Safari vs Chrome?

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  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Any preference between Safari and Chrome? I've been using Safari and like how I can view pages that are open on all of my iDevices and Mac. I've found that I can do the same with Chrome so which provides the better experience and why?

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    The only reason I use Chrome over Safari is because I think Chrome is much faster. Thats about it...
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    I mainly uses chrome. I like the speed of it, and the simplicity.

    I know that Safari has been updated, and is a lot like that now, but it still seems like Safari runs faster.

    When thats said, I hate that chrome's not yet 64bit, and in denmark all webbanking and electronic papers, is done thru java. I have to open safari to do that...
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Safari just seems to run better on my macbook so that's the only reason I'm using it over Chrome :\
     
  5. macrumors 601

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    Chrome. Speed, clean UI, extensions.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Better battery, Less heat. Safari is my choice.
     
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    maflynn

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    Safari does the job for me.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Safari felt fast and worked fine for me but just downloaded Chrome. Let's see how it works out.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    Freudian slip ;)
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I installed Chrome on everything and signed into my Google account on each. I've only used it for a little while so I can't say if it's better or faster than Safari. One drawback is that it can't be set as the default browser. So when I click on a saved link or app that opens a website on my iPad or phone, it opens it in Safari.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    bla bla bla :D Honest mistake, its a typo. I ment Chrome ;D

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    Say what?
    When in chrome press "cmd" + ",". That will open the options "tab" for chrome. At the bottom, you can set it as your default browser. Voila :)
     
  12. macrumors 601

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    I like Chrome its super smooth to me, and like the extensions it offers.
     
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    I've never been a fan of Safari. I use Chrome on both my PC's and Macs. It's fast, and I like that it automatically synchronizes my bookmarks, extensions, and settings across all my computers when logged into my google account. Before Chrome, I used Firefox
     
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    Safari all the way.
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    i think safari is still the smoothest browser of the retina, so that the only reason i still use it
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

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    personally, i prefer safari. it looks nicer (in my opinion)
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    1 Vote for Safari, chrome just for youtube :p
     
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    ideal.dreams

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    I use Safari because it's the only browser that supports OS X's features (i.e. pinch to zoom, disappearing scroll bars, etc)
     
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    I've become a fan of chrome, and use it on my macs, ipad, windows box, iphone and droid razr. Safari gets very rare use...
     
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    Dale Sorel

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    I've been using Chrome as my main browser for a while now. I just like all the built-in tweaks that don't require additional software.
     
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    Safari
     
  22. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I see that in settings on my Mac Mini but what about on my iPhone and iPad? I searched online but couldn't find any way to do that. Actually, everything said that it can't be made as the default browser.
     
  23. macrumors 68020

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    I prefer Chrome over Safari, but I think the former is draining the battery on my Macbook quite effectively...
     
  24. macrumors 6502

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    32-bit is a no-go for me.
     
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    Safari - because it's not Google.
     

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