Geek Patrol offers thoughts on Safari, and how it could be i...

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 17, 2002
    Semi-interesting article. He points out some good problems with Safari, in a helpful format. But he also complains about problems that don't exist.

    For example: he complains that links selected in open in a new window in Safari, and he would rather they open in tabs. Well, you can already do this in the Preferences, but he didn't see it.

    After that complaint, I stopped reading. I got the impression he really hadn't used Safari very much.
  3. Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Q Division, Los Angeles
    The points in the article are valid, but for the most part trivial. Sure, Apple, go ahead, fix them. It's a sign of a good product when complaints from users are about issues like these.

    I have a few nitpicks of my own to add:

    * When you control-click on an image, there is no Copy Image Address to Clipboard option.

    * In the tab bar, there is no icon to click on to add a new tab.

    * The cookie handling isn't exactly like OmniWeb. OmniWeb lets you allow or disallow a particular cookie or all cookies from a site, until end of session or until further notice. It's clever, consistent, and very practical.

    And one quirk I didn't even notice at first, but now it drives me crazy:

    * If you type text in a scrolling text box in a web form, go to another tab or window, and then return to the first one, the text box is scrolled all the way to the top, rather than staying where you left it. Grrrr!
  4. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2003
    Fargo, ND
    He also stated that the loading bar was blue and sometimes makes the text look semi highlighted. Well there is an easy way around that. Change the highlighter color. I'm not a fan of the blue anyway. I use yellow. Like a highlighter should be.
  5. macrumors 65816

    Oct 24, 2003
    All I want is less crashes and make it abit faster. Thats all I want! Make this happen Apple and a good portion of Safari users will be happy.
  6. Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    One feature I'd like to see from Safari is one I have only so far seen in Camino; that is to be able to right click on a tab and have the option to "View tab in new window", I love this feature in Camino, but sadly Camino is pants under Panther :(

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