Firefox (3.5) running circles around Safari (4.0)

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  1. splashnader macrumors 6502a

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    Since updating both web browsers I have noticed that Firefox is just smoking Safari in almost every way imaginable on my early 08 MBP 2.4Ghz, 2 GB RAM. No matter what every time I launch Safari it is just slow. After typing in a web address Safari just sits there and then takes at least 2 or 3 seconds longer to load the same website as Firefox. BTW, I have cleared the cache of both browsers so they should be running on the same playing field. Also every since upgrading to Safari 4.0 I have noticed that Safari is a lot more unstable. Lots of crashes and lock ups.

    I was just curious to see if anyone else was noticing the same thing. Is anyone else noticing that Firefox is running circles around Safari.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Hmm, I've experienced the exact opposite. FF3.5 crashes frequently, S4 is fine. Both are fairly fast, but Safari maybe a little faster.
     
  3. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Firefox 3.5 sometimes crashes on me when I look at Youtube channels with the new layouts. It makes me mad but I still love Firefox for its add-ons.
     
  4. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    I haven't had FF crash on me ever since the 3.5 RC. And I run about 15 addons and FF is still faster than Safari for me.
     
  5. splashnader thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I guess it's weird how things work. Before I upgraded to Safari 4.0, Safari was perfect. It wasn't lightening fast, but it was very stable. Now it's just the opposite. I guess it could be my computer, I was just curious if anyone else was having this problem.
     
  6. Aronnax macrumors regular

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    Yes :D
     
  7. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    Maybe my eyes just aren't quick enough to detect drastic differences in the speed of web browsers, but both seem to be pretty fast to me. "Slow" seems like a very relative term here.
     
  8. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    It's asking me to sing into youtube every time i visit someone's page.
     
  9. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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    Don't worry about it. There's enough people singing on youtube already
    :cool:
     
  10. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    LOL. I meant sign! But i'm sure you knew that. Is was my cookies settings.
     

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