Discussion in 'Apple and Mac OS X' started by konceptz, Mar 25, 2011.
Because it's awesome.
Cool I will have to check that out. I know it is faster, but just not a fan of the interface.
Buy hey that's me.
> Firefox 4 starts the discrete GPU upon launch, Chrome does not,
> unless you open a Flash website.
There's a pref setting to disable it in Firefox.
In Windows I really like Firefox 4 and Chrome 10. I find IE9 very unreliable.
In OS X I like Safari.
Using here only Chrome
Fast and Simple, also doesn't give me flash crashing and isn't slow as Safari & Firefox, until today i haven't found any problems
I had been strictly using Safari on my MBP as it was faster than the last release of Firefox (though I was using Firefox 3 on all of my Windows machines). I upgraded everything to Firefox 4 and I was going to make the full switch across all of my OS's. Nope, I am sticking to Safari on my MBP as Firefox 4 consumes way too many resources on my system whether I am playing back 1080p HD Flash videos or just surfing a non-Flash site.
Chrome as default, since it's fast and reasonably minimalistic.
Minefield (FF) as backup, for those times I get bored of Chrome.
Safari/Webkit nightly only because I need it as a link between xmarks and my iPhone and iPad to sync bookmarks. There's also the odd site now and then that doesn't work in Chrome or FF....
Opera as the odd one out for when I'm really bored and want a change of scenary. If they had some sort of bookmark syncing feature that works with any other browser, I'd probably use it a lot more. Also, on certain sites, Opera's pdf download behavior works best for me.
And finally, last <del>but not least</del> Parallels/Bootcamp-MSIE <del>9</del>8 for those few ancient govt or proprietary websites that insist on ActiveX or for some other reason force you to use MSIE (and most likely some horrible legacy version too at that - with no support even for MSIE9).
I've been switching between Safari, chrome and FF4 since FF4 came out.
Chrome was having Youtube embed problems on a forum I use, So I switched to FF4, FF4 was having Youtube problems on Youtube. So I switched to Safari. Safari doesn't display Favicons in tabs WITCH IS EXTREMELY ANNOYING. I end up going from tab to tab trying to find the right one where if it just showed the favicon I would find it in a second. It was also having problems with Netflix and it liked eating my memory. So now I'm back to FF4. For now.
I started out with Netscape Navigator 1.1 in 1995, and eventually via a host of variations and updates I moved on to Firefox. It's been a long time since I ever felt the urge to stray from that path. FF4 handles everything I need. On Mac, Win or Linux.
Thanks for your input, I think I got it to work!
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