Questions about Safari...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by SR71, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    Well, I'm a new Mac user and have never used Safari as my main browser, however, I'm starting to like it and hate at the same time. This is where I start to ask my questions.

    1.) Is it possible to search Google from the address bar in Safari like how it is in Chrome? If so, how?

    2.) Is it possible to remove the Google search search bar on the top right of Safari? If so, how?

    3.) What are Keychains?

    4.) Is it possible to make the tabs in safari have a bigger "x" so that they're easier to close? If so, how?

    5.) Is it possible to move the new tab button right next to the last currently open tab? If so, how?

    Thanks in advance!

    I love Safari, but the one thing I REALLY hate is no searching from the address bar. Coming from Chrome, I finally realize how much I use it and I cannot switch from Chrome to Safari if this isn't possible.

    Thanks in advance! :)
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    Jordan921

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    I wanted to like Safari but just downloaded Chrome for my default browser
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    1.) Is it possible to search Google from the address bar in Safari like how it is in Chrome? If so, how?

    I don't think so. The google search is right next to the address bar. I personally like this better since it retains the last search entry even if you go to a different address.


    2.) Is it possible to remove the Google search search bar on the top right of Safari? If so, how?

    Yes, goto menu View -> Customize toolbar and make things the way you want.


    3.) What are Keychains?

    Keychains are a Mac OS X native mechanism for storing passwords. Goto /Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access to view and modify your stored passwords.


    4.) Is it possible to make the tabs in safari have a bigger "x" so that they're easier to close? If so, how?

    Not that I know of.


    5.) Is it possible to move the new tab button right next to the last currently open tab? If so, how?

    You can click on a tab title and drag and move it anywhere in the tab bar. Is that what you are asking?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I didn't even realize there was a new tab button until I read this post. Anything but command t sounds annoying to use.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    I have installed Glims, which gives safari a lot of customization and new features. At least for searching google (or anything else) in the adress bar Glims will help you.

    1.) You can define keyword searching so you can type "g <what to search>" in the address bar and google will pop up, searching for that phrase. Also I have defined keywords for wikipedia, IMDB, Amazon, etc. For me this is really speeding up time!

    3.) Keychains

    4.) What about Command + W ?
     

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