Why does Safari suck?

srazz

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Original poster
Jun 15, 2010
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Ok, maybe sucks is a strong word but as of lately, it really sucks. Let me explain.

Based on what I do I'm on various websites all day doing research and reading/viewing documents. From time to time Safari will just take forever to load a page or hang. There's one particular site I go to to view plans and it will open another window and pull up the plans. Well, Safari takes a very long time to load the page and then you get what you get. If I zoom in and out on the document I'll get a blank page until it decides to refresh. Bottom line, its slow.

If I do the same thing using Chrome, its as you'd expect in regards to speed. Very fast. Once documents load I can read them, rotate, zoom in and out quickly. No issues.

So whats up with Safari? Is Apple content with a basic browser or do they one that competes with the rest.

Signed,
Disappointed Apple Fan, losing faith in :apple: everyday.
 
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jnolan63

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Mar 29, 2018
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Ok, maybe sucks is a strong word but as of lately, it really sucks. Let me explain.

Based on what I do I'm on various websites all day doing research and reading/viewing documents. From time to time Safari will just take forever to load a page or hang. There's one particular site I go to to view plans and it will open another window and pull up the plans. Well, Safari takes a very long time to load the page and then you get what you get. If I zoom in and out on the document I'll get a blank page until it decides to refresh. Bottom line, its slow.

If I do the same thing using Chrome, its as you'd expect in regards to speed. Very fast. Once documents load I can read them, rotate, zoom in and out quickly. No issues.

So whats up with Safari? Is Apple content with a basic browser or do they one that competes with the rest.

Signed,
Disappointed Apple Fan, losing faith in :apple: everyday.
Safari is crap it is slow,hangs a lot .but chrome is no better have tried so many browsers but none work with all you sites.
When will there be a browser that does not suck?
 

komatsu

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Sep 19, 2010
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I have to agree with OP.

I've setup hundreds of new Macs.

With Safari there is nearly always a lag. With Chrome or Firefox the lag almost disappears.

And yet there are still loads of "Safari-Problem-Deniers" on the internet ;)
 
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frou

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Mar 14, 2009
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Google devotes more engineering resource to work on Chrome than Apple do for Safari
 

CLS727

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Feb 5, 2018
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I love Apple and have all Apple products.

But I use Chrome exclusively on all devices. Works too well with all my G Suite stuff.
 

tarsins

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Sep 15, 2009
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Never had a problem with Safari. If it was available on Windows too I'd use that (I know there was a Windows version but that really did suck).
 
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Strider64

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Dec 1, 2015
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99 percent of the time I use Chrome and the other 1 percent I use Safari to check out what my websites look like or to do a quick check to see if the internet connection isn't my browser. The little I use of Safari it seems to be a good browser, but developing websites I notice it has a few quirks in it designing wise.
 

makinao

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Dec 27, 2009
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I use Safari most often. While it has its quirks, they're tolerable. My alternate browser is Firefox. But the more I use it, the more I notice that the performance is practically the same as Safari but doesn't look as pretty. I try Chrome every now and then just to check if it's still a resource hog. Unfortunately it still is.
 

Strelok

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The only issue that keeps popping up for me is that it refuses to load any sites and acts like the internet isn’t working. Exiting/restarting safari fixes the problem. Sometimes going to another tab can do it too. Chrome is a disaster on Mac IMO, uses up way more resources and I just don’t like it. I use it on my Windows based Desktop though, seems to run fine there.
 
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komatsu

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Sep 19, 2010
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The only issue that keeps popping up for me is that it refuses to load any sites and acts like the internet isn’t working. Exiting/restarting safari fixes the problem. Sometimes going to another tab can do it too. Chrome is a disaster on Mac IMO, uses up way more resources and I just don’t like it. I use it on my Windows based Desktop though, seems to run fine there.
What browser do you use on your Mac then?
 

komatsu

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Sep 19, 2010
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But surely Firefox is better than having to exit or restart your Safari browser?
 

jeepik

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Oct 2, 2009
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I have to agree with OP.

I've setup hundreds of new Macs.

With Safari there is nearly always a lag. With Chrome or Firefox the lag almost disappears.

And yet there are still loads of "Safari-Problem-Deniers" on the internet ;)
i have setup hundreds of macs as well, Safari always outperforms Chrome or Firefox
 

Asu

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Apr 28, 2006
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I don't know why Safari sucks, I would like to know however why Apple Mail sucks.
 

Apple Fritter

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Oct 20, 2017
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Never had a problem with Safari when I used it. Of course, I usually don't, since it's one of the more dumbed down products amongst loads of dumbed down products.

I think by now Edge has more extensions than Safari. Oh, and my pet peeve: No way to show favicons on the bookmark bar. Seriously, Apple?
 

TheSkywalker77

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Sep 9, 2017
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I heard 10.13.4 sorta "broke" Safari for some users. This is why I've used Google Chrome as my default browser for a while now and will continue to do so.
 

WinterWolf90

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Jan 18, 2014
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I use safari on iPad, iPhone and mac, and haven't really had problems. Sometimes the good old flash will screw up, but thats a flash problem really. I have used chrome in the past, but want more privacy. I would use firefox over that.
 
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