Alternative browser to Safari?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Foz, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Foz macrumors newbie

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    I am looking for a browser that is similar to the latest version of IE - I am so used to how IE allows me to view my favorites bar in a separate pane on the left and then I can open several tabs at once and click on the links I want to go to in each separate tab ... I use Roboform to fill out any info that I need to fill out ...

    I tried using Safari and Password 1 but it just doesn't work as well for me ... not unless I'm using Safari incorrectly ...

    Which offers me a similar experience ... Firefox ? Opera ?

    Thx:confused:
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Firefox will probably be the closest. It offers the most functionality out of the browsers for Mac.
     
  3. Daffodil macrumors 6502

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    Firefox is a good browser, although a lot of people swear by Chrome too.

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    Although I'm a little confused by what Safari isn't letting you do that IE would (perhaps cause I haven't used IE for years :p). Safari has tabs too - you open them by cmd-t, and you can open things in tabs by cmd-clicking links (for settings related to this, see Preferences - Tabs).

    Although the favorites bar is on top, not to the left, I imagine it works pretty much the same, and with the new "Reading List," you could probably use that instead if the location really mattered that much.

    If instead of having a home page, you set it to show top sites (which are customizable by the lower right edit button), you can also really quickly find your favorites when you open a new window.

    Finally, you can store all your passwords with keychain access, located in the Utilities folder.
     
  4. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    been a while since i used ie

    when you open safari, click the little book icon in the menu bar

    first tab is now your favourites/bookmarks where you can open any from here into a new tab
     
  5. orvn macrumors 6502

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    Opera would probably be the closest to IE in functionality and design.

    It's also built from webkit and even offers an IE emulation module, in which you switch to a mode where it browses the web just as IE would (useragent, activex, etc.)
     

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