06 November, 2010, 10:02:29 pm
Seems likely.  Even the non-geeks on here are fairly geeky, or at least inclined to follow "use Firefox, it sucks less" advice from those in the know.

Which leaves those forced to use IE on work computers.  Presumably that sort of thing tends to correlate fairly strongly with firewall rules or policies that preclude the exchange of loosely bicycle related knowledge, smut and innuendo on work time?
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: itsbruce on 06 November, 2010, 10:06:06 pm
Not enough options in the poll:

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1072/5152518206_a5af5c5987.jpg)
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Basil on 06 November, 2010, 10:17:39 pm
Firefox from home.   By choice.

IE at work where I have no choice.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Aidan on 06 November, 2010, 10:22:18 pm
Google Chrome :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: simonp on 06 November, 2010, 10:24:14 pm
Firefox at work or on my home pcs. Safari on the iPhone.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: chris on 06 November, 2010, 10:40:26 pm
Firefox on all four PCs.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Tim Hall on 06 November, 2010, 10:43:52 pm
Firefox on this machine


Iron (Big Brother free version of Chrome) on my work laptop.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: DrMekon on 06 November, 2010, 10:46:29 pm
Chromium if I am first to the netbook, firefox if my missus is. On the desktop, firefox. On th phone, whatever the name of the Android Froyo browser is
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: bloomers100 on 06 November, 2010, 10:53:23 pm
Chrome
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Blade on 07 November, 2010, 07:08:23 am
Google Chrome.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Pancho on 07 November, 2010, 07:13:47 am
Probably 50:50 Firefox and MicroB
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: AndyH on 07 November, 2010, 07:18:36 am
IE (6 >:() on my work laptop if I am at work (can't seem to make chrome work through the corporate network)
Chrome on my work laptop anywhere else
Chrome on my netbook
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Wendy on 07 November, 2010, 08:09:37 am
Chrome on the desktop and safari on the iPad.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: rogerzilla on 07 November, 2010, 08:23:54 am
I've added Chrome.  You can change your vote.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Ham on 07 November, 2010, 08:50:08 am
Chrome & Opera, about 50:50 so I chose "other"
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: SteveC on 07 November, 2010, 08:52:06 am
Safari on iMac and iPad at home.
Nothing at work 'cos YACF is blocked by the Borg  >:(
Whatever the little browser is on my Nokia (text only WAP)

S
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: andyoxon on 07 November, 2010, 09:55:18 am
Firefox.

Apparently Chrome is faster, and IE is a bloated slug...

http://www.clickonf5.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/1503_performance_comparison_of_web_browsers_large.jpg
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: fred the great on 07 November, 2010, 10:09:43 am
Firefox since I divorced Microsomething :D
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Jaded on 07 November, 2010, 10:41:49 am
Safari on 4 devices, never IE. Very occasionally Firefox or Opera.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Pingu on 07 November, 2010, 11:00:55 am
IE6 at work
Opera on laptop
FF on desktop
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: TimO on 07 November, 2010, 12:51:01 pm
Firefox under Windows, Linux and Android, although tbh, the Android version isn't brilliant, so I've only occasionally used it.  Generally Android's own browser seems to be better on the phone.

I just tried Lynx, and it functions here, but it's hard work.  I think I'll stick to Firefox.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Ray 6701 on 07 November, 2010, 01:10:33 pm
I was using IE but after reading the above I have just changed to Chrome.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Andrij on 07 November, 2010, 02:54:54 pm
Firefox, home and work; Safari the rare times I view via my Touch.
 
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: andygates on 07 November, 2010, 03:09:45 pm
Firefox, whatever the mainstream auto-update version happens to be.

It's more stable than IE and less resource-drainy than Chrome, and it has AdBlock, which is enough all on its own.  Whenever I switch browser, I get startled by how damn noisy the web is without it.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Greenbank on 07 November, 2010, 03:55:58 pm
Firefox home and work. Like andy, the various plug-ins I use just make it so much nicer and less cluttered.

Safari on the iPhone.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: itsbruce on 07 November, 2010, 04:24:11 pm
F

I just tried Lynx, and it functions here, but it's hard work.  I think I'll stick to Firefox.

