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Top Browsers and Why? :*

Mozilla Firefox

PROS - Fast. Attractive design. Customizable. Good security and privacy. Social network integration. Syncing. Independence from large data-mining vendors. Host of developer tools. Built-in video and voice calling.

CONS - Lacks integrated Flash support. No 64-bit version. Does not support syncing for iOS devices (yet).

Top Add-Ons (Click)

  • PC Mag Rating - 4.5/5
  • CNET User Rating - 4.5/5
  • MakeUseOf
    • User Interface - 8/10
    • Add-Ons & Extensions - 8/10
    • Security & Privacy - 7/10
    • Other Features - 7/10

How to Make Firefox Faster:

If you have a broadband connection (and most of us do), you can use pipelining to speed up your page loads. This allows Firefox to load multiple things on a page at once, instead of one at a time (by default, it’s optimized for dialup connections). Here’s how:

  • Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Type “network.http” in the filter field, and change the following settings (double-click on them to change them):
  • Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”
  • Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”
  • Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to a number like 30. This will allow it to make 30 requests at once.
  • Also, right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0”. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

Google Chrome

PROS - Fast. Leading support for HTML5. Good security. Syncing. Built-in Flash player and PDF reader.

CONS - Weak on privacy. No reading mode or built-in social sharing.

Top Add-Ons (Click)

  • PC Mag Rating - 4/5
  • CNET User Rating - 3.5/5
  • MakeUseOf:
    • User Interface - 7/10
    • Add-Ons & Extensions - 9/10
    • Security & Privacy - 8/10
    • Other Features - 8/10

How to Make Chrome Faster:

  • Step 1: Update Chrome
  • Step 2: Close any unused tabs
  • Step 3: Turn off or remove unwanted extensions on your computer
  • Step 4: Turn off unwanted plugins on your computer
  • Step 5: Make sure page prefetch is on

Microsoft Edge

PROS - Fast and lightweight. Simple interface. Reading Mode. Reading List. Page markup and sharing. Integrated Adobe Flash and PDF support. Lots of new standards support. Cortana digital assistant integration.

CONS - Lacks extensions and other perks like bookmark syncing. Slightly behind in the Web standards game. No history search.

Top Add-Ons (Click)

  • PC Mag Rating - 3.5/5
  • CNET User Rating - 2/5
  • MakeUseOf:
    • User Interface - 9/10
    • Add-Ons & Extensions - 0/10
    • Security & Privacy - 8/10
    • Other Features - 8/10

How to Make Edge faster:

  • Solution 1 – Set the New Location For Temporary Files
    • Open Internet Explorer (not Edge)
    • Click on the Gear icon, and select Internet Options
    • On the General tab, under Browsing History, go to Settings
    • On the Temporary Internet Files tab, click on Move folder…
    • Choose the new location for “Temporary Internet Files” folder (like C:\Users\yourname)
    • Then set the Disk Space to use 1024MB and click OK
  • Solution 2 – Clear Cache And Browsing History
  • Solution 3 – Reset Hosts File
    • Open File Explorer, and paste the following into the search bar:%systemroot% \system32\drivers\etc
    • Now, right-click on hots file, choose Open with, and choose Notepad
    • Replace the text from the file with the following text:
# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a ‘#’ symbol.
# For example:
# # source server
# # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself.
# localhost
# ::1 localhost
    • Close Notepad, and save the changes


PROS - Fast performance. Strong compatibility. Turbo mode speeds up slow connections, reduces data usage. Helpful Speed Dial start page. Gestures for easy navigation.

CONS - Fewer innovations and extras than previous versions. No reading mode or reading list.

Top Add-Ons (Click)

    • PC Mag Rating - 3.5/5
    • CNET User Rating - 4.5/5
    • MakeUseOf:
      • User Interface - 7/10
      • Add-Ons & Extensions - 9/10
      • Security & Privacy - 8/10
      • Other Features - 7/10


    Browser performance comparison


    The choice depends on your choice:
    • If you want speed & performance as your metric then Chrome & Opera. Chrome with the enhanced extension capabilities.
    • If you want the best User Interface, Microsoft Edge could be your preference
    • Mozilla allows customization. So, if you want to twist & turn, firefox could be the choice

    Sources: PC Mag, Mozilla, Telegraph, CNET, Opera, DigitalCitizen, LifeHack, Google Products, Windows Report, Technology A La Carte, MakeUseOf, And My Analysis :*

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