Browsers

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Which browser(s)?

Explorer
6
11%
Edge
7
13%
Chrome
17
30%
Firefox
8
14%
Safari
5
9%
Opera
5
9%
Brave
1
2%
Silk
1
2%
TOR
2
4%
What's a browser?
4
7%
 
Total votes: 56

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Post by Flaneur »

Idle curiosity. Which browser(s) do you use on a regular basis?

Any recommendations or advice welcome.

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Don't use any bowsers as we don't have a dog :D
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Re: Bowsers

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Flaneur wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:08 am
Any recommendations or advice welcome.
Firefox - plus Ad Block Plus, No Script and Privacy Badger (Ghostery is good too)

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Re: Browsers

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Opera for me, with a few small but effective add ons. I also have Firefox and Chrome but only ever use them if there's some oddball website that won't work properly on Opera.

If I was more tech minded I would do a poll asking what operating systems people use. That usually puts the cat among the pigeons.
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Re: Browsers

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I've voted for Chrome which is my plan B, only because my plan A wasn't an option... my plan A being my OH... :lol:
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Re: Browsers

Post by FrenchForumSurvivor »

I've been using Pale Moon for several weeks, I find it much faster than Chrome, though there is one site where it won't work and for that site I now use Opera, then close it again.
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Re: Browsers

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In case you didn't know...........Chrome is owned by Google. So one can safely assume that the same contempt for personal data privacy that Google (and Gmail) are known for will also be built in to Chrome.

Just saying. 8-)
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Re: Browsers

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You mean Google might take steps to prevent ad blockers from working to ensure that adverts are still presented to users and their revenue stream is preserved?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/2 ... ck_change/

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Re: Browsers

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Another browser consideration for everyone, to use a password manager and to integrate it with the browser.

As I have said before, I use Firefox and Enpass which works on both Windows and Linux Mint - but others may prefer other tools / platforms / interfaces.

Using a password manager to set complex and unique passwords will help prevent password cracking and stuffing if one of the sites you use is compromised.

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Re: Browsers

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niemeyjt wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:55 pm
You mean Google might take steps to prevent ad blockers from working to ensure that adverts are still presented to users and their revenue stream is preserved?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/2 ... ck_change/
Uh, no. What I mean is they save and store every one of your searches and will grant access to this information to any government agency or highest bidder for whatever reason. This is not currently in contravention of any law. In a similar way Gmail records each and every email message sent or received by the Gmail client with detailed identifiers.
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