[POLL] FireFox v.1 or Safari?

Discussion in 'Community' started by TommyLee, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. TommyLee macrumors regular

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    #1
    Yesterday's release of FireFox v1 has me distracted.
    I'm not so sure. I have to use both browsers for different things. I can honestly say FireFox has better features, while Safari is more stable.

    This blows. I wish one of these guys would make the ultimate Mac browser. :-/

    FireFox or Safari?
     
  2. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    #2
    Most of the time I use Safari.

    The biggest reason I don't use FireFox is because it doesn't have a spell check for my dyslexic ass.

    I will occasionally use FireFox for a site like www.newegg.com where I frequently have to clear my cookies, or for a site that doesn't work with Safari.
     
  3. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Safari, I tried Firefox but on my computer the performance was slower, and no spell check was an issue. I can't spell for my life:(
     
  4. kgarner macrumors 68000

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  5. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a

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    i use safari AND firefox at the same time, i'm not one for making decisions
     
  6. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    in my experience, FireFox for Mac is SIGNIFICANTLY slower than Safari. I have a new 12" PB w/ 768MB RAM, and a T1 connection, so it's not either of those variables. I *want* to use FireFox, but I just can't. Apple did too good of a job making Safari the fastest browser for Mac.
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Haven't found a compelling reason NOT to use Safari
     
  8. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    Firefox is nice, but I have no reason to switch from Safari. With PithHelmet and pop-up blocking, I'm pretty happy with Safari. However, I really like Firefox's find-as-you-search feature. I hope Apple puts something similar in Safari.
     
  9. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    I'm ticked at the problem with safari and tabbing to pulldowns. I just found the fix on a search to a previous thread, but now have to hit the spacebar and then the first letter to get the item in the pulldown to get highlighted or grab the mouse and scroll down. I am constantly tabbing to pulldown menus and this drives me nutts. :(
     
  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    for me its not between safari and firefox as much as it is between sarfari and camino, camnio really flies for me at least, but looks wise safari is better, and has spell check, if the tabs and bookmarks bar were better in camino i would stick with it, oh and the pinstrips are annoying sometime too, but i must say i do have all three just in case LOL
     

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