safari improvements

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jxyama, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. jxyama macrumors 68040

    jxyama

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    safari improvements i'd like to see...

    -a warning or disabling of "close window" (the red button) if multiple tabs are open. it's just a bad design to have one button be able to wipe out contents that one can't see (hence higher chances of not realizing it's being wiped out)

    -i'd like the google bar to accept drag and drop texts

    -option to create a new tab with a keyboard shortcut for bookmarks in a folder. currently, only standalone bookmarks can be made into a new tab with apple-mouse click. (this also goes for "home" button. apple-mouse click doesn't create new tab for that...)

    -persistent caching.

    anyone else with more suggestions? any 3rd party workarounds for any of the above?
     
  2. sir42 macrumors 6502

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    - pop-up whitelist - This feature is so important to me that I just switched to Camino.
     
  3. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

    flyfish29

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    what is this?


    really good idea!


    Johnny
     
  4. sir42 macrumors 6502

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    On Safari you can block pop-ups, which is great, but it's a blanket block. A whitelist allows the user to grant permission to specific sites that use pop-ups, while blocking pop-ups from all other sites. I happen to visit a couple of sites where I want to receive pop-ups. But I don't like receiving Orbitz or X10 pop-ups whenever I visit www.nytimes.com.
     
  5. Maritan macrumors regular

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    It's not exactly drag and drop, but if you wanted to do a Google search of a word on particular webpage, highlight and use the shift-command-L keyboard shortcut to do a Google search.
     
  6. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

    flyfish29

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    Oh yeah, I forgot about that...in fact I have it on one of my buttons on my mouse...the contexual menu pops up after highlighting a word and I select google search or copy. but when I select a word in the text I am typing right now the click and hold contextual menu doesn't work for google but the shift-command L still does. I guess the contextual menu only works for web page text that is typed by the web master.

    Thanks Sir42- that would be helpful, but not that important to me right now.

    Johnny
     
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    - I second the pop-up whitelist - I really need that for 2 sites.

    - the ability to turn off autocompletion in the location field (like you can in Mozilla).

    - an option to let favicons show in the Bookmarks Bar.

    - more diversified options on plug-in handling, e.g. so I can turn off Flash-contents when surfing news sites with annoying flash ads, but still see/hear QT contents.

    - better bookmark hanling, e.g. the ability to import/export bookmarks without the Debug menu or thirdparty programs

    That's all I can remember so far...
     

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