Q&A How many browsers you have installed on your desktop computer?

SecureKongo

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No as this doesn't matter.
As Windows user, Microsoft already get some data. Sharing important data like in a Browser with another vendor just decrease privacy and is theater. Connection numbers at startup aren't important as they're used for different tasks.

And of course, a test on the part of Brave, Brave lists as the best.
Are you saying that it's better that only one company gets your data instead of the risk that another company like Mozilla or Brave might intercept some data too?
 

Freud2004

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3 browsers, I make collection of them 😛

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ForgottenSeer 85179

Are you saying that it's better that only one company gets your data instead of the risk that another company like Mozilla or Brave might intercept some data too?
Not for services in general, but for browser as Edge is already installed on Windows. Because of that, Edge has best chances for Anti-Fingerprinting.
For same reason, the best browser choice on Apple devices is Safari, while it's Chrome on (normal-)Android
 

HarborFront

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Using the below on my laptop

Ungoogled Chromium
LibreWolf
Firefox (as a mainstream browser just in case some sign-in sites don't work)

Brave (only on my 2x tablets)

MS Edge (there by default but not using)
 
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Eggnog

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I have installed Edge, Firefox, and Google Chrome. I mainly use Edge.
What about you?
I have exactly the same setup. And I also mainly use Edge. I used Firefox exclusively for years and years, but switched to Edge a while back and I see no reason to stray any time soon. For some odd reason I could never warm up to Chrome, and I can't explain why not.
 

monkeylove

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I use Firefox with the about:config tweaked for privacy, and with Multi-Account Containers and Cookie AutoDelete, and for a business Google account Iridium with Cookie Autodelete. Both are covered by Adguard Desktop.

Edge is installed by default but I don't use it.
 

amirr

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I mostly use Firefox when I need to read an article that I need to use Bypass Paywalls Firefox addon.

For Chrome:

Official page in the official Firefox add-ons store:
 
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Spawn

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Edge for Windows.
Pros:
+ Light privacy features (Tracking protection lists)
+ Compatible with Chrome extensions and themes
+ Feature rich
+ Powerful security (at the cost of Cons)
+ Chromium-based
Cons:
- Forced installation (can be uninstalled, but activates with old Edge)
- Heavily tied into Microsoft services

Safari on Mac.
Pros:
+ Light privacy features (Tracking protection by DuckDuckGo)
+ Minimal design
+ Compatible for iOS users using KeyChain
Cons:
- Limited extensions
- No themes support outside OS appearance settings
- Exclusive to Apple ecosystem
 

sirius777

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I don't have a desktop computer but a laptop and on my laptop I have 4 web browsers. Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Brave. I use Google Chrome only for my Google account. I use Firefox only for Facebook. I use Microsoft Edge for a few logged-in accounts. I use Brave for browsing the Internet. Brave is also set to delete all history on exit. "Browser Compartmentalisation".
 

pablozi

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I don't have a desktop computer but a laptop and on my laptop I have 4 web browsers. Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Brave. I use Google Chrome only for my Google account. I use Firefox only for Facebook. I use Microsoft Edge for a few logged-in accounts. I use Brave for browsing the Internet. Brave is also set to delete all history on exit. I'm using 4 web browsers for "browser compartmentalisation".
Compartmentalisation is great from privacy perspective however at the same time it's a security nightmare (;)) because more apps = more potential attack vectors.
 
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