canary chrome beats safari? what browser are you using in lion?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jigmeister, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. jigmeister macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2011

    I really tried to use safari since updating to lion. But even though chrome is in canary build I think it beats safari on all levels.

    1.It looks and feels better
    2.It easier to search with just one search bar
    3.Extensions are far superior

    what i want to know is what browser your using and why?

    and what are are the advantages in sticking with safari?
  2. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2011
    I've gotta say, I'm loving Canary Chrome as well (at least for now). I find that it's much more responsive.
  3. jigmeister thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2011
    safari just seems old fashioned to me..

    chrome is just clean simple web browsing
  4. cprrowberry macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2010
    Safari for mac is a solid browser, but Chrome blows it away with performance and the space is saves on smaller screens. With the mba's becoming so popular, that extra screen space you get is invaluable.
  5. dweezle3 macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2010
    The main thing that's made me stick with Safari in Lion are the gestures. Swiping to go back and forward I think is really useful. Are there any Chrome extensions for this I could be missing? Idk why, Safari also just seems to fit the look of the OS better, although that could just be my preference from using it for a few years now...
  6. Icy1007 macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    Chrome Canary has the gestures for back and forward.
  7. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Yeah, I find it lighter & faster :D


    You can swipe to go back and fwd in Chrome Canary too!
  8. BadaBing!! macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2010
    Why you guys use Chrome Canary instead of standard Chrome. Any cutting edge features that worth it ? Is it much more buggy ?
  9. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2011
    To your first two questions, read the previous 5 posts. To your last one–no I've not experienced any bugs.
  10. BadaBing!! macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2010
    Everything I read apply to normal Chrome as well.. Did you know Chrome non-canary supports extensions ? has gestures ? is faster than Safari ? yep, it does.
  11. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
    The dev version seems a stable as the stable release.
  12. Nioxic macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2011
    but if you go fullscreen in safari, the top bar dissapears all together?

    so no space is used.


    i use safari.. mainly because it just came pre-installed with that, and because "back then" (when i got my mba 2 months ago today!) chrome didnt support those lion gestures. So the choice was simple.

    I dont know if it supports them now, but i dont mind. i have the adblocker and 1password extensions, which is all i'll ever need... so far. :p

    But yeah, i do agree. chrome is alot better.. i just cba to have 2 of the same program installed (aka 2 browsers) with so limited space on the hdd
  13. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I am NOT a fan of Chrome at all... I only have it on my Mac because of web testing. I use Firefox as my primary browser, for the simple reason that the add-ons I use aren't available in other browsers in an equivalent form.
  14. halledise macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2009
    Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, QLD Australia
    Safari 5.1.1

    it comes down to taste.
    I experimented with Chrome - regular and canary - as well as your firefox and camino yet to be honest, the 'speed' difference is negligible to me and thus it comes down to how it feels to the individual.

    beauty is in the eye of the beholder as someone once said - or was that in the eye of the beer-holder … …

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