firefox or safari on lion?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by engaged44, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. engaged44 macrumors member

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    ever since lion came out i noticed safari got better...what do you guys use?

    i am thinking of changing safari to my primary browser...
     
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  3. mmduluth macrumors regular

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    I was using Chrome on Snow Leopard but Safari now on Lion.
     
  4. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    I'm using safari 5 and love it. Very fast and the gestures and animations definitely add to the experience
     
  5. Resqu2 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm liking Safari on Lion myself. Give it a try, nothing to loose
     
  6. ahdickter macrumors 6502

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    It depends. If you have multiple computers and you want to keep all of your settings (bookmarks, passwords, etc.) synced across all of them, then go with Chrome. Safari is a nice option too. Both are fast web browsers, and the difference in minimal (1sec max, despite what others may tell you.) Good luck!
     
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  8. engaged44 thread starter macrumors member

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    i just wish firefox supported multitouch gestures and was fullscreen..
     
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  10. flexbrah macrumors newbie

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    I used Chrome on snow leopard, but with lion, i'm using Safari. it runs a lot quicker and the multi-touch gestures are amazing.
     
  11. MagicMouse macrumors regular

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    I use Safari 5. They have made significant improvements in my opinion.
     
  12. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Safari 5 and lovin it.
    I would use the Firefox but its gesture is not yet supported so :p
     
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    With the new Safari I have removed my DivX and flip4mac plug-ins because they were causing beech ball and laging when scrolling websites, I then installed Flash 11 beta, and I have not had a single problem since :D

    I used to get terrible problems with the old Safari so I used Chrome, but the trouble with Chrome or Firefox is whilst they are faster, they also force the computer to use the discrete video card rather then the one on the CPU etc, so I get a hot laptop and reduced battery life just for browsing the web!

    So I am for one VERY glad the new Safari is working great as it's the only browser that uses the built in graphics card, I've even turned off all my extensions! I have found one of my website I look at, Autoexpress, does if I leave it up all the time and wake the computer from sleep max out the CPU, but all my other sites are fine.

    So yeap, Safari user here.
     
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  17. BAC5.2 macrumors regular

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    Camino, but I'll probably swap back to Safari with the 5 update.
     

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