It is usually a tough fight between Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox when it comes to choosing the ideal browser. Here’s a brief comparison of these two browsers to help you understand one’s edge over the other:
Google Chrome’s minimalist interface is more glorified the Firefox’s detailed look. The Firefox menus include File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools, and Help, while Chrome only displays two icons on the upper right part of the page: a 3-lined icon for customizing the settings and options and the bookmark sign.
When it comes to the comparison of their address bars or URL boxes, Chrome wins with its Omnibox, also known as the box for all browsing needs. Although Firefox has this feature as well, majority of users find Chrome’s URL box more convenient to use. As the user types into the address bar, suggestions for searches will be automatically displayed. It also has the autocomplete feature which helps users find out the trending news related to a particular topic.
With regards to the browser home page, Firefox allows the user to open a blank page, a homepage, or a set of URLs during startup. Chrome on the other hand, shows user thumbnails for the 9 most visited pages by the user which is closer to Opera’s approach.
To keep everything off the record, Google Chrome has an “incognito” mode, while Firefox offers the “Start Private Browsing” option under the tools tab.
Both browsers have an anti-malware tool that notifies users whenever they try to enter a site known for installing viruses, spyware, and other malicious code. However, Mozilla Firefox takes on the security aspect as it supports the “Master Password” feature, while Google Chrome does not. The absence of this feature allows anyone who uses the browser to have access to accounts with stored passwords.
Whenever a new update is available, Chrome automatically updates itself. With Firefox, you just have to restart the program to update to the latest version. Firefox is up again in this aspect as it uses the more conventional way of installing the program; it utilizes a service instead of a standard program process. Chrome installs in a non-program folder which is considered a security risk.
On the other hand, Firefox is known for its extensions that let users customize the browser beyond what possible in the others.
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