I am on a mac, and reluctantly use Firefox right now for some of my work. Firefox on the mac has become so slow and boggy, it is painful to work on. However, I download a lot of jpegs from webpages, and in Firefox, you can have the file automatically open with one click in Photoshop (or any other software), without having to download, go to the finder, and so forth.
Is that feature available in either Chrome or Safari? I have done some googling, but can't seem to find anything.
posted by nanook
on Mar 10, 2014 -
I've been using Chrome on my Mac and Safari on my iPad Air. Trying to get them both to sync with each other is a challenge. I used a Safari on Mac for a short while recently to keep the two perfectly in sync but I've since switched back to a Chrome on my Mac as it is just a quicker and nicer to use browser. On my iPad Air I've installed Chrome but nothing beats Safari on the iPad as it's smoother and uses a faster rendering engine. Chrome on iOS is a bit sluggish and doesn't feel comfortable to use.
Is there a way that I can sync my Chrome bookmarks and settings on my Mac with Safari on my iPad?
posted by antgly
on Dec 22, 2013 -
I'm all ready to upgrade to Mavericks (OSX 10.9) except for one thing.
On Snow Leopard (10.6.8), I am able to open Safari's "Activity window" and see most video files as they're loading there (however, not certain sites like Hulu). From that window, it's an easy Option-Click to download said video file. Safari 7.0 doesn't have this ability. Is there a Safari 7.0 add-on or something that will bring this ability back to Safari? [more inside]
posted by blueberry
on Nov 1, 2013 -
In Safari 6, I have a folder of bookmarks on the Bookmarks Bar that I visit each day by right-clicking and choosing "Open in Tabs". I'd like one of those bookmarks to open to a specific vertical scroll position on the page in question. Is that do-able? [more inside]
posted by boombot
on Nov 29, 2012 -
[MAC Filter] Why is my Safari doing this weird "roll up" thing that I don't know exactly what to call and how to I make it stop? (Pics Inside) [more inside]
posted by trixare4kids
on Mar 20, 2012 -
Why, when brought out of sleep, are our Macs unusably slow when Safari was left running before they went into sleep mode? [more inside]
posted by pandemic
on May 12, 2011 -
Mac OSX 10.5.8 form PDF printing: Can anyone tell me why it might be that sites which generate a unique PDF for download will malfunction with Firefox but not with Safari or Chrome? A typical example is Purolator.ca
posted by HLD
on Apr 7, 2011 -
Safari Password Recovery - I want to recover login information from a site I used on Safari on OS X 10.4. [more inside]
posted by Samizdata
on Jan 16, 2011 -
My Mac won't allow me to access iTunes Store anymore...What's going on? [more inside]
posted by mnb64
on Jun 9, 2010 -
My Mac used to be able to get RSS feeds of my Ebay searches with Safari but lately all I get is a list links with photos that never seems to update. Googling doesn't turn up any body having the same issue, so what am I doing wrong? Craigslist and Kijiji search feeds still work fine. [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat
on Mar 5, 2010 -
The latest versions of Firefox and
Safari that can run on my Mac Intel G4 tower (OS X 10.4.11) keep crashing when I open more than one video in separate tabs or windows on YouTube or Hulu. The problem isn't consistent, but it does seem to happen when I have at least 7 or 8 tabs open at once. Can anyone help me solve this? [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Jan 22, 2010 -
Why can't I get mail.app to stop launching and to get my mailto links to load in safari under my gmail account instead? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 9, 2010 -
Is there a plugin for location bar keyword searches in 64-bit Safari on Snow Leopard? I love Keywurl
, but support has been "coming soon" for months.
posted by danb
on Jan 8, 2010 -
When I click download links (to .zip, .dmg, etc...) in Safari on my Mac running Snow Leopard, it does nothing. Or more specifically, it says "Loading" in the URL bar for a second as if it were about to load a webpage, and then does nothing. I have to right click and select "Download Linked File." How can I fix this behavior? [more inside]
posted by raygan
on Jan 3, 2010 -
My facebook, delicious and flickr aren't working, but all other sites are fine. What's wrong and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by carofowler
on Feb 2, 2009 -
Why can't I listen to conference calls on Yahoo Finance? (using Mac Safari/Firefox)
posted by b_thinky
on Oct 31, 2008 -
I need to automatically refresh a web page and be alerted via email (or run an applescript) when it changes. [more inside]
posted by tamagosan
on Oct 4, 2008 -
Flash Player 9 doesn't work in Safari, but does work on Firefox on an Intel Mac. Help! [more inside]
posted by Kwine
on Jul 31, 2008 -
Yippee - Firefox 3.0 has landed. Will this solve the most glaring problem with Firefox 2.x - unlike native Mac app Safari, Firefox can't load pdf's inline. [more inside]
posted by ericbop
on Jun 17, 2008 -
I love Firefox. I love using the Fox. I love the warm and fuzzy feeling I get from using opensource software.
