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e93to

macrumors 6502a
Jan 23, 2015
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Toronto
I use Safari 99.9% of the time because, well, it's always been on OS X ever since I switched to Mac in 2007, and I am used to it. Furthermore, the operation seems smooth. I also use Firefox when I want to download videos (some plug-in extension lets me do it)
 

grahamperrin

macrumors 601
Jun 8, 2007
4,942
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Safari

Safari 7.1.5 (9537.85.14.17) in Mavericks.

Safari in Yosemite is far less useful to me.
 

snorkelman

Cancelled
Oct 25, 2010
666
155
rarely use anything other than Firefox - prefer using one browser across platforms, plus I find the Firefox NoSquint extension the best option by far for setting global and site-by-site zoom levels
 

scottsjack

macrumors 68000
Aug 25, 2010
1,906
311
Arizona
I only use Safari occasionally to toss a site in the favorites or to make a PDF out of a Webpage. Safari top sites which used to be really cool and flagged sites that had been updated since you viewed them has turned into a sloppy, hard to manage mess.

Totally Firefox for me. The extensions (ad removal and YouTube download) are better, Speed Dial is wonderful and it's more reliable. Also I like platform neutral software like Firefox, Photoshop and MS Office.
 

Taz Mangus

macrumors 604
Mar 10, 2011
7,815
3,504
I use Safari 8 for everything except in cases where I need Flash player and in that case I use Chrome because it has a Flash player built into it. I don't need to use Chrome very often though.

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Safari 7.1.5 (9537.85.14.17) in Mavericks.

Safari in Yosemite is far less useful to me.

I found Safari 7 in Mavericks to be horrible compared to Safari 8 in Yosemite.
 

grahamperrin

macrumors 601
Jun 8, 2007
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Non-paginated PDF from Safari

I only use Safari occasionally … PDF out of a Webpage. …

Years ago I used something with Safari to produce non-paginated PDF. No matter how long the web page, there could be just one page to the PDF.

(As far as I recall, that thing was Evernote Web Clipper before it lost PDF capabilities. The more modern version can not suppress pagination.)

Now: for modern versions of Safari, is there anything that can always produce single-page PDF?​

(I'm already aware of alternative browsers, or products for those browsers, that have the capability.)

References

The New Web Clipper Take 2 + Firefox Add-on Update - Evernote Blog (2009-03-19, highlights)

Evernote Safari Web Clipper Now Available! - Evernote Blog (2011-10-05, highlights)
 

Freyqq

macrumors 601
Dec 13, 2004
4,038
181
I use to use firefox, but I use chrome in osx due to smoother scrolling and similar extensions. If safari had chrome's level of extensions and bookmark only syncing, i might go with safari.
 

Agent-P

Contributor
Dec 5, 2009
2,502
23
The Tri-State Area
I switch between Windows and OS X regularly, so I prefer using Firefox. While Safari is great on OS X, it's awful on Windows (plus no tab pinning features). I used Chrome for a while, but it was more of a resource hog on both OS's. The newest version of IE is pretty good too, but it's not cross platform so I didn't even consider it.
 

arnamak

macrumors member
Dec 8, 2012
39
0
I used Safari pretty much exclusively the last couple of years but last night I decided to check out the 64 bit beta of Chrome.

I still like Safari better than all the other ones for two main reasons, speed and how well it manages system resources. But I have two big problems with Safari currently:

1) gifs/gify loading issues. Makes browsing reddit kind of a pain. the latest update seemed to make it better but still not as smooth as chrome.

2) I have no idea why but occasionally when I click on the address bar my window locks up for a few seconds. It gets pretty frustrating after a while, there's a reason I buy the hardware I do...mostly because I never want to deal with lag/stutter.

Hopefully a future update will resolve those problems because chrome's tendency to use up a lot of CPU/RAM and the fact that it causes my fans to spin up is quite annoying.
 

simon lefisch

macrumors 65816
Sep 29, 2014
1,003
252
I've used Firefox for the last 10+ years, however have recently changed to Safari so I can pull up tabs I on either device. If Firefox was available for iOS then I would continue using it.
 

grahamperrin

macrumors 601
Jun 8, 2007
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Reasons to not prefer Safari 8.x in OS X Yosemite

Less useful in what way(s)?

To discuss any point below, please use the given link.

Some of those problems are inherent to Yosemite, but it's fair to mention them; Safari is my most-used application.
 

bbfc

macrumors 68040
Oct 22, 2011
3,847
1,610
Newcastle, England.
Always use Safari. I have Chrome installed, but it's memory usage is ridiculous!

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I switch between Windows and OS X regularly, so I prefer using Firefox. While Safari is great on OS X, it's awful on Windows (plus no tab pinning features). I used Chrome for a while, but it was more of a resource hog on both OS's. The newest version of IE is pretty good too, but it's not cross platform so I didn't even consider it.

Didn't Apple discontinue Safari on Windows some time ago?
 

Enacra

macrumors newbie
Nov 7, 2013
3
0
I use Chrome at work on the Windows PC, and so I use Chrome at home on the macbook as well as everything is synced. Chrome does consume a lot of energy though, but what're you going to do.

Also, Safari doesn't remember my zoomed settings on webpages, but Chrome does.
 

grahamperrin

macrumors 601
Jun 8, 2007
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cross platform

Have you tried Maxthon? Its goodness on OS X surprised me.

On Yosemite, I found Maxthon to be far more Mac-oriented than Apple's browser for the Mac.

Cross-platform aside: recently I tried Web in the most recent Lumina desktop environment. Simply beautiful, beautifully simple. Just, a little too simple to sway me; there's not (yet) scope for bookmarklets.

Back to Safari 7.x in Mavericks. Waiting patiently for things elsewhere to mature.
 

ipooed

macrumors 6502a
Sep 10, 2014
638
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Can I get the newest safari for Mavericks? Or do I need to be running Yosemite for that
 

deepakvrao

macrumors 6502
Oct 16, 2011
335
29
India
I am using Safari on the latest version of Yosemite, and I am very impressed with it. Less hanging and more speed since the update released. I was a heavy Chrome user before Yosemite and ever since I've been on Yosemite, Safari looks more gorgeous and performs better than Chrome for me.

What about you? What are you using as a browser?


Absolutely the same here. Just got back to Safari, and I love it.
 

joelovesapple

macrumors 6502a
Sep 25, 2006
773
56
UK
I don't even have another browser installed. I love Safari, it does what I want when I want it to, and I use iCloud keychain on both my iPhone and iMac. I hate Chrome with a passion.

On my Windows 8.1 (soon to be Windows 10) PC, I actually find IE11 to be pretty good and extremely fast, especially with the SSD fitted. It's a gaming PC so is rarely used for daily usage. Firefox is on there too and it's okay.
 

Agent-P

Contributor
Dec 5, 2009
2,502
23
The Tri-State Area
Have you tried Maxthon? Its goodness on OS X surprised me.

On Yosemite, I found Maxthon to be far more Mac-oriented than Apple's browser for the Mac.

I had never heard of Maxthon until now, but I just looked into it and wow it seems like they have a version of their browser everywhere. I'm gonna do some more research to see if it's worth it for me to switch over.
 
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