Optimizing and customizing WebKit/Safari 5.0.6 on iBook G4

RedCroissant

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I've been having a bit of fun today with Safari because I wanted to see a change in the interface and the way websites appear. I also really like the address bar being used as a search bar in the most updated version of Sarai, so I attempted to emulate that.

I was able to get rid of the search bar using the property list editor, I downloaded the PPC port of OmniBar, and then edited that .plst file to add support for Bing search in addition to the Google default. After that, I created a .css file to set the default zoom for all webpages so that when I get to MacRumors or Apple, I don't have to hit command - anymore. With a 1024 X 768 display, changing these makes Safari more usable in my opinion and I am enjoying messing around with stuff. And yes, I made duplicates of all important files(I'm not crazy!)
 
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crewkid89

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Could you add some screenshots? Also have you considered using leopard WebKit? I have been using it and it seems quite nice to stock safari as far as speed and compatibility.
 

RedCroissant

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Could you add some screenshots? Also have you considered using leopard WebKit? I have been using it and it seems quite nice to stock safari as far as speed and compatibility.

I actually do use WebKit but since any changes I make to WebKit are mirrored in Safari, I just said Safari. And yes, I like WB as well and use that primarily. All I have to do now is update my system to use WB instead of Safari when clicking on links in Mail and stuff like that.
 
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RedCroissant

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The Toolbar Item.nib file edits are here and you should be able to see the differences. I simply selected the search bar and dragged it off the app window to delete it, then saved the canges, restarted WebKit and voila!

Toolbar Items:


Search Provider plist file:


and the edits I made in DashCode so that Google wasn't the default(the selected text in blue):



And sorry if the images and/or links don't display since I'm having some trouble getting them to post!
 
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