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View Poll Results: Which web browser do you mainly use?
Safari 316 44.13%
Firefox 197 27.51%
Chrome 184 25.70%
Opera 13 1.82%
Camino 5 0.70%
Other 1 0.14%
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Which web browser do you use?


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Chrome - no question. Used on MAC and the dreadful PC when I have too. Chrome is by far and away the quicker with far less hassle.

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I started with Safari because, hey, it came with my first Mac. I reasoned that anything would be better than Internet Explorer, which I had used as a PC user. However, I couldn't upload photos to various web sites and there were other little issues. In other words, it didn't "just work".

Enter Camino, because I didn't realize at the time that I could use Firefox on a Mac, and this solved my problems with Safari. However, it had less bells and whistles, i.e. features and customization, than Firefox. In fact, Camino to me is too 'plain Jane'.

Once I realized that Firefox could run on a Mac, it was a no-brainer. I find it to be on par with Safari in terms of features and customization, but without the issues. However, I haven't tried to do these same things with my new MBP running Snow Leopard; the issues I had with Safari were on my Mini running Tiger.

However, I like Firefox so much that I have no desire to give Safari another shot. It's the only Apple product I don't care much for, and it hasn't won me back.

I tried Chrome for part of a day a while back on a PC, but I didn't find any speed advantage over Firefox on a PC. Not sure how this would be on a Mac, but again I like Firefox too much to care about trying Chrome.
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Recently started using Firefox.

QUESTION:

How do I make Firefox load when clicking on a link in my email? Need to change the default from Safari.

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Open up Safari and in its preference click on the general tab. At the top there is an area for default browser. Choose Firefox.
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Safari 5 with several extensions.

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Recently started using Firefox.

QUESTION:

How do I make Firefox load when clicking on a link in my email? Need to change the default from Safari.

Thank you.
In Safari, go to Safari > Preferences > General > Default Web Browser. This will make your choice the default web browser on your Mac.

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Chrome is the best!

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I use chrome because, well i don't know.

To be honest Safari 5 is good but I have used google for searches and now their browser... I think i'm being brainwashed
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On Macintosh, I use Safari. On Windows, I use Chrome.
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I just recently switched and I'm pretty pleased with Safari 4 (I plan to update to 5 when I have a chance). I use Chrome in Linux and Windows but I have yet to find a reason to use it in OS X so far.
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I use FF because with all my new learning, it's the browser I am comfortable with.

I try Safari once in a while, but it seems slow for web surfing and I get that beach ball when just trying to go to another page in a forum, etc.

I have a question related to the dreaded IE. I have several sites (banking, medical, etc.) that are only compatible with IE. What do I do? Use a different computer??, because it doesn't look like I can do this here, right?

Thanks in advance for your input....
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If the website just checks for the browser string and denies you on that you can let Firefox fake IE.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59/

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If the website just checks for the browser string and denies you on that you can let Firefox fake IE.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59/
Is the only way to know if that's the case to install and try this?
If so, what would I pick for the choice to fake IE?

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Hot Java! on my Ultra 60... Kidding!!! On my iMac I use Safari and on my PC I use Firefox.
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Love Camino. Main Browser on 2 of my 3 computers. Never bothered to put it on my iBook though. On there I use FireFox.
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