Does anyone use Safari's "Snapback" feature?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Flowbee, May 22, 2003.

  1. Flowbee macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    Steve was pretty excited about this feature when he first introduced Safari, but, while I remember to use it every once in a while, it hasn't worked it's way into my regular browsing habits. And now that tabbed browsing's here, I can't really see myself using it regularly. Am I missing something? Does anyone find "snapback" useful?
  2. 000111one111000 macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2001
    DeKalb, IL
    I use it all the time. Especially when I'm on Google or or sites similar to that.

    But, I do use it less, now that Safari has tabs.

  3. MacBandit macrumors 604


    Aug 9, 2002
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    I agree it works great when you are using google or any other page where you are going off on to links from a main page and you want a way back quickly after you have delved into 8 or 9 sidelinks. One click and your back at your search page or main page.
  4. melchior macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2002
    my habbit tends to be with say a search. new window. perform search. open links i want check out in new tab. snap back doesn't work because i keep the google tab right there.
  5. Zaid macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2003
    Somewhat unrelated i know, but here goes anyway.

    Say I want to submit a bug, thats not related to a web-page but to safari itself. how do i do that? Also how do you submit a feature request.

    The bug in question is that Safari doesnt properly display RTL Unicode text in the Bookmark bar. (it does display it correctly in the bookmarks orginisational area.)

    The feature request would be to have an option in the preferences to prompt user for a download destination rather than automatically downloading all files to a single directory.
    e.g. in the drop-down box for download destination, have an option called 'prompt user'.

    Anyway if you could let me know where i can submit these i'd appreciate it.

  6. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    You can just submit a bug report without the page address filled in for either of those, I'm not sure if they have a feature request page. Just send it in as a bug. :D

  7. MacBandit macrumors 604


    Aug 9, 2002
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    That's what I have done and everyone else here did when Safari was first released. Just use the bug button to make suggestions and to report bugs. As stated don't put in the webpage if it isn't a webpage related item. If you know a page that isn't displaying correctly do to the RTL Unicode problem you are having then submit that page so they know what they are working with.
  8. KershMan macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2003
    VA, USA
    I use it often. I miss it when I am at work and have to use IE. I navigate several news sites sometimes fairly deep and it is really nice to snap back up to the headlines.

    I use it quite a bit for Google as well.
  9. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

    baby duck monge

    Feb 16, 2003
    Memphis, TN
    i am with 000 on this. tabs make snapback less important. but it is still nice to have if, say, you're looking up multiple things in the same place. pretend you are looking up cds on amazon to get the cover art. when you click on the art so you can have a nice large copy, it comes up in the same window. there is no "search" option in that window. you could use snapback to get to the main amazon page instead of having to use the back arrow and then scroll to the "search" field again.
  10. Freg3000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 22, 2002
    New York
    Exactly. Now I open a lot of things in a new tab when I am searching on Google, which doesn't create a situation where snapback it important. But it is pretty cool.
  11. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    I use it all the time, its one of the best things about safari IMHO. I just wish the key commands for it didn't involve 3 buttons, it should just be a command-key combo, not option-command-key.

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