Safari 3 Right-Click Menu

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chelsel, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. chelsel macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2007
    Let's say I'm not using the keyboard, and I don't want to use the keyboard...

    In Safari 2 if I hit the right-mouse button I would get a "BACK" option to go to the previous page. In Safari 3, I will SOMETIMES get this same option, unless the mouse is hovering over some text... then the browser will highlight the text and prompt me to Search Spotlight...

    This seems like a pretty bad design... a user is FAR more likely to want to go to the previous page than Search in Spotlight...

    Any idea if it's possible to restore the Safari 2 behavior where you ALWAYS get the Back menu option? Either that, or can I just go back to Safari 2?


    No ideas? Am I the only one that thinks this is a step backward from standard browser behavior? Did Steve force this on us? Guess I'll just have to start using Firefox again... and just as I was gaining some respect for Safari... too bad.
  2. Zuplar macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2007
    honestly i just use the shortcuts to go back because to me that is easier. as for the right click, as long as you don't click on a link or texts, it gives you the back feature.
  3. Pittsax macrumors 6502


    Dec 8, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    Maybe they figure that if you're using a mouse, why not just use the back button?
  4. chelsel thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2007
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    He means the one in the Safari toolbar.

    But you can program just about any of today's fancy-shmancy multi-button mouses to have a button corresponding to Command-Left Arrow or Command-[, which are keyboard shortcuts for Back.

    I've always got my back button right above my thumb.

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