Glims & Safari 6

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by musio, Jul 19, 2012.

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    musio

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    Glims; the sole reason I won't upgrade to ML until the upgrading is good. Can't believe Apple hasn't got favicons in the tab bar and doesn't allow more than x tabs to fit without scrolling through them.

    Any reports of glims working in safari 6?
     
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    According to the developer:
     
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    I am running the "Lite" version of Glims on Safari 6. It works absolutely fine.
     
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    musio

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    Thanks for this. So much grey when you have multiple tabs open, can't believe safari doesn't even have favicons in the tab bar natively when all other browsers do!
     
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    Yes - that's now the only reason I run Glims!
     
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    Because it completely ruins the clean interface.
     
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    musio

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    Having icons instead are words (and sometimes non-descriptive depending on how bad the site is coded) are cleaner to me. Also it makes it easier to navigate around tabs when you have a bunch open.
     
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    There are also a lot of websites not using a custom favicon at all...
     
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    musio

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    Were you referring to sites made in 1995?

    In all my personal browsing i may not get an icon 1% of the time. Any site in the last few years will have them. Even web building platforms have upload buttons for them and even iOS icons for devices.

    If every modern browser has this feature and glims adds this feature then something is right about this.

    Apple displays icons in the URL bar. Is that 'clean design'? Having icons help functionality and very much fit in with the look. After all you are 'looking' at a branded website.
     
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    You are right Musio, although with every iteration of Safari it loses its missing features. This is the main reason I use Glims now. Every other mod I need can be accomplished by extensions.
     
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    Agreed. Favicons are outdated technology, and ugly. You don't need glims with Safari 6, IMO.
     
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    Unless Safari 6 supports find-as-you-type, where you can search a page by just starting to type what you are looking for, yeah, you do need Glims. :)
     
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    musio

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    You're welcome to have it look anyway you want. I know what i'd rather have - the one that's easier to navigate for me. If you want grey as it makes your wall or floor, then great. I think people who only use with a couple of tabs are the kind that are making these throw away comments without thought to usability. If you're someone who works with multiple tabs, you start to think about this and it helps when moving between them.


    Reason077 - outdated technology? Favicons has great support in the HTML5 spec. Check posts above - modern browsers supporting this as well as web design hosts and iOS web page icons when you add them to your home screen. Far from 'outdated' and more like very much expanded...
     
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    This.
     
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    the new glims build and safari (here in ML) are (so far) playing fine together...
     
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    I installed glims just fine. It's actually my first time using it and I'm liking it so far. I do like gray since the favicons right now are way too big and distracting. And if you have 25+ tabs like me, you are going to notice them instead of the web content.

    The feature I like the most is the "focus last tab selected" option. Saves me time searching for my last tab every time I close a new tab. I also like that I can type in "wiki Lion" and the address bar automatically searches wikipedia for Lion. Good plugin!
     

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