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Firefox vs. Safari
Authored by: filburt on Feb 09, '06 09:42:37AM

I voted for Safari, but the battle of Mac browser is between Firefox and Safari. Firefox has generally superior renderer that is compatible with greater number of websites than Safari. And there are fine grain cookie management and Extensions, such as Adblock (Plus) and CustomizeGoogle. Points for Safari are Mac OS X look and feel, Mac OS X integration (e.g., spell checker, keychain), superior RSS viewer, and smoother performing render. Later is particularly noticeable when opening multiple pages simultaneously (either via new window or tab), as well as opening a website with embedded multimedia contents (e.g., Flash, QuickTime).



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Firefox vs. Safari
Authored by: joh on Feb 09, '06 11:35:04AM

Safari is just better integrated, but Firefox has extensions which you can't ignore again once you've enjoyed them. I'm using the SmoothWheel extension (which gives an adjustable smooth scrolling when using the mouse wheel) and when I try to use Safari just the stumbling scrolling turns me off. Makes it really hard to read long web pages. There are lots of other great extensions (AdBock, Web Developer, Sage, SessionSaver, DownThemAll, ScrapBook), but this is the first one I miss when using Safari and I miss it enough to not use Safari any more.



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Firefox vs. Safari
Authored by: salazr on Feb 09, '06 01:57:32PM

well, sure Firefox on the extensions can't be beat, but i've found Safari to be more stable overall.

When Firefox supports css text shadow i'll consider switching.



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text shadow
Authored by: mbaudis on Feb 09, '06 03:54:03PM

AFAIK, text shadow (which i use on www.progenetix.net) has not been included into W3C standards :-(

so nobody will make use of it in the future...



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