Try w3m. Tis better
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: andrew_s on 07 November, 2010, 05:01:02 pm
Chrome (plus a bit of IE8 at work)
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: rr on 07 November, 2010, 09:09:39 pm
Firefox at home blocked at work
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: paulk on 12 November, 2010, 08:14:05 am
Opera, so I voted something else
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Woofage on 12 November, 2010, 08:48:25 am
Firefox (although I have Chrome and Opera installed for when I need them).

I've been a Netscape/Mozilla user since the mid 90s. The only time I've ever used IE was on a work computer and by the time YACF was up and running I had left that place of work. Thankfully, there is no version of IE available for my chosen operating system 8).
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Somnolent on 12 November, 2010, 09:02:53 am
Firefox on both this machine and my netbook.
Don't have a mobile device.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Jacomus on 12 November, 2010, 09:09:12 am
Chrome at work and at home.
Occasionally Firefox.
Often Safari from my iPhone.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: ian on 12 November, 2010, 11:08:27 am
Chrome here. Used to be Camino (Firefox looks horrid on a Mac and runs like a sloth in a bath full of treacle), but it started to slurp up some of that Mozilla bloat juice. Foul stuff, apparently.

Occasionally dabble with Safari on the few rare occasions when a site doesn't like Chrome.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: andym on 12 November, 2010, 05:28:56 pm
IE at work where I have no choice.
I now use Portable Chrome c/o Portable Apps running off a USB key at work.  More than fast enough.

Oh and just swapped to Chrome on the home PCs as default, rather than Firefox.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Wombat on 13 November, 2010, 09:55:26 am
Opera, which had multiple tabbed browsing before Firefox even existed.  Forced to use IE at work.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Pancho on 13 November, 2010, 09:58:43 am
I have an instinctive objection to Chrome. Google have enough of my personal info as it is and I'm loathe to hand over my browser as well.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: fred the great on 13 November, 2010, 10:14:58 am
Agreed.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: inc on 13 November, 2010, 11:48:46 am
I have an instinctive objection to Chrome. Google have enough of my personal info as it is and I'm loathe to hand over my browser as well.

Chromium ( not Chrome)    is completely open source with no built in tracking or reporting features . Windows version here   Download Chromium Browser - Open Source Software - Tucows (http://www.tucows.com/preview/610631)
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: itsbruce on 13 November, 2010, 12:40:37 pm
I have an instinctive objection to Chrome. Google have enough of my personal info as it is and I'm loathe to hand over my browser as well.

Very much how I feel about it.  I've been to Google's Zurich office and know several people who now work for them in various technical roles.  I do view it as something of a cult.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: TimO on 13 November, 2010, 12:45:08 pm
Since there are at least two forumers who work for Google in London, you had better watch out, they'll be after you shortly. ;D

Repeat after me "Chrome is wonderful, I shall buy an Android phone..."
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Gus on 13 November, 2010, 12:48:52 pm
Opera  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Jaded on 15 November, 2010, 06:53:38 pm
I have an instinctive objection to Chrome. Google have enough of my personal info as it is and I'm loathe to hand over my browser as well.

Very much how I feel about it.  I've been to Google's Zurich office and know several people who now work for them in various technical roles.  I do view it as something of a cult.

I get out of any cultishness by using Safari on OSX.  ;D
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: RJ on 16 November, 2010, 09:28:06 pm
Firefox from home.   By choice.

IE at work where I have no choice.

Ditto.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Dez on 21 November, 2010, 06:58:28 pm
I get out of any cultishness by using Safari on OSX.  ;D

That just means you belong to a different cult… ;)
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: stevedo on 22 November, 2010, 06:28:56 pm
Firefox. And YACF is one of the better sites to browse when using Safari on the iPod Touch, although it's still an interesting experience.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: harvey on 09 December, 2010, 02:28:08 am
chrome
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: dave r on 11 December, 2010, 10:35:21 pm
Firefox, started using it when I converted to Ubuntu a couple of years ago and I'm happy with it. I don't have access to a computer at work and I don't use the internet on the phone , so its Firefox on this machine only.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 15 December, 2010, 11:48:42 am
Opera, so I voted something else.

