Monday, November 15, 2010
What browser do you use?
.I've been using Firefox for a long time. I like the tabs, I like the add-ons available, I like, I like, I like. Except I don't. I kept thinking it was my computer (and it may be, partly) but Firefox kept crashing. Keeps crashing. One day it will be fine and the next it will stop responding, crash, freeze, or some new flavor of annoyance. Makes me sad.
I also use Internet Explorer, but only for specific things usually, mostly for an alter ego I have out there. Google gets confused when you sign in as one person and then turn around and sign in as another, so different browsers are helpful that way. But I'm not fond of IE for a lot of things.
Downloaded Opera, it's a bit weird. I mean I would have to put a lot of effort into getting used to it, and everything I try is judged against what I am used to, which is Firefox. I need familiar toolbars and tabbed browsing and doggone it I liked my color tabs! Opera is just weird.
So now, I am trying Chrome. And I am putting in a huge effort to use it and get acclimated to it because I'm thinking it's my best bet. It's faster, it's totally more stable and it let me import my bookmarks from Firefox. But a browser becomes a familiar place, a home on the Internet. And when you thinking about changing, it's not comfortable. It's like moving the furniture and then going to the bathroom at night with the lights off. You're bound to bang into something. At least I am.
So, what do you use and do you like it? Could you adjust to a new browser with a different look, different ways of finding what you want to, a different way of doing things?
Or would you be like me and spend your time trying to make it work and look like your old browser?