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Dana

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Browser survey

PostThu Jul 23, 2009 9:57 am

I wasn't quite sure where to put this but here goes...

I'm interested to know what browsers are most popular within this group. As a keeper of a database with a public site I've noticed that it performs differently on Safari than on Firefox and that this is also the case for many other sites I come across, particularly smallish sites like mine.

Major databases with full-time IT help are usually pretty consistent but for the rest of us - and I've noticed that I'm hardly the only one in the group with a site - it can be daunting.

If the vast majority are favoring a particular browser it would be helpful to know that for fine tuning. Hopefully this "survey" will be useful for all of us.

Many thanks,
- Dana
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PostThu Jul 23, 2009 10:22 am

I have used Firefox exclusively, but with each upgrade and buggy ticks, I'm less happy than I used to be. Not found anything worth switching to, have not tried Safari, yet.
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PostThu Jul 23, 2009 12:15 pm

Started with IE, been with Firefox the last couple of years, and far happier. My computer is about 7 years old and has always run Windows XP Home.
I could use some digital restoration myself...
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PostThu Jul 23, 2009 12:29 pm

Firefox - definitely the best I've used.
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PostThu Jul 23, 2009 12:41 pm

Firefox on an Apple platform

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PostThu Jul 23, 2009 12:50 pm

On my PC, I started using Google Chrome a couple of months ago, and I love it.

On my Mac, Safari is the only way to go...but when Google ports Chrome to the Mac, I will definitely give it a try.

Firefox is okay, but I like Chrome better.

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PostThu Jul 23, 2009 12:55 pm

Firefox typically is quite good, but on my new laptop (sadly with Vista), I find it crashes a ton.
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PostThu Jul 23, 2009 10:24 pm

I used netscape 7.0 for years. Still use it to edit HTML.

However, I switched over to Firefox several years ago and will not go back. It is much better.
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PostFri Jul 24, 2009 12:06 am

I finally got tired of Internet Explorer's quirks and sputters, so I downloaded Firefox, Opera, and Google Chrome to see how they work.

Of the three, I like Firefox the best, but it crashes a lot, though not quite as much as IE.

I really like the multi-tab function of Opera, and use it to open all my favorite movie websites and message boards (including NitrateVille).

Google Chrome is the fastest of the three, but it doesn't have as many functions as Firefox or Opera.
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PostFri Jul 24, 2009 12:13 am

Firefox has never crashed with me....are you all on Vista??
I could use some digital restoration myself...
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PostFri Jul 24, 2009 9:31 am

Firefox for me too. I recently got a computer with Vista and while i haven't had it crash, it does get stuck regularly and i have to walk away for a few minutes until it sorts itself out. There are still a few websites that i have to use IE for, though.

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PostFri Jul 24, 2009 9:37 am

I'm running Windows XP. Firefox is generally good, but with each upgrade, some things get more complicated and my bookmarks/favorites regularly get axed.

I've noticed Firefox hanging up a bit and I can't edit postings using blogger in Firefox too well, at least not if I am adding photos. Then I switch of IE, but only for that.
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PostFri Jul 24, 2009 10:32 am

Firefox used to have a nice Del.icio.us plugin that is no longer available, and i went through a period last year where it wouldn't open PDF files, which was a MAJOR nuisance! But at least that part seems to be fixed.

If you decided to concentrate on a single browser for your database, do be sure to give that information *prominently* on your site!

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Dana

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PostFri Jul 24, 2009 2:06 pm

Thanks Greta,

Prominently posting a preferred browser on my site was something I'd never even considered.

I'd certainly appreciate it if some of you on different browsers would take a look at the site and tell me if it's messing up. I've only got access to Safari and Firefox, both on Mac. http://www.filmandmedia.ucsb.edu/flyinga/
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PostFri Jul 24, 2009 5:32 pm

Hi Dana,

I currently use Flock on the Mac, your site looks fine to me.

http://flock.com/

Rick Lanham
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PostFri Jul 24, 2009 6:55 pm

Zero problems with firefox on XP or Vista.
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PostSat Jul 25, 2009 2:09 pm

I used to use strictly Internet Explorer. I started using Firefox about 6 months ago or so. I have had allot of trouble with it in recent months. I agree that the frequent updates seem to bring more problems then solutions

In a related note, will TCM ever get their forums fixed? They haven't worked properly in a least 4 months. And no one monitoring them seems to care if they are working correctly or not either. :(
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PostSat Jul 25, 2009 6:10 pm

I used to use Internet Explorer, but when they upgraded it to version 8 it seemed much slower with Windows XP. I've been using Firefox for a couple of months.
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PostMon Jul 27, 2009 6:12 pm

silentfilm wrote:I used to use Internet Explorer, but when they upgraded it to version 8 it seemed much slower with Windows XP. I've been using Firefox for a couple of months.


Funny, I'm enjoying 8 with XP.
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PostWed Jul 29, 2009 9:42 pm

Also, XP with IE.

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