But recently my contact with the online world has been from the library, which has only IE.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: DrMekon on 16 December, 2010, 01:07:39 pm
Just trying firefox 4 beta for android, and very nice it is too.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Dibdib on 08 January, 2011, 06:43:33 pm
Opera, at the moment, but thinking of switching back to Firefox or giving Chrome a blast.

plus - haven't tried it yet, but whatever the built-in browser in Android is called.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Plug1n on 08 January, 2011, 08:13:59 pm
I read all 4 pages - am I the only person using Seamonkey? 

(it is the same engine as Firefox but includes the Thunderbird mail client, i.e. the old Netscape suite, so I don't have to worry about upgrading several bits of software)

Celebrate diversity!
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Furious on 09 January, 2011, 08:51:50 pm
Chromium on Ubuntu.
I used to use Opera a lot, but it always seemed to have problems with flash-based sites...
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 09 January, 2011, 09:04:07 pm
I used to use Opera a lot, but it always seemed to have problems with flash-based sites...

Ditto, except I don't know if it was just flash-based sites. It worked well for a few months then recently it became incredibly slow and crash-prone on this and other sites. So I've gone back to Google Chrome.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: border-rider on 16 January, 2011, 07:06:07 pm
Chrome on Crunchbang on this machine.  It seems a bit shit.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: inc on 17 January, 2011, 05:01:22 pm
Chrome on Crunchbang on this machine.  It seems a bit shit.

Is that Chrome or Chromium.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Clandy on 17 January, 2011, 05:08:08 pm
Safari on iMac, windoze laptop, and iPhone, and whatever Amazon's 'experimental' browser is called in the Kindle.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: border-rider on 22 January, 2011, 07:46:21 pm
Chrome on Crunchbang on this machine.  It seems a bit shit.

Is that Chrome or Chromium.

Chrome. This is Statler, the Debian-based one
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Tewdric on 11 April, 2011, 07:38:23 am
Iceweasel.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: folkdevil on 22 June, 2011, 11:41:01 am
Chromium stable (on Crunchbang) at home, Chrome (on Vista) at work, Dolphin HD (on GingerVillain (Android)) in bed or on the move  ;D :-[
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: MSeries on 24 July, 2011, 07:43:52 pm
Are the stats generated by inspecting the User-agent ? THAT can be changed so don't pay too much heed to the numbers. FWIW I'm using Firefox exclusively to access this forum on a computer and some mobile think on my Symbian
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: rogerzilla on 24 July, 2011, 08:49:02 pm
No, this is a poll so I could report I was using Firefari on Debian Windows, Snow Leopard edition if it were an option.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: MSeries on 24 July, 2011, 10:52:47 pm
No, this is a poll so I could report I was using Firefari on Debian Windows, Snow Leopard edition if it were an option.
OK I must have misread the OP.

"I wondered if the forum stats are actually correct; they show almost no IE use at all."
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: fred the great on 25 July, 2011, 05:50:46 am
I.E. was many years ago wasn't it?

Even this old geezer has moved on :P
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Biggsy on 25 July, 2011, 10:07:46 am
OK I must have misread the OP.

"I wondered if the forum stats are actually correct; they show almost no IE use at all."

I think Roger has access to some secret stats, but was checking them by doing a poll.


I use IE on my laptop running Windows XP because I like its option to use Clear Type when Clear Type is otherwise turned off.  Apparently some version of Firefox can be made to do this too, but I don't have the right version and plugin for that yet.  I use Firefox with my desktop PC running Windows 7.

IE is still one of the most popular browsers in the real world.  It only appears less popular on the forum because we've got a large geek population here.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: fred the great on 25 July, 2011, 06:20:10 pm
I don't think it is most popular in the real World but rather an old habit. My  ex-Company which has many branches in Asia originally required everyone to make Microshaft and Internet Explorer their standard. Hence passing files between Offices created no problems.

But now they are tending to prefer Linux and open source in general. Must ask my friend if they use a different browser these days.

Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: MSeries on 02 August, 2011, 07:23:52 pm
I don't think it is most popular in the real World but rather an old habit. My  ex-Company which has many branches in Asia originally required everyone to make Microshaft and Internet Explorer their standard. Hence passing files between Offices created no problems.

But now they are tending to prefer Linux and open source in general. Must ask my friend if they use a different browser these days.



IE is the most poplar with the users of the application I support at work. They are real world users.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Canardly on 06 August, 2011, 09:53:55 pm
Never ceases to amaze me how I miss these heavily trafficked threads. Firefox.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: alecstilleyedye on 30 August, 2011, 04:00:49 pm
safari on the mac and ipod, opera on my nokia…
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: ed_o_brain on 22 September, 2011, 11:13:22 pm
I read all 4 pages - am I the only person using Seamonkey? 

(it is the same engine as Firefox but includes the Thunderbird mail client, i.e. the old Netscape suite, so I don't have to worry about upgrading several bits of software)

Celebrate diversity!

I've used it on Linux VMs. :o)
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: thing1 on 06 October, 2011, 12:11:11 pm
Are the stats generated by inspecting the User-agent ? THAT can be changed so don't pay too much heed to the numbers.

But in practice the vast majority of people don't, so it still has quite a lot of value unless you're analysing a very restricted / skewed user base. [ok maybe that does apply here....  ;)]
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: hellymedic on 03 November, 2011, 03:45:41 pm
I am using IE <spit> at the moment. For some peculiar reason, yacf (& nothing else) was flaky on FF & BT.
I gave up with FF after I could not reply to a thread after >60 min and tweeting Dez.
Please forgive...
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: David Martin on 03 November, 2011, 11:19:37 pm
I'm in the "if your browser doesn't support proper standards don't moan about my webapp because i ahve more important things to do than making it work for broken browsers, just get a proper browser mkay?" camp. IE8 or higher. FF or one of the various webkit browsers such as Chrome or Safari.

..d
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: zendog on 11 January, 2012, 05:50:12 pm
Crome usually, firefox occasionally, IE never
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Palinurus on 11 January, 2012, 07:45:00 pm
Firefox mostly.

Sometimes Safari.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Palinurus on 11 January, 2012, 07:45:56 pm
Oh,

and IE sometimes- forgot about the work laptop.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: fred the great on 05 February, 2012, 04:41:28 pm
I don't like FF 10 after two days of use. 3.6 was great but we are all expected forced to change to FF 10 in the near future.

What is the best alternative Browser as I'm ready for a probable change?
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: nicknack on 05 February, 2012, 04:57:00 pm
I don't like FF 10 after two days of use.

What's up with it?
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Mike J on 05 February, 2012, 05:07:21 pm
I don't like FF 10 after two days of use.

What's up with it?

What's wrong with it - it seems much the same as any other version of Firefox.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Biggsy on 05 February, 2012, 05:39:24 pm
I don't like FF 10 after two days of use. 3.6 was great but we are all expected forced to change to FF 10 in the near future.

What is the best alternative Browser as I'm ready for a probable change?

Chrome.

Also - and I'm probably alone in this - I like IE with XP because it gives the option to use Cleartype for HTML even when Cleartype is otherwise turned off.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: fred the great on 05 February, 2012, 06:05:57 pm
What's wrong with it?

Well, I don't like the Office black look. There are no alternatives to choose at present.
Since FF5 all versions freeze my computer and FF 10 is still annoyingly the same. I have never had that problem with 3.6.
There are no colourful tabs available for FF 10. I like them because of  eyesight issues.
It slows my computer down  terribly compared to 3.6 which was always very fast. I have loads of memory and disk space.

I use Ubuntu which has now adopted FF 10 as it's standard - buggar.

So I'll look at chrome for starters and ???
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: fred the great on 10 February, 2012, 07:26:31 am
So I discovered that Chromium is the Chrome Browser for Ubuntu.

Started trying it and identified that it doesn't have a menu bar or coloured tabs. However when I pin my main website pages, the tabs get shortened and are in the colour of the website which is OK for my poor eyesight. The bookmarks were also a new learning curve which still needs some more improvement from me.

