Replicating some of Firefox's functionality in Safari

Brandon263

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Hi guys,

I want to switch to Safari from Firefox, but I'm having trouble reproducing some of Firefox's functionality on Safari:

1. Is there a plug-in or add-on that I can install in Safari to make it automatically clear the cache and history when I close the browser? I downloaded the script that launches Safari in Private Mode but I'd really rather have all the cookies and cache cleared when I close the browser.

2. Is there a way to replicate Firefox's tab behavior in Safari? I tried Glims, but it doesn't seem to work that well.

Thanks for reading.
 
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Che Castro

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Just keep using Firefox for watching porn

And safari for safe stuff


Firefox has a lot of protective plugins like noscript
 

Weaselboy

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Hi guys,

I want to switch to Safari from Firefox, but I'm having trouble reproducing some of Firefox's functionality on Safari:

1. Is there a plug-in or add-on that I can install in Safari to make it automatically clear the cache and history when I close the browser? I downloaded the script that launches Safari in Private Mode but I'd really rather have all the cookies and cache cleared when I close the browser.

2. Is there a way to replicate Firefox's tab behavior in Safari? I tried Glims, but it doesn't seem to work that well.

Thanks for reading.
1. I use the app Cookie for this. It can be configured to delete cookies and cache when you quit Safari. You can whitelist cookies you want to keep.

2. What behavior is it you are trying to replicate?
 

Brandon263

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Sep 12, 2009
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Beaumont, CA
1. I use the app Cookie for this. It can be configured to delete cookies and cache when you quit Safari. You can whitelist cookies you want to keep.

2. What behavior is it you are trying to replicate?
This looks like exactly what I have been looking for. Thanks!

I've been trying to find a program that automatically clears Safari's cache when I close the browser, similar to what Firefox does. I also prefer how Firefox handles tabs (automatically opening links in new tabs rather than in the same window, grouping tabs based on which ones you haven't opened, etc.), but I can find workarounds to those issues. My main issue with Safari was that it doesn't have a function to automatically clear the cache, but it looks like you might have solved that for me. Thanks!
 

Weaselboy

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This looks like exactly what I have been looking for. Thanks!

I've been trying to find a program that automatically clears Safari's cache when I close the browser, similar to what Firefox does. I also prefer how Firefox handles tabs (automatically opening links in new tabs rather than in the same window, grouping tabs based on which ones you haven't opened, etc.), but I can find workarounds to those issues. My main issue with Safari was that it doesn't have a function to automatically clear the cache, but it looks like you might have solved that for me. Thanks!
Take a look at the Safari extension Linkthing. I believe you can configure it to do what you described. Also, look at this same devs. other extensions... he does some great work.