Which Web Browser do you use?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cali shot doc, Dec 4, 2011.


Which web browser do you use?

  1. Safari

    177 vote(s)
  2. Chrome

    131 vote(s)
  3. FireFox

    79 vote(s)
  4. Combination of the above

    32 vote(s)
  5. Other

    10 vote(s)
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  1. cali shot doc macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Just wondering which web browser most people use on their macs
  2. praetorx macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2010
    I use Safari because of gestures and full screen support with Lion.
  3. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2011
    Perrysburg, OH
    Safari. If it works, no need to have any other. In Windows I use IE, just because it's there. One less third-party program I need.
  4. jackrv macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2011
    I've tried chrome, and yes it does render more quickly, but the gesture integration with safari trumps the extra second or milliseconds I may lose. I use safari.
  5. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    Safari, and no flash installed!

    When I really really need flash, i use chrome and it's built in flash player.
  6. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2011
  7. ThomasBoss macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2011
    I use Firefox. No reason really, I use it because it doesn't give me any problems and I like WOB & ADP (not sure if they come on other browsers)
  8. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    Chrome... Google has it optimized to run fast on all platforms.

    Now with all the great new extensions and free apps, it's accelerated my workflow and enjoyment of working on the web.

    I have it on my Macs and PC's. Far and away the best of the four I have installed on all machines.

    Opera is also very fast, a close second. Trailing also rans are Firefox and Safari.
  9. Risasi macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2011
    The support for gestures and full screen mode are now in Chrome and have been for a month or two.


    I use Chrome, Safari, and IE sometimes because I have to, for ActiveX plugins. Mostly for security systems.
  10. babygirl988 macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2011
  11. mattdo93 macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2010
    Safari because:

    • I like using Apple software with Apple products.
    • Too lazy to install and learn Chrome/Firefox.

    I do have Windows Bootcamp installed, but that's to play games *cough*DC Universe*cough* :D

    I use Firefox on Windows, but I'm kinda itching to try out Chrome. Should I?
  12. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    Safari with ClickToFlash ... does what I need it to do :apple:
  13. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
  14. troublesolstice macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    90%+ safari, so i voted for it.
    other >10% is chrome. only use it on 2-3 sites that work better with it.
    safari is king on lion :)
  15. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    In order to know which one you shouldn't use??
  16. phySi0 macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2011
    You don't want to know!
    Safari with ClickToPlugin - most Apple-like (obviously) and so pleasant to use.

    Firefox with StumbleUpon toolbar and FlashBlock - have certain plugins and also launches faster than Safari with plugins. I only had 10 plugins in Safari and probably 30 max. (used to be a plugin junkie on Windows) in Firefox and it still launched faster.

    Safari was so fast on SL, even better when it didn't support plugins, but since then, Firefox has always launched faster for me. Ironically, I use it more nowadays. I just like the gestures.

    Lynx - when I'm somewhere with a slow connection and only need text.

    Chrome, RockMelt, Raven, Opera and Omniweb are all installed, but I never use them. I may have uninstalled Omniweb though, I'm not sure.
  17. Bloodstar macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Safari, Opera, Firefox, Chrome in order from most to least used.

    Safari is my primary browser. Safari 5 is pretty nice with gestures and such... though I've always liked it on OS X, even on my old MDD running Leopard. (Wouldn't dare touch it on Windows, though.)

    Opera is my "secondary" browser. I prefer to keep another browser open if I need another window instead of a second browser window - this allows me to switch to it with Cmd-Tab. I know of Cmd-`, but I personally feel as if I keep better track of things with a second browser. (This is also my primary browser on VMs, and my second browser of choice on Windows machines.)

    Firefox I primarily use for testing things, and college-related items. (It uses a Gmail-based system, and I'd rather not have to log in and out of my primary email. It's also the "second browser window" thing I refer to, as well.) Aside from that, eh... I just find Safari more useful. (But should I be on a Windows machine, Firefox is always my first choice.)

    Chrome gets use only when I need Flash - I do not have it installed otherwise, and do not plan to install it otherwise. I've only needed Flash a couple of times, thanks to MacTubes. (So glad that's Universal... PPC machines benefit from it hugely, and it lets me ignore Flash mostly.) Shame there's nothing like it for watching Livestream/Ustream/Justin.tv streams... and, of course, there's the occasional other Flash applet that there's no substitute for or Flash animation you want to watch. (On a Linux machine, I tend to pick Chrome/Chromium as my main browser. I used to use Midori, but it was just too crashy.)

    I'll also use Elinks on a slow connection where graphics are best ignored. Of course, this situation really only ever crops up on the rare occasion I have to use a 56k connection, and in such a case I'm trapped on the old iBook. (For normal browsing on G4/G5 machines, now, I use TenFourFox and Camino.)

    ...Boy, I really overthought this, didn't I?
  18. TheJing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2011
    Somewhere in Europe
    Mostly Safari except when I'm watching football on Veetle which requires Chrome.
  19. phillytim macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    I voted Safari (when I'm on my MBPro/Lion) AND Chrome (when I'm on my PC/Win7).
  20. Jamesesesesess macrumors 6502a

    Nov 26, 2011
    I use Chrome, but I might switch back to Safari soon, it feels more integrated and smooth (well obviously if it's made for Macs lol).
  21. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I use safari on my Mac, and firefox for the peecee when I'm at work.
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