Safari Customization Questions

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dailyrorschach, May 24, 2006.

  1. dailyrorschach macrumors newbie

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    Alright, so today I got my new MacBook, no problems, smooth sailing. I was a big fan of firefox in windows, but after installing it, it reared it's ugly head as a resource hog. So I'm making a committment to try safari out in earnest.

    However, I was hoping to find out if there were some customizations this community knew about to make it more enjoyable for me.

    1. I was able to set it so that links from outside applications will open into a new tab in my current window. However, I also want new windows in safari to instead open into a new tab as well.

    2. Is there a plugin or something to block and filter out ads, crappy flash ads, etc, etc. Similiar to adblock plus and filterset g for those familiar with firefox.


    Thanks
     
  2. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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  3. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Saft (tab management) and PithHelmet (ad blocking) will work wonders for you... that is if a universal version is available yet...
     
  4. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    They are both universal.
     
  5. dailyrorschach thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Also, is there a way to selectivley block pop-ups, for example some sites like my university's webmail need pop-ups, but there has to be a better way then checking and unchecking that menu item.
     
  6. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    pithhelmet gives you numerous options and allows you to create certain rules for each site/server, just go under 'rule editor'
     
  7. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Guess I'll ask in this thread...

    I was just in an Apple store, and I noticed Safari had a grey border on the bottom edge of any open window, but it doesn't on mine. How/why is it there? I liked the way it looked.
     
  8. pablofmichel macrumors newbie

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    eh... do you mean the status bar^^?
    just go to View (right inbetween Edit and History) and the check Show Status Bar (( Command[Apple]+/ ))
     
  9. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Don't get me wrong, but I love Safari and it's my browser of choice. I like Safari on the Mac much better than Firefox on Mac or Windows. That said, Camino is easily my second choice. It uses Firefox's rendering engine, but I find it to be much faster, and it's a real Mac application instead of a half-Mac feeling app like Firefox is. It's Universal and free, so certainly worth a try. You can get it at www.caminobrowser.org. I use Safari 95% of the time, but Camino still sits in my dock right next to Safari.
     
  10. MacsomJRR macrumors 6502a

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    Internet Explorer is by far the best.


    ...awaiting patiently for thrown stones.
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    By far the best what? ;)
     
  12. janey macrumors 603

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    the best at being the worst.
     

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