What is your default browser choice on 10.8?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Akarin, Oct 29, 2012.

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What is your default browser choice on 10.8?

  1. Safari

    68.3%
  2. Firefox

    8.7%
  3. Chrome

    22.1%
  4. Opera

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Other

    1.0%
  1. Akarin, Oct 29, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2012

    Akarin macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I know many people use several browsers but which one do you set as the default browser and why?

    I use most of them because as a developer, I need to test my sites in different ones but when it comes to browsing, my default is Safari. I think I'd prefer Chrome but the integration of Safari between OS X and iOS is just better (Reading List which Chrome doesn't support on iOS and that is a deal breaker).
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Safari. I like the extensions and the fact that I can move things around in the bar to my liking.
     
  3. MasterHowl macrumors 65816

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  4. Sital macrumors 68000

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    #4
    Firefox.

    Safari just had too many little, but annoying issues for me.
     
  5. Akarin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I noticed few quirks also. What are the annoying issues you speak about?
     
  6. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    Indeed... That's about the only thing snappy on ML...
     
  7. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    Chrome for the past couple of years. Before that it was Firefox. Never was a fan of Safari
     
  8. Sital macrumors 68000

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    #8
    I don't like how the pop-up blocker is all or nothing (you can't whitelist certain sites and the blocker setting is buried now). I also had problems with Google images being slow to load and sometimes not loading at all.

    Once it became too annoying, I switched to Firefox and no longer have these problems. Plus, for me Firefox seems a little bit faster to load pages. I do like the bookmarks sync aspect of Safari, and the back/forward swiping animation makes navigating easier, but this wasn't enough to overcome the annoyances.
     
  9. MasterHowl macrumors 65816

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    #9
    I've found ML to be quicker than SL on my mid-2009 15 inch MBP
     
  10. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    Too bad I found it otherwise...
     
  11. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Wow. Most people use Apple's browser on Apple's Machines running Apple's OS.

    Imagine that.
     
  12. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Ask people a few years ago and the majority would be using Firefox and/or Chrome. Whether you like Safari or not, it has become a whole lot better while Firefox has become slow and nothing like it was in its early days (according to some people).
     
  13. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    I haven't even bothered to install any other browser on my new rMBP.
     
  14. Poonz macrumors member

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    I have chrome installed but switched to Safari a couple months before Mountain Lion and haven't switched back.
     
  15. Yamcha macrumors 68000

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    I'm a Web Designer so I do use all browsers for testing purposes.. But my primary browser is Safari..

    Main reason is the User Interface, while I love Chrome I've always hated the UI, I find it to be rather ugly..
     
  16. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    Safari for main purposes, Chrome for Flash content. Flash was removed entirely from my system...
     
  17. MasterHowl macrumors 65816

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    Shame :/ my friend has had a similar experience to you... I must have just got lucky!
     
  18. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    Chrome until ML and Chrome wasn't updated for a while, now I haven't gone back. Safari does what I want.
     
  19. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    I'd challenge that but have no way to prove it. I'd say the casual "masses" have always used Safari simply because it comes with the machine/OS. Similar to IE on windows.

    I've been on Safari for years... never used anything else and I'm somewhat savvy enough to use and "tweak" something else. Just never bothered with it.
     
  20. MMOTotal macrumors regular

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    I have used Chrome since it was available on OSX. When Mountain Lion came out I tried Safari and it is fast but I keep going back to Chrome.

    Both are amazing, don't know why people bother with Firefox these days.
     
  21. million7 macrumors regular

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    My thoughts exactly :)
     
  22. ZenErik macrumors 6502

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    I've preferred Chrome for a long time, but I am using Safari because iCloud tabs are useful w/ my iPhone.
     
  23. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    I don't doubt that having Safari preloaded helps it in the polls but I remember reading a thread here before where everyone was using Firefox and Safari was just Apple's software that was slow and didn't have the functionality as Firefox. Then in 2008 Chrome came out and everyone jumped on that bandwagon. This was Firefox's turning point where they did a significant change to Firefox and it became slow (there should be a few threads in this forum regarding this).

    Of course the people in this forum don't represent the mass majority but as enthusiasts we openly express ourselves when something doesn't work for us and look for substitutes. Firefox was ahead of Safari but now it has caught up and maybe even surpassed it.
     
  24. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    Safari. I think it was version 5.2 that made me move back from Chrome. Super quick, i've had zero crashes since upgrading to Mountain Lion, very few beachballs, great performance. I love it.
     
  25. scottsjack macrumors 68000

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    Totally Firefox. The ad blockers are better and Speed Dial is superior to Safari's one-page thumbnail thing. I also use Firefox on my Windows machines so it's easy to pass Speed Dial settings between them.
     

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