3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 31, 2012 5:28 AM by dominic23
Vahdyx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have this dilema where I can't seem to find the best browser for my tastes. There's always something that breaks it for me.

 

Chrome; Turns on my fans all the time and drains my battery quicker especially when viewing YouTube videos. The Retina support goes out the window when logged into my college. I don't like the downloading process.

 

Firefox; Works pretty good, but doesn't have retina support at all. So I downloaded Aurora and Nightlies, but ended up with browser issues on certain sites. Nightlies and Aurora had great Retina support for my college sites. The downside I have (which is a bigger one for me) is the animations or lack there of. I really love the Safari animations for downloading and back and forward, Firefox just doesn't have any of these. Scrolling is also not as good on Firefox. Like Chrome, the downloading isn't as cool as I want. I do like the speed and overall experience, but I would rather use Safari.

 

Safari; To me it's the best browser. I like it the most, I love the top sites, the animations when browsing and I really love the downloading. I like the animation of it dropping something in my downloads folder (as petty as that is it's a big plus for me). What's keeping me from enjoying this browser is college. I need to disable the popup blocker and accept all cookies in order to visit my college, then re enable these settings after. A pain, but not horrible. Just ***** and that's it really. If I can figure out how to get safari to accept popups from certain sites automatically then I'd be set.

 

Opera: I didn't like it at all. Nothing good to say in my book.

 

So basically, I like Firefox and Safari the best, but they are pros and cons on each. Can someone help me figure out how to make it better for me?

 

Safari, I just wanna know is it safe to browse the web with cookies enabled all the time. Firefox, Chrome and Opera have them enabled by default and when I was on PC I had them on all the time and just used adaware to get rid of them here and there. How about pop ups is there anyway to keep it from blocking all sites. Namely just my college.

 

Basically how do I handle this situation with Safari is what I'm really getting at until firefox gets retina support then it's how do I get animations on firefox lol.


MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
  • 1. Re: Browser Dilema for Macbook Pro-R
    dominic23 Level 7 Level 7 (20,950 points)

    "Safari; To me it's the best browser. I like it the most, I love the top sites, the animations when browsing and I really love the downloading."

     

    I agree.

     

     

    Safari block pop ups

     

    Block pop ups from Safari menu is no more available.

    Now you have to enable it in the security  preference pane. That is a drag.

    Pop up blocker never worked 100%, all the time.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11946

     

    Blocking pop-up windows stops only those windows that appear when you open or close a page. It does not block pop-up windows that open when you click a link on the page.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11912

    Manage cookies

    Unfortunately we can not have a "white list" for cookies.

    Best.

  • 2. Re: Browser Dilema for Macbook Pro-R
    Vahdyx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah, so I think what I'm getting from your post is there's nothing I can do except unblock pop ups for school then re-enable it after I'm dong. Which does suck!

     

    The message "Blocking pop-up windows stops only those windows that appear when you open or close a page. it doesn't block pop-up windows that open when you click a link on the page" doesn't hold true when it comes to school or some other sites.

     

    It *****.

     

    I wish there was an extension that'll fix this.

  • 3. Re: Browser Dilema for Macbook Pro-R
    dominic23 Level 7 Level 7 (20,950 points)

    All  browsers come with built in advantages and disadvantages.

     

    As users we have choices.

     

    If a particular browser meets the requirements of a particular site, use that browser.

     

    I am not aware of any extension that will fix the mentioned problem.

     

    Best.