safari questions (tabbing, google, slow forms)

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  1. flat6 macrumors regular

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    First off, I just switched to Macs (Powerbook 15") and I love the thing, it just works, and does so intelligently :)

    1) Is there a page-up key on the (Powerbook 15") keyboard?
    2) How can I get the Google search to open up in a new tab?
    3) How can I get Safari not to close a window that has multiple tabs open? I sometimes forget I have tabs and I lose all the different sites I was surfing
    4) How can I see the download speeds when the download manager shows up?
     
  2. armandocerna macrumors regular

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    1. There is a page down try holding down fn and then pushing the down arrow. I perfer to install sidetrack and use the touchpad for scrolling but that's just me.

    2. I'm not sure on this one but if you install launchbar, which is a great program. You can type command-space and then type "goo" then a space then your search term and if you have setup safari to open open links from applications in a new tab then it should work. I might sound like a whole process but it really is very quick a lot quicker then moving your mouse.

    3 & 4. I have no idea on these maybe someone else has some insight
     
  3. flat6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    1. FN-up works great, thanks.
    2. I installed QuickSilver, it's an amazing program. I can load up all my commonly used apps in a split second.
     
  4. armandocerna macrumors regular

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    I always see everyone raving about quicksilver how it's free and everything and better then launchbar. I find launchbar to be a lot faster and it has search template too which is one of my major launcher uses I never even use the address bar. I have found no way to enter in a URL in the launcher or to search google or version tracker
     
  5. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    3. shift+command+W
    It has this feature listed under the file menu
     
  6. crees! macrumors 68000

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    3) I'm a shortcut freak so use Cmd-W when closing Safari individual windows/tabs. Cmd-Shift-W will close all tabs like you're clicking the 'x' in the top left corner.

    4) In the Downloads window just Option-click on the file downloading and it will switch from how much left to download to kb/sec. Also if you have a link you want to download you can drag it to the Downloads window OR, even better, you can Cmd-C copy it, bring the Downloads window to the forefront then Cmd-V paste it and it will start downloading.

    \m/
     
  7. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    In Safari->Prefrences you can click on the tab tab (funny how that came out...) and enable the check boxes there. Command click to open a new tab. Just make sure that you don't have it auto switch to it...pain to watch a page load, IMO. I open a few dozen tabs up, and then start to look through them because by the time the last tab is starting to load the first tab is done loading.

    I believe that you can command+click on the search button on Google's main page but I'm not so sure about from the Safari menu bar.
     
  8. HexMonkey Administrator

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    Type your query into the Google search box, then type command-return.
     
  9. flat6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    perfect, thanks
     
  10. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    In Safari (and some other programs) you can just hit the spacebar to perform Page Down (and shift-spacebar for Page Up). Very handy, I even forget myself in other programs and had inserted numerous spaces in different text files... ;)
     
  11. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    cmd+up for page up, cmd+down for page down.
     

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