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Which browser do you mostly use when visiting EEVblog forums?

Mozilla Firefox
51 (40.8%)
Google Chrome
42 (33.6%)
Safari
12 (9.6%)
Opera
5 (4%)
Microsoft Internet Explorer
8 (6.4%)
Microsoft Edge
3 (2.4%)
Netscape Navigator/Communicator
1 (0.8%)
Android Native Browser
0 (0%)
Lynx
0 (0%)
Other (Not listed)
3 (2.4%)

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2017, 06:20:30 pm »
I use Pale Moon. I know it's based on Firefox,  but I voted "Other".
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2017, 07:26:56 pm »
As noone voted for lynx in the poll, I just thought I'd post this message from lynx for the sake of it :).

The forum doesn't seem to render very nicely in Lynx, but it is usable.
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2017, 10:43:13 pm »
I've used elinks for the past several years instead of lynx.  Sadly no Windows version, but It has tabs, colour and a whole bunch more.

I found it especially useful on an aeroplane a year or two back.  The on-board wifi had a payment process that required checking your email for verification, so they provided a small amount of data (a few MB) for free.   That tiny amount of data lasted me the whole trip :)  It was quite unstable too, so using a text-only web browser helped a lot.  I'm actually not sure how people would have expected to be able to access something like Gmail without the whole process breaking due to connections failing.

This is the forum frontpage in elinks:


Topics themselves are less friendly to navigate, as half of the vertical space is used up by the info about each user that we normally see to the left of each post:


Oh, and I'm the sole person that voted 'Netscape Navigator' in the poll >:D  I use Seamonkey, and I thought this might be the closest match.



Does anyone else here use a less popular browser?

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2017, 12:28:45 am »
I've been using Pale Moon for a couple years now. It's based on Firefox but without the ridiculous rapid release cycle or constant UI changes and vanishing features.
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2017, 01:49:24 am »
You should have an entry from OWB now.
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2017, 04:28:38 am »
I've been using Pale Moon for a couple years now. It's based on Firefox but without the ridiculous rapid release cycle or constant UI changes and vanishing features.

I used FirefoxESR just to keep the upgrade releases to a minimum, but then they went to that "australis" interface and started removing much of the customizing ability, so I switched to Pale Moon.

Unfortunately Pale Moon (and apparently soon other browsers) have dropped support for Ghostery and some other add ons and I've yet to find replacements.
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2017, 07:37:41 pm »
Unfortunately Pale Moon (and apparently soon other browsers) have dropped support for Ghostery and some other add ons and I've yet to find replacements.

I've been using uBlock Origin on Firefox. See if that still works on Pale Moon.
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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2017, 11:09:23 pm »
Biggest reason why I dumped Firefox was the rapid release cycle. I got so tired of getting an update notification what seemed like every few days, and each time it would inevitably break half my extensions and/or remove some option I was using. Firefox became a 2nd rate clone of Chrome, and if I wanted that I would just use Chrome.
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2017, 11:57:42 pm »
Thats what the ESR is for.
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2017, 12:04:56 am »
Biggest reason why I dumped Firefox was the rapid release cycle. I got so tired of getting an update notification what seemed like every few days, and each time it would inevitably break half my extensions and/or remove some option I was using. Firefox became a 2nd rate clone of Chrome, and if I wanted that I would just use Chrome.
Yup, FF has been terrible with the updates and plugins during some period, but it's better now. Not great, but better.

I am surprised with Opera, started using it as a secondary option about half a year ago (developer version), and it is looking nice. Love the free VPN option.
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2017, 01:03:32 am »
The ESR did help, but then they implemented the Australis UI and I jumped ship. It became clear Mozilla had lost their direction, they were ignoring the users and blindly chasing Chrome.
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2017, 01:10:15 am »
The ESR did help, but then they implemented the Australis UI and I jumped ship. It became clear Mozilla had lost their direction, they were ignoring the users and blindly chasing Chrome.

Yeah, that was particularly annoying. Fortunately, some plugins came out to take back control of many aspects of the UI. Otherwise, I'd probably have jumped ship, too.
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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #37 on: January 28, 2017, 01:11:10 am »
Classic theme restorer helps.  My biggest issue is the default of yahoo.  Every time someone is complaining about malware I used to tell them to download firefox but now I either have to not recommend it or tell them to download it but caution them that their default search is a malware supported one so they need to change it which looks pretty bad.
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #38 on: January 28, 2017, 07:39:33 pm »
Nice thing is that Mint makes the default search engine Duckduckgo, which is nice. As well they wait for the releases to become stable before they roll out a new one, no automuckdate there, they just drop in a whole new one, and when I restart it eventually it will be the new one.  At least there the addons have already updated to work with this slightly outdated version, and it is almost seamless.  Seems to only change on a major version change, now sitting at 51.
 

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Re: EEVblog forum browser/OS statistics?
« Reply #39 on: January 29, 2017, 02:45:41 am »

Does anyone else here use a less popular browser?

Not often but does emacs eww count as less popular?
 


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