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Old Jul 29, 2012, 10:40 PM   #51
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Safari is for me I see no reasons to waste hard drive/SSD space for adding huge FireFox and Chrome files!!
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 10:43 PM   #52
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I never said it was special. I was just proving that it could be seen on chrome on the mac.
I never said it was special. I was just proving that it could be seen on Leopard.

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Next time, track the conversation better instead of jumping in please.
Next time, track the conversation better instead of jumping in please.

Thank you very much!

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Safari is for me I see no reasons to waste hard drive/SSD space for adding huge FireFox and Chrome files!!
The Firefox .dmg-file is much smaller than the Safari .pkg file.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 11:56 PM   #53
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I never said it was special. I was just proving that it could be seen on Leopard.


Next time, track the conversation better instead of jumping in please.

Thank you very much!

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The Firefox .dmg-file is much smaller than the Safari .pkg file.
Oh great, trying to use my own words against me. It ain't workin'. You did say it was "nothing special". But, since you want to argue back in forth so much I'll end here.

Anyway, sorry for jumping on you there. Guess i got irritated by your slightly cynical tone.
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 12:04 AM   #54
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Because Apple makes it

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Old Jul 30, 2012, 11:13 PM   #55
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I generally use safari but to surf secure navy websites with my CAC reader safari often is incompatible with the website. For example, Navy Knowledge online will not allow me to open courses in safari but chrome has no problem. Government is still using Win XP almost three OS versions behind.

Anyhow safari is convenient and I usually use it over chrome except for above.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:56 AM   #56
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Used Safari all time long while on Mac. Before that, I was on Linux/Solaris desktops, and gents, I seriously miss all the plugins on Firefox.

If only Vimperator would work on Safari - that would made me a happy person...

FFX definately slow compared to Safari on load, but it head and shoulders above it in terms of functionality and plugins. And this annoying Safari habit to reload page when you hit/slide back is just driving me nuts.

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 06:53 PM   #57
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I like Safari a lot, I love the UI and features like iCloud synch, read it later and the social options. Honestly I don't find Chrome any faster and see no reason to use it on the Mac. Firefox UI is just horrible IMO and I don't use it.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:27 PM   #58
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I prefer.....

Firefox over any other browser. My only use for Safari right now, with all the complaints about, it is in a Windows machine for sequentially download group of files without renaming it all, one by one

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:42 PM   #59
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I use Chrome for most of my surfing. Why? Safari is a little slower for me and has this annoying habit of not returning to the same point on the previous webpage after hitting the back button or gesture. Safari does not do this on all websites but it does on the MacRumors site for some reason. It's not an issue with Chrome. Maybe something to do with the gesture settings?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 08:38 PM   #60
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How do you get rid of the ad spam? It seems to be overwhelming me.....
I've tried to like safari a bunch of times, but always end up going back to Firefox.
If I have to choose between speed or personal security and privacy, the latter wins every time!


For additional security, I load a bunch of FF add-on extensions (some of which are available for safari as well):

Adblock Plus
Collusion
NoScript
Ghostery
Better Privacy
TrackerBlock

Then of course all the basic things like:
No Facebook
No Google
No twitter
Etc.

Also add filters to block sites like:
DoubleClick.net
Viglink.com
Google AdSense

Also, watch this video about newer technologies and activities used in web tracking:
http://www.ted.com/talks/gary_kovacs..._trackers.html

Install all these add-on extensions and visit Macrumors.com to see just how many third-party servers are normally aware of your presence here, but were blocked now. Imagine what may be happening on shadier sites!

For the record, I happen to be on Win 7 now, but am trying to get another Mac soon. Some of these add-on extensions might not be available on the Mac version of Firefox.

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:37 PM   #61
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 04:43 AM   #62
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I've tried to like safari a bunch of times, but always end up going back to Firefox.
Me too. Safari seems to offer best battery life especially if you don't use gfxCardStatus on the 15".

Me I never could stand the usability. Ended up installing various add-ons which always have been of such crappy quality that I never could bear it for long.
I already think Chrome is a step down from Opera but Opera on Mac gave me too much trouble since 10.6 and I never tried to migrate back. Chrome is okay and the GUI and Usability is way better than Safari.

To me Safari is only for those that like useless animations and otherwise don't expect much from a browser or never used a better one.

