What browser are you using on your Air?

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I am using...

  1. Chrome

    16 vote(s)
    37.2%
  2. Firefox

    5 vote(s)
    11.6%
  3. Safari

    27 vote(s)
    62.8%
  1. macrumors 68000

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    #1
    For best battery life and making the most of your small screen (especially you 11" users)?

    Safari? The old standby, FireFox? Or Chrome?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Chrome for browsing, and Safari occasionally. I also have Firefox and Internet Explorer, but that's just testing websites. :)
     
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    GGJstudios

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  4. macrumors member

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    I used to be a die hard Opera user, but Chrome runs so much better on my MBA, and well every other machine I have I'm finally starting to accept that I needed to switch.
     
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    yusukeaoki

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    Love chrome, but more of a Safari person.
    If some of the features form Safari goes to Chrome, Ill choose chrome.
     
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    DisMyMac

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    Do any browsers have vertical toolbars? That would make more sense on screen like that.

    Come to think of it, a good laptop should have square screens. I think an Air Square would totally sell.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    Chrome mostly... I'd love Safari features so I use it sometimes. I just love Chrome because of the Web Tools. :D

    Also, Internet Explorer on OS X? :confused:
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Firefox nowadays as it renders fonts more readably than Chrome and Safari.
     
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    Matthew9559

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  10. macrumors 6502a

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    I was a Chrome guy on Linux and Windows and I figured I would be as well on OS X but surprisingly I've found Safari very enjoyable and it hasn't given me any problems so I use it. I found the same extensions on Safari that I like to use on Chrome so that isn't a problem. The integration is also really nice and I love how much smoother everything is (the transitions from swiping back and forth, zooming, scrolling). I don't notice any speed differences either.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    So what's the consensus on better battery life? I think Safari was better if you don't use any flash right? But honestly in this day and age, even with all the naysayers against flash and how inefficient it is and how it will lose momentum, I can't imagine doing any sort of normal web browsing without accessing flash content.

    So if you use flash, then which browser gives better battery life?
     
  12. macrumors 68020

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    I too ran Opera for years. Once Chrome began to offer some very beneficial extensions I migrated to it. However recently Opera's been revved again & the latest is quite nice. Now I'm using them both & the benefit is excellent.
     
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    arefbe

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    Safari. One less thing to put on my space challenged Air.
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    Chrome. I think safari is really snappy, but I just like the way tabs and etc. look on Chrome. I do wish the touchpad zoom feature was available on chrome though.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    Safari works great for me. Besides, flash in Chrome makes my MBA heat up more, it actually even triggers the fan sometimes.
     
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    Michaelgtrusa

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  17. macrumors 6502

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    Chrome on my MB Pro, both MB Airs, both iPads, and my iPhone 5. Greatly faster than Safari on any platform
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

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    Mainly Opera because it syncs bookmarks across my iMac and MBA.
     
  19. macrumors 601

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    Safari is probably the least featured but the gestures are so insanely smooth so that's what I use.
     

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