Safari/Chrome Plugins

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by US Marine, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. US Marine macrumors member

    US Marine

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    So I'm brand new to Macs. I'm trying to relearn everything I know in Windows, and it's a bit overwhelming! Anyway I'm stumped by something that seems like it should be rather simple. I'm trying to listen to XM Radio Online. Safari tells me that the required plugin is not installed, but it doesn't give me any option to install it! So I installed Chrome thinking it would be smarter than Safari. Chrome shows me the little plugin icon, but it doesn't let me install the plugin either. How the heck am I supposed to install plugins in these browsers?
    I've been using PC's since the days of DOS. I've developed software, built web sites, built machines, created networks, etc. But now I feel like such a noob. :confused:
     
  2. dj2mc macrumors member

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    I noticed you haven't mentioned Mozilla Firefox. Use that, largest support for plugins/add-ons...
    Just click Here for your plugin/add-on needs. And, Firefox is the smoothest running I think.
    Good luck.
     
  3. US Marine thread starter macrumors member

    US Marine

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    Well, I just love Chrome for Windows. I used to use Firefox, but once I made the switch to Chrome I never looked back! However, after reading a bit it seems that Chrome for OS X is just too new to be recommended over Firefox. I guess I'll go with Firefox instead.
     
  4. dj2mc macrumors member

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    TBH Chrome for Windows is more stable than OSX. I'd recommend Firefox for OSX any day. Safari is nice for small/quick things, it just doesn't have the add-on/plugin support like Firefox.
     
  5. McRCN macrumors regular

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    I also just made the PC to Mac switch. I love Chrome and downloaded the Mac version and works much the same as on my PC. It even ported over all my bookmarks as soon as I logged in. I was able to install most of my plugins too. I was off and surfing in no time.
     
  6. cppnerd macrumors newbie

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  7. US Marine thread starter macrumors member

    US Marine

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    Yeah that's what I ended up getting, in addition to Firefox rather than Chrome. No matter though; the XM Radio Online player can't be manipulated. The buttons for pausing, playback, volume, etc simply do not appear no matter what browser is being used.
     

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