Is there a way to make links clickable in Safari?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Braby, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Braby macrumors member

    May 9, 2007
    It's really the only thing that I like about Firefox, and I was hoping somehow it could be inserted into Safari.
  2. rodman109110 macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2007
    can you explain what you mean by "clickable"? are you having problems clicking links on websites or adding your own link to a site?
  3. nomadpass macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2008
    you mean if it says a date you would be able to click that automatically into calendar?
  4. chrisandersen macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2008
    last night, reading email in Mail, clicked on a link and Fusion/Xp/IE came up to open the link. Did it over and over.
  5. Braby thread starter macrumors member

    May 9, 2007
    Sorry for the confusion, I mean like a link on a website like GameFAQs or something, is there a way to make the link clickable so I don't have to highlight it and right click to open in a new tab.

    It's like the Linkification extension on Firefox
  6. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2005
    In your Safari preferences, under General, is anything checked on the bottom?
  7. Braby thread starter macrumors member

    May 9, 2007
    Open a new tab in the current window is selected
  8. ihabime macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2005
    I think I understand what you're asking, but you're using the wrong term. A link is a URL that's linked to some highlighted text and is already clickable.

    I gather what you're asking about is an unlinked plaintext URL on a webpage IE:

    The only utility that I know of that does what you want is ICeCoffEE, it allows command clicking on URLs plus a few other things. It's an APE though, so consider yourself warned.
  9. cleo macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2002
    Tampa Bay Area, FL, USA
    Ferget yer Safari...

    I too held onto my Safari allegiance for a long time, but now that FF 3 is stable, there's zero reason not to use it. You can configure it to work like Safari, plus a whole lot more.

    Regarding your specific need, I would recommend FF + the Easy DragToGo plugin. Highlight text and give it a flick (mouse gestures) and a new tab will open with a Google search of that text (or whatever your current search engine is). Do the same to an unlinked URL (like what you were asking, it'll open that. Or a regular link, for that matter. You can custom-configure the behavior every which way -- each direction of drag-n-drop "flick" can have a different action (open in new tab, open in background tab, new window, etc etc etc). Can't live without it. (And no, I'm not the author... just a rabid fan :)

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