Safari 5.1.10 on 10.6.8

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  1. Peter Franks macrumors 65816

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    Hope this is the right forum for this one....

    Really appreciate help for browser, The people still on Snow Leopard 10.6.8 will know what I mean when I say that they are being told by Google to update, but we can't so can only now view the old Google page, which is pretty useless and images doesn't now work. Today my bank is logging me out every few pages, and now they're blaming the browser.

    Well I only see Opera as the one I recognise in the App Store, but it's a really old version. Is there a reason why Apple won't update it and you have to go to Opera to use it. Also, is Opera any good. I really like Safari and it's what I'm used to, but I can't get into sites I want anymore. Any help appreciated please. Hear Chrome/Firefox are real hoggers and my battery on MBP is bad enough
     
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    Issues like this will be the reason I buy a new Mac to replace my 2007 Mini. That day is coming soon. I've never been to Yosemite...;)
     
  3. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's a real shame that I can't use Safari as a browser anymore because of hateful idiots who decided so at Google
     
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    Firefox isn't as bad on older machines as Chrome is. I suggest you try Firefox or the latest version of Opera from their site, not the App Store.
     
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    At the time of Safari 5.1's release they did, however modern browsers may use the same or less. Either way, you really need to stop using Safari on Snow Leopard. It is very insecure and outdated.
     
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    +1 on Firefox if you're still using SL. I would stop using Safari or Chrome just for the security issues alone.
     
  9. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Safari 5.1.10 on 10.6.8

    Unaware of security issues on Safari so appreciate all advice. Does Firefox have the click to flash Adblock etc too. They're the only two I use on Safari. Firefox is most secure presume?
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    Firefox does have a click to enable plug in ability. It is much more secure than Safari 5.1
     
  11. MacTCE macrumors 6502

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    What I meant was that the very latest release of Safari is 8.0. Between that release and 5.1.10 there's been numerous security vulnerabilities and bugs patched. Some have been through security updates and some can only be patched with upgrading the browser. Hence my recommendation to go with Firefox so you can run the latest and safest version.
     
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    I am on 10.6.8, and i use Omniweb for general work, and Firefox when a more secure browser is required. With firefox, you can have just about any extension/plugin you might want.
     
  13. mabaker macrumors 65816

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    Go to the Developers menu and change the website agent into anything other than Safari Mac. you will get the new Google images page back.
     
  14. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    so they can use click to flash etc?

    Got ya, thanks

    Not heard of Omniweb, is that good? was surprised that App Store is so out of it with browsers.

    Nope, web and images still the same, I ticked Firefox, It was on default prior
     
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    What can go wrong when using Safari with SL, besides pages not loading, slowness...
     
  16. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes you can use click to Flash. But there is no need as that functionality is already built into Firefox.

    There are many cross-site scripting holes, memory buffer overflows, and sandbox escapes that are all unwatched and will forever be unpatched. Any number of those can lead to exploitation of the system or theft of credentials.
     
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    Good intell there, uh, Intell. I am giving Firefox a trial with Snow Leopard. Do you have any intell on that combo?
     
  19. Intell macrumors P6

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    Firefox isn't as big of a memory or CPU hog as Chrome tends to be with more than two tabs open. It's still supported on 32-bit Macs running Snow Leopard making it the last main stream browser to support 32-bit Macs.
     
  20. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But better than safari for doing online payments and no worse on the CPU?
     
  21. Intell macrumors P6

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    Much better as it is supported and up to date with security. CPU usage would be about the same for Firefox, Chrome would be worse.
     
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  23. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Quick question... Is there a way of being able to pinch and zoom on my MBP pad in Firefox, the way I could in Safari to enlarge page?
     

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