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New Poll - Web Browser
If you've been a long time user, you'll realize that this is the third time we've done this poll. No matter! It's been almost 4 years since the last iteration (and also 3 new versions of IE). You know the drill. Back in 2010, it was Firefox that won with a massive 66.9%. How much popularity has Chrome gained?

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Which do you think is hardest to scanlate?
Choices:
Shounen - votes: 1869 (10.1%)
Shoujo - votes: 2215 (11.9%)
Seinen - votes: 2576 (13.9%)
Josei - votes: 2764 (14.9%)
Shounen-ai - votes: 1330 (7.2%)
Yaoi - votes: 1383 (7.4%)
Shoujo-ai - votes: 2196 (11.8%)
Yuri - votes: 2200 (11.8%)
Hentai - votes: 2049 (11%)
There were 18582 total votes.
The poll ended: December 14th 2013

Apparently it's not hard to scanlate shounen-ai and yaoi.
Posted by lambchopsil on December 14th 8:34am Comments ( 55 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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» kitty1826x on December 14th, 2013, 1:42am

Google chrome for me smile wink grin

I use to use Firefox a few years back, but switched to Chrome, and haven't went back. Heh to this day I still sometimes call Firefox Foxfire, lol.
Main reason I don't use Internet Explorer is because operating systems can get messed up if IE gets messed up. Or something like that.

Not into Apple products so Safari isn't used often with me.

Tried Opera once. It's nice, but I went back to Chrome.

I've heard of other browsers, but never gave them a shot.

Google Chrome may always win for me. Why? I don't know it just feels right I guess.

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» misc on December 14th, 2013, 2:04am

Lol Chrome all the way here.
I'm one of those lazy people who can't bother to switch all the time to keep up with new hypes and show off to others. Instead I'd rather sticked to one and become an expert user.

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» tactics on December 14th, 2013, 2:43am

I use Safari and Firefox. Safari's more dominant though. I use Firefox to watch things on.
The only reason I still use Safari is out of sheer laziness. It's seriously outdated (it wont update because I haven't updated my OS), but it has all of my history and links to my most visited websites, so it's really convenient.

I did use Chrome for a while, but my computer didn't like it. It kept crapping out because of it after a few months or something. That was really irritating because I liked Chrome. Oh well.

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» dreamaway on December 14th, 2013, 2:56am

I chose Opera, although I'm currently trying to switch back to Firefox as my main browser. Opera's latest updates took away the features I liked about it (the zoom slider, the drop-down menu shortcut for closed tabs, and the shortcut for enabling/disabling images) and they seem to have made it less customizable. I could stick with an older version, but it's not really ideal (security issues, plus the bugs that are fixed in the newer updates will never go away) so I could only go to Firefox for said features. I haven't found anything that perfectly resembles them yet, sadly.

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» xria on December 14th, 2013, 5:14pm

I am in the same boat, found Opera ideal up until their rebuild, reverted back to the old version for now, but sooner or later have to find a primary browser - I have IE and Chrome installed, but they aren't really good enough, and Firefox is worse than either of them. Tried a few others like Maxthon, still don't really see anything current that fits the way I tend to browse.

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» yuri999 on December 20th, 2013, 11:49pm

Jesus, Firefox is in no way worse than IE or Chrome. Maybe on the same level as Chrome but wow... it is much, much better than IE. eyes

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» deadphoenix on December 14th, 2013, 3:42am

Internet Explorer 7,8,...

Why do you need so many?

Which Opera version do you mean?
Opera classic or Opera Next?

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» SilverStorm on December 14th, 2013, 3:45am

Firefox

Gotta have those add-ons. I also like my menus and buttons constantly present. Not a fan of the minimalistic Chrome UI. (Thought admittedly, Chrome seems faster and takes up less resources on my computer. But it could just be my habit of having a lot of tabs in FF.)

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» booknik on December 14th, 2013, 4:32am

Yeah we know chrome and ff are going to win but give Microsoft some credit. If we are going to get that picky why not ask how many people are still using ff 3 and such not (its still around folks). By pulling the IEs as separate and not the FFs you make IE even more lagging, not cool dead biggrin

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» destroyer_ck on December 14th, 2013, 8:13am

yes, IE will seem less popular because their vote will be scattered.
but, even if they're combine into 1, it's less than 4% by the time i reply it.
not much different.
still below opera, even though better than safari.

