Best browser for Mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AppleCandidate, Nov 8, 2007.

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Vote for the best browser for mac

  1. Safari

    65.6%
  2. Firefox

    25.4%
  3. Opera

    1.9%
  4. Camino

    7.1%
  5. Seamonkey

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. AppleCandidate macrumors member

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    #1
    Which is the best and fastest browser for Mac?
     
  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816

    italiano40

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  3. squeeks macrumors 68040

    squeeks

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  4. GreatDrok macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    I would like to use Safari 3 but without Pithhelmet support I just can't so I am using Firefox with Adblock. I just don't know how people can stand all those flashing flipping adverts.
     
  5. That-Is-Bull macrumors 6502

    That-Is-Bull

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    #5
    Firefox. I'd like to like Safari but it's missing a lot of features that I use frequently. Plus you can't resize windows past the dock, which is retarded.
     
  6. jackc macrumors 65816

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    #6
    Don't forget OmniWeb. I use Camino, but I might return to OmniWeb, mainly for the per-site preferences.
     
  7. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    #7
    I miss PithHelmet too but I'd rather use Safari with ads than anything else right now. Version 3 is great.
     
  8. roland.g macrumors 603

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    #8
    Safari. Sure they may be browsers with better features, but there aren't better browsers.
     
  9. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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  10. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    #10
    Not necessarily. It makes a bit of sense. You can't really see what's behind the dock anymore in Leopard.
     
  11. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    Opera is the best browser, hands down, for any platform. That thing is pure awesome in the shape of an application.
     
  12. Quillz macrumors 65816

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    #12
    I use Safari 3 because I'm big on OS integration. I might give Firefox 3 a try, as it's supposed to have a much more native feel on OS X. But too bad it will never be able to take advantage of system-wide spell checking, Keychain support, etc. the way that Camino can.
     
  13. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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  14. CBAviator macrumors 6502

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    I love Firefox. I also like the larger navigation buttons on Firefox...they are too small on Safari (unless maybe there's a way to make them larger).
     
  15. Sorkvild macrumors 6502

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    I too was disappointed that Pithhelmet isn't supported, but Safari Adblock does a perfect job.

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/26171/safari-adblock

    For me it has definitely replaced Pithhelmet!
     
  16. KurtangleTN macrumors 6502a

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    #16
    They all have their downsides, and advantages.

    Firefox isn't very native, not quite as good as it's PC counterpart, but add-ons really do make this a great browser despite that.

    Camino, I change my mind often on it. I love how native it is, but the lack of features is a big turn off.

    Most my experience from Safari is from the Panther version, which sucks with it's outdated Webkit.. and also Safari 3 on Windows.. so I wont really comment on it.

    Opera is full of features, but in the end it falls short of add-ons that Firefox has. Also a lot of annoyers like having to-reinstall after updates.. etc.

    Overall I like Firefox for it's add-ons. A nice skin, and optimized form-widget build and it's native enough for me.
     
  17. Nugget macrumors 65816

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  18. CBAviator macrumors 6502

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    #18
    Oh, there are opinions...

    However, I'm not sure the language would be appropriate for any thread here!
     
  19. admiraldennis macrumors regular

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    #20
    Safari. It's the most intuitive and 'Mac-like', and it's come a long way since its first inception.
     
  20. Eluzion macrumors 6502

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    #21
    I love Safari but it eats up way too much memory over time. Seems like it has major memory leak issues.
     
  21. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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  22. That-Is-Bull macrumors 6502

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    #23
    It should at least be an option, they could just make it snap to the dock or something. Scaling the window below the dock looks much better and doesn't waste nearly as much space.
     

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  23. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    #24
    I love safari....

    as a web developer, the standards compliance and CSS3 support acts almost as an aphrodisiac, well not quite, thats the girlfriends job, but you get the point.

    and its F.A.S.T.
     
  24. lofight macrumors 68000

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    #25
    Safari 3! i love it, shame that it's still brushed metal in Tiger :(
     

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