Browser help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Harry Pujols, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Harry Pujols macrumors newbie

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    Hey folks -

    Still getting my feet wet with my new 13" MBPR - loving every minute of it. Haven't been a Safari user previously and liking the experience.

    However, am finding some issues with Flash (being a long time Windows user, wasn't quite ready for this heh). Certain YouTube videos tell me the Flash is required, and recommends me to download it.

    My question is:

    Am I better of downloading Flash for Safari?
    or
    Should I explore Chrome or Firefox? (never used either, was a blissfully ignorant IE user for years)

    While I realize the risk of Malware/security issues is minimalied with a Mac, I'd prefer not to do anything that would put my shiny, new (and expensive!) toy in jeopardy!

    thx in advance!
    HP
     
  2. sine-nomine macrumors regular

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    If your only use is YouTube videos, you can set it to use html 5 and forget Flash altogether.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    My opinion is do not install Flash and just use Chrome for the rare instance you really need to use a site with Flash.

    I use the Youtube 5 Safari extension to view YT without Flash and it works perfectly.
     
  4. Harry Pujols thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't think my use will just be Youtube. That's how I first discovered it. I'm guessing things like Netflix/HBOGO/and other internet streaming content will give me similar issues?

    I'm leaning towards the Chrome/Firefox route - just have zero exposure to either.
     
  5. sine-nomine macrumors regular

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    Not sure about HBOGO, but Netflix uses Silverlight rather than Flash.
     

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