Firefox is my secondary primarily because it still offers exclusively some of the most powerful and best add-ons. I only use it when I need those.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 06:08 AM   #63
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My guess is that users of non Apple apps use them on a Mac because they are [ex]Windows users. I don't like Firefox or Chrome because they strike me as unApplelike.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 07:02 AM   #64
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Me too. Safari seems to offer best battery life especially if you don't use gfxCardStatus on the 15".

Me I never could stand the usability. Ended up installing various add-ons which always have been of such crappy quality that I never could bear it for long.
I already think Chrome is a step down from Opera but Opera on Mac gave me too much trouble since 10.6 and I never tried to migrate back. Chrome is okay and the GUI and Usability is way better than Safari.

To me Safari is only for those that like useless animations and otherwise don't expect much from a browser or never used a better one.

Firefox is my secondary primarily because it still offers exclusively some of the most powerful and best add-ons. I only use it when I need those.
Don't be a fool.

Safari is much faster, has great Facebook/twitter/icloud integration, has amazing gestures (when you get used to them, you can't go to another browser), great UI, extra features (read later, etc). It just works better.

The only people I know that use chrome is related to windows.

Also, chrome uses much more CPU and kills battery life, while firefox besides looking old has no gestures (do you seriously still go with the mouse pointer and click those arrows?).
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 07:57 AM   #65
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Would you try Maxthon browser from China?
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 08:22 AM   #66
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I prefer safari over firefox for a couple of reasons
- nicer UI
- iCloud
- Firefox (I didn't think I would really notice this, but I did) has a terrible scrolling compared to safari, which is a lot smoother.

I use firefox for webdevelopment stuff, safari for everything else.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:46 PM   #67
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If Im not mistaken 5% of users are Safari. What advantages does this application has over Firefox or Chrome?

Ive been testing Safari and I find Firefox to be way superior. Am I missing something?
Well Safari (Version 6.0) has iCloud tabs that sync to your 'iDevice' running iOS 6.0 or later; it allows extensions such as ad blocker or google translate; plus it works seamlessly with all other Mac apps, iOS apps and iCloud; it also has 'Reader' that removes ads and anything else from a page and makes the font size bigger for an enjoyable reading experience. There are a lot more features that I could list however it all comes down to what YOU like to use not what other people say you should use. I use Safari, thats what I like Have a great day! -Dave
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:41 PM   #68
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Having alternated between safari and chrome for some time now, I find that chrome tends to lag when scrolling through image heavy websites, while safari remains just as smooth.

I also use safari for iCloud integration with my iPhone and ipad, since I find that chrome for iOS seems slower than safari, and the latter offers full-screen landscape browsing.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:46 PM   #69
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My guess is that users of non Apple apps use them on a Mac because they are [ex]Windows users. I don't like Firefox or Chrome because they strike me as unApplelike.
How are they "unApplelike"? I'm not trying to be snarky, I'm honestly asking. I see this said alot around here, but I'm not sure what it means. They all pretty much look the same to me.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 11:42 PM   #70
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I too often switch between chrome and safari. I would stick with Safari if it would get rid of its habit to refresh pages when going back. I just want the previous page to show up...I do not need a refresh Safari.

Firefox looks like crap IMO and is laggy. I was always a chrome guy on windows though too, so perhaps it's bias.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:18 AM   #71
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:00 AM   #72
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Safari is my banking browser, because of the safe guard I hope Apple has on it.

Firefox still is my go to guy, but Chrome has been my test field for a few weeks now. The flash is better treated both on Firefox and Safari than it is on Chrome (go look the NBA Daily Zap on Chrome, not working for me).
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:46 AM   #73
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I'm happy using Safari on my Mac and iOS devices, it's quick, easy to use and integrates nicely. The bookmark sync is useful across those devices.

I use Chrome on my work Windows laptop though, it's the best browser in Windows world by a mile.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 07:08 PM   #74
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I use Safari because of iCloud. I've been a Chrome user for a longer time, but Safari has been mostly good. There are certainly some bugs that need to be addressed.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 12:20 PM   #75
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I use all three, for work I often need to log in as different users for the same site. I find of the three I most often use Safari and Chrome for productivity and use Firefox with Firebug for mild debugging.

Lately, Chrome is not displaying YouTube videos (audio only, video is blank). I've goggled it a couple times but the stated solutions don't seem to work for me (besides restarting). Has anyone else experienced this or found a reliable solution for it?
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