Major Mac frustration (web browsing)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Zeos, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. Zeos macrumors 6502

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    While I love the Mac for its overall ease of use, I have to say I get very frustrated with web browsing. There are just so many interactive sites that don't respond to clicks of the mighty mouse (e.g., interactive education games for my kids). The interactive features on many sites work fine with MS IE on a Windows PC, but are often nonresponsive with Safari and Firefox on the Mac. Am I missing a plug-in, or is this just life with a Mac (i.e., are we supposed resolve ourselves to approaching each web site crossing our fingers that maybe, just maybe, Safari or Firefox will work this time)??? :(
     
  2. Strom1 macrumors regular

    Strom1

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    I'm with you regarding being frustrated i too also just got a Imac and have encounter the very same problems,i had a problem reading WMV files until i downloaded http://www.flip4mac.com/ and this did resolve some of my issues, there still are a few problems that exist and hopefully they will be resolved soon,good luck.
     
  3. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    I have yet to come across a site incompatible with both Safari and Firefox but I know they exist. If you're having trouble with mouse clicks, you can always try using a non-Apple mouse. Perhaps try out a Logitech mouse or something like that? I know what you mean about some websites being incompatible, but most should work in Firefox, and you can change your user agent in Safari to tell websites you're using IE, which takes care of a few sites...but not even registering mouse clicks? That sounds strange. Other than suggesting trying a different mouse, I'm not sure what to say.
     
  4. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Until Adobe comes out with an intel compatible version of shockwave you will have some problems. For the meantime you may want to run safari in rosetta mode and install the previous shockwave version.

    It will run flash just fine though and Flip4Mac will help in terms of windows media movies.

    As for the mouse clicking, I'm not sure exactly what you are saying. Are you sure they are clicking in the correct spot and not clicking both mouse buttons at the same time?
     

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