Safari 6 activity view disappeared

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  1. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    I heard 'activity view' is gone which was a great way to download files. Can anyone confirm this before I download Safari 6? What a great shame if so...
     
  2. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Can't download YouTube videos anymore. Oh no.
     
  3. BenClement1978 macrumors member

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  4. montycat macrumors 6502

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    Its not there!!! This is how I saved my videos. Is there a work around for this?
     
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  6. TjeuV, Jul 27, 2012
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    TjeuV macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way to save livestreams on YouTube that way ?

    edit: those links on the site you gave are broken.
     
  7. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Probably not.
     
  8. blackboxxx, Jul 27, 2012
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    blackboxxx macrumors regular

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    Enable Develop menu and select Develop > Show Page Resources. It even has the same keyboard shortcut, ⌥⌘A.

    Just make sure to open it before playing a video.
     
  9. Taquito macrumors newbie

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    Activity Window

    So, I did some searching, as I too am now somewhat regretting upgrading to Mountain Lion based on the Activity Window being gone. A solution I have found in the meantimes is to go to Safari>Extensions, scroll down to Click to Flash and install it. After which, you can right click (cmd+click) on a video and you'll have an option to download the video. Also, for those complaining about tabs, if you pinch, you have the option to switch between tabs without having to manually move your mouse cursor. Of course, you could always download Better Touch Tool and establish your own trackpad preferences. I set mine up to tip-tap right or left to switch between tabs, amongst others. :D
     
  10. allangreen macrumors newbie

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    Safari 6 is terrible. The combined address and search bar is annoying and the lack of the activity window is the last straw. :confused:

    I have found a way to reinstall safari 5 on the inter web...

    This is copied from Edit Ask Different

    The Safari installer places a backup of the old Safari in /Library/Application Support/Apple named .SafariArchive.tar.gz. Note that since the name starts with a dot, it's not visible in Finder. Doing an ls -a or setting Finder to display hidden files via defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE followed by restarting Finder will let you see the file.

    Once you've unpacked it take a backup, as you'll have to copy the older Safari's various support files into place. The unpacked file will have many folders that overlap with files on your Mac's root folder. To delete the Safari.app (TAKE A BACKUP, FOR REALS), you'll have to go into a Terminal, navigate to /Applications and run sudo rm -rf Safari.app/. Copy the unpacked files into place, and you're golden.​

    I'm now happily running Safari 5 and it hasn't bricked my Mac Pro yet...!
     
  11. jk73 macrumors 6502

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    I was all fired up about finally getting my Up To Date code (after 36 hours) and then I read RSS was eliminated from both Mail and Safari 6, and that the Activity window was deleted from Safari.

    As a result, I'm holding off on Mountain Lion for the time being. VERY disappointed. I hope Apple restores both ASAP.
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Does it show the same kind of information that the Activity window showed? Can you select a YouTube video and post a screen shot of the associated "Show Page Resources"?
     
  13. Ochyandkaren macrumors 6502

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    Thank you!

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    Indeed!
    Just look at ˝other˝ folder.
     
  14. Dudikowski macrumors newbie

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    Why are you downloading Youtube videos this complicated way?
    There is an extension for Safari (and other browsers) which will add a download button on Youtube.
     
  15. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I don't. I use ClickToFlash, which does more than just download. Some people, however, prefer not to use 3rd party software to accomplish this, hence, the need for instructions for downloading using native Safari.
     
  16. Dudikowski macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, maybe I quoted the wrong post. I just wanted to point out that there is nothing simpler than downloading Youtube videos in any browser (with the extension). It's click-a-button simple.

    I am a bit more concerned about Soundcloud downloads. I used the Activity window for this before. I tried an extension and a bookmarklet now but no go. Any tips there?
     
  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    After doing some research, it appears this is not equivalent to the Activity window. It's equivalent to the Web Inspector. It doesn't appear to show sizes of elements or download progress, so it can't be used to download videos.
     
  18. seble macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the same boat as you guys, which is why I haven't upgraded just yet.
    But does anyone know if its possible to run both Safari's alongside each other?

    The old and the new one that is
     
  19. Dudikowski macrumors newbie

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    Is that the Youtube boat or any other boat?

    I found a discussion here.

