Count me among the growing throngs of Mac users heading for the greener pastures of Chimera. Faster and lighter than IE, better bookmarking, tabbed browsing, nice hotkeys for increasing / decreasing font size, not from Microsoft, and not subject to IE’s retarded stylesheet cacheing bug (which is murder for CSS developers) … what more could you want in a browser?
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What more could you want? You could want to enable HTTP pipelining according to this tip at MacOSXhints.com. Nice speedup.
For me, Chimera is the slowest browser of all 6 on MacOSX (with close second OmniWeb). I find faster of all Opera and Mozilla (still slow of course compared to a similarly powered PC with WinXP). Scrolling and especially resizing is just nearly not possible on Chimera. IE and iCab seem to be of medium concern…
Resizing, true, but loading pages, there’s no contest – Chimera smokes the competition, IMO.
I haven’t checked out Opera 7 yet, but I’m loving Chimera most of the time. I still use IE a lot. I rarely use Mozilla any more (except in the sense that Chimera is Mozilla), let along Omniweb or Netscape.
I have noticed that my bookmarklets (and the link for this comment page) don’t work in Chimera, which may because I have the unwanted-popup buster turned on. I read somewhere that there’s a more compliant way of doing Javscript popups, but this could be the wrong tree up which I am barking.
Interesting – I thought the Chimera popup blocker just blocked *unbidden* popups – if you click a link to get one, it should still work. Working for me here.