I use all of these browsers on the Mac, and used them all before on Windows (though Safari coming in later, not as much).
Primary reasons for use:
- Firefox: plugins make it easier check multiple accounts (gmail manager), manage passwords / identity2.0 (sxipper)
- Chrome: seems a little faster, responsive, lower system footprint.
- Safari: has spotlight indexing for web pages
- IE: just kidding, I avoid this generally. There are a couple sites I have to use IE, but I have windows in a vm, but usually rdp to a server (avoids local bloat).
Can you get spotlight to index other pages? I am considering a local caching proxy for this..
Here is a working list.
- cmd-arrows for begin/end of line. Sometimes up/down in a text field will go to the beginning or end, and sometimes this appears to be (web-)application specific; e.g., up in a google spreadsheet cell takes you to beginning of line.
- Home/end keys. Why can't these go to beginning/end of line?
On a page, top and bottom of page are fine.
- Select/drag text
When one-handed, or lazy, select and drag of text is faster than select/menu-ut/click/menu-paste
- drag-n-drop URLs into rich editor fields
Two variants: drag of a bookmark or location URL, and drag of a link from the HTML.
Useful for inserting into (G)mail, or with google notebook.
And what's up with focus of the element? E.g., gdoc spreadsheet needs to have focus/input entry to drop it in, otherwise the page loads with new URL ?
I've started a page in my notebook, but probably a table (spreadsheet) would be better, if embeddable here.
The main inconsistency bugging me right now: begin/end of line. It would be nice if ctrl-a/e worked like emacs. They do--yay! .. at least in blogger. But if not other sites, I will be annoyed.