Safari Scrolling: Why isn't it as good as third party?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Michael Goff, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. Michael Goff, Dec 4, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2015

    Michael Goff macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    The question is right there. Whether it's Firefox or Chrome, the scrolling just seems better when compared to Safari. There has to be a reason. I want to use all Apple. I just tried Chrome, though, and the scrolling is making me want to switch.
  2. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    Could be just differing perspectives and expectations.

    I personally find Safari has always been smoother when it comes to scrolling, what more with the addition of Ad-blockers in iOS 9.
  3. Michael Goff thread starter macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    Open Chrome and Safari in iOS, neither with content blockers. Go to MacRumors, then forums. Flick to scroll on both and tell me they're both as smooth.

    It isn't even like I'm using an old phone, mine is the 6S+.
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Just did it and it all looks about the same as far as smoothness goes. Now as far as acceleration and speed goes, many third party browsers allow for a full range of inertia scrolling while Safari limits it, which affects speed/acceleration, but doesn't really affect something like smoothness or anything like that.
  5. Michael Goff thread starter macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    I guess I used the wrong word. It just annoys me enough to switch. That isn't even talking about the tab issue I'm having.
  6. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    In my experience Firefox is smoother than both for some weird reason
  7. Michael Goff thread starter macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    Firefox is completely made in Swift 2.0
  8. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    That doesn't mean anything. I suppose Apple uses a different scrolling inertia for Safari, because the buffering is more resource-intensive and can potentially lead to stuttering on heavier websites.

    It is different with native apps, because Apple uses tricks to preload the results, thus making the behaviour more predictable.
  9. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
  10. Rhonindk macrumors 68040


    For me both are about the same. I just seem to run into more sites in Safari that are really bad when compared to the number in Chrome.
    Haven't tried FF.
  11. Vexxx macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2014
    For me chrome seems to scroll too fast. I like safari scrolling more.
  12. doug in albq Suspended

    doug in albq

    Oct 12, 2007
    Try Mercury web browser. It is much faster scrolling than both Safari and Chrome. I wish Safari had the inertia scrolling speed of Mercury and wonder why Apple chooses the rather slow speed on their inertia.
  13. kapp2 macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2015
    New Chrome update is very bad :/ tabs on iphone reacts wierd, and stutter :( Google need to fix it !

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