I’ve been using for years, since it first came out and it hasn’t improved once. It eats up my CPU, stays running after I close it sometimes and is honestly extremely slow... for privacy it’s alright, I mean what is privacy in today’s world lol...The security features are a meme and they’re Braves only “selling” point.
I’ve been trying to find a new browser, but Google and Microsoft can piss off. I might go Firefox but I’ve had terrible experiences speed wise with them.
Any others that are up and coming? Haven’t been keeping up to date with browsers at all.
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If you have issues with Firefox, you can always ask for help in /r/firefox.
Tor is your best choice but it’s based on Gecko so if you don’t like Firefox’s speed, Tor might suck. Opera is extremely dangerous as it is partly owned by a Chinese company and will not hesitate to take your data, so maybe Vivaldi ?
Firefox and Vivaldi are pretty decent options. Opera would be great too, if it wasn’t now owned by a shady Chinese company with a long list of controversies around spying and outright malware.
I work with multiple operating systems on desktop and mobile (Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS) and Firefox behaves the best and most consistently across all platforms for me. With WebRender and Warp enabled, I haven’t been wanting for performance either, although admittedly I don’t go overboard with extensions (only 2 installed atm).
the new edge is good but if you dont wanna use it ig use vivaldi.
you could try waterfox
In my experience I have found out that microsoft’s chromium edge is probably the best browser there is. It uses even less ram than brave in some cases and is directly on par with chrome for speed. It also barely uses your CPU in my testing.
Tried all browsers and finally settled with chrome. Google enforcing users towards chrome.
As a few have suggested here Ill also vote for Vivaldi. My main 2 browsers are 1. Vivaldi and 2. Firefox. Vivaldi is not the fastest browser out there but it has good privacy and very high customization. Plus features that once you use them its becomes hard to live witholut like Tab stacking. You barely need any addons as it has most functionality built in.
Vivaldi Snapshot are great (Yes they are stable) and Firefox Developer Edition (Which I wrote this comment on) Firefox Beta is good too. Firefox Nightly is recommended if you want updates twice a day and if you are comfortable testing it. Vivaldi Snapshot and Firefox Dev Edition (Firefox Dev is 12 weeks ahead of stable.
I mean if you don’t want Microsoft or google then I would highly recommend vivaldi
There’s like 100+ browsers, many of them are discontinued, though. There are also like a couple hundred browsers on the Microsoft Store which are not great, but I’d recommend Chrome, Chrome Beta, Chrome Canary, Chromium, Ungoogled Chromium, Firefox, Firefox Beta, Microsoft Edge Beta, Tor Alpha, Microsoft Defender Application Guard. I think it’s also good to go into the Security settings of any browser I use and manually set the Secure DNS and pick Cloudflare in the dropdown list.
best way is to just try them all. Firefox is the most popular option in this sub for a reason though. its features are unmatched by any Chromium browser. Even more if you know what youre doing. Also best in class customization. To your speed concern i can say that it actually runs faster on my machine but there are many factors, including what websites you use.
Soul Browser is Good it’s almost Exactly like Samsung Browser but Better and Bromite is Good to
I have been using firefox for 3 years and never had any speed issues, its a tiny bit faster than chrome and uses less resources.
I’ve been using Firefox (Mozilla Suite) since 2004 and I’ve never had any problems. Maybe it’s just slowing down the a bit lately, or I’m having a weak computer. But Firefox is #1 for me.
The sad fact is all browsers these days suck. They all have their good aspects and they all have their issues. Each person has different needs, and that will determine which browser is best for you, though none will likely be ideal. If you are just looking for a very basic browser that’s fast, works decently, and isn’t going to violate your privacy (much), Vivaldi is probably the best option, or possibly Firefox. Personally, I primarily use Waterfox, because I rely on addons that aren’t available with Quantum or Chromium-based browsers. I’ve been tempted to move to Vivaldi because of the issues I have had for years, and continue to have, with Firefox and its forks (Waterfox, Pale Moon), but it just doesn’t have all the features I need, and it has its own share of issues.
I definitely recommend avoiding Chrome, for obvious reasons, and Opera, due to being sold to a Chinese company, as others have pointed out. I also don’t like Edge, partly because 99.9% of MS products I’ve used have been full of issues (not to mention MS habitually ignores them and instead spends their time removing useful features and adding in a bunch of other broken crap, though it’s hard to find a company anymore that doesn’t do this) and partly because I can’t stand how hard they try to force it on us.
If you like Brave, you might try just backing up your bookmarks and tabs (and history, etc, if you want) and refreshing it or uninstalling and reinstalling it, as that will likely make it run better. Most browsers are pretty snappy, so if it’s really so slow it’s causing issues, that’s probably not normal for it. As for it staying running after you close it, Chromium browsers have a setting for this, that keeps them running in the tray. Not sure if that’s what you mean, but something to check.
I’ve used every major browser at one point or another, many of them fairly extensively, and currently use different ones for different things. I used to use Pale Moon pretty exclusively for at least a few years, I’ve used Waterfox as my main browser for the past few years, I used to use Firefox exclusively and still use it on a regular basis, I use Vivaldi regularly, I used to use Brave a good bit, I use TBB occasionally, I used Chrome a fair bit years ago, and I’ve used Edge a little here and there, including as my main browser for a few days recently. As I said, they all have their good and bad, and there’s no such thing as even a near-perfect browser. It just really depends on what you want/need.
Since you’re a Brave user, I’m guessing Vivaldi would do everything you’d want and then some, and it’s fast and seems decent on resource usage. And while Vivaldi on mobile is junk, the desktop browser’s issues, from what I’ve seen, tend to be pretty minor.
One other consideration, if it matters, is the ability to link your browsing history, tabs, and bookmarks between desktop and mobile. If that’s a feature you’d find useful, then you’d want to choose a browser that you like the mobile version, so you can connect them. Unfortunately, as bad as the situation is on desktop, it’s even worse on mobile. As I said, Vivaldi there is junk, Firefox was decent until they ruined it recently (as they tend to do), which you can see by the massive flood of 1-star reviews afterward which, of course, hasn’t done much to change their minds, Chrome/Brave don’t allow you to save/transfer your open tabs (not sure about Vivaldi), and Brave has wiped my session before when updating it, and I’m not the only one.
Another thing to keep in mind is that while the state of the situation may entice you to go to another browser entirely in the hopes of finding one that works better and does what you want, that’s not recommended due to various reasons such as unknown security (who knows how well-coded they are and if they’re good at finding problems and implementing fixes, and they’re nowhere near as scrutinized) and even possibly embedded malware, not to mention vastly reducing your anonymity.
Edit – One more thing: ads and unnecessary script slow browsers down a lot, and on a laptop will destroy your battery due to the higher CPU usage and resultant fan usage. Whatever browser you use, make sure you’re using a decent ad-blocker. uBlock Origin is, IMO, the best, but at the very least use the browser’s built-in functionality and it would probably be worth running Privacy Badger in addition to that. There are others that will help as well, but that’s a whole other discussion. These are the main ones, and the latter option (browser + PB) is easy enough for most users and breakages will be fairly rare, whereas uBO is more complicated and will break tons of stuff if used in advanced mode, but it’s far more powerful. I can’t speak to uBO’s easy mode, since I don’t use it, so I don’t know how much, if any, it would add to the browser + PB option.
Use min browser
I highly recommend to try Vivaldi, as people say it’s REALLY customizable to the point where you can edit css and js files that are directly responsible for the way the browser looks and works.