Camino a bit slow...

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  1. dingdongbubble macrumors 6502a

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    I got Camino but I think it is a bit laggy, while Safari is better. Are there any advantages that Camino hold over Safari?

    BTW (I know this is a very noobish question) How do you opena nw tab in Safari. I cant see the thing within the toolbar.:eek:
     
  2. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    To open a new Tab in Safari>File New Tab or Apple Key + T

    Apple Key + Clicking on a link opens up the link in a new Tab or right click on the link>select open link in new Tab.

    If you aren't running the latest version of Safari (3.0.2) you have to enable tabs in Safari>Preferences>Tabs

    The latest version of Safari can be downloaded here. It is still beta, but it is fast.

    I don't use Camino.
     
  3. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    The only advantages I see are ones that deal with the Gecko rendering engine, which Camino uses. Things like Edit-In-Place are available in Camino where they aren't in Safari yet (to be fair, they're in the Safari 3 Beta and all the nightlies).

    Beyond that, I too prefer Safari, generally speaking.
     
  4. dingdongbubble thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Holy

    I am using version 2 and I found ot that I have to enable it in Preferences. Whats edit in place an the Gecko Engine?

    Oh and BTW is the beta of Safari safe enough?
     
  5. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    The Gecko engine is the rendering engine built by the Mozilla foundation and used by Firefox, Mozilla and Camino (and probably a few others). In contrast, Safari is built on the WebKit engine which was forked from the KHTML engine.

    Edit-in-Place features can be seen if you go to Gmail with Firefox and then with Safari (and you use RTF-type e-mails). The ability to italicize and bold text (among other features) as if you were using something like Word is the Edit-in-Place I'm talking about.

    Currently the Gecko engine allows that, but the version of WebKit that powers Safari 2 does not. But like I said earlier, the Safari 3 beta now has EIP stuff built in. So that'll be a non-issue pretty soon.


    As for the safety of the Safari 3 Beta, that's up to you. If you're running it on a Mac, it's probably fine. ;)
     
  6. dingdongbubble thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So does Safari 3 run faster than 2? And is it stable?
     
  7. Merlinus macrumors newbie

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    Actually, I found Camino to be the best at scrolling pages hands down.

    Although Safari 3 tends to load pages a bit faster, neither Safari nor Firefox/Minefield can compare to how fast you can navigate a page after it's loaded in Caminio.

    i.e. with free-scroll enabled on my mouse, I can scroll from the top of a page to the bottom, regardless of what images are on the page, in less than 1/2 a second with just a flick of the mouse button.

    In Safari and Firefox, the page-scroll lags significantly behind the speed of the mouse wheel however, especially on image-heavy pages even with smooth scroll disabled.
     
  8. dirtyhand macrumors newbie

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    I found Safarai beta 3 to run faster than 2... this is the main reason why I finally switched from Firefox.
     
  9. jackc macrumors 65816

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    I haven't used Safari 3, but Camino has a cool feature where you can assign keyword shortcuts to tab groups.
     
  10. defeated macrumors regular

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    enable pipeline and increase max connection through about:config, my friend
     
  11. dingdongbubble thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is it networking:pipeline and networking:pipeline max connections?

    Oh and BTW by slow I meant in scrollin. It feels laggy when I scroll down a page. As though the frame rate is slow in a movie.:D

    :eek: Whats tht? Ok I mant to put a : colon but turned out as an emoticon. Sorry:eek:
     

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