As I listen to podcasts and read Linux forums I keep hearing and seeing people speak of using one browser. Just one browser. Sometimes, they speak of using another browser when a page just won’t render properly in their normal browser. But, they only use one browser.
Use cases and all that, but am I really that unusual? I use four browsers regularly and one of those has two user profiles. I can’t imagine just using one browser.
My usage is basically each browser to it’s strength and purpose.
I use Vivaldi (I love speed dials) for my regular haunts. The sites know me and I am ok with that.
I use Firefox under one profile for banking and that sort of thing with containers. The other profile is used as the system default and gets general use by wife and daughter.
I use Slimjet for youtube using a login only used on that browser. It has ad blocking that works and media downloading built in.
I use Chromium for Google applications. Nothing else.
I am playing with Elinks to see if I can use it to view tech articles without the exquisitely obnoxious, annoying and ubiquitous video inserts that they seem to think are needed on every page. I’ve stopped clicking on search results for some sites because I know there will be videos playing as soon as I load the page.
I am having a hard time finding any add-ons for my browsers that actually stop all videos so I am to the point of trying terminal based browsers to get away from them. sigh.
Do you use just one browser? Do you have browsers that serve specific purposes?
I’m curious because there always seems to be a brilliant idea out there that I have never heard before and only find out by asking this type of question.
And, I’m curious if I am that much of an outlier.