Otherwise I think I will stick with Chromium as it hasn't frozen my computer like FF 10 was doing.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: vorsprung on 10 February, 2012, 07:48:27 am
I was 100% FireFox until recently.  Then I started to use am under powered laptop and switched to chrome.  Chrome used less RAM.
Now,  I am often reading yacf on the train using the HTC phone browser
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: mike on 10 February, 2012, 07:54:59 am
chrome here, occasionally safari. 
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: why1040 on 21 February, 2012, 10:57:25 am
I use Chrome and love it.  It seems to encourage FB chat to behave better, whereas it was constantly freezing the whole browser experience with FF.

I keep FF on my computer for the occasional website that won't support Chrome...mostly horsey ones (notoriously low-tech in general) and oddly the Royal Opera House's ticketing software!   :facepalm:
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Biggsy on 21 February, 2012, 01:32:20 pm
I'm loving the Add-Ons available for Firefox.  I spent a solid couple of hours last night trying new ones.

I think I'll delete White on Black, though.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: andyoxon on 23 June, 2012, 09:43:13 pm
I think I'm about to ditch Firefox.  Just finding it a bit quirky now.  e.g. tonight lovefilm instant not working on FF (no yellow play triangle), but this works fine on Chrome...
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: citoyen on 12 December, 2012, 11:06:13 am
Same here. On the home computer, I've been using Firefox for most purposes (including browsing yacf), for a few years but recently I've been getting messages warning me that it no longer supports my OS (OS X 10.5.8) and occasionally behaves in a slightly flaky fashion so I'm probably going to have to change one or the other.

To answer the OP, I mostly use Tapatalk so I checked "other", but I guess that as an iPhone app, it's technically some kind of shell based on Safari, right?

I've just realised that none of the devices I use regularly to access the web even have IE installed. And I've never once missed it. (Admittedly, all the devices I use regularly are Steveware, so maybe it's not really that surprising.)

d.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: ran doner on 12 December, 2012, 02:40:37 pm
Chrome on PCs, Tapatalk on phones.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: fred the great on 20 April, 2013, 08:31:18 am
Just binned FF 20 and gone back to Chromium. Browsing vastly improved as a result :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Hot Flatus on 06 May, 2013, 10:55:31 am
Chromium is OK, but has known vulnerability to Twitter infection
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: The_Mikey on 08 September, 2013, 07:47:09 am
Usually use google chrome on the pc,  and tapatalk4 on mobile.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Trull on 08 September, 2013, 08:03:37 am
Links on MacOSX, fekkin graphical nonsense!
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Afasoas on 27 September, 2013, 02:59:01 pm
Chrome

Firefox
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: fossala on 27 September, 2013, 03:32:09 pm
Surf ran within tabbed.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: The_Mikey on 11 January, 2014, 09:11:20 pm
Usually use google chrome on the pc,  and tapatalk4 on mobile.

Google Chrome on Google nexus7, Samsung galaxy tab 3 and pc.  Opera Mobile on Samsung galaxy S2.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: air dancer on 18 February, 2014, 02:36:05 pm
Opera on laptop and desktop

Dolphin on android tablet and phone
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Andrew on 18 February, 2014, 02:45:44 pm
I'm using Iceweasel on my netbook now but I voted Firefox because, as the name suggests, it's just a modded/optimised version.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: contango on 13 April, 2014, 02:20:42 pm

Firefox. I like firefox better than the others.

If I'm away from home I use Firefox for Android on my tablet. If I'm somewhere without wifi and want to get online I turn my phone into a wifi hotspot and still use Firefox for Android.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Biggsy on 13 April, 2014, 03:15:09 pm
I've changed my vote from Firefox to Something Else - Pale Moon (http://www.palemoon.org/), based on pre Australis-themed Firefox.

Be warned that your customisations may be badly messed up if you let Firefox update to v29 - at least on a PC, I don't know about Android.  You might want to turn auto updating off.

Secondary browsers I've got installed include Slimboat (http://www.slimboat.com/en/) - can emulate Safari, amongst others.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Graeme on 14 August, 2014, 08:09:50 pm
Google Chrome FTW!

