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Andy8
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Sep 10, 2004, 08:08 PM
 
Originally posted by CaptainHaddock:
Okay, so this is neither here nor there, but since I switched to Mac, it's such a pleasure being on bulletin boards where people spell correctly and even capitalize at the beginning of sentences! It's like the average IQ of everyone around me just went up by 20%.

Anyway, since my spelling is already pretty good, I think I'll check out the new Camino build. Feature-wise, Omniweb is the best browser I've ever seen, but it's not as snappy as it should be on my G4.
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Sep 10, 2004, 08:25 PM
 
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Guide to Camino-modding goodness v1:
http://carbon.ambitiouslemon.com/macnn/CaminoMods.zip
... just read the Read Me file and you should be good to go

Later
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Sep 10, 2004, 09:59 PM
 
Originally posted by Andy8:
I find there are more Mac users in my local Mensa group than PC users
As I have found in my Al-anon as well
     
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Sep 10, 2004, 11:29 PM
 
Originally posted by CarbonG4:
Guide to Camino-modding goodness v1:
http://carbon.ambitiouslemon.com/macnn/CaminoMods.zip
... just read the Read Me file and you should be good to go

Later
//Carbon
Thanks alot!
     
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Sep 11, 2004, 05:59 AM
 
Safari has one very useful aspect: being able to synchronise bookmarks over iSync. I use four different Macs in different locations home/office/office/powerbook. I'd try another brower if there was an easy way to synchronise bookemarks......
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Sep 11, 2004, 06:25 AM
 
Cheers Carbon, ya the man!
     
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Sep 11, 2004, 07:37 AM
 
While sticking primarily with Safari I occasionally check out what's happening with Mozilla, Firefox, etc. Just downloaded the latest Camino nightly and I like it a lot! It is fast, feels a bit faster than Safari. Only glitch I see is that as I type this post in the text field the cursor blinks at an fast, random rate...very distracting. Anyone else getting this?
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Sep 11, 2004, 08:35 AM
 
Originally posted by CarbonG4:
Guide to Camino-modding goodness v1
Many thanks.
     
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Sep 11, 2004, 08:37 AM
 
Originally posted by techtrucker:
While sticking primarily with Safari I occasionally check out what's happening with Mozilla, Firefox, etc. Just downloaded the latest Camino nightly and I like it a lot! It is fast, feels a bit faster than Safari. Only glitch I see is that as I type this post in the text field the cursor blinks at an fast, random rate...very distracting. Anyone else getting this?
Same here (i.e. check out and cursor blinks)
     
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Sep 11, 2004, 08:45 AM
 
Originally posted by techtrucker:
While sticking primarily with Safari I occasionally check out what's happening with Mozilla, Firefox, etc. Just downloaded the latest Camino nightly and I like it a lot! It is fast, feels a bit faster than Safari. Only glitch I see is that as I type this post in the text field the cursor blinks at an fast, random rate...very distracting. Anyone else getting this?
Yeah. While typing this reply for example.
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Sep 11, 2004, 08:48 AM
 
I have just downloaded camino and am giving it a whirl - so far looks nice quick, and just about as fluid and user friendly as safari. Replaced firefox as the alternative browser already!
     
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Sep 11, 2004, 02:08 PM
 
it does pages okay...it, along with firefox, still doesn't do the password box rendering correctly when accessing my .Mac homepage...there are black vertical lines in the metallic box.

my three biggest complaints so far:
1. you can't roll your mouse over the bookmarks bar folders and choose what's inside...you have to go over to the next folder, click again, etc.
2. scrolling is terrible...big lag, and then it quickly scrolls...using Sidetrack is cumbersome. Safari scrolls well, as does Omniweb...Firefox scrolls poorly, too. unacceptable.
3. no auto filling of URLs in the address bar.

maybe i'll wait until the 1.0 release...still feels very much like a beta.
     