But, I am drawn to Safari, and for only one feature. I love the way Safari handles PDFs. I like how it opens them in the blink of an eye, letting me view the PDF and then save it with the click of a button (overlay? whatever).
What I'm wondering is, is there any way to get the same behaviour in Firefox. I'm relatively new to Macs (soon to be 1 year), so I'm not too familiar with all the ins and outs, but I assume it is somehow connected to Preview.app.
There was an earlier attempt
at doing something similar on ask.MeFi, but that didn't really lead anywhere. Google searching doesn't help either.
In case you are wondering, I like this because I deal with a lot of PDF files (journal articles, woo). I'd consider switching to Safari as a main browser if it wasn't for the little differences (FF3's address bar, Command+1/2/3/4/etc, copious amount of extensions).
posted by doctor.dan
on Mar 15, 2008 -
What should I put in a custom browser stylesheet to override and Aquify all web form element styles (buttons, text fields, etc.) in Safari 3.0.4? I'd like to undo custom properties like colors, fonts, and borders, and make all form elements display natively, using Aqua, like Safari used to do in previous versions. I'm essentially looking for the opposite answer to this question
, using a custom userContent.css-esque stylesheet. (Thanks for your help.)
posted by tepidmonkey
on Jan 28, 2008 -
I need a better browser for my Mac.
I use a MacBook Pro 17". For the past year, I've been using Safari as my default browser. I like it swell except that it crashes all the frickin' time. I've installed SAFT, which allows me to restore my browsing sessions, but still -- it's a pain. Last weekend, I moved over to Firefox in the hopes that things would be improved. That's not going to work. What's with the delays for nearly every action? Ugh.
(No extensions installed.) I don't yet have Leopard, but am willing to upgrade if Safari 3 offers a marked improvement in performance. What can I do to improve my web browsing experience?
(Session restore is a must
. Undo closed tabs is nice.) [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on Nov 1, 2007 -
I recently switched from Firefox to Safari 3, and now I'm looking for an easy way to post to Blogger. [more inside]
posted by daviss
on Aug 13, 2007 -
My old G4 iMac is suddenly doing two things differently, and I don't know why or how to get it back the way it used to work.
posted by jeri
on Jul 19, 2007 -
Is it possible to programmatically strip some (but not all) of the formatting from text that's been copied from safari? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer
on May 2, 2007 -
My Mac won't let anything but Safari connect to the internet. Help. Might pull out hair. [more inside]
posted by deinemutti
on Apr 30, 2007 -
posted by evariste
on Sep 23, 2006 -
I typically use Safari, and have my preferences set to store all of my passwords and user names in my Keychain.app. However when it starts acting up and giving me the spinning beach ball, I use Camino (v. 1.0.3.) When I try to log in to a website, it asks me for my user name and password - do I really have to fill in ALL those passwords and user names all over again? In other words, is there any way I can get Camino to access the passwords I saved using Safari? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink
on Sep 19, 2006 -
Safari is not retaining any history older than a day. This is a problem because it 'forgets' long URLs to auto-complete. How do I make it remember again? [more inside]
posted by fleacircus
on May 20, 2006 -
I'm trying to find a (stable) OSX web browser that...
A) allows you to select text and right-click to search for that text in Google,
B) displays bookmarks in the bookmarks toolbar as favicons (not just plain text buttons). [more inside]
posted by bruceyeah
on Apr 27, 2006 -
My computer is driving me insane. Please help. My 1.8gz Macintosh g5 has developed several annoying quirks, the cumulative effect of which is to make browsing the internet an exercise in frustration.
Sometimes I want to pull my hair out. Here are the three things that I believe, individually and/or in combination, are causing the slow-downs. I have no idea how to fix any of them: [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on Mar 22, 2006 -
What keystroke do I use to open the selected bookmark in Safari's Bookmarks screen? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Feb 17, 2006 -
How can I configure Firefox so that I can use Cmd-1 through Cmd-9 for bookmarks on my personal toolbar, identical to the behavior Safari uses? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Dec 6, 2005 -
I am having an annoying problem with Safari. Say I scroll down a webpage and click on a link that takes me to a new page, when I hit the back button, the original page loads from the top and can take up to 5-6 seconds to jump back down to the original place. Do I have a preference set wrong?
posted by vronsky
on Sep 16, 2005 -
I18n and HTML: How do display images that have kanji filenames, in both IE (PC) and Safari (Mac). [more inside]
posted by fleacircus
on Aug 24, 2005 -