Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iBilal, Oct 20, 2016.


Which browser do you use on your Mac?

  1. Safari

  2. Firefox

  3. Chrome

  4. Opera

  5. some other one... ?

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  1. iBilal macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2015
    hey all ..

    just a quick question .. which browser do you guys use? ..

    I use chrome .. I've heard horrible things about it being a memory hog and all .. but it works fine for me .. right now I have 7 windows open .. with 5 to 10 tabs in each .. no slow-downs or crashed ..

    call we weird .. but I love playing facebook games .. and since most of them are in flash .. after a while, the fans start up and the machine starts to eat up .. which other browser handles these flash games the best? ..

    I hear about Safar al the time .. what do you feel are the benefits?
  2. MLinneer macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2013
    Sherman, TX
    My Macs run Flash in Safari Tech Preview 20-30 degrees cooler than Chrome or Firefox and up to 100 points less energy according to Activity Monitor. I have a 2012 21” iMac and a mid 2012 MacBook Air, both running Sierra.
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Hmm.. Your short list is a little - well, short!
    I use a daily mix of 6 browsers, depending on what I am doing at the time.
    I have 4 more that are occasional use.
    You don't even show Roccat or iCab, for example. iCab is one that is still updated from time to time, even for OS 9, all the way to Sierra. It's been my primary go-to try-it-out browser since I switched away from Mozilla. Well, that's been a long time. Doesn't work too good with Flash, but that's not where I am, either.
  4. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
  5. angeloweb macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2014
    I have mostly used Safari for about 10 years. Although lately I've been turning to Firefox occasionally as some sites/plug-ins have not played nice since the Safari 10 update. Chrome probably works well, but Google just tracks all of us enough.

    I used to turn to Opera in the past when it had it's own Presto engine, but with it being a webkit/chrome repackage, what's the point.
  6. runeapple macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2010
    I use all of the above but my main browser is Roccat, all the browsers have some form of headache, whether it's website support, CPU hogging, laggy scrolling etc.. I find Roccat to be the best all rounder and it's super fast!
  7. Phil in ocala Suspended

    Phil in ocala

    Jul 14, 2016
    EPIC insures your browsing will not be tracked and your IP address is not
    known to sites...and its free.

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