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View Poll Results: What browser do you most often use on your PC?
Internet Explorer 18 17.14%
Firefox 3.x 24 22.86%
Firefox 4.x 17 16.19%
Chrome 26 24.76%
Opera 2 1.90%
Safari 9 8.57%
Netscape Navigator 0 0%
Other 9 8.57%
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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I primarily use Safari. I have what-ever latest Firefox build, too, but only use it for that occasional web page that won't display properly in Safari.

What I really like about Safari and Chrome is that both utilize OS X's universal spell-checker. Yeah, FF has a plug-in, but it only underlines misspelled words. It doesn't offer the correct spelling and/or suggestions.

Sometimes I'll play around with Chrome, and in the past I've used Opera and Camino. I can't remember why I ditched Camino, just never really used it. Opera, for some reason displays pages differently. I can't really explain it, I just see "different" things with Opera than I would with Safari, Chrome, or FF.
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:29 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I tried Opera some time ago, some pages indeed looked different, there were even errors. But that could be due to the sites themselves, maybe they are coded sloppily. Either way, I quit using it because in the end I don't care whose fault it is.

I have been using Seamonkey for quite some time now. It comes closest to the old Netscape suite, which I used to use many years ago.
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:38 PM
 
Location: In Phoenix by way of San Antonio
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Just started using Chrome and its alot faster than Explorer. Once upon a time I fell for Firefox, but after my friends comp crashed I havent went back.
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Google Chrome. I mostly don't care what browser do I use because I don't need too many capabilities. Nonethenless, I used several browsers at different times.
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:40 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Chrome mostly. Occasionally I still use Safari but it crashes on youtube all of the time. Plus apple messed up the tabs though i've fixed that with glims. I do miss safari's animations when swiping back and forwards in web pages however. Firefox sucks on the mac, the font rendering is awful.
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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I dunno what they've done to font rendering, but some sites, mostly those that use Arial, SeaMonkey (Firefox's more educated cousin) renders like crap. Fuzzy and tough to read. It's a stylesheet bug, tho -- turn off styles and the problem goes away.

Very likely someone has created a default stylesheet to fix the bug, but I haven't found it yet. (You can pretty much count on the developers going "Works for me" and never fixing it.)
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:14 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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The text is actually too bold on the mac. I'm wondering if there's some strange interaction going on between firefox's native font rendering engine and quartz? It looks terrible anyway. Saying that, chrome on windows is no better but for the opposite reason- skinny jagged fonts with no font smoothing.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:30 PM
 
Location: California
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I use IE because I'm too dang used to the shortcuts. I have Chrome and Firefox too but whenever I try to make the switch there's a right-click missing or a shortcut problem etc. I'm sure if I took the time to invest I would figure it out but there is no point. I don't get viruses or anything unless I'm surfing around places I shouldn't be (hacker sites, etc) and even then I've fixed so many peoples computers over the years it's not usually that big of a deal for me.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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What happens if you turn off styles? You might have to install Prefbar and the CSS-per-tab control, tho. Not sure how to do it otherwise.

(Actually, I find the whole damn Moz family unusable without Prefbar.)
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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Firefox for mac.
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