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      04-05-2021, 12:16 AM   #1
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Still using Google Chrome?

So I heard Google Chrome is a resource hog. Wasn't long ago they were advertising how fast and efficient it is, apparently not anymore. According to Lew Later, Microsoft Edge is the new browser to beat. Just switched and it is pretty good. It's chromium based so all your extensions for Chrome should work. Which browser do you use?
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      04-05-2021, 12:33 AM   #2
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Anything that doesn’t feed Google. Mobile I use duckduckgo as my default, on MacBook Pro it’s safari with DDG also defaulted.
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Mainly Firefox. I always have Chrome open as well, though. I prefer Firefox's general appearance, layout, and tab and download handling. I find that it generally behaves better (including extensions), but that can vary based on the website. For example, Target's website and Youtube streams work better on Chrome. Its main selling point--at least to me--is the built-in Google Translate function.
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      04-05-2021, 07:41 AM   #4
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The fat lady sang for me with Chrome several years ago. I'm 100% Opera everywhere, with the location services function disabled because it supposedly reports back to the Google mothership for that function.....
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      04-05-2021, 08:35 AM   #5
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The fat lady sang for me with Chrome several years ago. I'm 100% Opera everywhere, with the location services function disabled because it supposedly reports back to the Google mothership for that function.....
That's true there's also that. With edge I'm not using two browsers anymore which has made a difference with my m1 MacBook Air battery life and it no longer reports any app using significant energy which it did for both chrome and safari.
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      04-05-2021, 08:43 AM   #6
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Yep I used to use Chrome but found my browsing was smoother when using Firefox.
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      04-05-2021, 09:30 AM   #7
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I have used Chrome for years without issue. You want to see a resource hog, try using Photoshop. Just grrrr.
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      04-05-2021, 06:38 PM   #8
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      04-05-2021, 06:41 PM   #9
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Been using Brave browser
I was just about to mention this.
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      04-05-2021, 06:45 PM   #10
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I still use Google Chrome but I have Firefox for backup.
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      04-06-2021, 05:14 AM   #11
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Firefox on ws and Duckduckgo at mobile.
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      04-06-2021, 08:35 AM   #12
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I use Firefox and sometimes Opera
Firefox PC, and Opera on android.

chrome is only for few incompatible stuff with firefox.
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      04-06-2021, 01:35 PM   #13
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chrome and google search for everything - i hate google tho (well monopolies). Duck duck go, just failed me when i tried to switch to it 6 months ago. And i`ve not tried a new browser but might now after reading this thread.
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I use Proton on my PC and DuckDuck go on my mobile.
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I dislike MS Edge and Bing. I am a windows guy but don't like the way edge and bing work. Google is sooooo much better imo.
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Yes, have been since Chrome was released. No issues on any computer I've ever used it on. IE blows chunks, Safari isn't much better.
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      05-08-2021, 12:31 PM   #19
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Brave --> https://laptop-updates.brave.com/latest/winx64

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      05-08-2021, 01:05 PM   #20
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Most websites are best viewed/optimized on Chromium. Even Microsoft made the switch to Chromium as the base browser for Edge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromi...ed_on_Chromium

Most websites, web extensions/add-ons, and any random software application do some level of data mining for various purposes. Any attempt to evade this using a free web browser is just a false sense of (information) security.
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