Accidently removed Safari from OSX 10.4

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by darbsrewop, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. darbsrewop macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2006
    Hey guys is there any way to get this back, I deleted it from the applications folder and already emptied my trash. I found out later that in order to make Opera the defaul web browser you need Safari to open the preferences to choose what browser you want to make for your default. I know that firefox asks you. Pretty dumb?
  2. calebjohnston macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    to get safari back.. you should be able to do this;

    download a program called pacifist and then use it along with your mac os x dvd to take the program off of it. I don't know about this in any more extent than that. Try looking around on the forum.
  3. RacerX macrumors 65832

    Aug 2, 2004
    Well, as pointed out, Pacifist is the best way to get it back.

    :confused: Just as an aside... what motivated you to delete Safari to begin with? I don't use Safari as my default browser (I've been a happy OmniWeb user since 1999 :D ), but I sure wouldn't delete it from my system either.

    Just curious.
  4. darbsrewop thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2006
    Guys, Pacifist works great. Well I'm not really sure I guess I thought since I don't use it delete it. I'm a new mac user and am experimented so I'll prolly break a lot of things in the meantime :)

    Why is Omniweb good? Why should I pay?
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    If you plan on breaking it, save yourself a serious headache and invest i some sort of backup if you don't already have one.
  6. RacerX macrumors 65832

    Aug 2, 2004
    Why should you pay? I have no idea. And if you don't know either, then you shouldn't.

    For me, mainly it is OmniWeb's feature set.

    Usability of an application in Mac OS X is a water shed when making a choice. And the first question I usually ask is is it a Cocoa application? (or, more to the point, does it support services?)

    The problem with Carbon based browsers is that I can't use services with them. When writing a post in those browsers I wouldn't have access to spell checking (which all my main apps share), or OmniDictionary, or Nisus Thesaurus, or WordService. When browsing the web I wouldn't have access to RBrowser or WebGrabber or MacJournal. Basically, I'd be cut off from the rest of my system.

    Now, that may not seem like much, but being a long time NeXT/Rhapsody/Mac OS X user... the whole isolated application environment of the old Mac OS/Windows/Linux world is just not for me. Besides, multi-platform apps can only be as good as the worst environment that they run on. I, as a Mac OS X user, don't think I should have to suffer from the low expectations of other platforms.

    So, in the area of web browsers that pretty much limits the field. My main choices would be Safari or OmniWeb. As OmniWeb has features I can't live without now (zoomed text fields, thumbnail browsing, live code editing, click-and-hold contextual menus, etc.), it was worth it to me.

    Besides, I've been using it happily for years.

    Basically, that's where I stand. But when setting up systems for other people, I load just about every browser there is on those systems and let them come to their own conclusions. Browsers are a thing of choice... and we have a lot of choices in Mac OS X.

  7. fowler. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2004
    the only thing i don't like about omniweb is the rss viewing.

    is there a plugin like sage for firefox? or are you stuck reading headlines instead of excerpts?
  8. RacerX macrumors 65832

    Aug 2, 2004
    I've never followed RSS feeds, so I've never had the need to try any of OmniWeb's features in that area.

    But a quick test seems to show that I get both headlines and excerpts in OmniWeb. At least that is what it looks like to me... again, I don't use this feature.

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  9. calebjohnston macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    "pacifist works great". I assume this means that you have solved your problem?

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