Safari - Keyboard Tab Browswing

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Dreamer2go, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Dreamer2go macrumors 6502a

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    Firefox 2 sucks after installing Office:mac 2008. Can't display some Traditional Chinese characters.

    So I switched to Firefox 3 beta. And I HATE the URL bar....if I click the arrow to view my webpages, it displays HUGE URL informations. I dislike it. I just wan't the URL!

    So I was thinking about switching to Safari. However, I dislike how you need to press CMD SHIFT arrow keys between tab browsing windows.
    In Firefox, it's just CMD 1-9, so much quicker, and easier. Is there a way in Safari that you can do it?
     
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    CMD 1-9 launches bookmarks in Safari, which is useful. You could try changing the keyboard shortcuts in System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard Shortcuts.

    I went there to change the Equaliser in iTunes back to CMD + 2 when they added Option to the mix a while ago.
     
  3. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    you can also use the [ ] keys with cmd+shift for back and fowards through the tabs, which is a much easier hand position (thumb on right cmd, pinkie on right shift, middle finger on [ or ]
    also cmd and [ ] are foward/back, navigating safari with a keyboard is nice and easy

    thanks for the firefoxd (cmd+ 1-9) tip though, i've been wondering if it had that feature, but what happens if you have more than 9 tabs?

    edit: hmm seems that if you have 10+ tabs open you can't select tabs 9 to n-1, which sucks, as does having to count along to see which tab you want, sometimes sequential is better than selection.
     
  4. Dreamer2go thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lol thanks for the tip
    but I really don't think the keyboard shortcuts in Safari useful at all...I rather point and click for bookmarks

    I don't know the full menu name for tab browsing in Safari for System Preferences =(
     
  5. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    no.

    and safari doesn't even have a drop down button for you....

    Safari isn't good at customization department. maybe you wanna try opera?
     

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