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post #11 of 21
No wonder why iTunes told me they had an update for me, I download it and install it, and a Safari icon appears on my desktop ... very annoying, kinda like when Quicktime installs itself everywhere (including your tray) without your consent...
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This is interesting. Safari is actually a really good browser. A couple days ago I started using Safari, just to see. It's very fast at initially loading, and it's quite fast at loading up pages.

I even found out that its ad-blocker (SafariBlock) is now compatible with FF's ad-block filter subscriptions. This single thing is the only thing keeping me on FF.

However, Safari does lack some features that FF has. I used Safari for 2 days straight (stopped using it last night). It's not that it was bad that I went back to FF. It just lacked a few minor things that I figured I'd just wait a couple seconds more for FF to load to get them back.

Oh, also: Safari is an aggressive cacher. If you leave it open and use it continuously for 4-5 hours, it'll use ~260MB of RAM

Yeah, look at that:


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Originally Posted by xlink View Post
in firefox middle click on any blank area... suddenly you can scroll
in IE middle click.... same thing
in opera... same thing

in safari middle click anywhere... FAILURE.

that in and of itself is reason enough for me NOT to use safari
the second is that I don't like the UI.

I scroll like that so much it's not even funny and being deprived of that a deal breaker.
I know exactly what you mean. These little things that seem so small, yet the heavily affect one's browsing experience. To add to that, you can't close tabs with a middle-click in Safari.

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Originally Posted by Rev1 View Post
No wonder why iTunes told me they had an update for me, I download it and install it, and a Safari icon appears on my desktop ... very annoying, kinda like when Quicktime installs itself everywhere (including your tray) without your consent...
Well, it's not just Apple that does this, you know that. Anyway, the QT tray can easily be disabled.

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Overall, Safari is a great second browser to FF for me.
post #13 of 21
Seems like its a good browser! I hope it works with XP...
 
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post #14 of 21
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Seems like its a good browser! I hope it works with XP...
It does. FF is still better, though. I don't see the need for 3-4 different browsers on the same computer.
post #15 of 21
Firefox 3 does even better in Acid 3 than Safari. It's also faster and uses less memory.

They really should test beta versions because FF3 will be out soon enough and then Safari will be pwnd again anyways.

I'm very happy with FF3b4.
    
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i like how in safari you can select a typed link, right click and go to it. i wish we had that in firefox!
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Firefox 3 does even better in Acid 3 than Safari. It's also faster and uses less memory.

They really should test beta versions because FF3 will be out soon enough and then Safari will be pwnd again anyways.

I'm very happy with FF3b4.
So FF beats Safari, so we take a dump on Safari because...?

It's still a great browser. They just need to tweak like 2 more things. Funny thing, if they fix those two things, it practically becomes Firefox

Anyhow, I don't see a need for 2, 3, 4 or 5 browsers on a single computer. I used to do that cuz I thought it would be cool. But now I have just FF and Safari, the latter of which gets used when I go to random webpages (to keep my history in FF full of only school/research stuff).
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Don't want any Apple rubbish on my computer. Thats why I never bought a iPod.
And I'n comes paul to flame Apple with no proof at all
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And I'n comes paul to flame Apple with no proof at all
Did you expect any less?
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Good point...
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