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» KaoriNite on December 14th, 2013, 9:53am

Quote from booknik
Yeah we know chrome and ff are going to win but give Microsoft some credit. If we are going to get that picky why not ask how many people are still using ff 3 and such not (its still around folks). By pulling the IEs as separate and not the FFs you make IE even more lagging, not cool dead biggrin


this. i also don't get the point of listing the different versions of Internet Explorer separately when there are probably different versions for all of the browsers.

anyways, i use Firefox. I've tried Chrome and Safari but didn't like them as much as Firefox. I haven't even heard of Opera.

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» destroyer_ck on December 14th, 2013, 9:32pm

Just consider IE is being bullied here.
and everyone will be happy. biggrin
That reason might make it make sense to separate the vote.
lol.

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» FormX on December 14th, 2013, 4:39am

Firefox. Chrome is faster, but the main issue being it can't do tabs. At any given time I have ~150 tabs open.

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» gwkimmy on December 14th, 2013, 10:59am

uh, chrome can definitely do tabs o_o i don't know which version of chrome you used though.

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» dalek on December 14th, 2013, 12:26pm

Quote from gwkimmy
uh, chrome can definitely do tabs o_o i don't know which version of chrome you used though.


I think OP doesn't like Chrome because of the many processes it generates with the number of tabs opened, meaning if the person wants to open more than 150 tabs like in Firefox, it will be too slow (I guess that's it, I have such a shallow knowledge about it), so for the OP, "Chrome can't do tabs' meaning it isn't as good as Firefox when dealing with a high number of tabs.

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I use Chrome in my desktop and Opera in my tablet.

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» kitty1826x on December 14th, 2013, 12:34pm

I use chrome, and I tend to have around that much open.
I thought it was more because FF makes it a bit easier to go to each tab. The little thing in the side IIRC . Chrome just has them all bunched together. While FF slides or something. I forgot it's been a while.

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» FormX on December 14th, 2013, 8:32pm

My version of Chrome is up to date, so if you know how to use tabs on Chrome enlighten me. In Chrome the more you open the smaller the tabs get to the point where you don't even see the favicon anymore, which is useless. Chrome also loads every single tab when you open the browser. Any solutions in the settings, because I don't see them; I've always found its settings quite lacking.
Quote from VawX
I use firefox and chrome as backup mmm...
Firefox is a very great browser for opening hundreds of tabs (my tabs is about 500 right now

Try replicating that on Chrome...
Quote from GhostWriter
99% Firefox for me. Over the years it's become fully customized with add-ons and stuff to suit my browsing habits and I haven't been able to reproduce that on another browser so far.

Also this.

Here:
Quote from Kitty18dnsz
Did you not read my post right?


Quote from dalek
if the person wants to open more than 150 tabs like in Firefox.

Quote from Kitty18dnsz
I use chrome, and I tend to have around that much open.

Quote from Kitty18dnsz
Now for how I use Chrome, well I have about 30 tabs for each window.


Also, no, I don't want google to translate pages for me.

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» kitty1826x on December 14th, 2013, 8:55pm

Did you not read my post right? I know I'm sometimes ditzy, and really should proof read my comments, but I did say ' If I remember correctly FF is easier to move through tabs' (putting in other words). Because yes when you open too many tabs in Chrome it gets each tab get so small that they seem to overlap with each other. ( I said bunched up, in the other post). Now for how I use Chrome, well I have about 30 tabs for each window. With about 7 to 9 windows open. I actually like this because then I can separate each window with whatever type of manga I want to read within the next few days whether it be yaoi, something darker themed, action or whatever. They each get their own window filled with tabs.


As for add ons. I don't like them, and don't use them.
I mostly like Chrome because it just has the tabs there. No menu bar taking up space, no add on taking space on my screen, no search bar. Just the tabs on top, and an address bar. Nice and clean for me.


Oh and question does FF automatically translates foreign pages for you using Google translate? I know Chrome does. I'm guessing you would need another add on for something like that. (This part is coming off a lot more cockier than intended. Actually I didn't want this to come off as cocky at all ...)

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» vak0160 on December 15th, 2013, 2:30am

Firefox has tab grouping though.

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» Perim on December 14th, 2013, 6:44am

Mainly Firefox. I have Opera for when I want to use Twitch.tv; which is rare.

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» LilyNanami on December 14th, 2013, 7:19am

Chrome and Firefox

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» Recaro on December 14th, 2013, 7:44am

Chrome.

Though I have all FF, Opera, Safari, and IE for testing purposes. My preference would be something like:
Chrome > Firefox > Opera > Safari > Nothing > Internet Explorer.

