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Author Topic: Contra Chrome  (Read 4773 times)

Tuxman

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Contra Chrome
« on: April 14, 2022, 04:38 PM »
I've been struggling for years to tell Chrome users why using Chrome was not the smartest of all ideas. This year, there finally is a comic about that:
https://contrachrome.com

Good idea, actually!

Contro

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Re: Contra Chrome
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2022, 03:50 AM »
Really ?

I use Firefox, but I have installed chrome too when firefox fails.
 :-* :P

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Re: Contra Chrome
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2022, 10:08 AM »
Well, your loss.

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Re: Contra Chrome
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2022, 01:00 PM »
 :huh:

I use very little. When firefox and other browser fails.
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Re: Contra Chrome
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2022, 04:37 PM »
Most of the described issues apply only to Chrome - not Chromium. No shortage of good, privacy oriented Chromium browsers. Firefox not essential unles you want it.

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Re: Contra Chrome
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2022, 04:40 PM »
No shortage of good, privacy oriented Chromium browsers.

True, I recommend Vivaldi.

Contro

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Re: Contra Chrome
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2022, 07:50 AM »
Is Contra Chrome or Contro Chrome  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Contra Chrome
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2022, 01:34 AM »
AsusPortatil - 09_05_2022 , 7_33_49.pngContra Chrome
View from my desktop. I have Vivaldi too.
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Re: Contra Chrome
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2022, 04:25 AM »
I use Firefox, but I have installed chrome too when firefox fails.
I was using the laptop yesterday when it started to crawl. The major culprit seemed to be Firefox which was hogging memory and sometimes CPU. I tab open, 34 processes!
Had many tabs of Vivaldi open, but its speed never seems to be impacted by opening extra tabs.
Went back to normal speed when I closed FF.

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Re: Contra Chrome
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2022, 08:40 AM »
I use Firefox, but I have installed chrome too when firefox fails.
I was using the laptop yesterday when it started to crawl. The major culprit seemed to be Firefox which was hogging memory and sometimes CPU. I tab open, 34 processes!
Had many tabs of Vivaldi open, but its speed never seems to be impacted by opening extra tabs.
Went back to normal speed when I closed FF.

That is strange. Most everyone I know has the opposite experience.  Chrome based browsers tend to hog more resources and they get bogged down on java heavy sites after a period of time.  I typically use my chrome browsers for specific purposes and as the number of tabs grow, it will slow and then become unresponsive or the tabs will begin crashing.  I started firefox today with close to 10 windows and 47 tabs.  That number will grow more than I care to admit as the day progresses.

However this thread is about the privacy concerns with chrome.  I wish there was something that could be done to address the privacy concerns.  Some of my banks require chrome to display online statements which is really unfortunate. Years ago google had a motto not to be evil.  They have removed that motto and I cannot help but think it is because they gave up trying.

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Re: Contra Chrome
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2022, 11:15 AM »
Most everyone I know has the opposite experience.
+1 :tellme:

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Re: Contra Chrome
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2022, 02:12 PM »
Some of my banks require chrome to display online statements which is really unfortunate.

Chrome or Chrome-based ?

I don't have Chrome installed on my computers and I've yet to find a website that Iridium won't handle that would necessitate installing Chrome, Chromium, etc.

Normally I use Firefox and fall back to Iridium for the odd incompatible site, wife only uses Iridium and no screaming has been heard regarding sites that won't load.