From chrome to safari

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  1. mcdaddy macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,
    So I have been using chrome ever since google made it. But lately, it is being a pain in the ass.

    - battery drainage is a known issue, but it never bothered me as I work from home or in the office, and am always plugged in.
    - Tabs, although functional, totally suck up the ram and cpu if I open around 10/12 tabs and keep them open for a while. Then my laptop sounds like a helicopter ready to take off. This issue first made me consider switching to safari.
    - starting this week, chrome thinks I live in Germany, despite that IP address says USA and I am not using VPN or proxy. Turns out many others are running into this issue. This issue to me was like that camel and the straw and the back thing.

    I have been using safari for the last 3 hours and getting used to it. I am on El Capitan and safari that it comes with seems like a huge improvement from earlier versions. Now, I have a few questions if someone here can answer. PS. I am a developer, so dev tools is important to me.

    1. Anyone here transitioned from chrome to safari? Any withdrawal effects and how did you cope with them? In other words, were you able to find a replacement for key extensions and important chrome characteristics?
    2. Safari can handle several open tabs and stays responsive, however, I am seriously missing the favicons on tabs.
    3. How do you compare safari developer tools with chrome dev tools?


    thanks guys.
     
  2. Paulk macrumors 6502

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    I sympathise. My gmail was in safari before, but after gmail crashed it was restarted by a Gmail advisor, but on chrome, it won't work in safari. But chrome is so slow even with only one window open, so I am now using my gmail account as a sort of reserve. Still check it each day but basically going over to another provider which eventually will become my main account.
     
  3. mcdaddy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, it's frustrating. Chrome has a better user experience, both from user and developer perspective. -- huge number of apps, and developer tools is excellent.
    But I don't want to go back because that amazing-ness goes away once I have more than 5 tabs open.

    Safari has been very satisfying so far in terms of speed and responsiveness. But it lags far behind in the developer tools area.

    I am also forcing myself to not hate the flat colored tabs, and the lack of favicons.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  5. mcdaddy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually, when I was searching for a solution for the missing favicon issue, I came across safari stand. Followed through all the steps, but wasn't able to get it to work -- and the reason seemed to be El Capitan.

    From what I read that day in other discussion forums, I am not the only one who is running into this issue on El Capitan.

    Have you got it running on El Capitan? Or know that it is possible?

    I am willing to give it another shot then. Maybe I missed something the last try.

    thanks,
     

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