Whats the difference between Camino and Firefox?

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  1. fuijin macrumors newbie

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    both are browsers for Mac OS X and i had problems with the newest version of firefox and im looking at camino. any opinions?
     
  2. GovornorPhatt macrumors regular

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    I think the main differences are in the available plugins and user interface. FireFox is currently my browser of choice, because of the plugins (such as ad-blocking) that I use.
     
  3. fuijin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    man i wish i could use it but everytime i try to download it i get nothing but the fox jumping up and down in my browser. i cant do anything with it. if you could give me a link to a version that actually works in OS 10.3.5 i would use it
     
  4. GovornorPhatt macrumors regular

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    I just use the version from mozilla.org. It works fine, even after the os upgrade.
     
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I can't spell check as I type in camino... that's the one thing I really don't like about it as of now.
     
  6. fuijin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    finally got firefox to work now. got some support info from mozilla.org. one question i have, can you make firefox have the brushed metal look?
     
  7. GovornorPhatt macrumors regular

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    Not that I know of. You can probably do it yourself with the interface editor in the developer tools that may have come with your Mac. There may be some utilites to do this for you, but none that I know of.
     
  8. fuijin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cool thnx.
     
  9. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It can use different themes, so it can be changed to anything available. Check the Tools menu for options.
     
  10. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    Remember FireFox is open source, you can make it look like anything you want, given you have the ability. If you don't, check out update.mozilla.org.
     
  11. Elan0204 macrumors 65816

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    That's what annoys me most about Camino. I still use it though. I like the interface a lot more than Firefox, and it is just as fast, if not faster. Camino is far faster than Safari though, and uses less system resources.

    For ad blocking, I use a custom style sheet, and it works very well. Not as elegant a solution as pithhelmet, but it still blocks ads.
     
  12. PrometheusG5 macrumors member

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    One other thing about Camino...

    Camino is a Cocoa app, so not only can you use the Services menu from it, when you install it an option will appear in Services as "Open URL in Camino..".

    Camino is a nice, fast browser. While aesthetically I don't like the way their tabs look (they appear as "chicklets"), I use it fairly frequently.
     

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