Removing Safari line between address bar and bookmarks bar?

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  1. mcmillan macrumors 6502

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    Above there's a screenshot of Safari (I'm using a ShapeShifter theme by the way, but that's not the point). What I would like is having that line between the address bar and the bookmarks bar removed. It would look something like this:

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    As you can see I Photoshoped the line to see how it would look. From my point of view, it looks much better without the line. Does anyone know any way to remove it?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Hm.. open safari, and go into "view package contents" and poke around to see if you can find it.
    Then, replace it with something that'll hide it.. I wouldn't totally delete it because something would explode.


    and make a backup copy of safari before you start any of this! :)
     
  3. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    It is a User Interface guideline to separate the "Page Controls" (forward, back, location, etc.) from the page itself and the presets for the page.

    It is there for a reason and that is why it is not easily removed. I don't know how you would.
     
  4. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    Just out of curiosity, why bother censoring your bookmarks and tabs? If its porn link or other inappropriate material you're trying to hide, then why not just take a clip of the area you want us to focus on? I don't mean to be rude or anything, just curious.
     
  5. beatle888 macrumors 68000

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    to keep his interests private from overly curious people sticking their noses where they dont belong. privacy is a luxury that many infringe on. people just think that their entitled to know even the silliest little things like ask why he blurred the names instead of just cropping them out....its really non of your business.


    i know that sounds harsh but its probably true. i think its porn as well but its none of my business...though i did ask myself the same question as you did.
     
  6. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it! I suppose it is too individualistic preference (no offence :eek: though) that safari only have option to change general preference.
     
  7. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, uh...

    Sorry if I should know this, but what's that button between the 'add bookmark' button and the location field? I don't have that one in my 'customize address bar' options.
     
  8. mcmillan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    He he, they are not porn links, bookmarks are personal, it shows what I like to do when I go to Safari, but if you are really concerned about what they are:

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    As you can see, I like Macs, I like to know about local and international news, I like GTA, I like surfing Wikipedia, and I love IM ;). I would never put my porn in my bookmarks.

    And this [​IMG] is a feature of SafariStand.

    No way to remove the line then? :confused:
     
  9. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    How useful is SafariStand? Whats unique?
     
  10. mcmillan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It has a sidebar, bookmarks search, and a few other features, but what I really use the most is the "open _blank links in new tab" just like Firefox 1.5, so this way I truly use only one window in Safari, forum external links now open in new tabs by default instead that in new windows.
     
  11. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    OK TQ! I use Comand+T to open a blank page in a new tab.
     
  12. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    Yup, it's definitely porn. If you squint real real hard the blocky text comes into focus. Trouble is you have to squint so hard that everything goes black but just before it blacks out completely you can catch it. (you need to turn your monitor brightness way up though. And only attempt it first thing in the morning after a good nights rest. A large carrot juice an hour before also helps.
     
  13. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    OK this can be a "what is on your menubar" thread.

    BTW is it possible to get rid of that annoying, fugly and useless "google" search bar? It seems that it is permanently attatched to the address bar now.
     

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  14. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Install AcidSearch, and it's no longer useless... :D
     

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  15. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    Except that I find Google good enough for everything. I just don't want it on my search bar. It offends my delicate sense of proportion and design.

    In the previous Safari I was able to remove it. It really bugs me. Especially with my nice grey theme.

    Is there a way to hack it off?
     
  16. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    Does anyone know if Safari can let you adjust the size of icons at the top part of the Safari's window? Firefox has an option to reduce the size of manu icon so that you can reduce the manu bar size to maximize the actual viewing areas of the web site. Safari typically takes up 1 1/5 inch from the screen (from 12" iBook). For my PBs, I don't mind it because they are hooked up with ACDs.
     

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