Firefox Users Migrating to Google Chrome

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sicyo

I use Chrome for most of my personal browsing. I'm in IT and use Firefox for our ticketing system and all other work browsing.

I like keeping the chrome browsing activity with my google account and work stuff with the Firefox sync account.

I also use Firefox at home for testing.

I hope Firefox stays around, I like it.

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jrbales

Firefox for me. While I suspect there's no real expectation of privacy on any of these browsers, Google has been pretty clear about their browser. I'm to a point I don't trust Google for anything any longer...even moving away from using them as a search engine.

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Nerys64

Im strongly considering switching to chrome because using custom mouse button profiles on my logitech G700 doesnt seem to be working with firefox. Firefox keeps "losing focus" and my profile on the mouse reverts to default. Ive tried a fresh profile and all that jazz, no dice.

only thing keeping me away from chrome is lack of a good speed dial extension. I need ctrl+number key hotkeys for "pinned" programs. So gmail is ctrl+1, feedly is ctrl+2, etc.

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preferreduser

Chrome is the daily driver here have Firefox also good browser I use it occasionally no major complaints with either one

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Fenthic

I switched to Chrome because I made it the default browser on my iPhone so I used it on my computer as well for the very nice syncing. But I recently switched back to Firefox. Chrome is a memory hog. It used over 2x the memory for the same tabs as Firefox had open. I tried many of the suggestions on trimming Chromes memory usage but none of them really worked well enough.

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firefox91

My username actually has nothing to do with my browser preference. But I still prefer Firefox over Chrome. I used Chrome for several months to give it a fair shot, I still liked FF better. But Chrome isn't bad.

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Upyourbucket

I still prefer Firefox.

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gmvolk

Still use firefox on windows, but chrome runs better on the tablet. Installed chrome on the pc only for google cloud print function.

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0ly1r3m@1ns

No, Firefox is losing ground because Chrome is preinstalled on just about ever new computer, heck my Mother board driver CD came with Chrome.

Its just them pushing it, where Firefox isn't preinstalled on anything.

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PCLinuxguy

seems a bit out there of a claim.. I've never seen Chrome preinstalled on anything other than some models of Android phone or tablet, but not desktop/laptop/Windows machines. IE is the only thing that occupies that seat. and FF comes preinstalled on Debian Linux(iceweasel branding but it's firefox),Ubuntu Linux, and Linux Mint (for starters)

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vegiisan

Actually, my last two motherboards did install Chrome along with the drivers. GA-Z87-OC FORCE is my current one and it sets chrome/Google as default when you "install all" drivers.

Well Linux coming with FF is a bit irrelevant for market share when Windows is something like 90%+ market share. Linux is what? 2%?

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PCLinuxguy

Odd that they would bundle that with a driver package O_o.

Also FF being preinstalled on Linux is irrelevant just because of this market share BS? - I could easily say that bundling a browser with board drivers is irrelevant since it's a niche (since 99% of consumers buy prebuilt from a store and don't build their own computer) but I acknowledged it since it is relevant in the comparisons and conversation

Since this is about Browser and not OS, then Linux coming with FF is relevant to the conversation as well as FF being bundled/preinstalled on something to counter your statement that it's not preinstalled compared to chrome.

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PCLinuxguy

Chrome since FF12 and not looked back. too much breakage with extensions and the like ever since this "we at Mozilla are going to play the me too game and rapid release like Chrome does so that we can be cool instead of actually having a browser that works" mindset. Sorry Mozilla. you break down too much for a production environment

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John Pombrio

If only Chrome had a sidebar! I use the history and bookmark sidebar of FF ALL THE TIME. Then there is ad-block, which works a treat on FF. Then there is FireGestures and DownloadThemAll. I donno how many are available to Chrome but the lack of a sidebar is the big whiff for me.

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tom_m

Being able to download embedded videos is nice. I haven't found a reliable Chrome addon for that. Youtube's streaming can get pretty streaky, and they've apparently changed the way they buffer. It used to eventually load the whole thing while you kept it paused. Now it only buffers like the next ~20% of the video. It won't resume buffering until you hit the play button again. So if you're watching on a spotty wireless connection, it can get dicey.

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Ghost XFX

Google can go to hell.

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limitbreaker

No they can't as hell doesn't exist.

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Engelsstaub

Sure it does. Ever been to Gary, Indiana?

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limitbreaker

In that case Google can go to Indiana Gary.

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vrmlbasic

DC? Baltimore? Detroit?

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Exarkun1138

Still like FireFox. Chrome is good, but I have been using FF for so long now, I'm just more comfortable with it. Unless there is something in Chrome that is a "MUST HAVE", I see no reason to switch.

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batkerson

Firefox for me. . .BUT I wonder if the statistics are skewed in favor of Chrome because of the proliferation of Android phones? I'll bet it is. . .

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Geneaux

Nope.

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The Mac

android phones dont use chrome by default

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vegiisan

Except for Nexus devices and the latest Motorola, they do. ;D

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The Mac

well, they are owned by google so....

lol

all the others use manufacturer branded browsers (HTC and Samsung in particular)

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wumpus

Chrome has javascript off.
Firefox has javascript on.

I typically run chrome unless I hit a problem, then switch to firefox (I'd rather not use the higher tech solution of making exceptions. I'd likely wind up with too many sites crashing my browser with bad javascripts again.

