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It's been almost a decade since we last asked this question, so Afiaki proposed that we ask it again.

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How old were you when you started reading manga?
Choices:
Under 7 - votes: 233 (4.5%)
8-12 - votes: 1472 (28.7%)
13-18 - votes: 2437 (47.6%)
19-29 - votes: 805 (15.7%)
30-39 - votes: 90 (1.8%)
40-49 - votes: 39 (0.8%)
50+ - votes: 48 (0.9%)
There were 5124 total votes.
The poll ended: August 6th, 2022 5:12pm PDT

Young, impressionable teenagers
Posted by lambchopsil on 
August 6th 5:14pm
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» mallika23 on August 6th, 2022, 6:05pm

I've been using Opera for almost 5 years, and wonder why I didn't use it before that.

Built in VPN and ad blocker, Flow feature that allows you to put notes that you can share with other device (as long as it's still Opera), screenshot feautre that allows you to put text, highlight or doodle in the screenshot, and most importantly the ad-ons that makes me able to use WhatsApp without having to open a new tab/window and the Opera Workspace.

Unless it's necessary, I never use Chrome or Firefox anymore.

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» dreamaway on August 6th, 2022, 8:06pm

Yeah, I wouldn't touch Opera's VPN with a 10-foot pole. Opera being Chinese-owned aside, it gets a lot of bad reviews for its lack of real security features so it's not recommended if you're using it for privacy reasons.

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» mallika23 on August 7th, 2022, 6:24am

I don't have any problems during my 5 years using Opera. I use Opera because it's very practical. "Privacy reasons"? I think every browser is just the same in that aspect.. Chinese-owned or not.

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» dreamaway on August 7th, 2022, 9:55pm

I don't mean the browser as a whole, just the VPN tho.

Opera the browser without the VPN isn't too different to any other Chromium-based browsers. Opera's VPN is just a glorified proxy and pales to other VPN services so I wouldn't say the browser having its own built-in VPN is a positive if you want to argue for Opera.

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» kaloo on August 6th, 2022, 7:14pm

All of them for various things.

Firefox on Android mostly since it has an ad-blocker on my phone.

These options are a bit weird though since Chrome, Edge, Opera, Samsung and default Android are all Chromium-based.

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» Trimutius on August 6th, 2022, 7:38pm

Initially i used firefox years ago, then switched to Chrome, now i mostly use Opera GX as chrome was glitchy lately... Though GX is chromium based but i mean i chose Opera as answer...

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» patatromb on August 7th, 2022, 6:20am

funny enough, at work we use ie for "security reasons". try to imagine the nightmare!

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» zarlan on August 7th, 2022, 1:47pm

My main browser is pre-v.29.2.0 Pale Moon (29.1.1 on my desktop, but 28.17.0 on my Linux laptop, as I haven't found a way to hold of a 29.1.1 binary for it… Linux has its drawbacks…), but also Chrome and Firefox, to use where Pale Moon doesn't work as well. Oh, and I also have Opera, on my desktop, but that seems unnecessary. Wont bother re-installing it, next time I I change my hard-drive.

(as for smartphone, that's a completely different issue, with a whole different set of options, so I wont bother addressing that)

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» Ceiye on August 8th, 2022, 1:24am

I would prefer to use Firefox for all my browsing and not support Google or any other Chromium browsers, but I have an Android so that ship has already sailed (for the record, I am not going to switch to Apple. I can take measures to protect my data, but I can't do anything about admittedly valid security impeding on my QOL or forced reliance on the Apple environment)

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» docdesanta on August 8th, 2022, 3:49am

I think Firefox + uBlock Origin works for most regular browsing applications.

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» calstine on August 9th, 2022, 4:42am

Firefox. I use it on my tab and phone, too. I don't have any complicated reason for it; I just like it cos it's served me well all these years and imo is a lot more convenient than Google Chrome, interface-wise.

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» AndelMartina on August 9th, 2022, 8:25am

This question should be multiple choice, I use Firefox on my private PC, Chrome (+ occasionally Firefox) on company PC and Opera on mobile. 😀

Every browser has some kind of advantage over the others when used on that specific device. At home I love Firefox for the add-ons (session manager, tab manager, page saver and so on). At work I need to have many tabs open at all times and being able to group them and thus lessen the space they take up is a life saver. All the tabs I don't need at that moment can be hidden (but still open) in a group, so they're not in the way. Plus Office 365 runs best in Chrome. And on mobile I use Opera for the way it handles tabs. I've been using all of these browsers for years and got so used to them that I wouldn't change them. 🙂

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» Moirae on August 9th, 2022, 1:05pm

Been using Vivaldi on desktop ever since Opera changed from presto to chromium, which would've been fine (vivaldi is chromium-based as well) if they hadn't stripped all the customization and functionality that I liked about Opera 12 before.

On my android phone, I use Firefox.

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» VawX on August 10th, 2022, 2:00am

Firefox mmm...

It works better for tons of tabs and it has ublock origin + tampermonkey on both desktop and mobile mmm...

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» Suxinn on August 10th, 2022, 6:58am

I've been using Vivaldi for the past few years, and I've been enjoying it a lot. I don't think I can do without tab stacking or tiling anymore.

I've been through basically every other popular browser on the block too -- Chrome, Firefox, Opera... All of them ended up having issues that pushed me to the next browser down the line, and in the end, Vivaldi is the only one that hasn't let me down. Hopefully it stays that way.

I use Kiwi Browser on my phone though because, from what I can tell, Vivaldi mobile's functionality isn't quite there yet.

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» HikaruYami on August 10th, 2022, 2:23pm

I use Firefox and I'm glad to see so many people are coming back to it and realizing it's once again better than Chrome.

A lot of people get too attached to their browsers because they were "obviously the best when [they] started using them", but browser development diverges quite a bit over time. Obviously Firefox was the first "big" browser alternative to internet explorer so it got a lot of the initial people on board. But when Chrome showed up, it quickly surpassed Firefox in performance. By the time Chrome became the plurality browser, it had already been better than Firefox for at least 6 years.

... and then Google's browser team got lazy. Chrome (and all chromium) became more bloated, slower, more of a memory hog. Firefox, meanwhile, got faster and slicker, and has once again been better than unmodded Chrome for probably 8 years now, but the switch back to Firefox has been so slow because we now have a universe of non-cross-compatible browser extensions that needs to be managed for people's everyday experiences to remain consistent. So for the most part, people are only switching from Chrome back to Firefox if Chrome gets SO bad for them that it either can't load pages or causes their other programs to be unable to run (like memory-intensive games).

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» Bog Initiate on August 10th, 2022, 10:31pm

I use Brave and Vivaldi.
Years ago, I used Firefox and Opera a lot. I still use Opera sometimes to save full pages in PDF. That option is really handy and I wish it existed on other browsers too.

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» Senrosj on August 13th, 2022, 4:39am

I use Firefox because it's still useable when you open your browser, and it restores your session with 200 tabs. Chrome is garbage when it comes to that.

I'm honestly surprised Firefox got 34.5% of the votes. I think Firefox is used by only 6% of the internet users, so it is heavily represented here in the manga community.

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