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Michael Goff

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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.
 
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Abazigal

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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.
 

Michael Goff

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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.

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+.
 
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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+.
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.
 

Michael Goff

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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.

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.
 

KALLT

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Firefox is completely made in Swift 2.0
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.
 

Vexxx

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For me chrome seems to scroll too fast. I like safari scrolling more.
 

doug in albq

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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.
 

kapp2

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