I have been using Safari for years. Often I try Chrome for a while, but always end up going to back to Safari. Usually the drivers are the ability to sync with iOS and the far-better native PDF viewing, as well as other little touches. Safari 6 initially seemed like a big step forward to me. I’ve noticed improved performance and one of the big advantages of Chrome, the single location/search field, has been ported over.
However, there are some significant rough edges. Many have complained of crashes, which I haven’t seen. However, I have had the following.
- New pages will open, but not scroll
- New sites fail to load, with the blue loading indicator getting stuck part way through
- Content will get cut off, despite the fact that the page has the appropriate scroll height
These problems go away when I quit Safari and relaunch which, thanks to the restore-windows functionality introduced in Lion, is not as big a deal as it once was.
While Safari 6 is not unusable, it’s the most buggy version I have ever used. I’m hoping for a bug fix release soon.