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post #31 of 55
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

What are you asking here? Is the question about uninstalling Chrome from a PC? A Nexus? Or not supporting Chrome on the site? What's an evite? I've certainly REMOVED Chrome and reinstalled it on occasion because of some issue, but never noticed anything weird happening. Of course, it wasn't off the machine that long. Don't have the option to remove it on the Nexus without being threatened that things will stop working. Of course, have tried three other browsers on it and they weren't remotely as good, even the ones that supported Flash.
Sorry, pretty vague. Had a problem in Outlook express and windows 8. Hyperlinks wouldn't work. It gave an error message. This was  after installing Chrome then uninstalling it. Even going in and setting the default browser etc. I think I ended up reinstalling it. Honestly, I can't remember, but it was involved and there was a fair amount of info on the web about it.
Ya know google's working for the NSA, right...wink.gif
Evite is just an invitation that is hyperlinked in a email to download then run a flash? I guess.

You click on email links? Walking on the wild side.
post #32 of 55
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

 

Not true.  I run 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium on my laptop and 64-bit Windows 7 Professional at work and use Chrome on both computers.  I use Dolphin on my Galaxy Tab and on my Galaxy Nexus phone.  I could use Chrome and have everything synced across 4 platforms but Dolphin has never once given my a problem.  I used to use Firefox until they started that idiotic version changing crap and had to keep reloading an older version that worked since quite a few of their "newer" versions had more bugs than a termite infested tree.


Actually........I'm pretty sure jzamp means a 64-bit browser, which has nothing to do with running a 64-bit OS.  64-bit browsers do indeed exist, but they really don't support the most popular plug-ins and features that all 32-bit browsers enjoy as "standard".  I have run 64-bit browsers as well, but gave up simply because the 64-bit browsers aren't ready for primetime yet.  I've tried, and it's just too much hassle.

 

Dolphin is a very good mobile browser.  Second to that is probably Mercury.  Has some great features, a few niggles.  Depends on your preferences and what you like to see/use.  Safari is crap in the grand scheme of things, but it's very simple, so it's easy for the vast majority of people to use.  Which would explain the numbers in Tyler's chart.

post #33 of 55
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so is safari iOS all iphone views?

 

Funny you should ask - I chronically get routed to the iphone site when I hit this place from teh Android tablet. 

post #34 of 55

Chrome has been making big strides of late.  Here's the current browser usage stats from http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

 

post #35 of 55

Windows 7 64-bit, IE10 32 bit & Bing Toolbar!

 

Working like a champ!

 

Really snappy with the new Comcast Blast Speed/Docsis 3.0 Modem!

 

Why: Supporting the local economy!

 

I live in Bill Gates' hometown. In fact  he was playing tennis next to me at the Club last week!

post #36 of 55

I use Opera, so that means I'm a 1%'er !

 

Now, I just have to figure out if that's a good or bad thing LOL.

post #37 of 55

I develop we-based applications for a living, so I have  different needs than most.

 

I use Firefox for most browsing and development - it has the best plug-ins for analysis and debugging.  Chrome is pretty good too, so I use that  a bit.  Safari and IE are mainly just used for testing - I need to make sure the app works in all the major browsers.

 

Safari uses the same "engine" as Chrome, so I rarely have problems with it's compatibility.  My main complaint with Safari is the lack of diagnostic tools and the fonts look blurry on Windows OS.

 

Internet Exploder has always been an awful product with massive security holes and compatibility issues.  I really wish it would go away.  I don't use it for anything other than to test apps I've written, and I would never use it to visit a website where I have suspicions about malware or similar.

post #38 of 55
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Originally Posted by patmoore View Post

Chrome has been making big strides of late.  Here's the current browser usage stats from http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

 

 

Note that those are stats for visitors to w3schools.com, which is mainly application developers and not representative of internet users as a whole.  http://gs.statcounter.com/ is a more representative sample, although I like this graph myself:

 

post #39 of 55
That murder rate vs IE graph is hilarious.

Do we actually have percentages for epic and browser use?The posted graphic was lacking.

Anyone else have issues with Firefox and YouTube videos on windows 7? Drives me nuts.
The vid keeps stopping the picture as the sound continues on but if you move the mouse cursor in the frame the picture starts again and catches up. Does it all the time.
post #40 of 55
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

That murder rate vs IE graph is hilarious.

