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why do more people use google chrome than firefox?


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#1 sidhardtha

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 10:50 AM

i read that more people use google chrome than Firefox.

 

does any one know why? it just seems more complicated to me. but i can not get a lot of

 

sites with Firefox, like CNN.com.

 

thanks in advance.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 11:26 AM

personal preference really, i cant think of any reason you should not get cnn with firefox, i can

 

are you using the newest version of firefox?



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Posted 02 June 2016 - 12:21 PM

......but i can not get a lot of sites with Firefox, like CNN.com.

 

I'm on XP SP3 now. Using an old version of Firefox (Portable 35) and there is no problem at all with cnn.com. Your problem could be not related to browser.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 06:19 PM

That problem is more likely related to malware, infection etc

 

Read :  https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/refresh-firefox-reset-add-ons-and-settings

 

  1. Click the menu button and then click help .
  2. From the Help menu choose Troubleshooting Information. ...
  3. Click the Reset Firefox… button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.

If this makes no change....then start a new topic in "Am I Infected" area


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 07:23 PM

Before OP worries about malware, I think more info is needed on issue. The pertinent question is "How" those sites don't come in? Error? Popup?

 

The main different between Chrome and other browsers is it's integrated plugin for flash and it won't work with Java. I prefer it for the roaming profiles that sync passwords and bookmarks without 3rd party ad-ons. 



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Posted 03 June 2016 - 04:21 AM

personal preference really, i cant think of any reason you should not get cnn with firefox, i can

 

are you using the newest version of firefox?

i have the latest version.

 

i get writing on top of writing on a lot of sites. i have run bitdefender and 2 anti-spyware scanners. it showed no infections.

 

thank you all for replying.


Edited by sidhardtha, 03 June 2016 - 06:40 AM.

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 04:35 AM

Go to firefox menu....open it and select preferences......advanced.....network...connection .....settings.

 

Is Firefox connected via proxy  ?

 

The default setting should be  "Auto Detect"


Edited by Condobloke, 03 June 2016 - 04:37 AM.

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 06:33 AM

Is it only flash movies that won't play? What about Netflix? Try testing your flash here.



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Posted 03 June 2016 - 07:08 AM

Go to firefox menu....open it and select preferences......advanced.....network...connection .....settings.

 

Is Firefox connected via proxy  ?

 

The default setting should be  "Auto Detect"

it was not on a proxy. it was on something other than auto detect. i changed it to auto detect. thanks.  :-)

 

edit: i have the latest version of flash player. Thanks.  :)


Edited by sidhardtha, 03 June 2016 - 07:13 AM.

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 07:13 AM

has that made any difference to connecting to CNN with firefox ?

 

If it has made a difference....keep an eye on it.....if it suddenly starts to refuse the connection to cnn again.....check for the proxy again.....and if it has changed, that increases the possibility of some type of infection.

 

Let us know.


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Posted 03 June 2016 - 07:35 AM

has that made any difference to connecting to CNN with firefox ?

 

If it has made a difference....keep an eye on it.....if it suddenly starts to refuse the connection to cnn again.....check for the proxy again.....and if it has changed, that increases the possibility of some type of infection.

 

Let us know.

 

"has that made any difference to connecting to CNN with firefox?" no. it suddenly started working on it's own before i made any changes.


Edited by sidhardtha, 03 June 2016 - 07:49 AM.

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:59 AM

Well at least now you are ok with firefox....it is behaving itself and you are able to access the sites that you could not before.

 

To answer your question.....the reason more use Chrome is because it is quicker, and because it has a greater range of extensions.

 

Having said that, I have used Firefox exclusively for many years and have yet to be disappointed.

 

If your f'fox browser displays any more inconsistencies....let us know.


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fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

 

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 09:16 AM

the history.com video's are not loading on firefox.

 

thank you for replying.


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 07:05 PM

Reset Firefox

 

  1. Click the menu button and then click help .
  2. From the Help menu choose Troubleshooting Information. ...
  3. Click the Reset Firefox… button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.

BUT....READ THIS FIRST


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  

 

fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

 

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 04:48 AM

I use Chrome (Canary) over Firefox for a few reasons:

- Chrome is faster for me.

- The style on Chrome is nicer-looking in my opinion.

- I like the simplicity of Chrome.






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