Safari vs Firefox

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fjs08, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    I've been using Firefox exclusively for over a year now. Any reason to go back to Safari. Not sure if any changes have been made.

    Frank
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I prefer the interface of Safari and I find it slightly faster, but the latter depends heavily on the types of sites visited. I'd argue that stability is up on last year, but I can't think of any major feature breakthroughs off the top of my head. :)
     
  3. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I do like Safari's interface too. I forget the "technical" name. Cocoa I think. I like Firefox, but with both there are still sites I can't operate in. For instance, I tried to print out a proof of insurance card for my car, but I kept getting a blank page when I tried to print it out. Both on Safari and Firefox. I had to go to my wifes ThinkPad and use XP to print it out.

    Frank
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

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    lol, try it for yourself. other ppl's opinion may not fit your situation
     
  5. benneh macrumors member

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    Firefox is giving me text alignment issues at the moment... Its gone completely nuts
    Text are breaking boxes and going out of the screen , and the typing cursor lags behind so much that I can't see what I'm typing in a textbox...

    I like using firefox because of the extensions and add-ons, but with the current problem, I have no choice but to go back to safari..

    Any one know what the FF problem is?? :(
     
  6. wxboss macrumors member

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    I like Firefox, but I do get a lot of strange errors and other problems. Safari is the most stable and useable browser I have come across.
     
  7. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    i use safari as my main browser and firefox for the odd website (gmail)

    i like the look and integration of safari into os x..

    i know you can get skins for ff to look like os x, but still.. its not the same
     
  8. style macrumors member

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    gmail works fine for me in safari
     
  9. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    >>firefox for the odd website (gmail)<<
    I use gmail exclusively. I've never tried it with Safari. Is there a difference??

    Frank
     
  10. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    what i mean by using gmail in ff is that not all the features (chat etc..) are available via safari..
     
  11. slughead macrumors 68030

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    As a web developer, I find Firefox interprets websites more logically. Safari models itself STRONGLY after IE.

    Javascript debugging is way better on firefox, also.

    Finally, AJAX and AJAH is WAY faster in firefox.. fastest in IE though.
     

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