Do we actually have percentages for epic and browser use?The posted graphic was lacking.

Anyone else have issues with Firefox and YouTube videos on windows 7? Drives me nuts.
The vid keeps stopping the picture as the sound continues on but if you move the mouse cursor in the frame the picture starts again and catches up. Does it all the time.

Your point is??????

 

The wrong browser can drive someone to murder? th_dunno-1[1].gif

post #41 of 55

TC,

 

You have not had I.E crash on you enough times or take down your system

 

Or even worse try to get a web page to display correctly on all of the above browsers mad.gif

 

Drives people nuts

post #42 of 55

Safari on my Mac because it works.

 

At work we switched everyone off of IE due to how incredibly slow and unreliable it is. We have all PC's on Chrome.

post #43 of 55
Chrome.

I used to use Firefox but with version 4 (iirc), the bloat and memory leaks just got so bad I switched to chrome. Firefox is better now than it was, and I use it for cross browser testing all the time, but have seen no reason to switch back as my main browser.

I tried safari when I first switched to OSX, but I'd periodically come across sites that wouldn't function correctly. They would in other browsers, just not safari. So, I bailed and haven't bothered to switch back. I do use it for testing a lot also, and have rarely seen those types of problems in a few years, but again, have had no issues with chrome at all so have seen no need to switch my primary browser.

I only use IE for testing purposes at work, and then grudgingly. smile.gif

To sum it up, I use chrome because it's never caused me problems which I can't say for the other browsers out there.
post #44 of 55

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Your point is??????

 

The wrong browser can drive someone to murder? th_dunno-1%5B1%5D.gif

From the data: Better browser = less freezes and crashes = more time on desired websites = less frustrated people = less murder.

Probably Jodi Arias was using Internet Explorer....

post #45 of 55

Windows user still..

 

I prefer Firefox.  Works best with AdBlock Plus and my browser protection AV programs to keep me from getting those damned fake virus alert hacks.  Performance is pretty good compared to IE

 

As for the thread, why no poll?

 

Perhaps someone could plant one ex post facto?

post #46 of 55

Comodo Dragon (chrome based), and Pale Moon (firefox based).  Why?  They work well - better than Chrome and Firefox - and way better than IE.

post #47 of 55

Mac user: 95% Safari 5% Firefox

post #48 of 55

Netscape Navigator.......

 

AOL.......

 

 

Haha, I did use Opera for awhile.  Wonder what happened to that one..

post #49 of 55

I gave up on Safari a long time ago. It probably works better now, but I almost never use it. Went to Firefox, and now mostly Chrome. I don't really notice it, so I just keep using it.

post #50 of 55
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Actually........I'm pretty sure jzamp means a 64-bit browser, which has nothing to do with running a 64-bit OS.  64-bit browsers do indeed exist, but they really don't support the most popular plug-ins and features that all 32-bit browsers enjoy as "standard".  I have run 64-bit browsers as well, but gave up simply because the 64-bit browsers aren't ready for primetime yet.  I've tried, and it's just too much hassle.

My new work PC has a 64 bit IE and the 32 IE installed.  The default seems to be the 32.  I need to try out the 64 next time I'm working on something more complex and see how it does.

post #51 of 55
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

 

 

Haha, I did use Opera for awhile.  Wonder what happened to that one..

 

Still around http://www.opera.com

post #52 of 55

Most popular browser by country. 

 

Blue = IE

Green = Chrome

Orange = Firefox

 

post #53 of 55
^^ Does that still correspond to global murder rates?
post #54 of 55

I just got rid of Chrome.  This after finding that my computer was busy cycling the

hard drive much of the time. I noticed Chrome was starting without my permission

and that was the last straw. I think it either bombs on trying to update or Google is

running it to sniff out personal information.

 

Most of this strange activity stopped when Chrome was removed from my Win XP laptop.

And yes, my antiViorus/ firwall stuff is up to date & working fine.

post #55 of 55
Just wondering if you were running Google Desktop or something? I've occasionally had issues where I've changed default browsers or installed a new one and two browsers both wanted to be default, but was able to fix that by going into Control Panel. Never had an issue when I was running just program and it started up.
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