Safari 8 is a Miracle...

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Psyfuzz, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. Psyfuzz, Mar 27, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2015

    Psyfuzz macrumors 6502

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    For a long time I was a Safari guy for both Windows and Mac machines, however with the level of apps and features Chrome was offering I made the switch.

    When Yosemite dropped however and Safari 8 landed I decided to have a go, whilst all the great features like smoother scrolling etc were expected I couldn't believe how much more battery life I got when browsing on Safari over Chrome while adding the features that drew me to Chrome earlier.

    Looking at Chrome on Activity Monitor it really drinks battery, I don't know whether this is exclusive to my machine but it's average energy impact sits at around 2-3x than that of Safari when performing similar tasks. Naturally it's become my default browser again, with Chrome only being opened for certain tasks.

    For how divisive Yosemite has been I think it's only fair Apple deserves serious credit for how efficient they've made Safari :cool:

    (Plus the translucent menu bar can look beautiful on colourful webpages, always a bonus)
     
  2. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    If Safari is efficient, how come my video playbacks on both VLC and MPlayerX Stutters whenever webpages are being loaded...?
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    That could be the problem...:confused:
     
  4. Psyfuzz, Mar 27, 2015
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    Psyfuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have no idea, I can only talk of my own experiences. Safari 8 has given me hours of extra browsing time with each charge, no complaints on my end :)

    Faster, prettier, more energy efficient - a solid update all round in my opinion
     
  5. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    Pretty much have the same experience on all 3 of my Mac computers.
     
  6. soloer macrumors 6502a

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    I do like the longer battery life while using Safari 8. If a couple other issues that annoy me were resolved, I'd happily use it as my go to browser.
     
  7. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Admittedly, in the brief time I've used Yosemite I noticed that Safari 8 was noticeable faster than Safari 7.
     

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