pimp my safari

Posted by: garyW

pimp my safari - 03/26/05 09:40 PM

Pimp My Safari plugins and apps to enhance Safari<br><br>
Posted by: iRock

Re: pimp my safari - 03/26/05 10:04 PM

Has anyone used them? My biggest problem is picture loading. I think it is satellite related though and has been better lately.<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: pimp my safari - 03/27/05 04:39 AM

Gotta wonder how mamny RPM those'll add to the spinning beach balls. <br><br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: pimp my safari - 03/27/05 04:50 AM

They've gotta fix Safari in Tiger....it's performance on secure sites is beyond terrible. Firefox may be a bit garish in its appearance, but it runs rings around the spinning beachball king of apps. <br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: pimp my safari - 03/27/05 09:26 AM

I think Firefox has all but killed any chance Safari had of becoming a player in the browser market. <br><br>
Posted by: Topper

Re: pimp my safari - 03/27/05 11:04 AM

Probably, unless Apple does something really significant with Safari in "Tiger."<br>You've got the developer's version of "Tiger" don't you?<br><br>I believe more Mac people use Safari than Firefox. <br>I guess they don't want to experiment and find the truth.<br><br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: pimp my safari - 03/27/05 11:19 AM

Right Topper<br><br>Like what JD said Safari will never become a major player <-- Safari is Mac only for one thing and that alone will keep Safari out of the Lime Light. However on the Mac community side Safari is the dominate browser, only Power users would use something else but mom & pops and joe smoe average types nope.<br><br>
Posted by: iRock

Re: pimp my safari - 03/27/05 12:43 PM

My biggest beef with Firefox is because of the satellite latency/wireless issues. Sometimes I have to hit reload on a page. On Safari I can just hit the return key and it gets it the second or third time. In Firefox it always wipes out the url so it has to be pasted or typed back in everytime. When you have a day that it is giving you problems that gets old real fast. That is probably single most feature for not switching. That and no simple one click x to shut the tabs. <br><br>
Posted by: Topper

Re: pimp my safari - 03/27/05 03:11 PM

I know you use both so I knew you had good reasons for preferring Safari.<br>And your points are well taken.<br><br>
Posted by: iRock

Re: pimp my safari - 03/27/05 03:34 PM

The thing I find curious is that for a while Rick had to use Firefox to get on eBay and a few secure sites like that. I find him using it more and more even though he is kind of a technophobe and doesn't always welcome change. He never uses tabbed browsing or even the scroll wheel on the mouse. I should note as far as speed difference I cannot tell of one. They seem to be the same.<br><br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: pimp my safari - 03/27/05 03:41 PM

For general light use, there's not much difference. <br><br>But if you navigate to a lot of secure sites, Outlook Webmail or a lot of banking sites...Safari is like surfing the internet with concrete shoes on. <br><br>
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Re: pimp my safari - 03/27/05 03:50 PM

<br><br>But they're so fetching!<br><br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: pimp my safari - 03/27/05 03:56 PM

I've got mine in the closet...they came free with my copy of OS X 10.0 <br><br>
Posted by: iRock

Re: pimp my safari - 03/27/05 04:16 PM

Satellite is like that anyway on any browser. As I told Topper, satellite connection is not ideal for secure sites. They use something called web acceleration that is not available with some secure sites. It is that way on all platforms. A lot of people on the Broadband forum can't get on secure sites at all. So Firefox loses it's edge there. It is like cement shoes with any browser. There one or two that you have to use Firefox with but for the majority it is like a slug anyway.<br><br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: pimp my safari - 03/27/05 04:33 PM

With the satellite, does it upload and download over the dish?<br><br>
Posted by: LoveTheBomb

Re: pimp my safari - 03/27/05 06:17 PM

I'm doing web development and Safari has managed to freeze up my whole computer (okay, maybe I shouldn't display the whole database at once, 16000 records). Though, Safari is a bit faster with general use.<br><br>
Posted by: iRock

Re: pimp my safari - 03/27/05 07:11 PM

Satellite diagram<br><br>Keep in mind I agree that Safari does have some java handling issues that work fine in Firefox.<br><br>
Posted by: sean

Re: pimp my safari - 03/27/05 07:26 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> Like what JD said Safari will never become a major player<p><hr></blockquote><p>i recently surveyed 100 people on two mac sites and 1 other site that is mostly PC users. here's the results from the browser question. perhaps safari is not a major player, but it's certainly still king on the mac-side of things. <br><br><img src="http://homepage.mac.com/jayhawk/.Pictures/browser_results.jpg" width="438" height="264"/><br><br>--<br>Straw-man rhetorical techniques are the practice of refuting weaker arguments than one's opponents offer. 2 "set up a straw man" or "set up a straw-man argument" is 2 create a position easily refuted, then attribute that position to your opponent.
Posted by: Topper

Re: pimp my safari - 03/27/05 07:34 PM

How about the PC side?<br><br>
Posted by: sean

Re: pimp my safari - 03/27/05 07:40 PM

about 1/2 of the responses came from a forum that wasn't mac-related. so, most of those folks were PC users. i was surprised to see IE being used so little. some of the mac users obviously used firefox, but many of the PC users did as well. that's encouraging. <br><br>now, IE will always rule for those people who just aren't very into technology and most people participating in online forums are going to be a little beyond the average surfer.<br><br>--<br>Straw-man rhetorical techniques are the practice of refuting weaker arguments than one's opponents offer. 2 "set up a straw man" or "set up a straw-man argument" is 2 create a position easily refuted, then attribute that position to your opponent.