I use firefox mostly.. because it's got options and lots of extensions.
remember options ?
you know, like being able to configure it to your needs or preferences.
Yep. It's said that the Firefox codebase needs a re-write, i don't know,
but i can imagine it does, but remember what happened to KDE when they went QT4 ?
- if you dont, they slowed the desktop down, introduced crashiness and bugs, and, once again,
removed options to config. The whole desktop OS world has been hiding more and more options
and it really is 'art for arts sake' now. Apple has been slimming down and reducing much of their portable hardware too so much actual physical and mechanical integrity is becoming an issue.
Hiding options.. well, it's 2017 and OS have been around a bit by now, so what do OS designers do?
- hide the things (options) you're used to ! Stop these ass hats. i guess these Mom's basement kind
doing GUI design live in a bubble and don't even read 'El Reg' or of they do, think they know better than the people who have been using the software all these years.. but i digress..
Firefox is becoming a security nightmare and will eventually piss everyone off so much that shares will plummet.. this will happen when they inevitably make their change to codebase, as the reasons people use FF will be gone. I would have likely ditched FF had i not found 'classic theme restorer' as it was so big and fugly i could not deal with it.
Chrome sucks, privacy is a joke, plenty of extensions for functionality, but no way to tweak the UI to not make it look like it was designed by someone who still thinks big fugly rounded tabs and no user buttons and even less options to change the settings.. it's shite.
Brave is better, still a bit crashy on Mac, but the UI is way better than chrome or chromium,
though Brave needs more fine grained settings and customisation. still Chrome code though, sadly.
Safari.. on Mac, well, no. a good attempt by Apple, still got way more options than Chrome (and WTF, this is Apple too) but i don't trust Safari, i trust Google less, though i do remove parts of Safari i really don't need, but still let it work.
Edge on Windows ? NO. No Windows. move along and don't be silly.
Yes there are other browsers with less or no plugins, i tried many, but often they are abandoned, too old to be useful, pig fugly or have less options than a ubuntu desktop, and so when i can't do what i need to do, how i want to do it, i guess i'll be forced to ditch FF and hope someone who can code better than me, and felt as frustrated as i did, has saved me the trouble of compiling my own browser on my then OS of choice. Yes Linx or Lynx aren't really of much use are they, i used them over 20 years ago when i went Linux and started Unixing, but today, though i haven't checked since the 90s, they won't work for 99.9% of users.