Whoa! camino is suddenly kicking some ass!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by melchior, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. melchior macrumors 65816

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    I made the switch to safari as soon as the beta's with tabs were circulating and i have to say v67 is very nice...

    still checking out camino though, since safari doesn't handle some sites still.. well jesus christ, was i shocked when i got the latest nightly of camino today.

    sites are loading incredibly fast. I am totally impressed and think i will move back to camino. safari will get better, but camino is making some really hot competition if you ask me!

    check it out! really really fast!
     
  2. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    Tell me please how to import bookmarks from mozilla into camino then i will be impressed, as such i don't use until i get my bookmarks transfered.
     
  3. synthetickittie macrumors regular

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    Im on camino... I love it and Im not about to switch to safari, the next public release will have to impress me tons before I switch and Im sorry but Ive heard people saying some popual site doesnt even work in safari. Come on who cares about extra good things (ex. tabs) when some sites dont even work. Personally I have yet to even try it and not about to untill the next public release and probably just gonna deleate it after a day but hopefully apple will prove me wrong. Now Im not saying safari is horrible by any means Im just sayig it has nothing on camino, at least yet.
     
  4. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    hahahahah

    You guys are talking about switching Browsers like you paid for them or something. That kills me :D
     
  5. mrjamin macrumors 65816

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    hey -its a big deal!! my browser is the app i use the most!
     
  6. billyboy macrumors 65816

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    Ditto Camino has been a very surprising and snappy browser, and it seems very stable.

    I know it is free so who can complain, but my observations about Camino as an unpaid tester are: not too many preferences compared to say "pop pop" Opera; it still cannot be used as your only browser; and on a minor point the presentation is neat and non brushed metal but the icons IMO are verging on Windoze naff.

    But hey, give it a year and Safari will probably have booted every browser known to man into touch and this sort of thread will be obsolete. It would be neat though to have a fully fledged Camino bundled with Apple apps as an alternative to IE.

    On the point of transferring bookmarks when trying out different browsers, URL Manager Pro is a gem. Its the bookmark equivalent of iTunes library. Just drag and drop all bookmarks from any of the main browsers you have into the central database, then access those bookmarks from any browser. The big plus thereafter is that you can be in Camino for instance, and add a bookmark ONCE straight into URL Manager and access the site from any other browser. The bookmarks are saved to a folder in documents making for easy back-up. Very neat - $25 once you are convinced.
     
  7. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    Weird, I thought there used to be an "Import Bookmarks" option... maybe try an earlier version?
     
  8. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, you know that Mozilla bookmarks are in:

    ~/Library/Mozilla/Profiles/default/*.slt folder labeled Bookmarks.html.

    Camino bookmarks aren't too far away in:

    ~/Library/Application Support/Chimera/Profiles/default*.slt folder

    Unfortunately, the Camino bookmarks are in XML format rather than HTML. I'll work on a way to convert them either way.
     
  9. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    The Camino 7.0
    Build ID: 2003032517

    is pretty unstable and they've changed the book mark drawer to a Safari-esque browser window.

    Safari's getting better, but I don't see any reason to switch from Camino...

    I can't say "Camino" without thinking of Brad Pitt in "The Mexican" when he wanted to rent an "El Camino", saying it with the same flair that I've heard "Bitchin' Camaro"... not that I think of Brad Pitt that often, but it's a funny drawn out "Ellll Cameeeeeno...." - j
     
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It was going to be fun to write an import/export routine for the bookmarks, but if you look in the Camino application menu, you'll find Import bookmarks... and Export bookmarks...

    These take them from HTML and put them into HTML documents, respectively. It should be no problem to use bookmarks from Mozilla, Netscape, or Internet Exploder.
     
  11. beatle888 macrumors 68000

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    i dont think i need any more speed then what safari has.

    thanks for keeping us posted on the progress of camino though.
     
  12. alset macrumors 65816

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    Camino good. Safari bad!

    I'm off to d/l the latest nightly, after which I hope to gloat endlessly about my far superior browser.

    Dan

    edit - You're right! It's much faster! Eat my Camino dust, Safari!
     
  13. scem0 macrumors 604

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    why not switch to something faster? :confused:
     
  14. digitalgiant macrumors regular

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    edit - You're right! It's much faster! Eat my Camino dust, Safari! [/B][/QUOTE]

    Sir you have never lied!!! Man this is browser is just an ass kicker!!! Safari is an ass licker:eek:
     
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  16. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    I just have one issue with camino (other than the name): i can't stand that they took away command + down/up to navigate to the bottom/top of pages. that was one of my most used shortcuts, and for forums, page down isn't good enough. i went back to the last chimera nightly, lol. trying the latest camino nightly, still has the same trouble, but it's snappy. chimera was plenty snappy too, though.
     
  17. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    Thankyou i didn't think of looking there, with it being based off Mozilla i just looked in the same place where Mozilla holds them and didn't think of looking elsewhere! *smacks head*.
     
  18. Codemonkey macrumors 6502

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    In a way you do pay for them - you invest your time in learing and getting comfortable with applications all the time. For people who work in web browsers for a good portion of their day, it becomes a familiar extension to their workflow.

    When an app changes dramatically, or a new app comes out, the reluctancy to switch, ramp up and potentially never feel 'comfortable' with it is always a risk.

    Just my 2 Canadian coppers. ;)
     
  19. pilotgi macrumors regular

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    Try shift + down arrow or up arrow. It works most of the time.
     
  20. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    The Home and End keys generally work in Macintosh applications--they definitely work in Camino. They always seem to work when I don't want them when I'm working on programming.
     
  21. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    thats still a bit different than cmd+up and cmd+down. alot of laptop owners frequent this forum. i know my iBook doesnt have easily accessible home/end keys, so the cmd combination works for alot of people. i have grown accustomed to the Fn key so its not an issue for me.
     
  22. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You're also missing out on all the easter eggs by not looking all over applications. :D

    sparkleytone: Sorry, I wasn't thinking that well. We have the compact keyboards at school too and I should have been more thoughtful of those users. I could, however, pull off all my home and end key caps in atonement. :D
     
  23. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    LOL, i forgot about the fn+L/R for home/end. i guess i was thinking vertically or something stupid like that. i think cmd+up/down is much mor logical, but i can train myself to fn +l/r too. thanks for reminding me, now i am using camino, lol. good stuff!
     

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