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Sep 12, 2004, 05:41 PM
 
Greetings:

I'd been using maverick iCab for years, but within the last month I ruefully put away my old now sluggish and CSS quirky+ standard for Camino. Granted, it hasn't yet the bells and whistles of iCab and others, but hey; iCab's been in "beta" for almost five years! (or feels like!) and there's an actual team working on Camino and they seem very responsible to suggestions and comments and are far more Mac loyal than most other browser companies. So this is the horse I'm putting my money on to ride.

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Sep 13, 2004, 10:42 AM
 
Scrolling seems fine to me even compared to safari. strange.
     
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Nov 8, 2004, 04:36 AM
 
I like it, it has replaced Safari as my defult browser. I do miss the spell check and hope that feature is added in a future release.
     
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Nov 8, 2004, 06:44 AM
 
Originally posted by kugino:

my three biggest complaints so far:
1. you can't roll your mouse over the bookmarks bar folders and choose what's inside...you have to go over to the next folder, click again, etc.
2. scrolling is terrible...big lag, and then it quickly scrolls...using Sidetrack is cumbersome. Safari scrolls well, as does Omniweb...Firefox scrolls poorly, too. unacceptable.
3. no auto filling of URLs in the address bar.
Not sure what you mean with number 1. Scrolling is a lot better for me in Camino, strange. And Camino most definetely does have auto filling of URLs, although I think what you mean is that you have to press the down arrow first. I prefer this method now, it means you can more easily choose which page to go to, Safari was always too keen with its autofill for me.
     
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Nov 8, 2004, 07:03 AM
 
I still use iCab for my regular surfing, I like controlling every aspect of a page.
     
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Nov 8, 2004, 11:21 AM
 
Originally posted by F_Elz:
I still use iCab for my regular surfing, I like controlling every aspect of a page.
What can you do in iCab that you can't do in other browsers via a custom stylesheet?
     
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Nov 8, 2004, 12:46 PM
 
somewhat related:
Safari won't let me block flash-ads through custom stylesheets.. This pisses me off.

     
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Nov 8, 2004, 02:03 PM
 
Originally posted by nooon:
somewhat related:
Safari won't let me block flash-ads through custom stylesheets.. This pisses me off.
check out pith helmet. Best $10 I've spent in a while.
     
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Nov 8, 2004, 02:08 PM
 
Originally posted by DeathMan:
check out pith helmet. Best $10 I've donated in a while.
Fixed.
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Nov 8, 2004, 03:28 PM
 
Pith Helmet used to give me quite a performance hit in Safari - and screw up an occasional site.

Has it been significantly upgraded in last year?
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Nov 8, 2004, 03:52 PM
 
iCab is useless. It has so many rendering problems... fine for an OS 9 or even System 7 browser, but using it in OS X is ridiculous given how many other, better browsers there are. I like the customization too, but still... it's rare that I encounter a page that iCab renders properly, vs. the other way around for most other browsers.

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Nov 8, 2004, 04:07 PM
 
Originally posted by Luca Rescigno:
iCab is useless. It has so many rendering problems... fine for an OS 9 or even System 7 browser, but using it in OS X is ridiculous given how many other, better browsers there are. I like the customization too, but still... it's rare that I encounter a page that iCab renders properly, vs. the other way around for most other browsers.
Yeah iCab use to be great back in the day of OS9, but I really don't see any compelling reason to use it now. It does have some nice features, like the kiosk mode, but it has nothing that would make me want to use it over the other browsers.
     
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Nov 9, 2004, 12:47 PM
 
Originally posted by Love Calm Quiet:
Pith Helmet used to give me quite a performance hit in Safari - and screw up an occasional site.

Has it been significantly upgraded in last year?
Pithhelmet makes Safari noticeable slower, even the latest versions.

     
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Nov 9, 2004, 01:58 PM
 
Originally posted by monkeybrain:
Safari was always too keen with its autofill for me.
Yeah like if you are trying to go to the main URL of a site, and it is now out of the history but some other pages are still in, you have quickly press enter within about a 1/2 second of finishing typing the URL or else if you hit enter just a tad too late, it will take you to the autofill URL
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