Browser Choice

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Re: Browser Choice

Postby Dr.X on Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:09 pm

All about Chrome.
Any internet browser whose error messages sometimes include the phrase "Oh snap!" and nearly always includes a picture of a file with a frown-y face and x's over the eyes automatically wins.
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Re: Browser Choice

Postby VERYDUMBNAME on Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:23 pm

IE isn't as good as firefox just most people start with IE and never change it
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Re: Browser Choice

Postby ElloXP on Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:50 pm

I've tried the top five, and FireFox works best for me.

Personally, I think your computer likes to decide how fast it runs,
so everyone is gonna have diff. results. I would take IE, then Chrome if my FF ever failed me.
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Re: Browser Choice

Postby Marrell on Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:48 pm

weasel wrote:And here I am using chrome saying the same thing about you chumps still using FF. :P

I use both Chrome and Firefox. I've found that sometimes I have issues with Chrome lagging the game when I've got multiple tabs open so I tend to use Firefox a bit more.

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Re: Browser Choice

Postby medal12 on Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:11 am

opera for me !! :D
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Re: Browser Choice

Postby 1 gandalf 55 on Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:48 pm

wow whats with all these names Ive never heard of before lol.
Ive only looked at 3 of the best and firefox pwns them all... (especially if you know how to get rid of all adds :))
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Re: Browser Choice

Postby tmusquiez on Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:30 pm

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Re: Browser Choice

Postby RockstarM on Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:50 pm

Firefox FTW!
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Re: Browser Choice

Postby ArJuna on Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:20 am

Of course IE has taken the lead. I used to use Firefox exclusively for FC on all my PC's and then all of a sudden it quit working in Firefox when the interface changed in FC. Don't tell me it was not a change in FC because it quit working on three machines simoultaneously. So now I am forced to use IE, but in actuality I simply quit playing FC since then. I hate IE.
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Re: Browser Choice

Postby Not4you on Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:51 pm

Just curious, does the game play the same on all browsers? If I create a solution on IE will it win on FF? I have come across a few of my own and some other players links that sometimes do not win, I was wondering if it was a browser thing ...
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Re: Browser Choice

Postby 1 gandalf 55 on Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:45 pm

no unfortunately that has to do with your computers floating point number memory not the browser but it is really irritating. because my comp has a diff than most many very complex solutions don't work on my computer :(...
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Re: Browser Choice

Postby weasel on Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:12 am

gandalf is on the right path there. The game uses Flash, so everyone with similar flash versions should get the same experience. That means on one machine, it shouldn't matter what browser you are using.

What can affect it is processor types. Different processors handle numbers differently - a number like this on a PC:
might show up as:
on a mac, and
on the iPhone.

In actual fact, the number SHOULD have been

but processors don't know how to handle such a big number.

(that is a super simplified version of the problem - look up Floating Point Problems in google if you want a more technical description)
When dealing with sensitive physics calculations, these small errors can start piling up more and more and more, and ultimately result in a contraption that wins on one machine, and doesn't win on another. Many contraptions will be behaving mathematically different, but not enough to actually cause a victory/no victory, but the more complex your contraption is the more likely it is to happen.
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Re: Browser Choice

Postby Afronanny on Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:29 pm

Apple keeps requesting to download safari and bonjour.....ugh
And it won't put me on the "Do not prompt" list. =(
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Re: Browser Choice

Postby trite on Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:40 pm

The only significant thing that Chrome has over Firefox is speed, yet the beta version of Firefox (3.1) is dominating Chrome in that area.

That said, I might switch to Chrome a couple months after the addon platform is released, and people have time to make some cool addons.
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Re: Browser Choice

Postby orangequake on Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:20 am

FF3 all the way. :)

Been a user since the early Firebird days. The available extensions, like Adblock Plus, are awesome.
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Re: Browser Choice

Postby 1 gandalf 55 on Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:39 pm

The way i see it is; IE is way older then fire fox and is automatically loaded into computers yet fire Fox still has about the same amount of support goes to show that when people try firefox they stick to it.
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Re: Browser Choice

Postby Stickywulf on Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:43 am

Looking for a more efficient browser I benchmarked Chrome, Firefox and IE. Chrome scored the highest benchmark but I still use Firefox because I like it better. Despite scoring higher in the benchmark, performance in Fantastic Contraption seems about the same to me.

If anyone is interested to benchmark their browsers' speed then try this page.

Choice of browser is easy for me, Chrome runs buggy on my computer and IE won't install Flash. Firefox is the only sane choice left.
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Re: Browser Choice

Postby Breaku on Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:47 pm

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Re: Browser Choice

Postby Iamnowme on Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:16 pm

Firefox and Chrome are the best in my opinion. I'm on Firefox right now.
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Re: Browser Choice

Postby mvezz on Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:15 am

As a web designer, I have to use all of the browsers on a regular basis for testing/debugging. I used to prefer Firefox until the release version of Chrome. I use Chrome for all of my normal internet browsing, but nothing can beat Firefox's Firebug plugin. That plugin is a godsend for web developers!! I know Chrome and IE have a similar tool, but they are not nearly as intuitive as Firebug.

For me, Chrome starts up faster, loads pages faster, and handles crashes better than any of the other browsers...for now at least =)
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