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Right now my default browser is Firefox, but I'm thinking of switching it to Safari since it runs faster. My problem is I use certain extensions that I can't imagine living without, such as… ColorZilla, DownloadHelper, Linkification, Screengrab, User Agent Switcher, Web Developer, and Swag Bucks Toolbar.

I know Safari has the "developer mode" but I don't like it as much.

Do you know if it's possible to add any extensions to Safari, so I can have some of the above listed features (if you don't know what features those extensions give, you can check mozilla.com)

I think the most useful is Linkification, just double-click on text links, and they open as if they were hyperlinks!

asked Jun 20 '10 at 19:30

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edited Jun 20 '10 at 19:32

Yes, Chrome would be a better option for you. Rather than going with safari it is open source and it is going to have better extensions.

answered Jun 20 '10 at 20:34

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Tbh chrome is probably faster than safari! Try it I used to use fire fix and now use chrome it has extensions too and it lightning fast.

answered Jun 20 '10 at 19:37

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Does anyone know if Chrome can use Firefox extensions? Do they have a website where their extensions can be installed?

answered Jun 20 '10 at 20:36

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For the things you need, I think Google Chrome. They are both built on the webkit platform so they will render the page at the same speed

answered Jun 20 '10 at 20:40

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If you are using Windows, I would recommend not installing Safari. I tried out the latest version a couple weeks ago and it seemed to be the slowest browser that I had installed. I would also recommend against Chrome. Sure, it's fast but it also acts more like spyware than anything. I would go with Opera if you are trying to get away from Firefox.

answered Jun 20 '10 at 20:42

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No matter how much I have to grit my teeth while saying this, Google Chrome is a very good web browser. I recommend using Chromium instead of Chrome, because it's updated more frequently.



thing that I don't like about Chrome/Chromium is that it doesn't have h.264 support. Google is very STUPID for not doing this (in my mind), because, just like the image tag, it needs to support more than one format to be a successful browser. I don't see why google doesn't like h.264, but that's one mistake on their part.

Does anyone else agree that Google should add h.264 support?

They both run at about the same speed, and, now, they both support extensions.

answered Jun 20 '10 at 23:51

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edited Jun 20 '10 at 23:53

Google supports H.264, and ogg video, but ogg is out of sync. I blogged about it here

(Jun 21 '10 at 00:11) refrwfrwgrfd refrwfrwgrfd's gravatar image

You can add H.264 support for Chromium easily by installing a separate nonfree package.

(Jun 21 '10 at 00:47) eddieringle eddieringle's gravatar image

I use Chrome 6.0.437.3 dev Works like a charm and is super speedy

answered Jun 21 '10 at 00:05

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