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It would choose Safari if...
Authored by: sEEKz on Mar 30, '07 01:41:30PM
it had similar features I use in FireFox:
  • DomInspector (I like the one in WebKit)
  • FireBug, there is no substitute :-)
  • Multiple search engines

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It would choose Safari if...
Authored by: wyntir on Mar 30, '07 01:51:50PM
There might be no replacement for FireBug (though the DOM inspector and Drosera [from the WebKit nightlies] are pretty durn good), but AcidSearch is a more than capable replacement for Firefox's multiple search engine feature.

It lets you define new search engines with their own keyboard shortcuts and address bar keywords, and (my favorite feature), also lets you make search groups (also with custom shortcuts).

I have one set up to search for album art which searches Amazon, WalMart, Google Images, and Yahoo Images in different tabs, with a single keystroke. It is very nice, and worth checking out (especially if you hate Firefox's looks/font rendering/speed as much as I do).

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It would choose Safari if...
Authored by: riffin-rich on Apr 01, '07 04:33:25AM

Regarding Firefox, there is NO substitute for the Foxmarks Bookmarks synchronizer either. The Firefox extension allows users to automatically synchronize bookmarks on multiple computers, as well as access favorite web pages on any computer, anytime. If only there was a way for Safari to take advantage of Foxmarks ... I'd use Safari a whole lot more. In fact, there are a number of Firefox extensions that I use daily:
- Adblock Plus (and the Filterset.G update)
- NoScript
- ForecastFox
- Download statusbar
- Video Downloader
- NukeAnything Enhanced
- StumbleUpon

If only Safari could take advantage of all FireFox extensions ...


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Speed up Firefox
Authored by: stevehops on Apr 02, '07 05:54:23AM
I too didn't use Firefox because of how slow it was, but these tweaks make it as fast as Safari, so now it's my browser of choice.

I would you Safari, but there are too many websites it just chokes on.

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Speed up Firefox
Authored by: frank nospam on May 21, '07 08:49:47AM
Yikes. Aside from the untrustworthy host site, the actual suggestions posted there are years out of date and inaccurate. For starters, maxrequests has a hard limit at 8. And setting initialpaint.delay to 0 can lead to LONGER total load times (although this issue is probably less common on a new C2D CPU).

Try linking to a better source for much better information.

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