Which web browser do you use?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Praetorian®, Nov 7, 2015.

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Which web browser do you use?

  1. Safari

    16 vote(s)
    57.1%
  2. Chrome

    9 vote(s)
    32.1%
  3. Firefox

    7 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. Opera

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Praetorian® macrumors regular

    Praetorian®

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    #1
    If you're like me, you switch between web browsers monthly. And it's fine because they are not perfect. Which web browser do you use on a daily basis? What do you like and dislike about it?

    I use Safari but it's often buggy and gets slow. It's currently the only app on my Mac that shows me the spinning beach ball. I like Chrome very much but despite the effort that Google claims they make to improve its battery consumption, it's still a lot worse than Safari.
     
  2. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    #2
    Looking at activity monitor : Firefox 42.0 498.1MB users more memory, and this is without even any add-ons.

    Chrome 46.0.2x 156.6MB is the better, and Safari is only 38MB, however page visits will grow. and since Apple separately displays these in Activity monitor include page visits so memory will be good or bad based on page eg video, text only etc.. so it will eat up depending on what's taking place.
     
  3. MuckSavage70 macrumors member

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    #3
    For personal use - Safari. Like having all of my passowrds/bookmarks and whatnot. For windows I use firefox and the iCloud control panel to sync bookmarks up.

    For work most of us use Chrome, but I would love to get away from it. Not a big fan of Google. I would love to start using firefox on the mac, but I have too many reservations right now. The UI (menus and fonts never look right) and lack of per tab processes are a killer for me.
     
  4. campyguy, Nov 8, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2015

    campyguy macrumors 68030

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    #4
    Monthly? Good one! I guess I'm not like you...

    I use the browser that suits my needs and different browsers in different accounts, as I see fit. I use an Admin User Account and 3 Standard User Accounts.

    In my Admin account and one Standard Account I use only Safari - to access my Developer account. In one Standard account, I use Opera for MacRumors, Firefox for DSLReports, Safari for Feedly, and Fluid for Weather Underground. In another Standard account - which I use for banking, etc. - I use Safari for secure exchanges, the built-in 1Password browser for financial dealings, and Fluid apps for some data (Netflix, for example).

    On top of that, I use Microsoft's Edge browser in a Windows 10 VM via Parallels Desktop to manage my 4 MS accounts.

    If I need Flash, I use Chrome. I won't install Flash until the "Remove your toenails first" option isn't a requirement is removed from Adobe's system requirements first. :mad:

    I switch between all of these daily, I don't even think about it any more.

    If I were voting, I'd vote "None of these options, since they're too restrictive...". I didn't vote, since you're options were too restrictive. I will buy, and drink, Pilsner Urquell or Budvar any day of the week (I've been to Prague several times, and thereabouts...).
     
  5. Praetorian® thread starter macrumors regular

    Praetorian®

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    #5
    I know what you mean, I would like to use Firefox too, but it seems they don't care a lot about the UI. Hopefully, they will decide to change it soon.
     
  6. Praetorian® thread starter macrumors regular

    Praetorian®

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    #6
    Haha, yes, it's a bit unusual but switching is easy and I do it when my current browser makes me too angry with its performance. Safari gets frozen 5 times a day and I didn't find a reason yet.

    Okay, at first I thought that switching monthly is too much, but you proved me wrong. :) But I understand your reasons.

    It's always great to meet a fan of Czech beer. If you can find it in Oregon (or anywhere else), buy Velkopopovicky Kozel. I think you would like it too. ;)
     
  7. happycadaver macrumors regular

    happycadaver

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    #7
    Firefox only, on all Desktop OS.

    On my iPhone i use Safari, but there i only access Google and a handful of fixed sites.
     
  8. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    #8
    A tip: I do use content and ad blockers, but I find - at least with Safari and Chrome - to keep up on cookies and history cleaning. For instance, today I used Safari to check my Feedly content and loaded about 20 tabs - to start, I have 3 cookies loaded: Feedly, Instapaper, and Google (all for logging in to those accounts. When I was done reading, there were over 300 cookies and caches stored - all of which are synched by iCloud to my iPhone and iPad! I use the clear history command when I'm done to get back to the 3 stored cookies - it takes only a few seconds, and my browser runs so much smoother.

    In my "surfing" profile, I use Chrome for my "junk" - no blockers. But, I keep the history and cookies cleared out, and I don't log into my Gmail account. I only use Opera for MacRumors - and switch to Chrome for other stuff, so I keep my histories and cookies separated and much easier to clear when I'm done. It's second nature to me now, and the time I take to clear my histories is small - no freezes or lagging. Give that a try!

    As to beer, I remember trying Urquell in 1982 for the first time - I was living in Austin Texas, and I was working in the grocery department in a major store chain and was stocking beer. I liked the look of the white bottles! I was in Prague for the first time in 1994, and was brewing my own beer at the time - Prague and Bruges were my two favorite cities, so much brewing history! I recall drinking Kozel Světlý - a smooth pale beer. There's a store here in Portland - Tom's - that stocks over 3000 beers, and I'll check the stock as I've been wanting to try Kozel Černý for years. I hope that our SABMiller Beer company hasn't ruined the Kozel brand. Give Olda a pet for me! Hezký den!
     
  9. compute macrumors regular

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    #9
    I'm sure this question has been asked loads of times but since browsers are being updated all the time i was wondering what the opinions are.

    i have been using Safari since i moved to mac...but often i find that websites have a hard time opening or are really slow...when i switch to firefox there are often no problems trying out the same website or loading a video...etc.

    Are you guys using Safari, firefox or Chrome...and which browser do you think is best out of these 3?

    Also is it true that Chrome is loaded with spy ware and that its constantly sending info in the background of the websites you visit?

    thnx for the help.
     

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