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» GhostWriter on December 14th, 2013, 7:50am

99% Firefox for me. Over the years it's become fully customized with add-ons and stuff to suit my browsing habits and I haven't been able to reproduce that on another browser so far.
I keep Chrome on the sidelines though, some websites rely heavily on WebGL and Chrome does display these faster and without lags.

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» VawX on December 14th, 2013, 7:51am

I use firefox and chrome as backup mmm...
Firefox is a very great browser for opening hundreds of tabs (my tabs is about 500 right now, mostly mangaupdates tabs biggrin mmm...

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» destroyer_ck on December 14th, 2013, 8:09am

Firefox for home
Chrome for office, just because forefox work bad on the laptop. i don't know why.

Occasionally IE for anything that really require it (office).
safari/Dolphin for my Iphone.

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» Sapphiresky on December 14th, 2013, 9:22am

I use firefox for personal use and chrome for work. I find it helps to keep the two separate when you use the same computer. Also, Chrome has better tools for web development anyway, and I have to use webkit browsers for the languages I use.

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» lynira on December 14th, 2013, 9:50am

I'd like to say Internet Explorer, since it has always worked fine for me, but with my current operating system (Windows XP), I haven't been able to install anything past IE 8. IE 8, being over 4 years old, does give me some trouble now. I would like to install IE 11 (I've used it on computers at my university and it works well), but since it's not compatible with my OS, I am using Firefox now.

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» Damnedman on December 14th, 2013, 10:47am

Whoa, XP? So old school. My old XP is my torrent computer currently, so I prefer to use Firefox for the plug-ins.

I generally use Firefox, though I occasionally use Chrome, at least on my laptop or desktop. My university computer lab uses KDE, so we only have Firefox which is just fine with me.

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» GuttedGnome on December 14th, 2013, 1:50pm

I can't stand anything other than Firefox these days. And honestly, if Mozilla decide to actually use Australis I'll be utmost disappointed.

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» AceBunneh on December 14th, 2013, 2:39pm

I use mostly Chrome, but it's honestly closely followed by Firefox (well, various edits of it)..
And then Opera for some special purposes, and IE only when all else fails. >.<;

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» butako chan on December 14th, 2013, 2:45pm

Chrome all the way for me. It's fast and simple. Additionally, I can import my favourites with me wherever I go.

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» TKS on December 14th, 2013, 2:53pm

I use Firefox even though it's a memory hog. I would love Opera more if websites widely supported it like they do other browsers. As for Chrome, if Google weren't dismissive of privacy preferences I would still use it.

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» Myuym on December 14th, 2013, 4:40pm

Is mayonnaise a web browser?

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» pandasamurai on December 14th, 2013, 4:49pm

I think it's pretty coincidental that you should be asking this poll this week. Just 2 days ago my windows 7 computer auto-updated itself and installed IE 11. IE 11 was incompatible with my version of Adobe Flash Player (11) so I couldn't play any flash games for a whole day. So yesterday I hunted down my updates using my control panel and downgraded my web browser to IE 10 and its running very smoothly. I don't have the HD space for Chrome, but I wanna get it soon. I use IE 10 only because I've used for a long time, I'd probably switch if it weren't for the lack of memory space on my computer.
Strange that IE 11 wasn't working while 10 was though still.

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» frodfy on December 14th, 2013, 5:53pm

A few months ago it used to be Chrome for me since it was a little faster than firefox, but since I like to download videos from youtube and other policy problems with chrome I've changed back to firefox.

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» Sersa on December 14th, 2013, 6:27pm

This morning I used chrome now I use firefox!

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» dosetsu on December 14th, 2013, 7:12pm

IE11 is the single greatest browser ever made. So fast.

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» Unknown on December 14th, 2013, 7:27pm

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» mizaki2100 on December 14th, 2013, 8:14pm

I use Firefox for everything non-school related. For some reason, the online stuffs I have to do get screwed up when I'm not using IE11. I don't like IE though.

I used to use Chrome, like 2 years ago, but my computer got all buggy after an update.
So yeah, Mozilla Firefox all the way.

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» toshirodragon on December 14th, 2013, 8:27pm

Chrome is the only browser I can make this site work on when I'm on my laptop...

other than that I use Firefox cuz IE is just BEGGING for a virus

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» mu2020 on December 14th, 2013, 11:33pm

Mine: Opera old version...
I also have opera next and google chrome. Am very sure i disabled IE
Opera next because i'm waiting/hoping for it to become like the opera i know and love.
Google chrome so my students can use browser they familiar with.

