Change / Customize the "You are not connected to the Internet" screen?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ziggyonice, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    #1
    Well the title says it really. I'd like to change the page Safari displays when not connected to the Internet. Working for a business that sells Macs, I'd prefer something that looks a little nicer when the network is down.

    I know that it's a Localizable.strings file...
    (located here: Safari.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/Localizable.strings )

    But if I change the wording in the file, when trying to load up the error page, I'm presented with "localized string not found".

    Any ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. ziggyonice thread starter macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    Okay, I did some more digging, and the only other possibility is the localizedStrings.js file, which is in that same folder. But still... haven't been able to update that page...
     
  3. BrownPlopz macrumors regular

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    Sorry I'm of no help, but that's a great idea. I mean, other than business uses, I'd love to have the type of pages you get from Google Chrome. They just seem to brighten up a usually bad situation. Hope someone can find out how to do this :)
     
  4. ziggyonice thread starter macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    Doing a little more research, a guy on another forum informs me:

    So I'm in the process of seeing what exactly that means...
     
  5. ziggyonice thread starter macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    While I don't know how to dramatically change the page, here's a method of changing some of the text.

    You can get something like this:
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    Go to Safari, right click and Show Package Contents. Go to Resources/English.lproj/Localizable.strings.

    Change the ending of the line:
     

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