Browser wars. 10.2.3

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in macOS edited January 2014
I have made a few tests and IE5.2 is faster than Chimera under 10.2.3 what is going on?
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  • Reply 1 of 53
    newnew Posts: 3,244member
    Doesn't seem faster to me...
  • Reply 2 of 53
    addisonaddison Posts: 1,185member
    Well I have made some timings, but try this.



    Open up the same page in each browser and make sure they are the same size. Then time how long it takes to scroll from the top to the bottom.



    On my machine, which doesn't have quartz extreme, ie5.2 is twice as fast as chimera.
  • Reply 3 of 53
    othelloothello Posts: 1,053member
    what about page loading though?
  • Reply 4 of 53
    chychchych Posts: 860member
    Hm yeah, whats up with that, IE does seem to render a lot faster than it used to...
  • Reply 5 of 53
    Page loading is faster in IE. No more, load, disappear, load again. iBook 600 MHz.
  • Reply 6 of 53
    addisonaddison Posts: 1,185member
    Try page forward/back, that's really quick now.
  • Reply 7 of 53
    dfilerdfiler Posts: 3,420member
    [quote]Originally posted by Addison:

    <strong>Well I have made some timings, but try this.



    Open up the same page in each browser and make sure they are the same size. Then time how long it takes to scroll from the top to the bottom.



    On my machine, which doesn't have quartz extreme, ie5.2 is twice as fast as chimera.</strong><hr></blockquote>This is a meanlingless benchmark. Apps could scroll instantaneously if they were programmed to use a ridiculously large scroll increment. Its the frequency of screen updates during scrolling that is of significance.
  • Reply 8 of 53
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    When I download 10.2.3 I think I'll stick with Chimera.
  • Reply 9 of 53
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    I just tried out IE on my dad's iMac which I installed 10.2.3 on last night and IE is a little faster but it's still too slow. Like I said, I'll stick with Chimera.
  • Reply 10 of 53
    [quote]Originally posted by EmAn:

    <strong>I just tried out IE on my dad's iMac which I installed 10.2.3 on last night and IE is a little faster but it's still too slow. Like I said, I'll stick with Chimera.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Same here.
  • Reply 11 of 53
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    Hmm, been using IE 5.22 for the last half hour after installing 10.2.3 and it seems alot faster than before, about as fast as OmniWeb and almost as fast as Chimera.... decisions, decisions...
  • Reply 12 of 53
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by Outsider:

    <strong>Hmm, been using IE 5.22 for the last half hour after installing 10.2.3 and it seems alot faster than before, about as fast as OmniWeb and almost as fast as Chimera.... decisions, decisions...</strong><hr></blockquote>



    As fast as OmniWeb? That doesn't say much
  • Reply 13 of 53
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    [quote]Originally posted by EmAn:

    <strong>



    As fast as OmniWeb? That doesn't say much </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Well considering it was SLOWER than OW it does say something. Double-
  • Reply 14 of 53
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by Outsider:

    <strong>



    Well considering it was SLOWER than OW it does say something. Double- </strong><hr></blockquote>



    <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> I guess you've got a point there.



    A lot of times though OmniWeb was just as slow as IE for me, but that wasn't all the time.
  • Reply 15 of 53
    addisonaddison Posts: 1,185member
    I lover Chimera and have been using it for the last4-5 months, but.



    IE can render more sites correctly than any other browser. It is now faster at moving back and forward. It scrolls faster and seems to be just as fast on renerding as Chimera.



    On the otherhand, chimera looks better has pop-p blocking and best of all has tabbed browsing.



    So I too can't decide which way to go. I fiond the best user experiance is derived from the fastest browser, so I will probably go back to IE... unless Chimera can respond.
  • Reply 16 of 53
    At this point, I can't live without tabbed browsing, I love it. That, and IE bastardizes <a href="http://www.frodosnotebook.com"; target="_blank">my site</a> (not too badly (load it up in both browsers and you'll see what I mean), but still). Those two things are enough of a reason for me to stick with Chimera. Not to mention that IE has M$'s name attached to it, which is just one more nail in its coffin as far as I'm concerned.
  • Reply 17 of 53
    xionjaxionja Posts: 504member
    For me, Chimera is not too much slower, and tabbed browsing is something i can't live without now(didn't even know it existed as a concept till i was reading specs as I was downloading chimera). IE is just plain ugly too, can't stand the classic looking buttons.
  • Reply 18 of 53
    cyloncylon Posts: 126member
    I just recently tried Chimera and really love it. It still has some warts, but at least it know how to use the keychain. IE still doesn't seem to do that. Also IE after is opened for a minute always want to open up the help menu when I press a bookmard or toolbar site.
  • Reply 19 of 53
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    Okay, since it's come up a couple of time already... what the heck is so neat about tabbed browsing? Tried it, didn't see what was so great about it, but I know plenty of people think it's the neatest thing since sliced bread.



    How does it make your life easier when browsing, above and beyond multiple windows that you can flip through with Cmd-~? Looking for concrete reasons here, not "You just need to give it more of a chance" or "You're not using it right".
  • Reply 20 of 53
    [quote]Originally posted by Kickaha:

    <strong>How does it make your life easier when browsing, above and beyond multiple windows that you can flip through with Cmd-~</strong><hr></blockquote>I think tabbed browsing is a nice addition, but the UI for tabs (especailly in Chimera) still needs a LOT of improvement.



    Why is it better than multiple windows? First, you can immediately see the titles. You don't have to mouse up to the Window menu or cycle through windows one at a time to see what they are. Second, if you make the window full-screen, opening new tabs will neatly use the same amount of space whereas opening a new window will offset the location each time, posibly moving the window off-screen and requiring you to reaqjust its position. Third (and I'm really stretching for reasons here), is that you can minimize one window with, say, three tabs rather than have to minimize three separate windows to get them out of your way. That's a timesaver and a Dock realestate saver.



    I'm sure some wild tab zealots will have plenty more to add.
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