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What Browser do you MAINLY use? (1 choice only, excluding mobile/cell phone browsers)

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INSTG8R

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I've been using Opera for quite a while now and i'm happy with it. \it works with every site i've visited flawlessly, so i think i may just keep it for a while longer until i find a more suitable replacement sometime in the future..
Never liked IE or FireFox...
 

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Firefox since I don't even remember. Sometimes tried different ones but never really changed. At work I have to use multiple browsers, because multiple M$ accounts, and I recommend customers to use Edge for the convenience. But I never got used on Edge myself :p
Also on Android, never found a real alternative.
 
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ans uses DDG as it's search engine as default search
Browsers let you change the search engine, so that's not a reason to choose one over the other.
Incidentally, Vivaldi allows you to customize the search URL freely, unlike most browsers.

i've tried vivaldi in its earlier stages (v 0.xx :D ), dunno what it is now lol but it was trash for me
It's been 8 years since version 1. Maybe check how it is nowadays.
 
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Firefox, everything else is a fork of Chrome, and I dont like Chrome.

Vivaldi I was using some years back for a while, but the bloat and performance issues became impossible to deal with.
 
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Vivaldi uses the Chromium rendering and JS engines (Blink and V8), but the rest and notably the GUI are custom, so it's not a Chrome fork.

Last time I paid attention Firefox seemed worse than Vivaldi when it comes to memory management, though I haven't compared directly in recent times.
But I think it's safe to say all modern browsers aren't exactly lean and mean.
 
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If the start page and thumbnails is what you like then try Vivaldi (atleast it's not owned by chinese spies) ans uses DDG as it's search engine as default search


You should try it again it's made alot of progress since it first appeared it's at Version 6.8 now Oppera is just another piece of chinese spyware now
still, this spyware has vpn (or proxy IDC) even it's buggy and crappy lol. hope vivaldi has too.
 
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Edge and Opera.

Used to be Firefox many years ago. Donated a couple of times back in the days, but their constant email spam on fighting for "internet freedom" lost me. I am not saying they shouldn't, it's just not my reality. May be for USA, but not where I live.
 
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Vivaldi uses the Chromium rendering and JS engines (Blink and V8), but the rest and notably the GUI are custom, so it's not a Chrome fork.

Last time I paid attention Firefox seemed worse than Vivaldi when it comes to memory management, though I haven't compared directly in recent times.
But I think it's safe to say all modern browsers aren't exactly lean and mean.
Oh they all suck at memory management, Firefox isnt perfect but still better than Chrome for my liking.

Firefox used to be really bad before they started supporting 64bit and multi process builds, which is how I ended up using Chrome forks, but once they dealt with that, I moved back.
 
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OperaGX (specifically GX for the few tweaks I like in it, ram limiting, built in twitch, whatsapp and insta gives me less need to alt between it and my phone)
 
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Benchmark Scores it sucks even more less now ;)
still, this spyware has vpn (or proxy IDC) even it's buggy and crappy lol. hope vivaldi has too.
Yeah VPN's are great but not when they report back to their masters
 
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OperaGX .. built in twitch, whatsapp and insta ...
What does this integration give more than the sites themselves?
And for WA there's web.whatsapp.com (BTW, that's something Signal should adopt too).

Firefox isnt perfect but still better than Chrome for my liking.
Chromium-based isn't Chrome, though. I never used Chrome (well, not on a computer of mine).
 
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Chrome for me, not because I like it, and not because it's the best browser, but because I use Google Maps, Gmail, Google password manager, Google Authenticator, and have a Pixel which really has a lot of synergy with Chrome in terms of transferring bookmarks, cookies, settings, tab groups, etc.

Sometimes the path of least resistance is better than the well-paved road.
 
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Firefox for me, normal release channel for daily stuff and dev/nightly for media consumption. (makes it easier to just throw videos and the like onto my second monitor)

it's how things work, if you aren't in a gov. structure.
If the product is free, you are the product.

True for all of these browser companies of course, but at least with something like Firefox or Chromium (not Chrome!) you have auditable sources. (and, by now, an extensive list of known tweaks and forks to reach whatever level of privacy-to-comfort you're happy with)
 
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What does this integration give more than the sites themselves?
And for WA there's web.whatsapp.com (BTW, that's something Signal should adopt too).
I don't use the sites on my browser's web page, I find the interfaces more streamlined like the phone apps, a few less open tabs (you can still get audible notifications from WA though which is handy especially when I am streaming/gaming since I don't look at other websites and barely touch my phone or hear it with headphones on) and its less resource hungry (which isn't an issue aftr my upgrade, but I still prefer not to waste cpu and ram cycles on nothing)

To be fair, I've never used WA on anything other than the app or the extension.
 
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I'm so amazed by the results. Firefox still on the lead, while in the world chrome, holds the majority.
 
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Chrome for me, not because I like it, and not because it's the best browser, but because I use Google Maps, Gmail, Google password manager, Google Authenticator, and have a Pixel which really has a lot of synergy with Chrome in terms of transferring bookmarks, cookies, settings, tab groups, etc.

Sometimes the path of least resistance is better than the well-paved road.

yep same here (excl. the authenticator). Not sure if other browsers offer the same, I also downloaded "google contacts" and "google Keeps" as separate apps linked to my Windows taskbar. Google contacts being self-explanatory and Keeps for notes and check-lists (the basic stuff - reminders, quick notes, shopping lists, to-dos, etc). Any changes made on these apps quickly sync up to my phone (and tablet) and vice-versa - an absolute breeze to work with.
 
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Google Keep
Actually, I don't do that but that's a decent idea. OneNote is overkill for the sort of stuff I use it for - I'm always trying to shoehorn/sync Windows stuff to my phone - I'd overlooked putting phone stuff on my PCs (probably because historically phone apps and phone app support on Windows was garbage-tier). Google being cloud isn't really "PC" anyway, it's just Chromium under the hood, whatever device you're looking at it on!
 
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Memory ❶ 32-3600/16 ❷ 32-3200/16 ❸ 16-3200/16
Video Card(s) ❶ 3080 X Trio ❷ 2080TI (AIOmod) ❸ 1080TI
Storage ❶ NVME/SSD/HDD ❷ <SAME ❸ SSD/HDD
Display(s) ❶ 1440/165/IPS ❷ 1440/144/IPS ❸ 1080/144/IPS
Case ❶ BQ Silent 601 ❷ Cors 465X ❸ Frac Mesh C
Audio Device(s) ❶ HyperX C2 ❷ HyperX C2 ❸ Logi G432
Power Supply ❶ HX1200 Plat ❷ RM750X ❸ EVGA 650W G2
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Benchmark Scores I have wrestled bandwidths, Tussled with voltages, Handcuffed Overclocks, Thrown Gigahertz in Jail
....historically phone apps and phone app support on Windows was garbage-tier

been there, tried several methods, even a paid app with complex configurations eventually failing with updates, got sick and tired and moved on. Garbage indeed! Since shifting from desktop Outlook to chrome for "Contacts" "tasks" and "notes" its been a breeze. I still use the desktop version of outlook on Windows for emails but for the last few years haven't bothered to check whether MS has progressed in providing all-in-one seamless synchronisation across different platforms/devices - i bet not! Or perhaps, other platforms are less inviting for seamless integration.
 
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