A thought about Mac and the innernetz

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by pellebee, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. pellebee macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2008

    Been a while since I've posted - maybe 4 or 5 years. I just got a new macbook air. I love it, best computer yet.

    But, again - what the heck is up with OS and surfing (reading, watching, listening). I can edit, little after-effecting, write and my battery loses a few percent. But as soon as I start surfing - it ticks down wildly.

    Man it makes me angry!
  2. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    Uninstall Flash - and only use Safari/Firefox
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Then STOP looking at it!

    Can't enjoy love making if u keep asking "how am doing?" :D
  4. KylePowers, Oct 18, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012

    KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    False. It's been a year and ~4 months. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=12793945#post12793945

    As for internet browsing eating up battery life... yup. It's a fairly resource intensive activity, and probably more so than it needs to be. But on the other hand, my last laptop didn't get me 7 hours of battery life, so it's certainly getting better.

    edit - link fixed =P
  5. Agent-P, Oct 18, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012

    Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
  6. peeaanuut macrumors 65816

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern California
    stop hitting refresh on facebook every 2 seconds. Make sure all the porn popunders are closed. Stop posting pics of cats on Reddit.
  7. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Firefox has become a bit of a resource hog lately - Chrome would probably be better :)
  8. Beanoir macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2010
    51 degrees North
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    My guess is your surfing includes websites with Flash content. Generally speaking, Flash is notorious for consuming system resources, raising temps and decreasing battery life. For Flash-related issues:
    • Find your Flash version and make sure it's the latest version available. Never install or update Flash from a pop-up on a website. Always go to Adobe's site to get Flash or updates.
    • Install ClickToFlash (Safari), Flashblock (Firefox) or FlashBlock (Chrome) to control which Flash content plays on websites.
    • Try using the YouTube HTML5 Video Player to watch YouTube videos, when available. (May impact fullscreen viewing. See link for details.) Some have reported better performance with HTML5, while some have reported worse. Try it and find out what works best for you.
    There are many factors that impact your battery life. See the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link for details, including tips on how to maximize your battery life.

    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
  10. dyn macrumors 68030

    Aug 8, 2009
    Nope, it's the other way around. Firefox is one of the least resource hog browsers lately whereas Chrome and even Safari are becoming the most resource hogging ones. The differences aren't all that big though. You are still basing your info on the situation in 2010, we're in 2012 now and things are different (thank goodness) :) Nowadays it is about which browser you like best, not which browser runs best on your machine.

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