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    Thank you for clearing this out. I was clicking there like crazy but couldn't find any activity info either. It's the inspector in a new layout.
     
  20. AnotherScott macrumors newbie

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    For some reason, that option does not always appear.
     
  21. BeerSnobFitz macrumors newbie

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    It's not as easy but I get it to work 90% of the time

    I am able to download videos using the "Show Page Resources" just like i did with Activity View. It is not simple as "Option-Click" on mp4 line within Activity View was, but I'm able to get videos from a site I use to download TV shows to watch via iTunes.

    To try it, go to Your TV Series website http://www.yourtvseri.es/the-newsroom/season-01-episode-06-bullies/)
    Click the VK Link
    [​IMG]
    Dont start the video.
    Open Page Resources (Develop > Show Page Resources).
    Once open, look in left folder tree and locate the "Frames" folder and expand it.
    Scroll down until you see "video_ext.php" and expand the doc.
    Now click play in the flash player on the page.
    You should than see a new line like "2345b21c34.720.mp4"
    Click on the that line.
    Now on the right side of the Resource Window you will see the entire URL to that mp4 file.
    Copy the URL and paste it in Chrome.
    Once URL is open in Chrome, right click and choose Save as and add the ".mp4" extension to the file name or you can rename it but still add the mp4 extension.
    Viola ....you have video
     
  22. RIAC1974 macrumors newbie

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    Safari 6 "Activity" window gone. SOLUTION

    The best way is to downgrade back to Safari 5.1.7 for Lion. Here is the link that tells you how to do that:

    http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/57916/how-do-you-remove-safari-6-on-mac-os-x-10-7-4

    Scroll down to the almost the end of the page, to the section titled: “To downgrade Safari 6 on OS X Lion (10.7.4) to Safari 5.1.7″

    I followed the steps and it totally worked!

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    The best way is to downgrade back to Safari 5.1.7 for Lion. Here is the link that tells you how to do that:

    http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/57916/how-do-you-remove-safari-6-on-mac-os-x-10-7-4

    Scroll down to the almost the end of the page, to the section titled: “To downgrade Safari 6 on OS X Lion (10.7.4) to Safari 5.1.7″

    I followed the steps and it totally worked!!
     
  23. Fishrrman, Aug 5, 2012
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    Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    "I am a bit more concerned about Soundcloud downloads. I used the Activity window for this before. I tried an extension and a bookmarklet now but no go. Any tips there?"

    I spent much of yesterday afternoon struggling with this.

    There are extensions for Safari that facilitate the downloading of Flash video, but I have yet to find one that works for Flash -audio-.

    Complicating matters is that the "Resources" window in Safari 6 (which purports to "replace" the old-style "Activity" window) doesn't show item sizes, which made it easy to pick out an audio file amongst many others, due to its larger size.

    I finally gave up and found that there's an "add-on" in FireFox that works for both Flash video AND audio files, called "FlashGot 1.4.7".

    This solved the problem of downloading streaming audio for a couple of sites I visited. Note -- I just tried it on SoundCloud as well, and it seems to work there for grabbing audio.

    Yes, it's more work to keep a second browser around, and have to open FireFox and re-navigate to where the file is you wish to "grab".

    But -- unless and until Apple yields to the requests to re-activate the "Activity" menu in future versions of Safari -- it's a "workaround" that's better than nothing.

    Rant follows:
    The removal of the "Activity" window seems to have been intentional on Apple's part, to reduce or elminate the user's ability to "grab" music and video files from various web pages. If, while running Safari 6, you go to the Developer menu and choose to load the same page using Safari 5.1.7, it works and the "Activity" menu choice is still there, BUT -- it's "grayed out" and un-selectable.

    What this portends is Apple's intent to gradually remove "capabilities" from Safari, with the goal of making it more "iOS-like" -- no longer "the power to be your best", but soon-to-become "just the power we LET you have"....
     
  24. Dudikowski macrumors newbie

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    I dont feel like I must have every solution in Safari either. If one solution is so smooth to operate but in another browser I am cool with that.

    I found a smooth solution for Soundcloud in this Chrome extension. It adds a download button to Soundcloud.

    When it comes to downloading video the Activity window was cool, but there are a bunch of plugins for Firefox that does this job even better.
     
  25. Mirthel macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, worked like a charm for me, Cheers
     
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