Better than Firefox?!?

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  1. thiagofll macrumors member

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    I would truly appreciate if anyone could help me out on this. I love Safari, in my opnion is one of the best browsers I have ever used but it is not compatible with eBay (in terms of editing the auctions etc), so I am being forced to use Firefox.
    I truly hate Firefox, first it takes a little longer than Safari to load, second it sometimes acts as if my internet connection has been lost, it does not load anything, so I have to shut it down and load it back up (and yes I have restored my entire Mac OS X and I have the lastest Firefox available 2.0.0.4).
    I have no problems whatsoever with Safari...
    Is there any other browser that does work like Firefox but better? I need something compatible with eBay.

    Thanks...
     
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  3. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I have no idea what it takes to edit auctions on eBay.

    It may be possible to use Safari.

    Have you tried the debug menu and selected IE as the client?

    Sometimes this technique is a good work around.
     
  4. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Camino. You could just use Safari for everything and then Camino for the eBay stuff.
     
  5. someguy macrumors 68020

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    I've actually been using Shiira for over a year now. I like it just fine! :)
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    I'm amazed that Windows users tell me we have no software choices when one of the most important (browsers) has such a great variety :)
     
  7. clevin macrumors G3

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    actually, windows does have more choices, especially on browsers, there are literally more than a dozen browsers based on trident alone, not to mention the ones based on gecko and presto.

    also, browser is the best example of cross-platform, thanks to firefox's rise, its now getting much easier for ppl to switch OSes.
     
  8. psychofreak Retired

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    Really, there are only a few decent choices (unless you have really specialist needs) on Windows...but on OS X, I can use Shiira if I want tab-expose...or Firefox if I want the plug-ins...or Camino...or Safari with Inquisitor...or (forever)
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It's not that eBay refuses to let you use Safari... at least, it wasn't before. It's that the features don't work right, and you end up editing your auction and unable to successfully complete listing it. I've been using FF for eBay also. I'm really surprised that Apple and eBay have not sorted this issue out yet. It was not always so, as far as I know -- eBay has worked with Safari in the past. But it has been at least a few months since it did.
     
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  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    There's really no reason why you can't have and use multiple browsers on OS X. I love Safari but I use FireFox from time to time as well. I keep Camino around since it's a good take on the Gekko engine but made to use OS X services.

    Shiira and Opera do make it onto my Mac to test out too. :D
     
  13. StratoMAC macrumors newbie

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    In general, why would one use Camino instead of Safari? (I don't use ebay and have never had a problem with Safari.) Should I switch?
     
  14. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Camino is free to download, so go ahead and give it a try if you're curious. Doesn't hurt.

    I prefer Camino because I like the look of it, and it seems to not take up as many of my computer's resources as Safari. It also "feels" faster to me. :eek:
     
  15. StratoMAC macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for such a quick reply, Devilot. :) I appreciate the feedback!
     
  16. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    I use safari with ebay. what specifically are you not able to do?
     
  17. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Safari seems fastest to me out of the 3 other browsers I've downloaded (Opera, Camino, Firefox). Firefox especially feels very slow.
     
  18. j/k/Andy macrumors regular

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    plus Camino 1.5 blocks Flash content, great for older systems
     
  19. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    But you know as soon as there is a security update then safari will be "snappier" :p :rolleyes: :eek:

    Anyway, I would suggest looking at camino. It uses the gecko engine and integrates with OS X.

    I used firefox up until the latest camino release. I went back to camino as some of the plugins i used in firefox are now integrated into camino. There are only a few things i would like to see and talking with the devs of camino they are in the works.
     
  20. tempques macrumors member

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    Really? I'd be interested in knowing what's in the works if you don't mind sharing? :)
     
  21. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    i c. Thanks! :)

    Sometimes I find web sites that will not work with regular Safari, but with the User Agent set to Windows MSIE 6.0 via the debug menu it will. That is why I mentioned it above.
     
  22. Ludde macrumors regular

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    I use Opera as my second browser. It can even handle most of the crappy coded pages here in Korea who are all made to work with IE
     

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