Adobe Flash: Chrome and Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Michael Goff, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Michael Goff macrumors G3

    Michael Goff

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    I've noticed that using Adobe Flash in Chrome causes the fans to kick on (and take a while to stop), as opposed to Safari where it doesn't kick up the fans so often. I was wondering how this makes sense. It's Adobe Flash, it's using the same website.

    Chrome loads it faster, yes, but I don't know if it's worth it since it kicks up the fan.
     
  2. 960design, Jul 22, 2014
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    960design macrumors 68020

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    Flash is sandboxed in Safari and Mavericks does lots of little tricks to save cpu cycles / battery usage.
    Chrome doesn't.

    Why do you need Flash installed?
     
  3. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

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    I don't get that either. I use Safari for general use, firefox for speed, and chrome for flash.
     
  4. tdc02 macrumors newbie

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    Question- I'm new to MAC, but on my MacAIR in Safari I just got today, when I open ESPN to watch video it tell me to download flash.

    I'm not following why mentaluproar & 960design, you don't need it. Is it something else I need to run or what? Just asking.
     
  5. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

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    Try youtube5 from verticalforest. It doesn't work everywhere though, which is why I keep chrome as a plan b, which has it has flash built in. I don't like flash for security reasons, so I like to keep it separate from my main browser.
     
  6. tdc02 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, understand now. I'll more likely download Chrome or firefox and use it on my mac.
     
  7. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

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    I have used both and while some of firefox still feels outdated, it runs circles around chrome, at least the versions I currently have. Both are faster than safari, but safari has the benefit of having better gesture support, zooming behavior, reader support, and much better battery life.
     

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