Come on Chromites... get voting.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Basil on 14 August, 2014, 08:33:28 pm
I use whatever is available on the device I happen to be using.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Graeme on 14 August, 2014, 08:37:03 pm
I think you can get Chrome for most devices... snigger.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Basil on 14 August, 2014, 08:44:36 pm
Not on a locked down Civil Service 'puter, you can't.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Graeme on 14 August, 2014, 09:02:31 pm
Oh.

I thought google set us free; free to browse without fear.  Cookies and downloads all the days of our life.

Clearly you live in a different world to me.  Was it a choice thing?  Or the pension?  I guess for a good pension I'd use whatever browser I'd been given.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Wobbly on 18 August, 2014, 09:11:46 pm
Let's see. On my own PCs it's Firefox. At work, Internet Explorer.

Can you guess, gentle reader, which version of IE I have to use at work?

No... I cannot say... it's too awful to even contemplate.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Mr Larrington on 18 August, 2014, 09:18:15 pm
Let's see. On my own PCs it's Firefox. At work, Internet Explorer.

Can you guess, gentle reader, which version of IE I have to use at work?

No... I cannot say... it's too awful to even contemplate.  :facepalm:

Something with a devastatingly low Number, I should think.  At the BigCo were had to run (IIRC) IE6 as the crappy terminal emulation SCIENCE wouldn't run with anything more "advanced".
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Wobbly on 18 August, 2014, 09:20:28 pm
Well guessed Mr Larrington. Yes, I'm still having to use IE6. Which is deastating in so many ways.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: frankly frankie on 19 August, 2014, 10:36:02 am
That reminds me of the state-of-the-art digital sound desk I was faced with at work, which booted up as ... Win98. 
And then crashed out to the blue screen of deth

You might want to turn auto updating off.

It was never on.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: rafletcher on 19 August, 2014, 11:08:33 am
Chrome on home laptop, Safari on iDevices, IE11 at work.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Mr Larrington on 19 August, 2014, 12:16:34 pm
Just Chrome these days.  Firefox has become way too slow for the lapdancer and while Chrome is annoying on the iPad, Safari is even more so.  Take that, Mega-Global Fruit Corporation of Cupertino, USAnia!
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Biggsy on 12 October, 2014, 05:16:14 pm
Still Pale Moon for me, but it's getting a bit big for its boots and changed its globally unique identifier From Firefox's to "reflect the continuing divergence between the browser and its sibling".  This has stopped some addons working.  They've also dropped Windows XP (Atom version excepted).

http://addons.palemoon.org/firefox/incompatible/
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: CAMRAMan on 12 October, 2014, 05:27:38 pm
Safari on the iPad; FF on the linux laptop. Chrome whenever I can be bothered to wake up the Windoze netbook.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Wobbly on 12 October, 2014, 06:58:35 pm
Well guessed Mr Larrington. Yes, I'm still having to use IE6. Which is devastating in so many ways.


Oh the "PC Refesh" project - they hate me reminding people they promised to have finished in 2013 - has recently e-mailed everyone saying they are now committed to upgrading everyone from Windows XP to Windows 7 in 2015.

Internet Explorer 6... it lives on :(
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: PloddinPedro on 13 October, 2014, 10:41:56 am
Chrome on the desktop (but what I want most is Tapatalk back for my Android tablet  :(  - sorry, couldn't resist!))
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: ian on 16 October, 2014, 10:48:53 am
Not sure if it's just me, but Chrome – which has been my preference for a while – seems to be very crashy of late. Pages hang on the Mac and PC versions and the iPad version occasionally goes pop. All seems fine in Safari.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: TimC on 16 October, 2014, 10:55:55 am
Safari on my iPad2 (iOS8) is very, very slow, and crashes quite often. I find I'm hard quitting the app when I need to use other stuff on the iPad. OK, it's an iPad 2, but a browser shouldn't tax it that much!
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: ian on 16 October, 2014, 11:38:32 am
Safari on my iPad2 (iOS8) is very, very slow, and crashes quite often. I find I'm hard quitting the app when I need to use other stuff on the iPad. OK, it's an iPad 2, but a browser shouldn't tax it that much!

It's Apple's way of telling you that you're behind the times (me too, I'm still using an iPhone 4).

