rMBP web browser while using 1920 x 1200

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by appletechpro, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. appletechpro macrumors regular

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    I have my Mac set to the most space possible via System Preferences (1920 x 1200?).

    Anyway, does it matter which web browser I use? Right now I am using the std. version of Google Chrome.

    I know people have been talking about "scaling", lag and all this hubbub, but I'm wondering if you'll only have issues with a browser when using the full 2880x1800?
     
  2. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    Not sure it makes a difference which browser you use, but I know that there were some settings in chrome that were causing kernel panics for some users. Not sure if they fixed that issue yet. The issues started around a month ago.

    I have had a great experience with safari so far with the rMBP. Since getting a mac 4 years ago, I have used google chrome, firefox, a browser called Stainless and a few other developmental browsers and have always come back to safari as my main browser. Not sure what it is but I just like it better than the others.
     
  3. appletechpro thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you, that was informative.

    I think Safari has a lot to offer, but I'm not yet confident enough in its inherent security, and I hate that I can't add Stumbleupon toolbar to it. :p
     
  4. theAXEDhead macrumors member

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    New version of Chrome

    Just started using the latest version of Chrome (v.21, stable version), and it is very fast. Clearly better than Safari now.
     
  5. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    wow are you kidding me? you're just using regular chrome? you do realize its not retina-enabled right?
     
  6. Sam2lucky13 macrumors 6502

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    i was a devout chrome user but i think safari finally has them beat this round anyway.

    safari is way smoother and i think a little faster
     
  7. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    Safari is definitely smoother than the current beta of chrome. Mainly because google had to temporarily disable hardware acceleration due to instability.
     
  8. Sam2lucky13 macrumors 6502

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    ahh didnt know that...i thought the version i just downloaded was the new stable version.
     
  9. lotorus macrumors newbie

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    I had been using the canary version of chrome and it was awesome until mountain lion. Now I'm having a ridiculous amount of redraw problems. Switched over to the latest dev build of Chrome, which fixes that problem, but has a lot of JS and ajax issues. Facebook is pretty much useless with it. No problems with Safari, but I prefer Chrome. Will just have to wait until an official stable update of chrome is released that is retina compatible.
     

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