Safari 5 is a winner
Faster to launch Faster to load pages That is a good start. Reader takes stories on some pages and strips away all of the junk around them. Want to see an example? Open this ESPN page in Safari 5 and then click Reader in the address bar (or press ⌘ SHIFT R). You can even… Continue reading Safari 5 is a winner
Safari and cookies
When you visit a website, it will often install what are called cookies onto your computer. You can read more about cookies on wikipedia, but just know that they hold information like login name to use for the site, etc. While browsing, you can collect a lot of cookies. I’ve normally not bothered with managing… Continue reading Safari and cookies
YouTube HTML5 Beta
go here and sign up for YouTube HTML5 beta if you use Chrome or Safari. No more flash on the YouTube site, just HTML 5 delivering H.264 video.
A week with Safari 4
I’ve spent almost a week with Safari 4 now and I thought I’d share my experiences: History I wrote about this already, but the combination of having a history search box on the Top Sites page, plus the inclusion of Cover Flow is fantastic. Some said that Coverflow is eye candy, but I’ve experienced just… Continue reading A week with Safari 4
History Search in Safari 4
I’ve seen a number of reviews of Safari 4, but I have not seen any cover the importance of promoting history search to the Top Sites page. Safari has had history search for awhile. To use it in Safari 3, you had to click the Bookmark button, then click History in the list on the… Continue reading History Search in Safari 4
Adobe releases public beta of Flash 9 for intel Macs
A day after I posted to their technote saying ‘the best way to improve this technote is to ship the intel version,” Adobe delivers. You can thank me later. 🙂 Read
Safari Smart Folders
Now that Tiger is bringing BeOS like search to the entire OS, it would be cool if this worked for Safari bookmarks. I can never find them and I have 1000s and well folders suck (as Steve said so himself) But the problem with bookmarks is that there is little meta data in them, just… Continue reading Safari Smart Folders
YES thank you Safari
Finally, we can tab between UI elements, even popup menus, and arrow keys work, typing works, YES. YES. YES. I feel like a disheveled Windows user who finally got desktop icons working properly.
Safari closer but no cigar
Apple released a new Java and Safari today. I can finally open up a chat at matchdoctor (they use Digichat) but the cursor is in constant spin of death and clicks don’t work. people wonder why I hate Java. Go figure.
Safari is slower than Mozilla opening MovableType
Safari seems slower than Mozilla for opening my movabletype edit pages – Something for Apple to work on. Maybe it is the server interaction with the cgis that Safari is waiting too long for. Actually this seems to be related to blocking popup windows for some reason – turn it off and Safari is fast… Continue reading Safari is slower than Mozilla opening MovableType
MovableType Bookmarklets can be made to work in Safari!
Safari auto-decompress seems to handle Panther zips improperly
This note comes from Curt who pointed out that this file: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/azureus/Azureus-188.8.131.52-OSX.zip?download
Why Can’t Safari store cached icons elsewhere?
Why must Safari store it’s cached favicons in ~/Library/Safari? This is the folder backed up by Apple’s own Backup and it adds a ton of time to back up useless data. These icons should be saved in ~/Library/Caches/Safari/Icons/ Steve
Safari 1.0v85.5 brings fixes, but not all of them
Apple released Mac OS X 10.2.8 today and along with it a new version of Safari, 1.0v85.5 (which shipped in 10.2.7) This new version now renders Toms Hardware much better than it did just a scant 8 hours ago (I had to use Mozilla) The java based applets I use (Digichat and the speed tools… Continue reading Safari 1.0v85.5 brings fixes, but not all of them
If you find Safari surfing it slow…
If you find Safari surfing it slow, it might be your DNS servers. I think Comcast’s are pretty slow, and Safari was just getting worse and worse (lock ups, etc) so I decided to install BIND and set my DNS server to 127.0.0.1 Wow, Safari is quick now! No more lock ups, spinning cursors etc.… Continue reading If you find Safari surfing it slow…
Safari 1.0 ships – Still needs Java work
Apple shipped Safari today! I am not sure what is improved over beta 2, but I know they did not fix Java. Java still opens this console window up (that can never close) and Digichat’s java chat client does not work either.
A note to the Safari team
IE is gone. Yay! What cracks me up is their whining about Safari having insider info. Yeah, that is why Camino’s java support is better than Safari at the moment? MS never ceases to amaze me in their gall, attitude and just utter brashness. I hope this affords the Safari and Camino teams the energy… Continue reading A note to the Safari team
So long, IE!
See you on the Safari! MS drops Mac IE development. Not like there had been any lately. And this a day after I sign off the Mac-IE-Talk mailing list. Am I good or what?? MS will now use the Windows only browser to force crappy non-standard codes to us.. Great. Where is the DOJ when… Continue reading So long, IE!
Yay! A new Safari!
And it has tabs and autofill! I found that if you command-click on a folder of urls in your address bar, it opens them like the Camino grouped tabs! This is the same as the “Open in tabs” menu item at the bottom of the list. However, Safari does not have Open in Tabs for… Continue reading Yay! A new Safari!