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« on: July 08, 2013, 08:48:05 PM »

   Have been using Firefox for ages but changed today to Google Chrome, still cant believe the difference in speed. Is it just something to do with my computer or is it the software?
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2013, 09:41:09 PM »

it really is supposed to be faster.  in spite of encouragement from my brother, i have not tried it. keep us posted so we know how you are doing with it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013, 11:13:29 PM »

At one point IE was fast then they added more and more bloatware.  I then switched to Firefox because they were more streamlined (faster) and less prone to viruses.  I still use Firefox but it seems to be getting pretty bloated too.  If Chrome is faster, maybe they haven't added a bunch of bloatware yet.  All the add ones that get appended to these browsers also slows them down.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 08:32:06 PM »

Toolbars are the biggest drag to any browser. b
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Careful of the ASk toolbar and remove java from your machine unless you really need it for something you use.  Do not remove JavaScript from your browser though,it is not the same as Java.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2013, 09:26:47 PM »

    Thanks Kathy, Bluebee and buzzbee.  Chrome certainly seems to be uncluttered and not loaded with bloatware ( never heard the expression before Bluebee).  Also mabuzzbee looks better asleep on the couch, I can say that from 10,000 miles away.
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2013, 03:26:47 AM »

I've been using chrome primarily since ifs release in 2008 and absolutely love it.  I left IE for Firefox. and used it for a number of years before moving to chrome, somewhere in there I used Opal for a short while but have no real memories of it, either good or bad.

One word of caution, chrome is my browser of choice and I use it 99.9% of the time. However, I still keep both Firefox and IE on my computers. On rare occasion, I will find certain sites or specific functions on certain sites that will not play nice with chrome. Whenever weird unexplainable things happen, I've become accustomed to trying a different browser as troubleshooting step number one.

In fairness to chrome, I've seen occasions where the opposite is true...I've had users fighting strange issues with IE, had them try Chrome, and like magic, it works!   Smiley GO FIGURE!  grin

And yes...I think it's Chrome's minimalist approach that keeps it fast.
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2013, 05:14:22 PM »

I've been using chrome primarily since ifs release in 2008 and absolutely love it.  I left IE for Firefox. and used it for a number of years before moving to chrome, somewhere in there I used Opal for a short while but have no real memories of it, either good or bad.

One word of caution, chrome is my browser of choice and I use it 99.9% of the time. However, I still keep both Firefox and IE on my computers. On rare occasion, I will find certain sites or specific functions on certain sites that will not play nice with chrome. Whenever weird unexplainable things happen, I've become accustomed to trying a different browser as troubleshooting step number one.

In fairness to chrome, I've seen occasions where the opposite is true...I've had users fighting strange issues with IE, had them try Chrome, and like magic, it works!   Smiley GO FIGURE!  grin


And yes...I think it's Chrome's minimalist approach that keeps it fast.

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I use google  (old style) mainly firefox but also dolphin, I'm a little perturbed about the stories I have heard about chromes alledged retention of private information (which you cannot delete) very fast, all the better gather more info miss RRH..........shall have to stop this, sounding more and more like iddee, foxy etc......ugh! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2013, 08:06:54 PM »

   I have nothing to hide but am an impatient type so I'll go with the speed. No regrets about changing yet, its working well.
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2013, 09:21:41 PM »

That's two strikes, cider. One more and I will begin retaliation.
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