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SaphirJD

Switched to Palemoon/Midori because of the upcoming "Mozilla Chrome" aka Australis!

Loved Firefox and used it even before it was known as Firefox, but taking away most of customization options and expecting to add them back as add-ons, if they are brought back by addon Devs was too much.

I dislike Chrome, so i dislike Mozilla's plan to go the Chrome restricted Way with Firefox now!

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Shalbatana

I've only used Chrome on other people's computers, so I guess I haven't really delved deep into it. It seems okay, but a little bland. I do get the impression that I've crashed a few more times on chrome than ff.

As for FF, there was a time when it slacked. It's better now. Using them side by side, there's really no speed or quality diff. between FF and chrome. People who have left should take a look at it again. It's a beautiful thing now.

As for me personally, I use Nightly (ff 64 bit) on my home win8 machine and have never had the slightest bit of hassle in any sense of the word. I love it and you'd have to pry it from my cold, dead hard drive before I give it up.

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88keyz

I prefer Firefox, I've been a Mozilla user since the Netscape Communicator days. I prefer the way that Firefox handles extensions. I also don't think I could live without Firefox's Live Bookmarks. Simply the best way I have found to consume RSS feeds. I do use Chrome on occasion though but I use the Comodo version, which is based on Chromium, called Comodo Dragon. It removes all the tracking and privacy invasion stuff that is in the standard Chrome browser. If your a Chrome user or you want to be but are turned off by some of Google's tracking tactics then its well worth checking out.

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jgottberg

No browser can overcome the shitty design of this site. Love the content (which is the ONLY reason I still visit) but the site is a mess and poorly constructed.

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kixofmyg0t

+1

Also have you seen the MaximumPC windows 8 app? It looks like a 14 year old girl designed it.

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jgottberg

lol, no I haven't seen it... After navigating this site, I have little desire to install one of their apps!

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limitbreaker

+1

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bjoswald

Chrome for me, too. It's fast, light, and the Sync feature is amazing.

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The Mac

Im a minimalist.

Chrome, all the way.

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Mark White

No brand loyalty.
It all comes down to customization for me.
At the moment, FF is the clear winner.
If Chrome ever gets more customization options I'll switch.

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meangenedrlove

Tell me something I haven't known for the last two to three years! Firefox went to crap two years ago (or so)...that's when I switched and haven't looked back!

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trgz

I've just bought a Nexus 10 and ought to be thinking that Chrome would be the obvious choice but I've installed Firefox on that too, mainly as I'd like to have some form of synchronization between the two devices. Chrome is not much faster on my PC and is missing many of the features I've come to expect from a half decent browser (including customizability).I've installed Chrome numerous times in the hope that it might even surpass IE in it's usefulness but it just doesn't bring anything but frustration and I end up posting some feedback and then wiping it again.
The rise of mobile devices and the use of Chrome (though I'd probably opt for Ocean before moving to Chrome) almost by default must have some knock-on effect to this shift on the PC and it does get me thinking that maybe Google/Android ought to be put in to the same position as MS were back in 2010 and give users the choice of their default browser on Android.

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usmckozmo

Was a hardcore FF user back in the day, but it got too bloated and slow, and the memory leak issue killed it for me. I jumped ship to Chrome for all my PCs.

Running tiled frequent homepage (show more than 8 dammit...option 12 or 16!) with bookmark bar showing on that page only, home button right next to the refresh button, and AdBlock+ as my only addon. Fast and stable, with everything one click away, and no excessive BS.

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kixofmyg0t

"but it got too bloated and slow, and the memory leak issue"

So you're really saying you haven't used Firefox in the last couple years.

You might wanna give it a try, it has none of the things you listed.

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FatOldGuy

Chrome hangs all the time on me, After surfing a bit I always get stuck on a page that won't let me go back a page, happens all the time, screw Chrome and Google, it's FF all the way except for android where I use Dolphin.

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vrmlbasic

No chrome for me. The asinine commercials that Google ran for it a few years ago deterred me and I'm glad for that (I did try it and disliked it immensely). Not to mention the spying Google does: since we now know that we have "no expectation of privacy" when using GMail I am leery of using a webbrowser made by Google.

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dgrmouse

Honestly, Firefox does just as much spying. They've been in full sleezebag mode since around the time that they went to the accelerated version numbering. Last update, they introduced the "upload browser 'health' to Mozilla" option, and defaulted it to on. Last time, it was "upload Telemetry to Mozilla." They do the same crap with addons, and it's ridiculous. Besides, Mozilla is horrendously insecure - eg, there's a new exploit in the wild now that's taking advantage of the ridiculous administrative service. I'm no huge fan of Google, but I'm interested in seeing Mozilla fail enough that it turns its leadership over a few times.

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alwes

its hanging to much.
http://mnrparts.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=40

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Shaharil Ahmad

Firefox should just die. It's too old.
In the new age, Chrome all the way!

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jrbales

To each his own. I'll stick with FF and IE myself. Have tried Chrome many different times and have found no reason to stick with it.

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abowlofsoda

I use both Firefox, Chrome and IE. Firefox for certain extensions while working. Chrome for financing (Google Docs) and Youtube (ff acts up on yt for some reason), and IE for news.

We use multiple tools to get the job done in many areas of our lives... I don't see why I should be loyal to one software to do it all.

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zNelson24

I've been using Firefox, because FOSS is BOSS!

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ShinRenNu

Been using Chrome right from it launch. Never look back.