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Firefox has unfortunate problems.
Authored by: astrosmash on Mar 30, '07 02:52:20PM

As a long-time supporter of the Mozilla project (I've followed it since its inception in 1998) and long-time Mozilla and Firefox user on Windows, I am quite disappointed with the lack of quality of Firefox on the OS X platform, as well as the lack of some features present in Safari.

It's (very) slowly getting better, but there are still plenty of highly-visible and annoying bugs (e.g. incorrect file and creator types added to downloaded files, lack of high-resolution trackpad scrolling, new windows clipped off the bottom of the screen, Cmd+w *not* closing a window, poor bookmark and history management and searching (when compared with Safari), to name a few.) The worst part is that there are fixes for some the simple annoying problems, but they never make it into the released code for some lame reason. I actually compile my own version of Firefox with some of the fixes (enabling high-resolution scrolling and disabling creator type for downloads)

I use Firefox for a few select tasks that work better in Firefox than Safari, but 95% of my general browsing is done in Safari, which when combined with PithHelmet and Inquisitor plug-ins is the best browser available on any platform, IMO.



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Firefox has unfortunate problems.
Authored by: lawrence1950 on Mar 31, '07 12:46:47AM

This post sums up my feelings on the matter better than I could. I use Bon Echo for those 10% of the sites that have problems with Safari (mainly my online banking & PayPal accounts)...it's a FireFox build optimized for my G5 processor and I really like some of the extensions and tools available for it. But, in the end, Safari is prettier, faster and you can't beat the integration with Cocoa apps & AppleScript.
I was a big fan of Camino last year, but it hasn't been updated at all since then and has no RSS feed reader. I've tried standalone RSS readers, Vienna mostly, but none are a simple or intuitive as Safari's implementation. I had hopes initially for Opera and it does offer good speed and excellent importation of Bookmarks, but the interface is confusing and often frustrating. In the end, Safari remains the champ on my Macs.



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Firefox has unfortunate problems.
Authored by: Aman on Mar 31, '07 10:14:46AM
Camino has actually improved a lot in the past year. Not sure where you have been looking for it. www.caminobrowser.org

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Firefox has unfortunate problems.
Authored by: mahakali on Apr 06, '07 05:44:05AM

He probably uses the stable releases. I've been using Camino nightlies and love it! I used to have several Camino plugins installed but it has grown rapidly and I don't need any of those plugins anymore. The only helper app that I use is CaminoKnight, which updates Camino to the latest nightly automatically.



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