Simple Safari questions

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  1. cool11 macrumors 65816

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    Is there any way to make safari tabs smaller(width)?
    Is there any way to have multiple rows of tabs in safari?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    @1 they do automatically when you have lots of them

    @2 no, but safari stand or another app might do it.
     
  3. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    @1, I don't think it does it well. I mean 50 tabs. If you go opening over 20 tabs, then it adds a silly arrow icon to choose a tab from a drop down list. Am I wrong? This is not an automatic way to make tabs smaller.
    Can I control this feature and make tabs really small?

    @2, any suggestions for doing multiple rows tabbing?
     
  4. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    ...If you have 50 tabs open, you need to learn how to manage your browsing better. Seriously. Why on earth would you need 50 tabs?

    As for multiple rows of tabs, I'm pretty sure Saft does this. But it's a hack, as are all Safari plugins. If you really want a more extensible/modifiable browser, I'd suggest the Firefox 3 betas.
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    No sure, I do see your point about the arrow, its not a great implementation.

    FWIW Camino does multi-rows of tabs, Firefox doesn't by default, but with an extension probably does.
     
  6. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am using firefox already.
    But it needs much power on my mac.
    Safari seems lightweight but I have to find ways to do my tasks with its tabs.

    I already have multiple rows and custom-sized tabs in my firefox on mac os x.

    But I hoped there were similar suggestions in safari.

    No simple solutions at all?
    Hacks are the only way to make these things in safari?
    I knew it lacks customization but I though these were simple things.
     
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    ^^ I think this is just an advantage of Firefox, they follow very different design methods. The Firefox 3.0 betas are a lot better than Firefox 2.0, especially in speed, there is also Camino.
     
  8. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Does firefox3 has more speed than firefox2, on mac os x?
    What about resources use?
    Is it safe to use it (from your experience) or does it has a lot of bugs?
     
  9. clevin macrumors G3

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    check my signature :)
     
  10. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I will try it.
    If it is a lightweight application then I don't need searching for hacks in safari.
     

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