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post #41 of 44
Camino.

I prefer Safari, except with Camino I can use CamiTools to block ads. There's PithHelmet for Safari, but I'm too cheap to pay for it. I also dig CamiTools' ability to ad different search engines to Camino. I can search 30 different sites from my search bar in Camino.

Firefox is cool with all the plug-ins or modules or whatever they're called, but after I loaded it down with over 15 modules it bogged down and started acting funny. Also, I don't care for Firefox's non-Aqua behavior.

Shiira is promising, and I love the print to PDF feature that churns out a website onto a single, pageless PDF file, but the browser is too buggy for daily use. Maybe in a year or two it will be polished enough.

Opera has the most useful features IMO, but it's too bloated and like Firefox it's cursed with a non-OS X GUI.

Here's what I'd like to see in Safari:

More ad-blocking features. Add some options for managing flash content and animations, so web sites don't look like Las fucking Vegas.

Advanced download manager. It's pathetic that in Safari I have to pass off downloads to an external app. Just add the download manager features already! Include the ability to throttle downloads so there's bandwidth left for other uses. Add a download scheduler. Add the ability to process web sites and suck 'em down, like with wget (isn't that open source? Apple could just use it). This is all basic stuff that any browser should have. I understand that Apple would have to dumb it down to make it accesable to idiots, but a few advanced preference panes should be all that's needed.

Multisession management. Like Spaces, but for Safari. If I'm in the middle of research with 30 windows/tabs open, but need to shut down for some reason, I should be able to save the session and return to the previous state via cache, with the option to do a live update. If I'm in the middle of a wanking session and am suddenly interrupted by my girlfriend, I should be able to save the session, call up my research session instantaneously, and then the next day return instantaneously to my wanking session.

Configurable search bar, not for just Google, but for ANY site.
post #42 of 44
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Originally Posted by dmber

those of you that use FF, do you use mousegestures? i'm coming over from PC to macbook and i'm wondering how i'm going to do mousegestures with only one button. i have FF with gestures on my wife's ibook and they didn't work very well using only the "left" click. i'd try to drag a link (super drag and go) and it would do the mouse gesture. i tried to scroll a scroll bar inside a webpage (not the generic one on the right side) and it did a gesture.

which really begs the bigger question: why aren't the macbooks and macbook pros equipped with a trackpad like the mighty mouse, in that it senses "left" and "right" clicks?


AFAIK the macbook/MBP trackpad makes a right click when you put your second finger down on the track pad.

Oh and I mostly use safari with saft to make it better, and igetter to make up for the terrible download management - although I havn't updated my saft since I ran my last system update so its not working at the moment. You can set igetter to automatically take charge of downloads in all browsers - and I've found it to be a geniunely speedy (and FREE) download manager.

I did dabble with shiira for a while which I really liked, but last time I used it, it was still in beta, and slightly buggy. Firefox is my backup browser for sites that don't work in safari. but I hate it because it takes ages to launch, whereas safari is almost instant, and I like the bookmarking and RSS reader in safari. I also hate the way the google search field in the toolbar of other browsers doesn't stretch (safari's has a slider to make it whatever size you want). Safari is also faster than firefox at loading pages.

If I had little RAM on my machine I might use camino/firefox instead of safari/firefox, because I think camino runs lighter than safari and doesn't cache so much. Safari can you up a heck of a lot of RAM sometimes. Its still my favourite browser though, but maybe shiira will take its place one day.
post #43 of 44
I like Firefox:
1. Cross platform
2. Tabs
3. Extensions eg. del.icio.us
4. Little icons in the bookmarks bar
post #44 of 44
Camino

Internet browsers, as with any number of things, are a matter of personal preference? You take em for a test drive and determine, based on your own criteria, which one does it for you - then you go for it. With few exceptions, there are pros and cons with just about everything, you shouldn't base your choice on what someone else uses, in my opinion of course . The majority of browsers are "free," so the cost of trying them isn't an issue, let us know what you settle on?
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 iMac 24-inch 2.16 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB DDR SDRAM, NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256MB SDRAM
250GB HDD
OSX "Lion" 10.7.1
 iBook G4 - 14"
OSX "Leopard" 10.5.8
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