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Urban Prairie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-11 01:08 PM
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15. Firefox has long been my browser of choice b/c I like to mix and match extensions and add-ons
Edited on Sat Jul-30-11 01:35 PM by Urban Prairie
and have been using it ever since it was named Firebird, and along with being able to use multiple profiles and run multiple versions of FF on Linux (yeah, at the same time, too ;-) ) Trouble is that they accelerated development of new versions, which means those who developed extensions for the browser fall behind more quickly. Firefox 5 on Linux means that many add-ons, themes and extensions become incompatible, but many can be made/forced to work (not always well) on beta/development or updated versions of Firefox with the "Addon Compatibility Reporter" extension installed.

Firefox, esp. on Windows has long had issues with memory leaks, causing it to run slower and slower, but there are ways to tweak it so that its building cache can be dumped to regain faster responsiveness.

I have also played around with Chromium (bleeding edge), Chrome (dev/beta/nightly), Opera Tor, Midori, Seamonkey, Iceweasel, Avant, Amaya, Konqueror, rekonq, Orca, Flock(discontinued) and several others, but I always end up using FF most often, and for websites that still render best with IE, there is the IE Tab2 extension that can be installed and used within FF.
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