Hey everyone, I am on day 2 of Endeavour OS with KDE and loving it. I am using Firefox like always but I notice more and more apps like Chromium seem to be noticeably faster. Should I continue to be stubborn and use Firefox or are people starting to move towards other browsers? I am deffo not someone stuck in their ways, am always up for a change.
I use Firefox. Once blocking webRequest support gets removed from Chromium, browsers based on it will be extremely limited in their ability for extensions/addons to provide privacy and security protections.
I stick to Firefox still, have tried a few others out but always end up coming back to it.
Yeah I am exactly the same which is why I was asking. I’m not the most in-the-loop person and don’t really pay attention to what other people are using but Firefox lately just feels slower. Not “slow” just not lightning fast like it used to be. Maybe it’s because I have 12.6,000,000,000,000 add-ons and extensions.
The scrollbar on your extension list must be tiny.
I stick to firefox 99% of the time and use chromium only 1% of the time when certain websites want to act the “donkey” using firefox and only act proper using chromium.
Turn off http3 on Firefox and you will see a noticeable speedup on google sites
I use to use Vivaldi, but it got too bloated for my tastes. No I run Floorp web browser which is basically Firefox but without all the Mozilla bloat and garbage. I my opinion it’s better then regular FirFox.
I use Opera, I’ve grown attached to my workspaces in my browser just like my virtual desktops.
I have different workspaces for gaming, news, work, and general. It’s way better than tab stacks.
Using Chromium & Firefox!
Been running Vivaldi for a while now, every once in a blue moon I’ll break out Tor.
In the meantime, I do it the other way around. After more than 20 years with Firefox, I’m at the end of my tether. Is everything Google anyway …
Unless you’re using Vivaldi or similar which are actively removing code as fast as Google adds it.
Curious! I just tried Vivaldi vs Firefox in browserbench/speedometer. The result was 267 vs 270 with extensions turned off. It is a naive test but still, it doesn’t look like Firefox is particularly slow.
(FWIW: Ryzen 7735HS and linux 6.5.2-arch1-1)
As far as I know, none of the Chromium-based browsers including Vivaldi are planning to retain the webRequest support once Chromium drops it. Even if they did, none of the extensions in the store would support it so I don’t know that it would be useful even if they did.
Thanks I will deffo check it out! not because you said it is fast but because it is called floorp!!
I haven’t used Opera browser since trying to send an email over WAP on my Orange Mobile 3g plan lol
It might just be me on my laptop using my internet connection. The reason I brought the topic up is that i had accidentally set chromium as my default and the only reason I noticed is because I was like wow this is snappy today what’s going on.
I use Firefox right now since it’s very customisable and its extension ecosystem is better than Chrome’s, though I was turned off by the cultish fanboy attitude over Mozilla that was around Reddit and now Lemmy, especially when Chromium-based browsers were mentioned. Anyway, I have a need for vertical tabs now and I use Sidebery for that - it basically combines Tree Style Tabs with Simple Tab Groups, which is what I wanted moving from Vivaldi.
That being said, if one needs Chromium then Vivaldi is probably the best, it basically rose from the ashes of Opera and is very power-user oriented. Tab Workspaces and Tab Stacks work really well for organising tabs.
I know it is frowned on but I have been using Chrome for many many years with the ad block extension.I also have Firefox but I have got use to Chrome so I guess I will stick with it for awhile.