Safari 5 - trying again but still a few annoyances

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rdstoll, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. rdstoll macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to give Safari another shot after giving up on it when I first moved to the Mac world. Fortunately, they've added extensions so I can get the coveted Adblock on Safari now. This is on a MacBook Pro.

    But three things really bother me about Safari and I want to see if there are any tricks to these.

    - Highlighting the entire address bar when wanting to put in a new address. I know this can be accomplished by Command + L but I'm not a keyboard shortcut person and would like to just mouse over to the address bar, click it once, and have everything highlighted.

    - Similar complaint about the search bar, but I know of no command keyboard shortcut that will allow me to highlight all the text when putting in a new search.

    - Opening a new tab quickly. Again, I know this can be accomplished by hitting Command + T but I really prefer having a "+" there to open a new tab similar to Firefox or IE.
     
  2. Skika macrumors 68030

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    You can setup a "+" tab button. Just go to customize toolbar and drag the "+tab" button to wherever you like.
     
  3. rdstoll thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!!

    One other complaint/wish: On the Bookmarks bar, when I open a folder but scroll to other folders to the right/left of the open folder, the other folders do not automatically without two clicks: one click to close the open folder and another click to open the folder I want to look at.
     
  4. tkermit macrumors 68040

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    Clicking on the little website icon next to the address highlights the entire address bar .
    CMD-L and then TAB
     
  5. nope7308 macrumors 65816

    nope7308

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    Ha, we have similar neurotic preferences!

    Here's another tip:
    Provided you have two or more tabs open, you can double click on the blank 'tab space' (for lack of a better word), and it will open a new tab. Much quicker than CMD + T.

    FYI, if you want to customize your search bar, Glims is essential!
     
  6. macieks72 macrumors newbie

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    or alt+cmd+f
     
  7. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Do you play FPS with 1 hand?

    Way faster with keyboard shortcuts.

    Search bar = Command+T and TAB
    (by the time you hit the search box with your cursor I am already seeing results)
     

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