Safari Question

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  1. 420benz macrumors 6502

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    I have been using Fire Fox for years.Today i tried Safari and i can't seem to get the Search bar in the center of the page.I am sure the settings are incorrect.Thanks
     

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  2. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    You do ask the best questions @420benz. One ponders the relevance of 420 o_O

    Anywho... If you right click on the header bar, you can customise stuff to your hearts content. You seem to have a lot of the extra buttons enabled which are pushing the searchbar away from the centre, and further to the right. You may enjoy the right, but you're going to have to try pushing it further to the left in order to obtain a more centre stance on the matter. Good luck!

    P.S. Please, don't use FireFox, let it die. It's less code to write and there's 100% better browsers available! Chrome/Safari!
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    All you need to do is edit (Customize) the toolbar.
    Go to your Edit menu, then choose Customize Toolbar...
    Move items around until you have the positions that you like.
    I would likely try to move the font size and printer icons to the other side of the address box. You might also try putting another variable space on the right side of the address box.
    Close, see if that helps, try again, mix up/shake/roll until you like your toolbar

    well, the gist of what New_Mac_Smell said :D
     
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  7. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Your screen shot in post #5 shows the address/search bar is in the center (well, it looks pretty close to me).

    If you mean that Google search bar in the center of the screen from your last post - the Chrome screen shot, then that's an entirely different question, and THAT position is a function of the design of the web site.
    But, going to Google.com puts a Google search box pretty close to the middle of the screen.
    Is that what you want? A bookmark for Google.com will do that pretty good (if that's your real question (?):confused: )
     
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  9. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    I also have a question about Safari using my 2015 MacBook Pro. When I expand Safari using the green button to make it use the entire screen. Once it's full expanded and then I go to open one of my bookmarks say for instance this website forum, the aspect ratio goes off, meaning to see the entire content I would have to scroll over to th right to see the content. Then if I X out of the expanded safari so it's not full screen and then quickly toggle back to full screen then the content wraps correctly on full screen.

    It's not just this site it happens to a lot of my bookmarks in Safari. If I'm already in expanded view and changed websites sometimes the content doesn't wrap while in expanded mode but if I toggle expanded off and then on again it wraps it correctly. It's driving me crazy and don't know how to fix it except just toggle off and on.
     
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  11. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    As mentioned before, you can't directly move the search bar itself. It's position is ,mainly dictated by the arrangement of your other buttons either side of it.

    So if you want to move the search bar a bit over to the left, right click on the bar, choose "Customize Toolbar.." and drag one or more of your buttons from the left hand side of the bar to the right side.
    Or add an extra button or two to the right hand side.

    You can also use the "Flexible Space" additions in the Customize menu to move it left or right without the need for additional buttons cluttering up your bar. As you move the buttons about you'll see the search bar moves left and right. When it's where you want it, stop moving buttons, your job is done.
     
  12. zarathu macrumors regular

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    Perhaps you started a new post for this. I've tried to get Safari to do what you say your MBP does and I cannot. Even if I make the font enormous, it still wraps whether I am in full screen or not. What system are you using? What version of Safari. I'm using Sierra 10.12.3 and Safari 10.0.3
     
  13. 420benz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't want the search bar on the top center. I would like to see it in the middle of the page like #6.
    I really don't care what is on the top of the page. When i first opened Safari it was in the middle of the page but i screwed it up some how.Thanks
     
  14. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Your screen shot shows Chrome browser (not Safari), with a Google search window open.
    That would be a function of Chrome browser, and in your screen shot, it shows a Google search engine, using Google's browser. The page is nicely integrated with the browser, and is a likely a setting. That background would be a theme that has been setup for Chrome.
    Safari doesn't theme too well, being the built-in browser provided by Apple, and Apple is not known for allowing much theming in the system.

    But, your OP seemed to indicate that you wanted to find out how to center the search field in the toolbar. That is simply a matter of balancing the toolbar icons, and positioning it closer to the center.
    On the other hand, turns out that's not what you wanted at all. The search box in a web search site may be dependent on settings on the page that you are using.
    It wouldn't be a Safari setting, by itself.
    If you use Google as your search engine in Safari, then there are settings for you from your Google account, which may help you change the theming that you might have added to that page. Maybe that will help you with the position of the search box on that web page.

    Maybe it would help if you showed a screenshot of Safari, showing that search bar where you have it now (?)
     
  15. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    OP: Try this, configure your Safari Preferences...>General to show the Google search page;

    Safari002.jpg

    The search box will be in the middle of the page whenever opening a new Safari window.
     
  16. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    Sierra 10.12.2
    Safari 10.0.2
    Maybe it's because I've got page zoom set to 125% or maybe because I have Ad Block Plus installed, not sure.
     
  17. 420benz thread starter macrumors 6502

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