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Old Jun 12, 2009, 11:53 AM   #1
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Are there ANY good browsers other than firefox?

I installed google chrome for mac and love it, it looks sick and its fast. Oh but theres one problem, youtube or any video site wont work on it

I just installed safari 4 and it completely does not work. It will load a site and I cant do anything on it. Nothing clicks, I cant scroll, nothing. Its not frozen, I can move it around my desktop and go under the preferences, but I literally cant use it.
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Old Jun 12, 2009, 11:54 AM   #2
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I installed google chrome for mac and love it, it looks sick and its fast. Oh but theres one problem, youtube or any video site wont work on it

I just installed safari 4 and it completely does not work. It will load a site and I cant do anything on it. Nothing clicks, I cant scroll, nothing. Its not frozen, I can move it around my desktop and go under the preferences, but I literally cant use it.
On a Mac you cant get safari 4 working? From software update? Did you try a reboot? I haven't heard of that, and I use safari 4 on all of my systems.
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Old Jun 12, 2009, 11:55 AM   #3
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Have you looked at Camino? It uses the same Mozilla engine that Firefox does, but it fits into the look and feel of Mac OS X better.
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Old Jun 12, 2009, 11:55 AM   #4
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I doubt it.

Erm, I mean maybe

Going to check out Camino now, thanks Mr. Hollingsworth
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Old Jun 12, 2009, 11:56 AM   #5
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You might want to trash the preferences file for Safari to see if that remedies the issue (located in ~/Library/Preferences/). Alternative browsers you may want to try: Opera and Camino. I like all the browsers on Mac really, but stick with Firefox because of the add-ons I use as a web developer.
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Old Jun 12, 2009, 11:56 AM   #6
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I just installed it from apple site and it automatically restarted my computer. Honestly, I just deleted safari right now just because I dont feel like dealing with it. Plus, the beta was alot better with the tabs on top.
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Old Jun 12, 2009, 11:59 AM   #7
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Opera
Camino
Shiira
OmniWeb
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Flock

There are plenty of other browsers out there as well.
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Old Jun 12, 2009, 12:03 PM   #8
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What's your beef with Firefox?
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Old Jun 12, 2009, 12:11 PM   #9
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What's your beef with Firefox?
Also, have you been using 3.0.11 or 3.5b4?
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Old Jun 12, 2009, 12:22 PM   #10
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Wow, there must be something wrong with ur mac, cause I never heard anyone who has such experience with Safari 4 like you did. And yeah, I prefer the tabs to be on the top too, pity so far there is no hacks to place it on the top.

Actually I love the new Safari 4, tested it in beta version and now although I really miss the top bar feature, Safari 4 finally does not crash when Flash laods!! The biggest issue I had with Safari 4 Beta was how easily Safari crashes when some flash script loads, problem solved though...so far with Safari 4
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Several posters mentioned Camino, the latest stable version is very good, but the nightly versions are even better.
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/camino/nightly/

You can even use CaminoKnight, available at http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/8560/caminoknight
to update the new build easily (use the URL below in the preferences for CaminoKnight - user-defined build - to get the latest version:
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o...1.9/camino.dmg
I have found this to be fast and very stable, with a very mac-like interface.
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Old Jun 12, 2009, 01:33 PM   #12
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What's your beef with Firefox?
Nothing, its good, i just want somthing nicer looking I guess. I love how chrome hardly has anything except the page itself. No bar at the bottom, really simple top part. It leaves alot more room for the actual page. the only problem is that I cant watch any videos on it which is completely dumb that they came out with it and it cant do that.
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Sounds like somehow you broke your safari install. Safari works fine on OSX or windows for me.
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I installed google chrome for mac and love it, it looks sick and its fast. Oh but theres one problem, youtube or any video site wont work on it

I just installed safari 4 and it completely does not work. It will load a site and I cant do anything on it. Nothing clicks, I cant scroll, nothing. Its not frozen, I can move it around my desktop and go under the preferences, but I literally cant use it.
Are you using crossover chromium? because google hasn't released google chrome for mac
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Are you using crossover chromium? because google hasn't released google chrome for mac
It is released in a beta form.
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Nothing, its good, i just want somthing nicer looking I guess. I love how chrome hardly has anything except the page itself. No bar at the bottom, really simple top part. It leaves alot more room for the actual page. the only problem is that I cant watch any videos on it which is completely dumb that they came out with it and it cant do that.
I use the Chromium theme for Firefox.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8782

Makes it look exactly like Google Chrome.
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