I use Safari 99% of the time. I only use Chrome with one gaming site that refuses to run on Safari and runs slow on FireFox so Chrome is the ideal choice. What are the pros and cons of each browser?
I also use Safari for almost everything. It seems to utilize system resources better.
Firefox is very demanding. It's a memory hog and can cause the cooling subsystem in your MacBook Air or Pro to ramp up during demanding use. I went back to using Safari on my 13-inch rMBP because of this.
Safari supports H.264 and HEVC, but lacks Theora as well as VP8 and VP9. Firefox and Chrome support all these codecs except HEVC.
Is this why Safari refuses to run on some gaming sites?
Some older sites still require Adobe Flash to view the content. You may have to manually install Flash player if you wish to play games via the web browser. Apple adopted native support HTML5 opposed to Flash back when Steve Jobs was still at the helm.
Installing Flash is one thing, Safari by default leaves Flash (and other plug-ins) disabled unless you specifically enable for specific sites.I have flash installed on all my browsers, but for some reason he gaming site will not work with Safari.
Installing Flash is one thing, Safari by default leaves Flash (and other plug-ins) disabled unless you specifically enable for specific sites.
Be sure to install Silverlight as many Winders oriented sites use that.
Using Macs in a Windows oriented world comes with a few of these nuances. Unfortunate, but thankfully there are reasonable workarounds for most.
There's a couple of bits of input I can add, not reading about them above.I only use Chrome with one gaming site that refuses to run on Safari and runs slow on FireFox so Chrome is the ideal choice.
There's a couple of bits of input I can add, not reading about them above.
First bit, since you're focusing on one web site that you use Chrome, consider using the epichrome single site browser (SSB). I use SSBs for several sites - this one, Wunderground, Sigalert, Feedly, email accounts, WaPo/Guardian - each SSB doesn't talk to any other SSB, I can use Chrome Extensions like uBlock Origin/Dark Reader/Dropbox, each SSB gets updates when Chrome is updated, site-specific preferences. What's not to like? I also use the $5 paid version of Fluid for some of my SSBs, using Fluid when I don't need to concern myself with Extensions and the like...
Second bit, I occasionally have issues with Safari as well. I use the Develop Menu>User Agent options when I get "stuck" - along the lines of I'm using Safari and the site just doesn't work quite right, and then I switch the User Agent to "Chrome" for Windows (the relevant version in Safari's menu options) and "magically" the web site works perfectly. And, then I know the IT guy for that site is a tool who likely hates macOS. One of the reasons I like Fluid is that I can set the web app's User Agent when I set up the SSB...
I dabble with Vivaldi a bit, it's come a long way - AFAIK it's built in part by former Opera employees. I liked Opera, since a Chinese company purchased that browser's resources there's no way I'd use Opera for any site that requires security - the move by a bunch of the browser's programmers vectored to Vivaldi shortly after that purchase left me leaving Opera pretty much on a sideline. I try FF from time to time but there's just nothing choosing me to launch it when I need to use a browser - now that they're pushing ads a bit leaves me feeling FF's days are numbered.
Safari because it's fast, efficient, and I like the reading list.
Chrome for youtube because it's the only browser that supports 4k (on my machine, at least). Not that efficient though.