If I switch from Firefox to Chrome ???


  1. Posts : 1,372
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    If I switch from Firefox to Chrome ???


    I'm thinking about this switch, because when I see the market shares, I'm assuming that Google can throw more resources at their browser than Mozilla can. I also have issues with Firefox not displaying all the contents of a page, and problems printing.

    Beyond the issue of add-on availability I'm interested in the experience of forum members who have made the switch.

    Why are you happy with the switch?

    Any negatives or issues?

    How about the privacy of your data?

    EDIT: Forgot to mention that I do NOT want to use EDGE if at all possible for any browsing. Right now I have to use EDGE when Firefox does not display page contents properly.
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  2. Posts : 19,863
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.2546 (x64) [22H2]
       #2

    x509 said:
    I'm thinking about this switch, because when I see the market shares, I'm assuming that Google can throw more resources at their browser than Mozilla can. I also have issues with Firefox not displaying all the contents of a page, and problems printing.

    Beyond the issue of add-on availability I'm interested in the experience of forum members who have made the switch.

    Why are you happy with the switch?

    Any negatives or issues?

    How about the privacy of your data?

    EDIT: Forgot to mention that I do NOT want to use EDGE if at all possible for any browsing. Right now I have to use EDGE when Firefox does not display page contents properly.


    You realize you don't have to limit yourself to one browser.
    You can run bunches of them, and then winnow the list down to the one(s) you like best.
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  3. Posts : 5,802
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #3

    Post a link to a page where you the contents are not displayed. Then we can see if we get the same issue.

    Personal choice is:
    I don't just limit browsing to the use of one browser. Some browsers are better than others at certain things.

    I use LibreWolf (default)

    Edge Chromium (mostly for streaming movies) as there are some decent movie enhancing addons available and it seems to work better than other browsers for movie streaming.

    Vivaldi for work purposes especially because of it's PDF handling and printing capabilities.

    I've never been happy to use only one browser. Sometimes I've had a mix of up to eight installed (or portable versions).

    Chrome (Google) I have always avoided.
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  4. Posts : 635
    W10
       #4

    You are aware that you may create an internet shortcut, that opens your URL with another (installed) browser than your default browser?
    I needed that since a certain bank did not accept the Firefox browser.
    The syntax is: "C:\Program Files\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\Application\brave.exe" URL
    In my case the shortcut opens the URL with the Brave browser immediately, and not with the default browser.
    In this way you may easily do an A/B test for a site with different browsers.
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  5. Posts : 261
    Windows 10
       #5

    x509 said:
    I'm thinking about this switch, because when I see the market shares, I'm assuming that Google can throw more resources at their browser than Mozilla can.
    Not entirely true both browsers are open source to a degree and they both have similar leverage Chrome's market share imo is massively biased though for various reasons.

    - Many people don't realize there is other browsers and think there is only Chrome i am not kidding you would be surprised how common this is if grandma buys a tablet that ships with chrome on it which is common then she thinks that is the only browser.
    Not everyone online is educated on the basic fundamentals of computers so how they even going to know that there is more than one browser? You would be surprised there is many people that don't know.

    - Chrome ships with many devices now like tablets and phones which means unfair bias already.

    - Chrome just has more coverage and because its literally on the tip of the tongue now we say phrases like "just google it" "did you look on google maps" etc it has become a common convention so its in the forefront of peoples minds.

    I am sure there is many other factors to it. Firefox has just become a back burner browser that is only really used by die hard fans now. The browser goes back to netscape so literally the start of the internet which has roots before Internet Explorer.
    imo its superior browser but it is starting to fall in the sense of some of the stuff it is starting to align itself with i don't agree with.
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