Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 29, 2013, 09:11 PM   #1
cjbarker5
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Yorkshire
Chrome on Os X

I will be buying a macbook pro when they get around to releasing a new one and would like to know if the chrome browser supports multi touch as well as safari? I use chrome on all of my devices now but if them gestures aren't available I would go to safari and start migrating my overall usage now for a smooth transition.
cjbarker5 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 29, 2013, 09:50 PM   #2
MathBunny123
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Toronto, Canada | Sibiu, Romania
Quote:
Originally Posted by cjbarker5 View Post
I will be buying a macbook pro when they get around to releasing a new one and would like to know if the chrome browser supports multi touch as well as safari? I use chrome on all of my devices now but if them gestures aren't available I would go to safari and start migrating my overall usage now for a smooth transition.
All of the multitouch transitions work fine for me. My own con is in my opinion the font isn't as clear as Safari...or maybe it's just my vision.
__________________
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini; iPod Touch 5th Generation [64GB]; MacBook Pro Retina 15.4'' Mid-2012; Surface 2 [32GB]
MathBunny123 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 30, 2013, 07:01 AM   #3
wrldwzrd89
macrumors G4
 
wrldwzrd89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Solon, OH
Quote:
Originally Posted by cjbarker5 View Post
I will be buying a macbook pro when they get around to releasing a new one and would like to know if the chrome browser supports multi touch as well as safari? I use chrome on all of my devices now but if them gestures aren't available I would go to safari and start migrating my overall usage now for a smooth transition.
Chrome used the same engine, WebKit, as Safari for a while, until the Blink fork - but even then Chrome and Safari are still similar in terms of touch support, because of that shared heritage.
__________________
iMac Intel (Rev H, 27"), 1TB HDD, 16GB RAM, 10.8.4
wrldwzrd89 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 31, 2013, 10:52 AM   #4
cjbarker5
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Yorkshire
Thanks a lot
cjbarker5 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 31, 2013, 11:48 AM   #5
NMF
macrumors 6502a
 
NMF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Multi touch for back and forward works just fine (though the animation isn't as nice), but there's no support for pinch-to-zoom. Kind of a deal-breaker for me. No native support for something similar to the "Reader" feature as well. The only thing that's currently better about Chrome is that it gives each tab its own system process, so if one tab crashes it doesn't kill the whole browser like with Safari. When OS X Mavericks is released Safari is going to be one process per tab too, so at that point it will unquestionably be the superior browser on Mac.

You might as well just start transitioning to Safari now. That's what I'm doing. Mavericks is right around the corner!
__________________
MacBook Air 13" (2013) Mac mini (2011) OS X Server + Drobo 5D
AirPort Time Capsule (2013) iPhone 5 TV 3
NMF is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 31, 2013, 01:17 PM   #6
wrldwzrd89
macrumors G4
 
wrldwzrd89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Solon, OH
Quote:
Originally Posted by NMF View Post
Multi touch for back and forward works just fine (though the animation isn't as nice), but there's no support for pinch-to-zoom. Kind of a deal-breaker for me. No native support for something similar to the "Reader" feature as well. The only thing that's currently better about Chrome is that it gives each tab its own system process, so if one tab crashes it doesn't kill the whole browser like with Safari. When OS X Mavericks is released Safari is going to be one process per tab too, so at that point it will unquestionably be the superior browser on Mac.

You might as well just start transitioning to Safari now. That's what I'm doing. Mavericks is right around the corner!
I'm thinking about doing that too... but the problem is that I use non-OSX operating systems, where Safari isn't available...
__________________
iMac Intel (Rev H, 27"), 1TB HDD, 16GB RAM, 10.8.4
wrldwzrd89 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 31, 2013, 02:24 PM   #7
takeshi74
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by NMF View Post
When OS X Mavericks is released Safari is going to be one process per tab too, so at that point it will unquestionably be the superior browser on Mac.
Better's always highly subjective. One process per tab isn't the only determining criterion for everyone when comparing browsers.
takeshi74 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 31, 2013, 08:44 PM   #8
CoMoMacUser
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
I really liked Chrome until a few weeks ago, when loading pages started to hang. The problem became so chronic that I switched back to Safari. One of my colleagues is experiencing the same problem. I wonder if there was an update that's causing problems.
CoMoMacUser is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 4, 2013, 02:09 PM   #9
millk18
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by NMF View Post
Multi touch for back and forward works just fine (though the animation isn't as nice), but there's no support for pinch-to-zoom. Kind of a deal-breaker for me. No native support for something similar to the "Reader" feature as well. The only thing that's currently better about Chrome is that it gives each tab its own system process, so if one tab crashes it doesn't kill the whole browser like with Safari. When OS X Mavericks is released Safari is going to be one process per tab too, so at that point it will unquestionably be the superior browser on Mac.

You might as well just start transitioning to Safari now. That's what I'm doing. Mavericks is right around the corner!
- - - -
I like that with my 27 inch screen I don't have to tap or pinch when I open a website with Chrome. It "remembers". When I open a website with Safari (or Firefox, for that matter) I have to manipulate the screen. Needlessly annoying.
millk18 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mobile OSs: Windows 8 UI within Chrome Browser/Chrome OS Assault Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices 0 Jul 29, 2013 11:03 PM
Google Chrome & Google Chrome Renderer Activity Problem Rossagues Mac Basics and Help 15 Jul 18, 2013 12:13 AM
Chrome preredering not working in Chrome 26 kristoffer4 Mac Applications and Mac App Store 0 Apr 1, 2013 01:41 PM
Easiest way to send links from chrome for ios to desktop chrome jamst149 iPhone 3 Mar 22, 2013 03:33 PM
Chrome on OSX cannot open website but all other browsers can. Chrome on Windows is ok PkennethV Mac Basics and Help 2 Jul 31, 2012 09:58 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:15 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC