New Browser instead of Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by GetGo, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. GetGo macrumors regular

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    I just downloaded Mozilla Firebird for my ibook I love this browser. Is anyone else using this or are you guys staying with Safari? Mozilla Firebird has a real nice feature using tabs.
     
  2. Richter macrumors member

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    Re: New Browser instead of Safari

    Tabbed browsing? Safari has it as well - you gotta enable it in the Preferences.

    Unless its something different you talking about o_O
     
  3. GetGo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Didn't know that thanks, I just turned it on.
     
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    Safari is a killer browser, though it lacks support for one major thing when it comes to web development.
     
  6. Wes macrumors 68020

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    You just going to leave us hanging about this one thing?
     
  7. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Due to goofy website coding, I have to have Safari, IE and Netscape on my machine. I'm not anxious to add any more.
     
  8. crees! macrumors 68000

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    Yep ;) It doesn't let you read values of style sheets (ie, getComputedStyle()). Which sucks because I'm trying to build an easy standards dropdown menu and Safari is the only browser that doesn't let me do it without hardcoding in values.. which would be a no-no.
     
  9. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    safari takes too much processor...thats teh onlt thing i dont like about it,,,
     
  10. NarKEd macrumors member

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    the thing thats sucks about safari is that it doesnt have the bar that tells you the url of the links you are clicking (the one at bottom) is there a way to activate it? oh and it dont supports css buttons and fields.
     
  11. crees! macrumors 68000

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    Command - / Check the view menu, it's there.
     
  12. NarKEd macrumors member

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    doh! Im must be really stupid or something. thanks man. now I like that application a little more
     
  13. SilvorX macrumors 68000

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    its not really that new anymore ;), it's been around *unnofficially* since before safari was ever made public, but finally the phoenix/firebird project was made official back in may or so
     
  14. KBFinFan macrumors 6502

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    Oooo thanks great tip! Now I feel like a fool... :p
     
  15. crees! macrumors 68000

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    Also if you have a mouse with a clickable scroll wheel you can use that to open links in a new tab. Quite handy I must say.

    Also you can have a ton of links in a folder on the Bookmarks Bar and check the Auto-Tab checkbox.. then when you click on them they'll open all the links in that folder at once. I use it for all my rumor sites. I click "Rumor Sites" and I have 4 tabs that open up to each page automatically.
     
  16. Richter macrumors member

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    HA

    i didnt even know about that o.o
     
  17. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    scroll button opens in tab....wow..cool,..thanks
     
  18. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    I'm do web development and I've never heard of that feature, and don't really understand your explanation of its use. What browser lets you do that and how did you come across it?
     
  19. crees! macrumors 68000

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    It's part of the W3C DOM standard which Apple says it supports, but not fully. It's great for cross-browser solutions (except for in this case) getComputedStyle()
     
  20. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting. Thanks for the info. :)

    Got any live examples of it in use?
     
  21. crees! macrumors 68000

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    I'm working on debugging it for Safari but here is the menu code.

    http://tcc.reemergemedia.com/assets/js/mymenu.js

    "Javascript & DHTML Cookbook" by Danny Goodman (O'Reilly) - I recommend checking it out.. I just bought it and it's a great book. It's where this example came from.
     
  22. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    I'm a lot more on the HTML/CSS/PHP end of things than DHTML. I should bone up on it a little...thanks for the rec.
     
  23. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Firebird

    I do like Safari, but I still prefer Firebird. It's nice to be able to block popups on a per-site basis, rather than having it be all-or-none like it is in Safari. It's also nice to have per-site image blocking readily available via right-click, plus all the downloadable extensions people have written.

    The one thing I wish Firebird did that Safari (and Camino) does is to use the keychain to store things like passwords. Perhaps someday it will...
     
  24. sethypoo macrumors 68000

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    When I first started using Safari, in the beta edition days, I had no idea how to turn on the status bar or the tabs (those came later). It was so, so much nicer once I figured them all out.

    I, too, wonder why Apple doesn't have the tabs and status bar on by default. :confused:
     
  25. jvaska macrumors 6502

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    having worked with both Firebird and Safari very closely recently, i can honestly say that Firebird is a better browser...

    but, i still prefer Safari for general surfing...

    if Apple gets the css support solid and can speed things up some, it will be fantastic...

    also. tabbed browsind does work better in safari too...v
     

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