Sudhindra Rao

Why I use Firefox over Chrome?

For development I choose to use tools which make the code transparent. Hence I prefer to use simple text editors over IDEs (although I like IntelliJ for Java code), or browsers that have good builtin support for debugging over closed/magical ones (hence Firefox/Chrome/Safari over IE).

Recently I switched to Chrome as my primary browser since it promised to have all the add-ons to make it comparable to Firefox. On the contrary, in fact it still lacks the power and the flexibility of Firefox for development. Here are a few reasons why Firefox is still better at supporting development:

_“GMxmlhttpRequest is same-origin only.” - User Scripts .

“Chrome uses system’s proxy settings (IE proxy settings on Wndows) because it doesn’t have its own proxy settings yet (see http://crbug.com/266)).Therefore, changing Chrome’s proxy settings using Switchy will also affect the system proxy settings.” - quote from Proxy Switchy! extension.

That means when I use Chrome as a browser with tools like Sahi, it will affect how other things work.

In conclusion, for now Firefox is the best browser for development.

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