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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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

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    Open a new tab in the current window is selected
     
  8. ihabime macrumors 6502

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    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:

    Code:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=573974
    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

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    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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