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Old 29. Sep 2012, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool Which is considered the best - Firefox or Chrome?

I have been using Firefox . I used to use chrome as my browser. Is one better than the other ?
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Old 01. Oct 2012, 12:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nothing like this will ever be universal. It's all subjective.

Personally, I've moved from Firefox to Chrome for simplicity, security, and stability.
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Nothing like this will ever be universal. It's all subjective.

Personally, I've moved from Firefox to Chrome for simplicity, security, and stability.
Same here. On my Linux machine especially I'm always trying out new distros. By using the sync option for Chrome, all my bookmarks and custom settings arrive instantly and my extensions with just a single "update" click. I appreciate you can do this with Firefox too by using a third party backup, but like J_L says, Chrome makes the whole thing quick and effortless. I also find the "click to play" option for flash so much more efficient than using third party extensions in Firefox.
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"Best" could describe a lot.

If you're looking for speed , yes Chrome is the best (Dragon personally) in a modern or just not too old system.
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Same here. On my Linux machine especially I'm always trying out new distros. By using the sync option for Chrome, all my bookmarks and custom settings arrive instantly and my extensions with just a single "update" click. I appreciate you can do this with Firefox too by using a third party backup, but like J_L says, Chrome makes the whole thing quick and effortless. I also find the "click to play" option for flash so much more efficient than using third party extensions in Firefox.
Firefox too has the sync facility, without needing a third-party tool. You just need to activate it.

Firefox also has the click to play feature since version 14. But, it needs to be enabled from the about:config. The setting "plugins.click_to_play" needs to be set to true.
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Firefox too has the sync facility, without needing a third-party tool. You just need to activate it.

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So where is this then, because I've obviously missed it?
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Look for the setting "Set Up Sync...".

If you have the menu bar activated, then it should be under Tools.
Without the menu bar activated, just click on the orange Firefox button, and you should be able to see it up front.
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Thanks for that. You learn something every day but it still seems a lot more complicated to set up and use than Chrome, although this accepts that I obviously already have a Google account.
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Yea, having a Google account must have made it easier, as you don't need to register and set it up.

Firefox sync was earlier Mozilla Weave, and was available as an add-on. Now it's integrated into the browser. I haven't tried it since long time, so I don't know how it works, or if it works well... but others have posted recently that it works well.

I use XMarks to sync bookmarks, and FEBE to backup and restore passwords, settings, etc. These two serve my needs well, and therefore, I didnt try Firefox sync yet. Also, the username and password I used for registration is on my other hard disk, so can test it only after I get it from there.
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Could be Firefox or Chrome or even other browsers. As J_L mentioned there is no universal browser or that can be called as best. It's highly subjective and depends on surfing habits, system configuration, customizability required, user preference and such things. The browser market is already flooded with many choices and you may choose what works the best for you.

Each browser has its up's and down's, you have to weigh them accordingly from a personal perspective, and see whether the positives have a larger impact in your case and thus make a wise choice.
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