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While some of the developers already allow users to install their extensions without the need to restart the browser, not all of the extensions have been updated to support non-restart installation yet, as some developers have yet to add special code to do so. See More
Easy to customize, privacy friend, no bloated installations, no obscure process, quick and powerfull. See More
Firefox is a browser which has been shaped by experience(over 13 years!) it uses an open source engine, works smoothly, and doesn't exert heavy loads on my system. It is the most reliable browser I have used till date, and probably the most customizable one. Transparent development and an enormous cooperative community make this and excellent browser. See More
Raghu Ranganathan's Experience
I swapped to Firefox after Chrome has become incredibly bloated and slow. I been an avid Chrome user since forever. When they updated to the new Quantum version I jumped on the Firefox train. Wow it was blazing fast comparing to Chrome. Yet it was not meant to last. Funny enough same thing happened with Firefox it got slower over time and was just as a memory hog as Chrome used to be. I been slowly experimenting with pretty much every single browser out there. I would have to say Brave is probably the fastest browser and comes with built in shields. Firefox and Chrome are both hogs. Firefox extension market is also pretty broken and they keep breaking compatibility with previous versions way too often to the point where half of the extensions are just junk. Chrome web store is much more OP as most apps are backwards compatible and you can also install games and full fledged apps. I also don't really trust Mozilla's business model. See More
The Mozilla Manifesto outlines the company's mission and principles. Paraphrasing, they want the Internet to be a free and open resource, and to enable individuals to get the best use of that resource. They do this by creating open source software to which anyone may contribute, so long as such contributions fit with their principles (both ethical and technical). See More
Mozilla originally aimed to be the "good guys" with user choice and privacy in mind. Their current leadership cannot be trusted to hold those goals in high regard: 1) Added Pocket - a privacy data sensitive plugin, made it mandatory. 2) Tried to sneak in advertisement as "drive-by hack", backpedaled unconvincingly once users complained: https://www.cnet.com/news/mozilla-backpedals-after-mr-robot-firefox-misstep/ 3) Tried to randomly inject a small percentage of Firefox downloads in Germany with a data collecting plugin (Cliqz) that tech-savy Germans consider adware (no opt-out question asked) : https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1406647 See More
On a fast SSD such as Corsair Force LE series this browser still performs as if it were installed on a regular hard drive disk, meaning it takes long time to start, even without any extensions. On that matter Google Chrome is light years ahead of Firefox. This applies only for Firefox versions below 60! See More
Unlike other browsers, Mozilla uses almost the same codebase as with the desktop version so extensions work as-is without code modifications - something other browsers cannot do due to their breaking and sometimes unrelated code branches to the mainline desktop branch. See More
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You can add as many search engines as you like. For example you can set up one for YouTube, one for Wikipedia, or whatever you want: you need only the URL of the search and it can be used from the URL bar (by prefixing it's nickname, yt for YouTube for example). See More
I really like the fact that I can use it on my Macbook, Windows Desktop and on my Android phone. All the setting and bookmarks sync with each other and everything is encrypted on the Vivaldi server and can only be synced with your PIN. I also like the fact that you can use add-ons from the Google Play store and that Google isn't in charge of as much data as they are with Chrome. The tab stacks are great and you can even bookmark a complete tab stack which when you use as many tabs as I do, you can open up a bunch of memory by bookmarking a tab stack and closing the tab stack down. See More
Major browsers are drifting towards allowing less user flexibility and customization -- often in the name of "enhanced security". Vivaldi is going in the opposite direction in its development. It is super fast and incredibly stable even with 20 or 30 tabs open at once. See More
You may save stack, but you can open it as separate tabs. Interesting that when you save session with stacks, you'll be able to open the stacks with inner settings of page tiling (size and zoom) as well. Contradiction worth of shame. See More
The order you toggle, open, close or clone tabs can be modified to match a workflow that best works for you. For example you can choose tabs to toggle in recent order so you can go back and forth between the last most useful tabs without needing to change their position on the tab bar. See More
After installation the first thing you have to do is to remove all the default bookmarks and quickdial links which is really annoying. There is more minor stuff like the default search provider or your start page things that could be easily managed with a wizard at the first startup. See More
Unlike most modern browsers, Vivaldi doesn't have the option to update silently in the background. It gives you a dialog box when an update comes out. Worse, the box doesn't warn you that not updating the browser could lead to security risks. That could be pretty bad for your average joe, who doesn't know computers that well. See More
A feature called fast forward puts a dedicated button before the address bar that is designed to help you navigate to the next page of a multi-page article, forum thread or search results without having to hunt for the link. See More
Unlike most modern browsers (but like most browsers of yesteryear), Vivaldi gives you a dialog box when an new version comes out; it doesn't just update silently in the background. The dialog box tells you about the changes that have been made, and lets you chose when you want to update. See More
By logging into Chrome using a Google account it's possible to sync history, extensions, passwords, bookmarks and other settings between devices. This makes it great for anyone working with multiple devices as it allows experiencing consistent context when in the browser. See More
Fastest browser. Great privacy extensions constantly updated, load a great number of tabs See More
Eric Tellefsen's Experience
In my opinion the best browser there is it's safe, fast, has plenty of extensions (small programs within the web browser) and besides looking great its syncs everything not matter the system or device. When it can run Chrome it syncs. Just install, Log-in and start browsing, it's that easy. See More
Chrome is the browser I use most, and for very good reason. It's a stable, simple browser which is extremely easy to use. It is in sync with the latest web standards, and runs on the webkit engine. It's supported by Google, and hence has deep integration with its services. What I love about it is the syncing capabilities. When I log into a new computer, all my apps and extensions, and my autocomplete history get moved into chrome. This is what makes chrome indispensable. The main problem about chrome is that it runs each extension as a separate process, making it consume huge amounts of volatile memory. That's the only complaint I really have about chrome. However, if you use chrome once, you will probably never stray away from it. See More
Raghu Ranganathan's Experience
Whilst Chrome is based on the open source browser Chromium, Google reviews this code and build on top of it. This means it takes (and contributes to) a number of the benefits of the open source model whilst having the resources, support and investment of a major company. See More
Chrome is unable to hardware accelerate HTML5 video correctly which makes playing 4k video on laptops a poor experience filled with lag. Though there is a workaround for YouTube in that a plugin can be installed to force Flash playback instead of HTML5, which plays smoothly and has no HW acceleration issues. There's another plugin (h264ify) that will force to use the h.264 codec video if available instead of the VP9 one which is the resource hog. See More
Unlike Firefox, Google Chrome can keep its fast performance regardless of how many extensions are installed. With more than 10 extensions Firefox gets slower and slower in a geometric progression rate. Google Chrome doesn't care how many extensions the user has installed - 3 or 133 it still performs great. See More
Chrome comes with built-in developer tools, making testing and enhancing web pages simpler for those of us involved in working with such technologies. As well as being beneficial to developers, this also has some benefit to non-technical users; in that by making testing simpler for developers those developers are more likely to use Chrome for their tests, and can spend more time making improvements over investigating underlying causes of issues. See More
Best UI/UX of all. Great performance. The block style bookmarks is the best feature . See More
While Opera is currently available gratis (without monetary charge), it is currently not libre (meaning that it does not allow users to view the source code used to create, to modify that code, or to redistribute modifications) and is therefor neither free nor open-source software. See More
Opera supports cross-browser extensions. Opera Addons site keeps quality up compared to Chrome Store. Full of useful extensions, Opera also supports extra APIs like Speed Dial API, Extension Sidebar API and Stash API meaning wider variety of extension possibilities than in Chrome. See More
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