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Re: What is your favorite web browser?

Post by Zarel » 16 Jun 2011, 02:59

macuser wrote:I run the absolute bleeding edge of all browsers on one of my machines and NO the back-face culling bug is not fixed (I have a webpage I wrote that makes use of it)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X0_LGW54-A This page seen in the video still does this on chrome but not webkit nightly.
The page seen in the video is this page:
http://www.webkit.org/blog-files/3d-tra ... cubes.html

Which, by the way, neither you nor that YouTube page links to.

It works fine in Chrome 13.0.782.13 dev, which is what I'm using. Here's a screenshot as proof: http://d.pr/pJZB

My guess is that you're either using an old version of Chrome, or you forgot to uncheck "Backfaces visible"
macuser wrote:About chrome and safari using different versions of webkit: http://trac.webkit.org/wiki/WebKit2

This page talks about:

webkit1 - no sandboxing
webkit2 - native sandboxing
Chrome webkit - they modified it to use a custom sanboxing model
Yeah, that's talking about a different API layer to WebKit. The rendering engine part is still the same.

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Re: What is your favorite web browser?

Post by macuser » 16 Jun 2011, 04:41

I'm using chromium version 14 and I did uncheck the box. (SRY bout no link)

Yes it is talking about a different API layer but that is not the only thing they changed in their custom version of webkit. But my main point is they DO use a modified version of webkit.
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Re: What is your favorite web browser?

Post by Zarel » 16 Jun 2011, 07:02

Oh, well. You can't really mention temporary bugs as flaws in standards compliance.

Right now, I'm annoyed because the latest stable of Safari (Safari 5) still doesn't support FileReader for drag-and-drop file uploads. For comparison, Firefox supported it as of 3.6 (latest stable: Firefox 4) and Chrome supported it as of 7 (latest stable: Chrome 11).

Honestly, I consider drag-and-drop file uploads the most important feature for a browser to have, I'm going to rank browsers solely XHR 2 + FileReader support date:

- Chrome: first, by Chrome 7
- Firefox: second, by Firefox 4
- Safari: third, by unreleased Safari 6
- Opera: possibly by Opera 11.5 or 12?
- IE: possibly by IE 10?

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Re: What is your favorite web browser?

Post by macuser » 16 Jun 2011, 15:08

I realize, but there are a few others (that probably will be fixed some time or another) it's just kinda annoying.

About Chrome. I think it's a fine web browser I just wish that the UI looked more native like the screenshot it posted. I don't like the style of the tabs and the toolbar buttons etc.

BTW have you seen the browser "Stainless" ? http://www.stainlessapp.com/
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Re: What is your favorite web browser?

Post by NoQ » 23 Jun 2011, 09:40

Holy crap, firefox 5 is fast ... i think i'm finally going to learn vimperator, for now the firefox's javascript is fast enough to highlight links quiclky enough on my netbook (:

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Re: What is your favorite web browser?

Post by Powzone » 01 Jul 2011, 16:25

This is my "version" of Firefox 5.0... :D
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I have some useful plugins installed and as it is on a 1024x600 netbook, I use the "Classic Compact" theme to have more site on the screen. I know I can even lift the tabs to the top, but double-click-new-tab-magic takes the window from maximized. ;)
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Re: What is your favorite web browser?

Post by milo christiansen » 01 Jul 2011, 18:08

I use the portable version of Iron. It works well off a flash drive starting in seconds and staying responsive unlike Firefox (which I actually like more). Portable Firefox was just too slow to use taking 1-3 minutes!! to start and locking up all the time :(
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Re: What is your favorite web browser?

Post by NoQ » 02 Jul 2011, 08:56

taking 1-3 minutes!! to start
what is the platform/os? just curious (:

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Re: What is your favorite web browser?

Post by milo christiansen » 06 Jul 2011, 17:57

Windows xp/vista/7 a fairly broad assortment of computers really. I would have chalked it up to crappy library computers if it hadn't done the same thing on my (normally abnormally speedy) computer.

Normally abnormally speedy because it does all kinds of tasks ranging from simple to complex faster than any computer I have ever used including a brand new quad core I tried out a little while ago O_o and I used second/third tier parts when I built it about... 3-4 years ago?

Really the constant lockups where a lot worse, It was almost unusable. It was a little better when I wrote a script to copy it off onto the host computers HD, but then I had to wait for it to copy off and for my profile to backup when I shutdown, at least it mostly fixed the lockups.
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Re: What is your favorite web browser?

Post by NoQ » 06 Jul 2011, 18:57

milo christiansen wrote:Windows xp/vista/7
Yeah that makes sense. Firefox is terribly slow on windows somehow >.< On my 1.3ghz netbook with linux, firefox starts in ~5 seconds (which is still a bit slow)

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Re: What is your favorite web browser?

Post by kracker » 06 Jul 2011, 20:15

@NoQ:
milo christiansen wrote:I use the portable version of Iron. It works well off a flash drive starting in seconds and staying responsive unlike Firefox (which I actually like more). Portable Firefox was just too slow to use taking 1-3 minutes!! to start and locking up all the time :(
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Re: What is your favorite web browser?

Post by NoQ » 06 Jul 2011, 21:29

which means i'm totally confused, because i assumed the last post was a reply to my last question (what was it then?)

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Re: What is your favorite web browser?

Post by kracker » 07 Jul 2011, 00:18

NoQ wrote:which means i'm totally confused, because i assumed the last post was a reply to my last question (what was it then?)
Just saying that flash drives aren't as fast as hard drives, no matter the os :)
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Re: What is your favorite web browser?

Post by NoQ » 07 Jul 2011, 00:25

I was using firefox on a netbook with a flash drive as well, and it was pretty usable.

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Re: What is your favorite web browser?

Post by cybersphinx » 07 Jul 2011, 00:26

kracker wrote:Just saying that flash drives aren't as fast as hard drives, no matter the os :)
Not true, see e.g. http://www.supertalent.com/products/stt ... 0USB%203.0 (not to mention that SSDs are also flash drives).
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