Making Safari work like Chrome

r-sparks

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I've switched from Chrome to Safari simply because of iCloud syncing of bookmarks with my iPad and iPhone. I like Chrome enormously and am sad to see it go.

I've found a couple of extensions that have made the move easier (Omnibar, Reload Button, and Ultimate Status Bar for example).

But one thing I'm REALLY missing is the ability to click in the URL/search area and have everything there automatically selected, ready for overtyping with a new address or search term. I have to double-click to select everything. This is only a small thing but irritating!

And is there a way to get a pop-out bookmarks list when I click a bookmark button on the toolbar, as with Safari on the iPad?
 

Zerozal

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But one thing I'm REALLY missing is the ability to click in the URL/search area and have everything there automatically selected, ready for overtyping with a new address or search term. I have to double-click to select everything. This is only a small thing but irritating!
Instead of clicking to the right of the URL or directly on the URL, instead click on the favicon (the little icon to the very left of the URL). That will select the entire URL text in the bar.
 
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r-sparks

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Instead of clicking to the right of the URL or directly on the URL, instead click on the favicon (the little icon to the very left of the URL). That will select the entire URL text in the bar.
You're a genius!
 
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r-sparks

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Dec 1, 2006
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England
I've switched from Chrome to Safari simply because of iCloud syncing of bookmarks with my iPad and iPhone. I like Chrome enormously and am sad to see it go.

I've found a couple of extensions that have made the move easier (Omnibar, Reload Button, and Ultimate Status Bar for example).

But one thing I'm REALLY missing is the ability to click in the URL/search area and have everything there automatically selected, ready for overtyping with a new address or search term. I have to double-click to select everything. This is only a small thing but irritating!

And is there a way to get a pop-out bookmarks list when I click a bookmark button on the toolbar, as with Safari on the iPad?
For what it's worth I went back to using Chrome. Safari turned out to be surprisingly buggy.

1. Some web pages inexplicably take ages to appear, as if my Internet connection has just timed out, or I'm back on dial-up. In Chrome I never had this problem. Pages just appear instantly.

2. Animated GIFs load astonishingly slowly. I've no idea why this is.

3. Every now and again I'd get an empty web page, although the address bar would still show the right URL. Hitting refresh would cause the web page to load.

I really hope somebody soon finds a way to sync Chrome bookmarks to iCloud. At the moment Safari's good but Chrome's unbeatable on the desktop (IMHO).
 
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