Which browser are you using with 10.7?

So which browser with 10.7?

  • Safari

    Votes: 83 65.9%
  • Firefox

    Votes: 18 14.3%
  • Chrome

    Votes: 23 18.3%
  • Other...

    Votes: 2 1.6%

  • Total voters
    126

stillmatic

macrumors member
Apr 27, 2010
42
0
I'm using Safari on Lion although I was a Chrome user on SL.

I like Safari (strictly on Lion) over Chrome for a few reasons:

1. Subtle but I like how Safari's window always opens up in the same position every time, unlike Chrome that opens sporadically on the screen. I also like the zoom-in animation of Safari and how it's the only app that has it. It feels polished that way.

2. The two-finger swipe back is not only sweet looking but useful.

3. Now that Lion allows 3-finger double tap to look up words, I don't need Chrome and the Google Dictionary extension (I really enjoy that plugin, so I love how Lion has it built in.)

4. My main extensions in Chrome (AdBlock Plus, HoverZoom, AutoPagerize) are all in Safari as well. The other plus is that Safari has Click2Flash and Chrome doesn't.

But one I can't stand about Safari is how plain and dull the bookmark toolbar is compared to Chrome. I loved the icons and color of Chrome. If only Safari could finally do the same.
 
Comment

Watabou

macrumors 68040
Feb 10, 2008
3,414
691
United States
Firefox simply because I love it the most compared to Chrome, which I hate, and Safari which doesn't support my favorite addons.
 
Comment

marsmissions

macrumors 6502
Jan 5, 2010
347
0
Washington, US
But one I can't stand about Safari is how plain and dull the bookmark toolbar is compared to Chrome. I loved the icons and color of Chrome. If only Safari could finally do the same.
Really? Cause I hate that about chrome...


I have been using safari for about 3 months now...I don't remember what drove me away from chrome, but it was some bug that annoyed me enough to switch back to safari.

(I also have 16 gigs of ram now, so safari isn't too much of a resource hog for me anymore):D
 
Comment

thadoggfather

macrumors G4
Original poster
Oct 1, 2007
11,251
8,501
Thanks for the tip for Maximizer. I read chpwn's tweet about it, but I somehow thought he was referring to an iOS tweak :)

Back to Chrome.
 
Comment

plexdk

macrumors 6502
Oct 18, 2007
490
586
I used chrome on 10.6, because Safari was sooo slow in comparison. In Lion, the first thing i noticed, was how blazing fast Safari is.. Maybe its just me, but it looks like safari on speed.

Besides that, i preferer Safari (when its optimized and fast enough), since it syncs my bookmarks with mobile me.
 
Comment

biggy52

macrumors regular
Oct 22, 2009
112
0
Tanzania (East Africa)
I have always been a Chrome lover, but since the Safari upgrade in Lion, i am sold !!

1. The 2 finger back, it just makes browsing so nice.
2. It has become fast too.
3. With the OmniBar Extension for safari, i think its got everything i need from a browser!
 
Comment

ztrafe

macrumors member
Apr 25, 2010
69
0
Sweden
I have always been a Chrome lover, but since the Safari upgrade in Lion, i am sold !!

1. The 2 finger back, it just makes browsing so nice.
2. It has become fast too.
3. With the OmniBar Extension for safari, i think its got everything i need from a browser!
Where do I find it? A Google search gave nothing.
 
Comment

paulsalter

macrumors 68000
Aug 10, 2008
1,622
0
UK
Currently Safari, but testing out FireFox and Chrome as I am not liking the new Safari
 
Comment

TheJing

macrumors 6502a
Jun 13, 2011
661
0
Somewhere in Europe
I've been testing them all out a lot and ended up using Chrome with SL, Safari wasn't even an option. But now with Lion features I'm testing out Safari again and it seems pretty good. I don't like how the bookmark bar is just grey and plain text though compared to icons in Chrome.
 
Comment

sebastiannz

macrumors newbie
Jul 21, 2011
26
0
I've been testing them all out a lot and ended up using Chrome with SL, Safari wasn't even an option. But now with Lion features I'm testing out Safari again and it seems pretty good. I don't like how the bookmark bar is just grey and plain text though compared to icons in Chrome.
+1

Safari on SL was slow when loading websites with lots of GIFs. New version seems to have fixed that.

Page swipe is awesome.
 
Comment

Takuro

macrumors 6502
Jun 15, 2009
483
110
Been using Chrome because it has good extension support and it's lightweight. Some native Lion features like full screen are busted, but the dev team already stated they're committed to fixing it soon.

The biggest reason I don't use Safari is the lack of a built-in search feature for the address bar. I might switch back to it though after having installed this:
https://github.com/rs/SafariOmnibar

That's a very useful plugin that makes Safari's address bar behave more like Chrome's. It just came out about a week ago. The search box is also removed to save space. I think Apple should adopt a native omnibar. Until then, this provides a really good solution.
 
Comment

paulsalter

macrumors 68000
Aug 10, 2008
1,622
0
UK
Because......
main reason

when go back a page, it redraws the page, but then does a refresh after that, so if you try to scroll down while its doing this extra refresh it jumps to the top of the page (waiting for this extra refresh makes it slower than previous versions)

minor issue

dont like the new downloads option, the drop over (or whatever these are called) cannot be resized, so if downloading things with a large name you cant see the full name without opening in finder)

If I could fix these 2 I would happily stick with Safari
 
Comment

MonkeySee....

macrumors 68040
Sep 24, 2010
3,858
435
UK
main reason

when go back a page, it redraws the page, but then does a refresh after that, so if you try to scroll down while its doing this extra refresh it jumps to the top of the page (waiting for this extra refresh makes it slower than previous versions)

minor issue

dont like the new downloads option, the drop over (or whatever these are called) cannot be resized, so if downloading things with a large name you cant see the full name without opening in finder)

If I could fix these 2 I would happily stick with Safari
oh ok.

Haven't downloaded anything yet on your second point. Forgot that had changed. i'll have to take a look.

Thanks
 
Comment

Similar threads

Replies
4
Views
436
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.