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Old Aug 11, 2011, 12:02 AM   #1
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What Browser Do You Use, and Why?

This is for people with Lion on their MBA's.

What browser do you use, and why?

Personally I used to use Chrome until Lion came out, and Safari just feels 1000x better now. The bouncy scrolling, full screen, and the swiping pages just feels too great to use anything less. Oh and the iOS-like pinch to zoom is awesome...

I do however have Firefox installed, as Quake Live's friend chat doesn't do well with Safari. But it is used only for Quake Live.

Also I really like the new Reader function and being able to instantly sync bookmarks and the reading list to my iOS devices with iCloud.

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Old Aug 11, 2011, 12:34 AM   #2
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Safari until the other browsers catch up.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 01:02 AM   #3
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Firefox - For Slingbox (since there is no standalone player for the Mac OS X)
Safari - For all other websites. It's an added plus that with MobileMe it synchs my bookmarks across my devices.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 01:09 AM   #4
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Chrome because of Google Voice extensions and Google Music extensions.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 01:14 AM   #5
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Chrome for extensions and pure awesomeness.

I like safari but Safari extensions suck and i hate typing randomly in the address bar and having it error rather than doing a google search. Firefox I gave up on because its so bulky and slow (That may have changed but their time has passed)
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 01:19 AM   #6
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Chrome for extensions and pure awesomeness.

I like safari but Safari extensions suck and i hate typing randomly in the address bar and having it error rather than doing a google search. Firefox I gave up on because its so bulky and slow (That may have changed but their time has passed)
I totally agree that the search bar should be built into the address bar. One of my favorite chrome features. I'm not a huge extensions guy though, just use AdBlock.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 01:34 AM   #7
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Firefox, mainly, though I think that's just through force of habit. I used to use Firefox Sync a lot but found it a bit buggy; I stopped using that but carried on using the browser anyway.

I also have Chrome on here which I'll occasionally use as well as Safari but it's usually Firefox that I go for when browsing.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 01:47 AM   #8
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Safari on my MBA - Chrome on my iMac

Chrome seemed to drain my battery much faster so I switched to Safari, but only temporarily.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 01:53 AM   #9
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I've been using Chrome simply because it's what I'm most used to. I like having my set of pinned websites always there. (Pretty sure Firefox can do this too, but just haven't used it on my own computers; my work computer has it because IE is terrible and they block me from installing anything.)
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 01:55 AM   #10
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love Chrome, address/search and gmail bookmark syncing in particular, but no multi-touch navigating like in Safari, another must have feature! (please tell me i'm wrong!) EDIT: i was wrong!

been using Chrome, but i'm in transition, so not sure what i'll settle into.


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Old Aug 11, 2011, 01:56 AM   #11
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This is for people with Lion on their MBA's.

What browser do you use, and why?

Personally I used to use Chrome until Lion came out, and Safari just feels 1000x better now. The bouncy scrolling, full screen, and the swiping pages just feels too great to use anything less.

I do however have Firefox installed, as Quake Live's friend chat doesn't do well with Safari. But it is used only for Quake Live.

Also I really like the new Reader function and being able to instantly sync bookmarks and the reading list to my iOS devices with iCloud.
Chrome on my Windows desktop. It's far better than Safari on Windows (don't really like using Safari on Windows). Chrome is a lot easier to browse quickly on with a mouse. I also don't mind using Firefox (sometimes I use firefox but really I don't care between firefox and chrome).

Safari on OS X Lion. Because it has a more Mac feel, and it works with a touchpad well.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 03:08 AM   #12
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All three, but Safari is my primary in Lion. Used Chrome mainly on my previous laptop, but since Safari is made to use Lion's new features Safari it is. However it is useful being comfortable with each browser. There are some plug-ins that just work better with a specific browser. Or sometimes one browser just runs more efficiently on a particular website e.g., Netflix.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 03:22 AM   #13
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Safari seems faster than Firefox on Lion. Though Firefox V. is still running an older beta. Not sure if new updates exist for firefox and would make it faster. Lion seems to mate really well with Safari, which is no big surprise when I'm sure Apple got far more time to intergarate Safari then Mozilla or Google got.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 03:39 AM   #14
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Chrome.

Hard to put a finger on all the reasons why, but it just feels quicker, and little features like the address bar searching, very intuitive tabbed browsing etc. are great.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 04:04 AM   #15
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Safari. Because of multi touch gestures and the rubber band scrolling. They are just too good!
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 06:37 AM   #16
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Firefox, because it's so customizable. Adblock, Yahoo Mail notifier (with custom audio alert), Video download helper (I download a lot of youtube vids), FlagFox (I like to know the origin of the sites I visit sometimes) et al. Firefox was the first download as soon as I got online with my new MBA. Safari? I'd like to give it a try but this little devil on my shoulder keeps whispering in my ear, "Only dead fish go with the flow"
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 06:53 AM   #17
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Chrome because it syncs bookmarks to all of my machines and it seems to be faster with a smaller memory and CPU footprint
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 06:56 AM   #18
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Safari, it's enough for my needs ... No need for something else at this point in time
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 06:58 AM   #19
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I switched from Chrome to Safari before Lion came out because I read the benefits of Lion with Safari. It was a close coin flip for me in the first place before Lion.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 07:04 AM   #20
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I am now using safari regularly for the first time. It just works so well within Lion. I still think Chrome is a better browser but until they get proper full screen and gesture support, I will continue to use safari.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 07:09 AM   #21
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Safari. It comes on the computer and it works just fine for my needs.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 07:12 AM   #22
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Chrome because my bookmark bar remains dropped down as I sweep the cursor across the different folders.

I have just switched back to the Mac after an absence of several years. I was using Firefox on the Windows machine. For some reason I'm seeing little pop up ads when watching YouTube videos. AdBlock nor AdBlockPlus blocks them, and I never saw them when using the Windows machine.

How do I block these small pop up ads on YouTube with Safari or Chrome?
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 07:21 AM   #23
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The new feature set in Safari on Lion is great. Chrome is leaner and faster, and I like the bookmark sync. But Chrome is not yet color managed, so I spend most of my time in Safari these days (I do a lot of web-based photographic critique).
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 07:27 AM   #24
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Firefox-Because it's the only browser I can customize to have all cache, sites, history and cookies deleted when closing the browser.
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Safari- because it's the only one that works flawlessly (for the most part). Chrome comes in a close second, but some of the missing features lead me to using safari more often.
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