Do you use Safari or Firefox? Other?

Do you use Safari or Firefox?

  • Safari

    Votes: 36 48.0%
  • Firefox

    Votes: 31 41.3%
  • Neither

    Votes: 6 8.0%
  • I don't browse the internet. Oh, wait...

    Votes: 2 2.7%

  • Total voters
    75

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macrumors 68030
Original poster
Jun 26, 2005
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Toronto
Which is it?

Personally, while I find Safari to be a very beautiful and sleek web browsing experience, it's slow as molasses and I get frequent hang ups and it takes up excessive CPU and memory resources. So today I finally decided to use Firefox exclusively, even if it's not quite as pretty. I applied a Safari theme and it looks good enough.

On that note, does anyone know how to get rid of the Favicon/swirly loading thing on the tabs in Firefox? Thanks!
 

Ludde

macrumors regular
Apr 24, 2007
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I normally use Safari and if I bump into a site it can't handle, I use Opera :)
 

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macrumors 68030
Original poster
Jun 26, 2005
2,643
10
Toronto
I'm using the safari beta and love it. I prefer FF on windows, but I don't like it at all on a mac.
Is the Safari beta much faster than Safari 2? Because I find the stable Safari has lots of trouble with images/video/flash/Java/etc. Firefox flies through it. Safari hangs when I switch tabs that carry a lot of information. Firefox is very responsive on the other hand.
 

wngraham

macrumors regular
Jun 8, 2006
149
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Nashville, TN
I was an avid Firefox user on Windows, but since switching to Mac 2 years ago I've stuck with Safari. I've had no issues with speed or dfficulty handling certain pages.

I briefly switched to Camino, but decided I prefer the overall interface of Safari.
 

Mac In School

macrumors 65816
Jun 21, 2007
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Firefox.

I don't like that Safari launches links with target="_blank" in new windows, rather than new tabs.

I've also had copy/paste problems with YouTube embed code with Safari.
 

Iamtherealwoody

macrumors 6502
May 28, 2007
369
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Gainesville, Florida
I use Safari, for 2 weeks, then i go exclusively to FF, then 1 week later I use camino exclusively. I CANT SETTLE. If Safari had a GOOD FREE adblocker, id stick with it till something better comes along.

There are things I like about each, I love how safari is integrated into OS X. For example, you press :apple:-I and emaili the page to someone ( the page is in the email, not a link). I use that quite often and havent found a replacement for that using FF or camino, not even in the services menu.

I love the fact that FF is open source, If OS programs had better interfaces, id use them exclusively. I love all the extensions for FF and that I can make it look like whatever I want and make it my own. But I hate that the + button doesnt zoom or whatever it does in FF and camino. ADBLOCKERPLUS is only equaled by INQUISITOR.

Camino is a cross between the two, without too many strong points of either; not too many extension and lack of OS integration. But it does have adblocker.

So....right now im typing on Safari, and looking at ads:(
 

hollywoodmacguy

macrumors regular
Jul 26, 2007
101
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Although I'd love to use Safari to support :apple:, I work in media relations and it seems that when I visit many news sites, i.e. CNN.com, Safari crashes when trying to load graphics. It also pings me constantly with false alerts about its being unable to confirm the authenticity of the site I want to visit, i.e. Earthlink.net. (Have notified :apple: as a courtesy btw.)

That being the case, I primarily use Firefox and find that it works extremely well.

Have been hearing good things about Opera. Anybody have any experience with that browser?
 

freeedge369

macrumors member
Jul 12, 2007
39
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Firefox

I recently started using a mac, and having been a pc user that preferred alternative software, Firefox was comfortable for me.
Plus, extensions are awesome.
 

Mac In School

macrumors 65816
Jun 21, 2007
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Just command click...
I know. I've heard this recommendation before. I can also right-click.

The problem is not when I want to open a window in a new tab. The problem is when somebody (coding a site) surprises me with a Web site with target="_blank".

These forums are sort of a good example. Anybody posts a link, and that link opens in a new window. Not a big deal, because I expect it. I can manually tell the browser to open the link in a new tab.

But when I'm on a random site, I click a link, and it launches a new window, that bugs the crap out of me. If my alternative is to open all links in new tabs, I'll pass.

SafariStand lets you fix this :)
Thanks... Checking it out now.