Safari or Firefox?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by yaser1987, Mar 14, 2013.

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    yaser1987

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    Hello, I use Firefox since long time ago, now I want to use Safari, but there is an Addon called. Tab mix plus, This is the reason why I use/still Firefox.

    its features are awesome.

    Can I get this Addone/similar on Safari? at least it opens new link in a new tab

    thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Here is the hiraracy for you:
    Chrome>Firefox>Opera>Safari>IE (and maybe IE10 is even better than crappy Safari)
     
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    xShane

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    Chrome has serious privacy issues.
     
  4. Moshe1010, Mar 15, 2013
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    Facebook has it either, and it doesn't prevent 1 billion users to visit it daily.
     
  5. macrumors 68020

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    Best comeback eva :p

    Also the only browser to not get hacked at Pwn2Own
     
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    Just checked their website and no Tab Mix Plus for Safari. There might be an alternative, but I had no luck finding any.

    Also, OP wasn't asking about which browser was best, funny the first response was off topic :p
     
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    I use all three.

    Safari for day to day stuff, FireFox for Firebug, and Chrome for Flash sites.
     
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    Considering I hardly use Facebook and don't put anything too personal on there, I don't really care.

    As for the other 1 billion uses, that's there problem.
     
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    Sital

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    Unless you have some compelling reason to switch browsers, I'd just continue using Firefox. In my experience, the only browser worse than Safari is IE.
     
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    I'm assuming you mean under Windows ? Under OS X, Safari runs well.
     
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    Sital

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    No, I mean under OS X. It is much worse under Windows, though.
     
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    Nate392

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    You said that you want to use Safari. I say go for it. There's nothing stopping you, and it's really not as bad as it's made out to be. There's also nothing stopping you from using both Safari and Firefox at the same time.
    As far as people saying to use Chrome, I say don't bother. Chrome is severely limited in settings, and the Omnibox is a keylogger anyway.
    (and as far as the comeback of "1 billion people using Facebook," to start this is a logical fallacy, and many large groups of people have been wrong before.)

    As it always boils down to, use what you like best.
     
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    This is a most ambiguous question. Which metric/metrics is/are important to you? Over the past few years, many users grew to base their evaluations on the browser's score on the Acid3 test. IE (on Windows) scored in the 20s. Safari scored a perfect 100. Of the popular OS X browsers, their scores are currently:

    1. 100--Opera
    2. 100--SeaMonkey
    3. 100--Chromium
    4. 98--Nightly (Firefox)
    5. 97--Safari
    6. 97--WebKit
    7. 97--Firefox
    8. 95--Chrome

    The Acid3 test score is just one metric. It may or may not be important to you. However, you should state the metrics that are important so that you and your advisors identify the browser that best fits your needs.

    That said, you may run multiple browsers simultaneously. Except for the various versions of Firefox, OS X browsers do not interfere with each other.
     
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    not that add on but safari ALL the way for me. second may be chrome. third... ie for me. i ditched firefox long ago. my personal experience is too many add-ons slow browsers like hell
     
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    Neither Chrome or Safari can touch tab management functionality via extensions as Firefox can. Stick with Firefox.
     
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    Cover Flow

    Is there a way to remove Cover Flow from bookmarks in Safari 6.0.3?

    That big black window takes up space and I simply do not need it.
     
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    Nate392

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    Yes. Simply look at your bookmarks, and then roll your mouse over the "bar" that separates your bookmarks from the cover-flow view. A little hand should appear. Once you see the little hand, click and drag your mouse to the top of the page. That will get rid of the cover-flow view.
     
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    Thank You :) !
     
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    My Pleasure. :)
     
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    cannot live without vimperator, so firefox...

    and safari`s stupid habit of reloading page while going page back is driving me mental...
     

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