firefox 15 beta absolutely buttery smooth browsing

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  1. kamran9558 macrumors regular

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    I just tried the firefox 15 beta 2 and wow i am blown away with the smoothness of it, It doesnt look as nice as safari or chrome but its perfectly acceptable and no sign of lag whatsoever not even on facebook/verge or any heavy site. give it a go guys.
     
  2. timeslip macrumors member

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    Been using FF 17 (nightly) for the hidpi functionality. So far no issue, and it finally looks good on the RMBP.
     
  3. Azadre macrumors 6502

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  4. Aodhan macrumors regular

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    Let's all agree to start using something else besides "buttery smooth," it's all played out now.
     
  5. kamran9558 thread starter macrumors regular

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    just a metaphor which is being used quite regularly here

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    Thanks for the tip, just tried it its even better then 15, I was really disappointed with all these lag issues. so happy to finally get them sorted
     
  6. TxMacAddict macrumors 6502

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    I like butter on everything so I don't see any problems here
     
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  8. fdsafdsa macrumors newbie

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    anyone know if it supports hidpi mode on mountain lion? i just installed it and it's blurry as hell!
     
  9. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    So you don't get any jerky scrolling like you do in Chrome? That was one of the only reasons I've always stayed with Safari. Doesn't lag.
     
  10. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    FireFox still sucks.

    Chrome is the best browser on the market.
     
  11. Outkast27 macrumors 6502

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    Kinda off topic. But does safari have a setting so when you type in an address it will not suggest what is bookmarked? I have this setup on FF, but I dont see this option on safari.
     
  12. Thors.Hammer macrumors member

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    Is it AstroGlide smooth?

    :D
     
  13. Zach23 macrumors regular

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    That's so odd. I'm using Chrome (Dev) because I find the lag in Safari unusable. Yes, I'm on ML and I am using a base rMPB and the lag I get on certain websites (ie. Facebook) while using Chrome is unreal. I'm finding chrome a lot less choppy and just a better browser overall.
     
  14. Zach23 macrumors regular

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    After trying this out, this is my new default browser. Facebook is actually quick. Much quicker than both chrome and safari 6.
     
  15. kamran9558 thread starter macrumors regular

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    much better then either chrome or safari, absolutely no lag or stutter

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    use firefox 17 nightly, it supports hidpi
     
  16. daleski75 macrumors 65816

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    Firefox 17a1 rocks and it's now my default browser the scrolling @ 1920x1200 is much smoother than safari and chrome on my rMBP.
     
  17. daleski75 macrumors 65816

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    Looks like there is a 'small' trade off for the silky smooth scrolling is that the fonts look very blurry on my retina macbook pro and the second you disable acceleration you get crystal clear fonts but crappy choppy scrolling.

    Once they can combine them so you get both firefox will go back to being my default browser.
     
  18. timeslip macrumors member

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    Forgot to mention you have to enable it in the settings...

    1) New tab
    2) Url (about:config)
    3) Change layers.acceleration.disabled -> true
    4) Restart
     
  19. Zach23 macrumors regular

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    After installing all the ad-ons and extensions that would give me the same efficiency as using chrome or safari, I find that it is pretty laggy and stutters more than either browsers. Just my findings, however, so of course you guys may have very different results. Well, back to safari 6.
     
  20. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    If I had to choose between "buttery smooth" (which I honestly haven't seen a lot on here) or "antennagate," I'd take butter any day of the week.
     

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