How long has this been a feature of Safari?

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  1. Willis macrumors 68020

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    I've only just noticed this today. running 10.5.3 and Safari 3.1.1

    Has anyone else noticed this?
     

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  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Since at least the beginning. It was nice back when Safari crashed a lot. Safari 4 fixed that for me, though.
     
  3. Willis thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've never seen it there before. I thought this was a feature that Firefox had and Safari didn't. Hmm... clearly, I need to get my eyes checked.

    Anyone with Tiger able to confirm?
     
  4. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    My Tiger equipped MacBook has this feature in its version of Safari – 3.0.4.
     
  5. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    It came with Safari 3 as I remember. I believe it was added during the Safari 3 public beta period.

    I remember wishing it was there in 2.x when Safari was crashing a lot.
     
  6. Willis thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ahh, was it ever mentioned though as a feature for 3.0?

    thanks for clearing it up for me though.
    :)
     
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    Does it restore the tabs, or just the Windows?
     
  9. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    I think it was v3.0 when Safari received this feature. Regardless of Tiger or Leopard.
     
  10. Willis thread starter macrumors 68020

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    reopen last window is as it says on the tin. the last window. Not sure about tabs, havent tried it yet.

    however, from reading, recover last session is all windows and tabs.
     
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    Yep. "Recover Last Session's Windows" opens the tabs as well :) Excellent
     
  12. danny_w macrumors 601

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    It came out with Safari v3. This is the one feature that got me to finally switch from FireFox. Safari is still missing some features that I was used to, but this was the main sticking point for me. There is also a "Reopen Last Closed Window", but I really wish there was a "Reopen Last Closed Tab"; these also need to be multi-level, so that you can keep reopening ala Undo in BBEdit or TextWrangler.
     
  13. clevin macrumors G3

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    aren't these all available in firefox out of box?
     
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    yeah but FireFox isn't Safari ;)
     
  15. clevin macrumors G3

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    lol, i know that, I was just curious since danny said he switched to safari because of this...
     
  16. dejo Moderator

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    No, they're not. Safari 3 has History > Reopen Last Closed Window and Reopen All Windows From Last Session. Firefox 3 only has History > Recently Closed Tabs that is only available if you've closed tabs in the current session.
     
  17. clevin macrumors G3

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    1. does safari have undo closed tab of current session function?
    2. you can set up in such way that firefox will restore all windows/tabs from last session upon open. (see pics below)
    2. there are many session saver addons (such as session manager) for more flexibility if anybody need.
     

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  18. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    And neither of them are The Greatest Browser on the Planet, which has been able to do all this stuff...for longer :)
     
  19. clevin macrumors G3

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    haha, why don't you post some screenshots and introduce a bit more detail. Too vague isn't very helpful..:D
     
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    No, it doesn't.

    Perhaps, but that isn't exactly "out of the box" now, is it? ;)
     
  21. clevin macrumors G3

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    #2 is out of box, I think, its right there in preference panel after all.

    #3 is not, I admit. :D but firefox, after all, is making every move the push addons anyway.

    Anyway, the main point is introducing, if anyone doesn't know addons before, hopefully they know now :D
     
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    Your definition of "out of the box" differs from mine then. To me, it means: as installed, with no tweaks or preference changes. "Available as a built-in option", in other words.
     
  23. clevin macrumors G3

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    looks like it, my out of box is "installed by default, no need to install extra addons". I do regard going through preference penal a normal part of "out of box".
     
  24. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    Indeed.

    First, it's automatic for tab remembrance. If you close out or it crashes, you can reopen the exact same session of tabs you had, or you can save a particular session, maybe your Macrumors session, which has a bunch of threads you're watching..Don't want to go through and find them? Save the session. Then the other options, of course.

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    Those options are of course also able to be set default.

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    What makes it even better is, Opera has had these options for a long time.


    Customisation is easy as well. Need a new skin? Simple:

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    Want some widgets for your web browser? Plenty of great stuff:

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    I know Opera has had Widgets for much longer (I don't remember if Firefox has them at all ?), but customisation, maybe not.

    Of course, there's also plenty of good productivity features. For example, have a couple of pages to look at? Need to copy from one page to another? Love OS X's Exposé? Well, Opera has a feature that is kind of like Exposé for your browser. It spreads them out alongside each other within the browser for easy viewing. It's also easy to reverse, and go back to normal.

    Panels are also easy to show/hide, for easy access to Widgets, built-in notes and comments, history, et cetera, and you can even add panels if you'd like, quite easily.

    Here's the generic panel:

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    And it looks good. The browser's not amazing looking, but it's decent.

    And of course, my favourite feature is that you can search any search engine from the address bar. And you can add search engines and such of your own. Want to search google? Instead of typing google.com and then clicking and searching, or navigating to a separate search bar (there is one, though, if you prefer), just type g hello, with hello being the thing you're searching for. Or if you want yahoo you can type y hello, or whatever else. Got one you want special? Let's say...supersweetjobfinder.com (I didn't look, is that a real website? :p) is just a search engine for job positions...just add it to the list.

    Also, I don't remember, does Firefox have the Wand tool? I know Opera's had it for a long time.
     

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  25. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    And here are the pics from the last few references:
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    Edit: Oh, and I forgot to mention, that Opera also has an undo closed tab feature, in case you accidentally closed out of a tab you didn't want to. I know atleast Safari doesn't have this..or if it does, it's well hidden.
     

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