What browsers are you using?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by AQUADock, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. AQUADock macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2011
    To all PPC users what browser do you use? And why? I use TenFourFox because it's in active development.
  2. Goftrey macrumors 68000


    May 20, 2011
    Wales, UK
    Safari 5, it may not be quicker than Camino or TenFourFox (I have both installed, but really use them) but I prefer the experience on Safari to the other two. It seems more complete & I think it's a more enjoyable way to browse.
  3. lgwells1 macrumors regular


    Aug 27, 2011
    I too switched back to Safari after trying out TenFourFox and Camino. The last two are fine browsers, but I prefer surfing with Safari.
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    T4F. I like it and it's fast, but my main reason for using it is that Opera 11 is Intel only and the versions of Opera 10 that I fall back on sometimes are seriously outdated. I was using Flock and Sea Monkey for awhile too.

    I use Safari when I have to. But I've always hated it.
  5. Nameci, Dec 30, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2011

    Nameci macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2010
    The Philippines...
    Safari all the way on my faster computers and Camino PowerPC builds on slower ones. Clasilla on the Powermac G3.
  6. garycurtis macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2010
    Los Angeles & Northern California
    Switched back to Safari after trying out Ten4Fox. T4F was a bit faster, but I kept getting messages about missing Java and Flash components. Videos on YouTube wouldn't run.

    Safari sure is stabile.
  7. AQUADock thread starter macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2011
    A lot of you guys are using safari, i might give it another try.
  8. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
  9. johannnn macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2009
    Of course, Java and Flash is disabled in T4F.
  10. zen.state macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2005
  11. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    I use: Safari (OS X), Classila (OS 9), iCab (Both).
  12. adcx64 macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2008
    Safari for my MDD, Camino for the eMac, and Camino G3 for the PowerBook G3.
  13. Drew017 macrumors 65816


    May 29, 2011
    East coast, USA
    I use both Safari 4 and 3. Also, Firefox is good.
  14. Imixmuan macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2010
    web browsers

    Tenfourfox mostly, though latest 9 builds seem to have taken a bit of a performance hit with Kaiser and Co trying to get method jit and/or tracejit running stable. Tenfourfox 8 is fast,fast,fast. Omniweb and sometimes Safari, and sometimes G4 optimized builds of Camino.Been using greasekit and viewtube in Safari and Omniweb to play youtube inside a browser the last few days, which is a revelation. However mactubes is still the way to go to get your youtube on PPC machines.

    And of course Classilla. Posting from 9.2.3 right now. Classilla is frackin great, especially if you make extensive use of mobile sites. Most of the content, none of the ads! I hope Herr Kaiser can keep it going.
  15. kevin242 macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2006
    Ive used tenfourfox but I like Safari, with developer mode enabled (for flash) its the best browser imo
  16. rgwoehr macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2010
    I use TenFourFox on my iBook and Safari on my Quicksilver
  17. stroked Suspended


    May 3, 2010
    All you have to do is enable them.

    I like T4F for the sync option that is built in. I have several PPC Macs, and an Intel iMac with Firefox, and they are all synched. I don't have to remember what computer I was on when I bookmarked a web site, it will be on all of them. In also like all of the preferences being the same too.
  18. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    I run whatever the latest version of FF is for 10.4 on my eMac, Camino on my iMac G3, and Classilla on my iBook G3.
  19. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2009
    Main PPC machine is a 12in PowerBook 1.5GHz running Leopard; I tried some of the PPC browsers including Camino G4, Safari, iCab, Omniweb, TenFourFox.

    I wanted 1Password compatibility and ideally the Evernote plugin/clipper; plus I wanted the lowest processor load to try to keep the temps down on the PB.

    Lowest processor load was iCab, followed closely by Safari. The rest were considerably higher with Camino G4 the worst. I couldn't get 1Password to play with TFF. Only Safari would work with the Evernote clipper.

    So, Safari it is and occasionally iCab for its extra features.
  20. sikkinixx macrumors 68020


    Jul 10, 2005
    Rocketing through the sky!
    TenFourFox for me on my 1.25Ghz iMac. Works pretty quick. If it here just a hair faster I would be 100% satisfied. The jump from 1GB of Ram to 2 (Leopard) blows my mind. Night and day difference in speed.
  21. B-G, Jan 3, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2012

    B-G macrumors regular

    Dec 14, 2011
    On PPC my main browser is TenFourFox. I really like it and not only for its speed and for its extensions. No other browser gives you that fantastic feeling you are stealing back the internet (just look at the tenfourfox page on floodgap!) :)
    I also use Safari 5, mainly because of its excellent Clicktoplugin extension. Safari runs much smoother after having disabled webpage preview in history and top sites with TinkerTool. Glimmer Blocker, Deanimator and Get Off My Lawn do help a lot with speed and stability.
    That said in the last few weeks I've experimented with many different browsers for PPC. As a result I've developed a fondness for Omniweb (so utterly, incredibly elegant ! ) and Stainless. I confess that the thing I like the most in Stainless is the fact that making it functional is a challenge. Glimmer Blocker to block ads, Clicktoflash plugin to take care of flash, AllBookmarks to share bookmarks with Safari (I think it also supports 1Password), bookmarklets and RealPlayer Downloader for videos... and voila, you have a pretty decent browser in your hands!
  22. vohdoun, Jan 3, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2012

    vohdoun macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2006
    Far away from Earth.
  23. B-G macrumors regular

    Dec 14, 2011
    On paper, one could use Adblock to do that. But Adblock is so heavy it is not a viable option. The one time i tried to install it on my eMac I got so many spinning beachballs I dumped it immediately.
    I tried to find a Glimmer Blocker filter to block social media widgets, but I had no success.


    I tried javascript-blocker in the past. I remember having some problems with it (configuration panel would not show up when clicking on the button in the toolbar). I might give it another try.
  24. vohdoun macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2006
    Far away from Earth.
    I'm having that problem at the moment but it is stopping Javascript like on the Apple start page middle column. I just can't whitelist it. :/

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