Which browser should I use?

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  1. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I'm currently using the firefox beta. Its fast but crashes frequently! Any other good browsers with tabs?
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    I think Safari is great. Tabs, of course, as well as RSS integration, spell checking, etc. Works fine for me.
     
  3. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I switched back to normal version of firefox. Slightly slower but hopefully more stable! I had to forcequit the beta ever 5 mins
     
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  5. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    safari has spell check? tsteing...hmm I don't get anything
     
  6. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    works for me, and it should for you since spelling is a cocoa built in system. sure you have check spelling as you type on? ( Edit --> Spelling --> Check Spelling as you type )
     
  7. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I get the spellcheck function too in Safari. Not in this version of firefox I did in the beta one I downloaded.
     
  8. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

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    my thoughts on whats available:

    firefox - very nice. ui not mac style.
    camino - ui mac style. slightly faster than safari. nothing wows me.
    shiiri - havent tried yet
    safari - ui mac style (duh). fast. dependable. winner (by default?).

    i would like to see safari get some firefox style extension development.
     
  9. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Use them all. Pick the one you like best :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Mavimao macrumors 6502a

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    Camino is great. It's quick and simple, has great security features, has spell check, and it's made just for mac. If you can do without RSS a weather extension or an itunes controller on your browser, Camino is for you.

    PS: I found out that they plan to install an RSS detector in ver. 1.1. But if you absolutely need RSS, use this http://www.edot-studios.com/webgroups2/index.php?menu_item=212
     
  13. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Few browsers can match Lynx when it comes to speed. Of course you have to forgo any plugins... and javascript... and images... but it is fast... :)
     
  14. MacRumoron macrumors 6502

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    i think the fact that camino doesn't support RSS is the only thing that is stopping me from leaving safari

    safari isn't stable for me, i to always have to relaunch it :mad:
     
  15. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    use whichever one you prefer the most? for me thats Camino.
     
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  17. Glen Quagmire macrumors 6502a

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    I like Safari. Pretty fast, decent features, add PithHelmet to it and you get decent ad-blocking.

    Opera's not bad either, but the UI isn't that nice on a Mac.

    I've never really rated Firefox or its derivatives that highly.
     
  18. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    Try Flock if you blog or use Flickr/Photobucket--you can manage your photos or blog directly from Flock. Its the same as firefox but a nicer skin and some cool extras. Otherwise, I use Camino or Safari.
     
  19. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    Safari for me. I find Firefox pretty awful on OSX - slow, slow, slow. Strange how Firefox is very fast in Windows though :confused:
     
  20. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    its because FF for Mac is a Windows app ported to OS X. which is why there are better results with the same rendering engine in Camino, a native OS X app.
     

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