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Authored by: RandomMarius on Apr 23, '08 10:55:16AM
I made a table recently, and the outcome is that Opera was very nice, but had no keychain integration and REFUSED to send any RSS feed to my default registered application. Then Camino has at least SOME keychain integration... it stores password but not certificates... I mean, WTF!? I also got annoyed with Camino constantly wanteing to update my site password even though I was not changing my password on the page I was on. Nothing works as well as Opera for mouse gestures, Firefox has plugins to (almost) remedy all inadequacies at the cost of performance. Safari is lean for exactly that reason as well and integrates nicely with KeyChain (wouldn't you know it!?) In the end of using Flock, Firefox 2, Firefox 3, Safari, Camino I have to rate them: With Firefox 2 (and 3)(although it still glaringly lacks Keychain support) is still the best choice for me. I'll switch to Firefox 3 once they sort out the tab saving problem.

			Safari		Camino		Firefox		Opera
Features				

mouse gestures		No		No   		With Plugin	Yes
script blocking		With Plugin	No		With Plugin	Yes
wildcard popup allow	Yes		No		No		No
uses keychain		Yes		Yes (with bugs)	No		No
Site Compatibility	Medium		Perfect		Perfect		Medium
Speed			Fast		Fast		Slow		Fast
Footprint		Medium		Medium		Large		Small
Saves TABS		No		Medium		Medium/Perfect	Perfect
Displays many TABS	Poor		Poor		Medium/Perfect	Perfect
D/L manager		No		No		Plugin		Yes
Force single window	No		Yes		With Plugin	Yes
RSS to Mail.app		Yes		Yes		Yes		No
Flashblock		No		Yes		With Plugin	No
Google Bookmarks	No		No		Yes		No
Middle-click Tab close	No		No		Yes		Yes
Acid3			75		53		53		62


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Browsers rated for me.
Authored by: gdhnz on Apr 23, '08 01:30:19PM

You list script blocking in safari that can be done with a plugin. What about the other features you said No to that can also be done with a plugin?

Force single window
Saves Tabs
Flashblock

You've even got 3rd party utils to add Google Bookmarks and D/L managers. Doing a basic search returns a bookmark applet you can use to add the current site to google bookmarks.

Middle-click to close a tab seems redundant when you have a close icon on each tab or you can use ctrl-w.



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