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» autumnsgrace on December 14th, 2013, 11:36pm

Opera 12. The later versions are...incomplete. Comes with everything I need out of the box, minus adblock, which is the only add on needed. Firefox is ok, but haven't used it since firefox 2. Chrome has a clunky and inefficient UI. Honesly rather use IE than Chrome.

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» Antaliss on December 15th, 2013, 2:23am

No way I'm ever using chrome. Any closed source software Google releases is just another spyware meant to promote and complement the use of their massive profiling services. when a corporation creates something powerful, easy to use and free, YOU are the product being sold.

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» Milleniummaster18 on December 16th, 2013, 6:07pm

Chrome bases its source on Chromium, an open source project.

Don't mind me, just putting the final nail in your coffin.

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» G-17 on December 15th, 2013, 4:08am

I voted "Other".
On the desktop, mostly Uzbl or Xombrero.
For mobile use, either Safari (iOS) or xScope (Android).

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» Gradonil_Ral on December 15th, 2013, 4:44am

Firefox, ftw! ^_^

I've been a happy FF user for ~8 years now and I don't plan on switching to another browser anytime soon. I did have Chrome as my "backup browser" for the past two years, but I rarely ever used it. Now I don't even have it installed anymore.
I'm not sure why, but Chrome just never really "spoke" to me. Neither its outlook, nor the available extensions. Not all of my favorite FF addons have a Chrome counterpart, and some of those that do, seem more like awkward cousins than siblings.

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» StarAngel125 on December 15th, 2013, 9:53am

Eh, I mainly use Chrome because it's simpler for me and I like their extensions. I use Firefox every now and then and I only use IE as a last resort.

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» aagcnet on December 15th, 2013, 11:56am

I use IE mostly... as there are things that dont work with chrome... dont know why if thats suppoded to be the best browser but many webpages from my country dont work well with it.

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» gwkimmy on December 16th, 2013, 3:05am

chrome~ i love how simple it is. my browsing doesn't get too complex outside of reading manga and watching some youtube videos. also i can easily pull up whatever website i was looking at on my phone earlier, but i don't use that feature much.

i tried firefox back in the day but it never fails to crash my lappy's memory ;_; i don't always have many browser tabs open, but i DEFINITELY always have loads of programs open, lol. photoshop, irc, music player, cdisplay, etc 8D

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» NightSwan on December 16th, 2013, 1:12pm

Chrome.
It used to be IE all the way for me, but once I braved my fear of tech (exactly as lame as it sounds) and started using Chrome, I never looked back.
I also really like Opera, but since I'm too lazy to switch between browsers and figure out some settings, I use it sparsely. But I'm not complaining, Chrome's good enough for me.

I never understood Firefox's popularity though. I tried using it a few times and it seemed very clunky and awkward to me. But it was years ago, so maybe now it's better? I dunno and don't really care.

Another browser I tried was Maxthon.
I used it for a while and it was nice and all, but it was before I had any idea of what I was doing (plus it was installed by my father), so when I changed computers, I kinda forgot about it.

Quote
Whoa, XP? So old school.


I still use XP.... >___>;

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» 狂気 on December 17th, 2013, 10:25am

Quote from NightSwan
I still use XP.... >___>;

I do, too. Although a bit customized. It's the last Windows OS I'll be willing to use.

As for the poll, I chose Firefox as that's what I'm mainly using. I use SRWare Iron for uploading.

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» Identity Crisis on December 16th, 2013, 6:06pm

Chrome.

I used Firefox for years and years, but it doesn't work properly on this computer, so I switched to Chrome, since IE is obviously not an option.

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» SAimNE on December 16th, 2013, 11:34pm

........ i want to start using IE out of pure pitty right now..... every version added together lost to opera...... and most of those versions lost to other..... T-T

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» sujinj523 on December 17th, 2013, 8:25am

Chrome because it's the fastest. Used to use Firefox for the tabs but switched over a couple years ago. I still go back to Firefox when there's no autopager rule for a website on Chrome. Only use IE when I have to open Korean websites. F***ing annoying how most Korean websites don't support Chrome/Firefox. The Chrome addon for an ie tab lags too much so I have to just open the real thing. Damn.

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» erin on December 20th, 2013, 12:52am

In short, it's a race between Chrome and Firefox
wink

Who will win..?

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» 狂気 on December 21st, 2013, 5:36am

Perhaps the deciding factor for using Firefox instead of Chrome on my XP machine is because of the better add-ons. I've got BetterPrivacy, HTTPS-Everywhere, RequestPolicy, NoScript and others. On Linux I've got a couple of different browsers, non of them on this list.

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