Today will be a day of temptation, I hear a rumour of a new retina-display 27 inch iMac... don't tell my c2009 Mac Mini.

It does seem to be certain pages that kill Chrome - the Guardian (*cough*) for instance.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Mr Larrington on 17 October, 2014, 12:01:30 pm
Chrome seems OK for me under Windows 8.1 but, in common with many things, is a bit flaky under IOS 8.0.2 and if I see that "No SIM Card Installed" message once more today then there may well be an arson attack on the nearest premises of the Mega-Global Fruit Corporation of Cupertino, USAnia.

Edit: yes, the Grauniad's webby SCIENCE is well-nigh unusable now.  A pox on the Mega-Global Fruit Corporation of Cupertino, USAnia and all its white mice >:(
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Tewdric on 31 July, 2015, 09:19:55 pm
Windows Edge today ;)
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Mr Larrington on 07 August, 2015, 11:32:48 am
I have read that Windows Edge won't support ad-blockers.  If this is right it can FRO.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Biggsy on 07 August, 2015, 01:59:59 pm
Confusingly, there's a version of Adblock called Adblock Edge - now discontinued, apparently.

The browser I'm still most using is Pale Moon, though I'm not happy that it doesn't support all Firefox addons.  (It's based on Firefox, with the old look).
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: RichL on 22 December, 2015, 05:31:21 pm
Firefox cos I use mac, linux, and Windows so I want to sync bookmarks. Chrome does that, but last time I tried it completely killed my MacBook. It's also very heavy in a virtual machine.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Mr Larrington on 29 January, 2016, 08:39:58 am
I hsve been forced to switch to Safari on the fondleslab because the most recent update to Chrome has rendered it unusable for reading the forum.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: The_Mikey on 05 February, 2016, 07:32:34 pm
Currently Chrome,  although firefox is still an attractive option.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Mr Larrington on 19 February, 2016, 11:59:17 am
Back on Chrome on the fondleslab, though the latest update's penchant for "Aw, snap" errors on sites which used to work perfectly well may yet see me retreating to Dolphin or Opera Mini again.  FFS, Google, if it ain't broke....
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Beardy on 12 February, 2018, 09:48:51 am
On my own time, Safari, mostly iOS, but occasionally iMac. While at the clever factory (no, I don't know why I'm allowed here either) mostly Edge, but when that doesn't want to cooperate, IE11
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on 14 September, 2018, 03:19:30 pm
I use Vivaldi.  It is chrome based and was created by the original authors of Opera which I used to use until it got simplified by the current owners.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: FifeingEejit on 14 September, 2018, 04:17:06 pm
Opera, the ad blocker was decent until the ad providers started detecting it :-(
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: Ham on 15 September, 2018, 08:08:09 am
I use Vivaldi.  It is chrome based and was created by the original authors of Opera which I used to use until it got simplified by the current owners.

Thanks for that, I hadn't heard of it's existence


Quote
The browser is aimed at staunch technologists, heavy Internet users, and previous Opera web browser users disgruntled by Opera's transition from the Presto layout engine to the Blink layout engine, which removed many popular features

That's me.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: ACyclingRooster on 31 March, 2020, 11:27:43 am
I wondered if the forum stats are actually correct; they show almost no IE use at all.

IE is really pretty crap (pigeons would be quicker) and even the EDGE is not that much better.
I am using Google Chrome and have been doing so for some y years but have recently changed from Windows 7 onto Windows 10 with an SSD upgrade on my hard wired PC.
The SSD (Solid State Drive) was money well spent at my local Computer Fix.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: neilrj on 01 April, 2020, 01:14:54 pm
I wondered if the forum stats are actually correct; they show almost no IE use at all.

IE is really pretty crap (pigeons would be quicker) and even the EDGE is not that much better.
I am using Google Chrome and have been doing so for some y years but have recently changed from Windows 7 onto Windows 10 with an SSD upgrade on my hard wired PC.
The SSD (Solid State Drive) was money well spent at my local Computer Fix.

Old thread so likely not the same now.
Title: Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
Post by: SpaceBadger on 10 May, 2020, 10:40:13 am
Just switched to Brave on Win 10 and iOS.