Omniweb 4.1 final is available.

mac15

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I wanted to try it but the servers where maxed out or something they need to put up a new DL link or something
 

mac15

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wow, the new omniweb is cool, its fast especially scrolling and it has a new icon, its almost as fast as mozilla maybe the same in some cases
 

krossfyter

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Originally posted by mac15
wow, the new omniweb is cool, its fast especially scrolling and it has a new icon, its almost as fast as mozilla maybe the same in some cases

but mozilla is not fast to begin with right?

eggs.
 

chmorley

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Try Something!

Originally posted by krossfyter
but mozilla is not fast to begin with right?
Wrong. Not quite as fast as Chimera, but a close second place. Maybe you should try it.

Do you still play Pong? There is new stuff out.

Chris
 

Beej

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Man, that new icon is fuggo :(

It's pretty fast though. I've been using Mozilla 1.0 since it came out. It's the longest I've ever used a non-Omi browser since switching to X, but there are just so many quirks... it was starting to give me the shiznits.

But now I'm back in OWville. Let's see how it goes. I can tell I am going to miss tabs big time... oh well.
[Mr Omni, if you can hear me... please give me tabs! I neeeeeeed them! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D]
 

mac15

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the owniweb update is very nice
It won't be my default browser, but its a nice change
 

chmorley

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Yeah. It's pretty good. It continues to get faster, and is clearly faster than IE at this point (but what isn't?). Seems, though, that browser choice has a lot to do with what sites you go to regularly. There are two that are *must* sites for me--ESPN.com and CBS Sportsline--and OW chokes on both of them. Mozilla (totally) and Chimera (mostly) renders them correctly.

I root for the OmniGroup, though. I think OmniGraffle is one of the most useful pieces of software I have ever bought. I am sure that they can get the CSS problems ironed out by v5.0.

And...tabs. My primary browser *must* have tabs.

Chris
 

Backtothemac

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Well, I don't know what it is choking on for you, but it is fine for me. I like the speed of Mozilla, but man, Omniweb is fast, and the built in spell checker is really friggin nice. This will be mine unless one of the others gets massively better. We will have to see.
 

firewire2001

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ive never used omni web...

can someone tell me some of the advantages over IE?

for instance, is it faster? does it render faster?.. thanks..
 

chmorley

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Originally posted by Backtothemac
Well, I don't know what it is choking on for you, but it is fine for me. I like the speed of Mozilla, but man, Omniweb is fast, and the built in spell checker is really friggin nice. This will be mine unless one of the others gets massively better. We will have to see.
Understood and agreed about the spellchecker. I also like that OW can use services--something I think we will appreciate even more when more apps can use them. They are really powerful.

Since it's the same software, I'm pretty sure it behaves the same on your machine. I've see it do the same thing on all the machines I've tried. You're just not looking at it the right way.

At CBS Sportsline, each sport has its own pull-down menu. Try running the mouse over the "Tennis" pulldown and reading a story. Mozilla, Chimera, and IE all render them properly. OW puts them on the left side, and sometimes off the page.

At ESPN.com, on the right side (below the headlines), there are three overlapping sheets with tabs. There is a similar deal with four sheets/tabs right below it. OW deals better with this with each release, but running the mouse over the sheets makes them appear and disappear. In addition, it opens a new blank half-page in the process. Mozilla and IE have no problem with this page, but Chimera sometimes has some issues with it.

These are the types of rendering problems that the OmniGroup is aware of. It's the reason they are re-writing the rendering engine from scratch.

If I didn't visit these sites daily, I might seriously consider making OW my primary browser, even without tabs. Again, I really like the OmniGroup, and look forward to them fixing these problems.

Chris
 

G4scott

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Omniweb is fast, it has features that other browsers don't (spell check, which is a lifesaver in these forums for me!, it can disguise itself as another browser, and it can use services), it renders pages nicely, and it doesn't crash as much as IE.

It may not be totally compatible with everything in the world, but they're working on it.
 

krossfyter

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Re: Try Something!

Originally posted by chmorley

Wrong. Not quite as fast as Chimera, but a close second place. Maybe you should try it.

Do you still play Pong? There is new stuff out.

Chris


okay man. thats going to soak into my brain .


dig it.
 

Geert

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Originally posted by firewire2001
ive never used omni web...

can someone tell me some of the advantages over IE?

for instance, is it faster? does it render faster?.. thanks..
OW is pure cocoa, so it uses the build in features of OS X, like spellcheck, services, ....
it should be running much faster in the future when Jaguar comes out.
 

krossfyter

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Originally posted by Geert


OW is pure cocoa, so it uses the build in features of OS X, like spellcheck, services, ....
it should be running much faster in the future when Jaguar comes out.

its pure cocoa???!!!! ! oh crap. you said the magic word.


im going to have to give it a shot see whats up.
 

McFreggle

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Hey, this is great.

I always was a big fan of OmniWeb, and I have been using the OmniWeb 4.1 betas for quite a time now, but yesterday I tried out Chimera, and I was quite impressed...

Chimera is really really fast compared to OmniWeb... Give it a try!

k.
 
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