best browser to use on macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fearxtragedy, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. fearxtragedy macrumors member

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    i used firefox in the start as i always had but it froze a lot and then unexpectedly would quit all the time.

    camino was fine but now it's even starting to hang around startup.

    are there any other good browsers or tweaks i could try that would stop this from happening?
     
  2. NewbieNerd macrumors 6502a

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    I dunno, how about Safari? :p There are Opera and Shiira too...I dunno, I generally use Safari.
     
  3. iMan G5 macrumors member

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    Omniweb(better than safari)
    Flock(if your into socializing on sites)
    Try reinstalling Camino and see if that helps it.
     
  4. motownflip macrumors regular

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  5. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    I use Firefox. I do get the occasional(about 2 times a week) crash but nothing I cant live with.
     
  6. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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  7. Fuzzy14 macrumors 65816

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    I've never really liked Safari, don't know why but I've just never warmed to the look and fell of it.
    Confusingly, I use Firefox with the iFox theme which makes it look like Safari!
     
  8. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    I use Safari but it's all about personal preference it's your choice just try a few and see what you like.
     
  9. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    i mainly use safari, but i have firefox for certain pages that work w/ safari.
     
  10. isleofjib macrumors regular

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    i'd reinstall FF. i've been using it for a long time now and it's been absolutely stable on my c2d MB. even the beta of .10 and the beta (or is it still beta candidate?) of FF3 is stable on it. few or no crashes at all.

    i choose FF because it's so customizable. TMP for the tab tweaks and the session restore keep me with it.
     
  11. eman macrumors 6502a

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    Safari here! Works well enough, I use Firefox with windoze.
     
  12. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a

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    Firefox always! I can't live without my Adblock and Noscript Extensions :D
     
  13. ale500 macrumors regular

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    I use Camino and Firefox, different setting regarding proxy, No problems whatsoever. Remove the prefs/cache directory, keep your bookmarks.html file, and you are ready to go. Get the latest, and be careful with the extensions, adblock pro is the best to go :)
     
  14. russell.h macrumors regular

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    I used to use firefox, but recently I've been trying Safari. There is no noticeable difference in rendering speed, but Safari starts up faster than Firefox which is nice.

    The only thing that is driving me crazy is the lack of a quality ad blocker for Safari. PithHelmet works well but seemed to be making Safari go really slow on some pages (using Leopard here with some sort of beta of PithHelmet, so that might have something to do with it). Now I'm messing with using a custom CSS (which you can apply to all pages in the advanced tab of Safari's preferences) to block ads. Its working, but nowhere near as well as Adblock Plus in Firefox.
     
  15. kaiwai macrumors 6502a

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  16. motulist macrumors 68040

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    You can get the same feature in safari by installing pithhelmet.
     
  17. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a

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    Though those programs are not as user friendly and do not auto update as adblock does, to quote a previous post:

     
  18. lofight macrumors 68000

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  19. masse macrumors 6502a

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    camino seems to run faster on my powerbook than firefox.

    safari...well sucks.
     
  20. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a

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    I've noticed that Firefox is miserably slow on a PPC machines, especially with flash, and AJAX elements. The intel platform though has no problems.
     
  21. MacDaddy.G5 macrumors newbie

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    I use Safari sometimes, but Firefox is my main browser. For my Firefox add-ons, I employ Adblock and NoScript - you just can't get any safer!
     
  22. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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  23. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a Safari sucker! :D I can't stand firefox on mac.
     
  24. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    Firefox for all the extensions Soon (next year now) Firefox 3 will be released which should be more native to Mac and therefore shouldn't crash as much.

    Safari is OK, but coming from Windows (and Firefox) I find it's got a lot more options.
     

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