Which browser is everyone using?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by SS4Luck, Jan 28, 2016.

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Which browser are you using?

  1. Safari

    144 vote(s)
    73.5%
  2. FireFox

    21 vote(s)
    10.7%
  3. Chrome

    30 vote(s)
    15.3%
  4. Other

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  1. SS4Luck macrumors regular

    SS4Luck

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    I have a fleet of iDevices that I use for all sorts of things and realized I use different browsers for each device. Seems kind of silly to me and its habbit from acquiring them at different times. I use Chrome on my iPhone from when I had an HP laptop, Safari on my iPad because its newest and I haven't fiddled with it much yet and FireFox on my rMBP.

    I figure switching it up and using the same one on all 3 would making transferring windows and sessions quite a bit easier so what is everyone out there using?

    I should add my rMBP is on 10.11.2 and the iPad and my 6S Plus are both on 9.2
     
  2. machenryr macrumors regular

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    I'm using Chrome on my Mac Pros and Safari on my iPhone.
     
  3. maxsix Suspended

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    For my iPhone 6 Plus, my iPads my MB, MBA , MBPr laptops it's Google Chrome Browser that is my favorite by far. So many extensions and other excellent tools for optimization on the desktop, nothing else comes close.
     
  4. lclev macrumors regular

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    Google Chrome - First thing I download and install on any new device. I like that I can sign in to the browser and all my settings, bookmarks, and extensions are there.
     
  5. SS4Luck thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have heard chrome is a ram hog, any truth to this?
    --- Post Merged, Jan 28, 2016 ---
    The mass spread of all the settings etc is definitely what I'm looking for
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    With more than a few tabs open, Chrome and its spawned processes can start to eat a lot of resources. Firefox, for me at least, tends to handle lots of tabs without using as many resources. It also has a syncing feature that allows everything to be synced across different platforms. I suggest you try both Firefox and Chrome to determine which is a better fit for your browsing style.
     
  7. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Safari is my first choice and Firefox is my second. I hardly ever use Chrome, and it is the most resource-intensive of the three.
     
  8. Aneef macrumors regular

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    I use Safari on my rMBP 15" and on my iPad mini 98% of all times. I only use Chrome when I have to play some Flash games (Safari heats up the CPU more on flash content-my observation) or when I'm having an extremely slow internet connection(Chrome loads faster on a slow internet connection as compared to Safari).

    While Windows BootCamping, I use Chrome always.
     
  9. flowrider macrumors 601

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    I have Safari, Firefox and Chrome installed on my cMP and MBA. Primary Browser on both is Safari. On my Android Galaxy S4 I use Firefox.

    Lou
     
  10. Nermal Moderator

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    Safari on my Apple machines, Firefox at work, NetSurf on my Raspberry Pi.
     
  11. MetalCores macrumors regular

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    Safari and firefox but only if I have to use it. Chrome eats up resources and just makes me angry lol
     
  12. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Safari on iOS devices. Firefox on my Macs. Chrome for the rare time I need to access flash based content.
     
  13. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    Mostly Firefox. I use Safari when I go to the Apple Support Downloads pages because the download buttons and icons won't appear when I use Firefox. -Odd that. I haven't tried Chrome there.
     
  14. cincygolfgrrl macrumors 6502

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    Safari on all my devices. I'll open Chrome if there's a Flash video I absolutely have to see, thankfully that doesn't happen much anymore.

    Back in my Windows PC days I used FireFox exclusively, but now Safari on OSX is so stable I see no reason to waste time with anything else.
     
  15. throAU macrumors 601

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    Safari on Apple devices. Chrome on Windows.

    Safari works well enough and gets me bookmark sharing, history, etc. across all my Apple devices.
     
  16. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    Safari and Chrome on my Apple products and Microsoft Edge on my Windows 10.
     
  17. dingdong macrumors regular

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    Safari first and Firefox secondary followed by Chrome. I heard Chrome heats up and eats up lot of RAM while watching Youtube and what not.
     
  18. sliceoftoast macrumors 6502

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    Chrome for me on the Macs, Safari on the iPhone and iPad
     
  19. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    I have a variety of browsing that I find work best on different browsers, but I use Safari the most.
    Secondary Chrome Canary, and Roccat is my fav for reading books online. I have one .edu site that seems to only do what l need on Firefox.
    Then two old tech sites that I have had bookmarked for years in OmniWeb.
     
  20. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming it's not a script blocking issue, do you have a custom font set along with "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above" unticked? Located at -- Fx preferences --> Content --> Font & Colors --> Advanced

    Had the same problem as yours at a different site, in the past. Ended up having to give up a custom font along with ticking the box "Allow pages to choose...." to cure the issue.
     
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  22. pedrom Suspended

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    I think that Safari is faster and has a lot of great implementations of features that people might actually like and use, like gestures (3 finger tap on word for dictionary, 3 finger tap on link for preview, pinch for zoom and for viewing and changing tabs. Keeping previously seem pages in memory, etc.). Then you have the less impact on battery life.

    However, I've found that a number of extensions hurt Safari's performance and not Chrome's, like Adblock Plus and the most used lists, a must have for everyone. Safari makes up for it by becoming lightning quick with Content Blockers.

    So, I realize that Safari is superior and, surprisingly, feature rich. However, Chrome is amazing and there's no hit in performance or memory management, especially since it become 64 bit only. The only impact that I can see is battery life, what how much is it because of Chrome Vs Extensions?

    All things considered, despite Safari being better (for me), I use Chrome with Adblock Plus and the built-in flash disabled. If I need it, I enable it without having to download Flash. I still have an Android device, and Apple offers no other option, so Chrome it is.

    PS: The Google Scholar button is also convenient.

    Anyway, as soon as I have an iOS device, I will use Safari. Having said that, Chrome is amazing too, and there's no problem in using it.
     
  23. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    I use different browsers for different purposes.

    I use Safari in 3 user profiles - my admin, work, and financial user accounts.

    For my "goofing off" user account, I use Opera for this site, Fluid for several sites (Weather Underground, monitoring tides, Netflix accounts), Firefox for another forum, Chrome for Feedly, and Safari for other stuff. I don't want to mix my histories, cookies, and activities. I also don't want a whole bunch of web browsing data populating to my iOS devices and Mac, so I regularly clear my history/cookies/caches - I set up an initial "state" for logins, then clear behind them of recent activity. QED, and I have a zippy Mac without any synched clutter...
     
  24. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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    Safari is main between MBP and iPhone, Firefox on MBP if needed. Never liked Chrome and it hasn't been that great of a browser as of late.
     
  25. Michaelgtrusa, Jan 31, 2016
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