What is "Activity" in Safari?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by SRLMJ23, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

    SRLMJ23

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    I'm new to the Mac and I'm still trying to find some stuff out. What is "Activity" under the "Window" option in Safari? Is it just a history or what?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It shows what components of a web page are being downloaded. You might occasionally use it to determine why a component of a web page doesn't load, but most won't ever need to use it, except for one thing: When watching some YouTube videos, you can open the Activity window, locate the video file (usually showing something like "1.8 of 7.2MB" as it's downloading. Holding the Option key, you can double-click that entry and it will download the video. It doesn't work on all YouTube videos, but it comes in very handy when it does.
     
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