Pages that don't load properly Safari

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  1. dontmatter macrumors 6502a

    I fel like I'm running into more and more pages that don't fully support Safari, and I keep having to open mozilla (which is OK, I suppose, but I miss my google search thingy and the way tabs work). I've heard people say you can do something that makes safari look like explorer, and that will fix problems? Is this true? How is it done? Any other suggestions for me?

  2. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    You don't like Mozilla's "Google search thingy"? ;)

    If you end up being "stuck" with Mozilla (my preferred browser), try the Googlebar. Actually try any of the many extensions available. They are trés cool.
  3. dontmatter thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Why thank you. Now I get to spend many hours making mozilla as cool as can be, when I have much better things to be doing ;-)

    Really, I just have to comment on your location.... I, too, am from the soggy part of the pacific northwest. That is, the pacific northwest. Back home on the west side of the cascades, I thought that was the soggy part (whereas some of the actual coast, is downright wet), but after a winter in walla walla.... yeah. PNW=soggy
  4. macintaz macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2004
    Make the web think safari is Explore

    There 2 ways that I have done this
    1. is my fav. that is tinkertool in the safari tab turn the debug menu and restart safari and then with in the debug menu select user agent and windows MSIE 6.0

    2. is using safari enhancer does the same thing.

    But still try opening them with safari most web sites check browsers so as they update the site they may add more safari function

  5. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    Yeah, it's all soggy - it's just a question of degree. :D

    Kinda funny to point out we don't get nearly as much rain as many places. We don't ever get midwest-style downpours; just a lot of gray days with perpetual drizzle.
  6. realityisterror macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2003
    Snellville, GA
    to put it in simpler terms:
    safari enhancer

    installs a "debug" menu that allows you to look like you are IE6 on winshmoo's. personally i wouldn't use it for online banking, i wouldn't want to risk it... but at 13, i don't really worry about online banking ;)

  7. HexMonkey Administrator


    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    New Zealand
    You can do this without third party software, by folowing these steps:

    1. Quit Safari
    2. Open Terminal
    3. Write 'defaults write IncludeDebugMenu 1' and then return.
    4. Open Safari.
    5. Choose IE from Debug->User Agent.

    To turn the debug menu off, repeat, replacing the '1' in step 3 with '0'.

    This will not make Safari render the page like IE though, just pretend to be IE. For example, a page with malformed code will be displayed exactly the same, but a page that says 'You do not use IE, so we will not let you look at the site' will be displayed properly.

    But as macintaz said, you should only do this when you really need to because otherwise webmasters will think more people use IE than really do, and will therefore continue using malformed code.

    BTW, I'm assuming you're using plain Mozilla, not Firefox or Camino. Have you tried Firefox? It has a search bar, better tabbing than Mozilla (IMO), faster etc. You can get it here.
  8. dontmatter thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Thanks all! gave some of these a shot, look promising. And, yeah, regular mozilla, I might just have to download firefox. Also, to, um....I forget the name, you've got it right-seattle get less rain than san francisco, ny city, boston, chicago, philly, and more. Just that, we get it almost every day. joy.
    price of green
  9. Maritan macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2003

    You can also submit a bug report to Apple.

    I did this for and I didn't really expect Apple to do anything.

    Magically, a week or so later, that website loads beautifully in Safari! Bye bye, IE!
  10. aus_dave macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2004
    You can keep up with what's happening with Safari here:

    David Hyatt the Safari developer is doing an excellent job IMHO. I occasionally use Mozilla but I prefer Safari - the form buttons alone are so much more visually appealing :).
  11. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

    Aug 9, 2000
    just going to toss in a second vote for NOT keeping MSIE6 selected in the DeBug menu all the time. we WANT people to see that you're using Safari. Use it on a site-by-site basis.
  12. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    Unless there was an update for Safari somewhere in there, I'd say the site got fixed, not Safari. ;)

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