Which browser are you using with 10.7?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by thadoggfather, Jul 24, 2011.

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So which browser with 10.7?

  1. Safari

    83 vote(s)
    65.9%
  2. Firefox

    18 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. Chrome

    23 vote(s)
    18.3%
  4. Other...

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  1. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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  2. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    Safari; it's the only browser that currently supports all of Lion's new features.
     
  3. wooddorf macrumors member

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    Firefox, tabs on top with Maximizer installed for full screen.
     
  4. stillmatic macrumors member

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    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.
     
  5. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Firefox simply because I love it the most compared to Chrome, which I hate, and Safari which doesn't support my favorite addons.
     
  6. marsmissions macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  7. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  8. MaxxTraxx macrumors 6502

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    Safari and only cause it supports the features of Lion
     
  9. plexdk macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  10. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Safari, Firefox and Chrome. Means I can't vote in the poll.
     
  11. biggy52 macrumors regular

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    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!
     
  12. ztrafe macrumors member

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    #12
    Where do I find it? A Google search gave nothing.
     
  13. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

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    What's so great about Safari in lion?
     
  14. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    Still using Chrome on Lion. It's simply the fastest browser out there.
     
  15. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    see post #4

    I love the new Safari features. Shame its a pile of crap on windows :-(
     
  16. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    Currently Safari, but testing out FireFox and Chrome as I am not liking the new Safari
     
  17. TheJing macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  18. ztrafe macrumors member

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    If Safari had an option for Default zoom like Chrome have, I would use Safari instead.
     
  19. chillvisio macrumors member

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  20. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    Because......
     
  21. sebastiannz macrumors newbie

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    +1

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

    Page swipe is awesome.
     
  22. Takuro macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  23. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    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
     
  24. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    oh ok.

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

    Thanks
     
  25. comdex macrumors newbie

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    #25
    thats sums my opinion :)
     

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