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How can I improve/replace View Source in Safari?

As a new convert to Safari, I am astonished by how unbearably ugly default page source view is. The font is miserably small and unaliased, leave alone color highlighting. Is there a way to enhance ...
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Keep download window open in Safari 5.1 under OS X Lion

Under OS X Lion, when downloading a file with Safari, is there a way to keep the downloads window open? After clicking on the "Show downloads" icon, a dialog-like window appears. Unfortunately ...
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Is there a way to force US keyboard layout in Safari address bar?

I keep typing in Russian keyboard layout into Safari address bar by accident. This drives me mad because I usually end up loading domain-for-sale pages. Is there an extension or program to switch ...
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Documents to Go for iPad

Quick question that I just can not seem to find an answer for. I am wondering whether or not when using Documents to Go on my iOS device (iPad 2), if I open a file in safari, will this app help safari ...
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What's the easiest way to automate logging into a website?

There's this website I need to access about every ten minutes. And apparently it was designed in 1993, by sadists. There is no "remember me on this computer" checkbox. And if you don't interact with ...
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Reverse Resume Functionality for Safari

I would like to reverse the resume keys for Safari. i.e.; Command-Q should quit and not save any tabs (since that is what I normally want to do). Cmd-Opt-Q should save windows. I know I can disable ...
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Tips for using spotlight with webpages served via https

I've started using spotlight with webpages today. It will actually index the content of web pages in your history and bookmarks. It's great. But I can't find any documentation on how to use it. ...
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SIMBL Plugins not launching properly under OS X Lion

I have OS X Lion installed on my 2011 MacBook Pro. I also have SIMBL with two plugins: Colorful Sidebar and Safari Omnibar. I (obviously) have Finder launch when I login, and I also have Safari launch ...
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Is having 2 GB of memory not enough with the new Mac Mini?

I have the new Mac Mini with Mac OS X, with a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5, with 2 GB of DDR3 memory at 1333 MHz, and a graphic card (Intel HD Graphics 3000 288 MB) that uses shared memory; the screen I am ...
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Is there a way to make Safari always highlight the address bar?

When opening a new tab or window in Safari, sometimes the address field is selected, and sometimes it isn't. If it's not, there's no way to tab to it. Is there a way to make the bar always selected by ...
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How to stop downloads from being organized by date?

Many moons ago I installed an application that moves downloads into a desktop folder with today's date as the title. I would like to stop this behavior. However, I cannot remember what I did to cause ...
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External applications opening Safari links in new window rather than new tab

I've noticed that when an application, such as iChat or Twitter for Mac, sends a link to Safari it opens in a new window rather than a new tab. I can manually force it to open in a new tab by holding ...
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Cisco Smart Tunnel crashes Safari. Can it be made to work on Mac OS X?

I deal with a customer who has provided me a SSL VPN address. When I log in it downloads a .jnlp file, and then some files are created in /tmp. The meat of how it works, is it tries to run Safari ...
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Is it possible to export safari's reading list on Safari 5.1?

Subject sums it up. Just curious if there is a trick to be able to export your reading list from Safari, any format. Where on the HD is the info stored? bookmarks.plist?
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How to switch between mail and safari on iPad 2?

When reading email using mail, I always click on a link and it open in safari. But when I want to go back to mail, I need to press the button and then find email. Is there a better way to seamlessly ...
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How to make Safari remember zoom level per site?

Safari's default font size is not large enough for my eyes so I have to press ⌘++ for a while on every website I visit. I could've used CSS to set the default zoom level in Safari but I want different ...
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Is it possible to increase history length on iPhone Safari?

Is it possible on Safari for iPhone to increase the length of the browsing history? It seems to only keep one week of browsing history, which makes it hard to go back to stuff more than a week later. ...
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Tell Safari to Download Certain File Types?

There are certain file types that Safari automatically opens natively. Various kinds of video files, for example. Is there a way to configure Safari to not open these files and instead default to ...
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iPad can't seem to view sites / pages that include the port in the URL?

I've found that the iPad, using its Safari browser can't access web pages that include a port number in the URL: http://www.example.com:8080/ or even http://www.example.com:80/ In either case, the ...
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How do I enable preview of URL in a popup?

I just noticed that when I hover with my cursor over a link, I don't get the url. I tried in maximized (full screen) and normal mode, and it doesn't show up in a popup or in a bottom bar as it does on ...
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How to make the “Search with Google” menu option open up in a new tab by default in Safari?

I know I can Command-click it to achieve that. What I want is to change the default behavior from opening in the same tab to opening in a new tab. Is there an extension or a hidden configuration for ...
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Safari extension to get rid of Google redirect links in search results?

I'm looking for a Safari extension that can rewrite the google search results so that it gives you the direct URLs rather than the long jumbled redirect links that often pop up. If you're wondering ...
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Dynamically (automatically) change the “download folder” in Safari

Saft -- the (now seemingly defunct as of Safari 5.1) Safari plugin -- had the ability to change the name of the download folder (and create said folder if it didn't already exist) that Safari uses ...
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How to switch tabs in Safari with mouse gesture?

In Safari, how to switch tabs using mouse gesture? I try to use the BetterTouchTool, since there's no shortcut to switch tabs, I have no idea how to config in BetterTouchTool too.
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Minimizing process's memory usage

After upgrade to Lion OS X I've noticed new "Safari Web Content" process which is separate from the Safari.app itself. And after some time it starts using huge amounts of memory (so far, 1.2G real ...
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How can I hide google search field in safari?

When customizing safari toolbar I can't get rid of google's search field right next to address bar. Is there any secret preference tweak to achieve this?
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How Can I Clear the Website Loaded on Startup?

On Mac OS Lion, apps seem to persist their state across launches. Generally, this is a good thing. However, I seem to have run into a problem. In Safari, I must have typed quickly and hit enter ...
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Lion seems to have made both Safari and Chrome pause when opening more tabs

I recently upgraded to Lion and am mostly very pleased. However I'm having some errant behaviour when CMD clicking on links in Safari and Chrome. Instead of opening the page in a new tab, often ...
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In Safari 5.1, how do I disable Top Sites and the caching of thumbnail images of Web pages?

There were methods for doing this in earlier versions of Safari but I don't know of one that works with 5.1. The reason I want to do this is that it takes up a great deal of disk space, and I suspect ...
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Why is this bar appearing in Safari?

Sometimes, when I try using a special character (⌥+U for ¨) a strange bar will appear at the bottom of my screen. This doesn't happen every time, just on and off for no apparent reason. I haven't ...
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Is it possible to configure Safari's search box to use google.co.uk rather than google.com?

Is it possible to customise the search engines used by Safari 5.1 on Snow Leopard? I'd like to get it to use google.co.uk rather than google.com for searches. I've found a couple of old posts ...
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Form autocomplete on iPhone/iPad

Generall Safari automatically prompts to save form data like Username, Password.. But on some pages, it never asks for the same. How can we force it to ask for saving form data on any website?
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Where are the bookmarks folders in Safari?

While organizing my bookmarks, I made several folders. Now when I click the Bookmarks menu, I don't see any sign of these folders. I need to do "Show All Bookmarks" to see them. Shouldn't the ...
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How to add custom mouse-click actions to Safari with modifier keys?

In Safari, when you Ctrl-click on an image in any web page, a menu comes up with several options. I'd like to be able to do a single trackpad click with a modifier key (option or command, for ...
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Is there a quick way to delete Foldered bookmarks directly from Safari bookmark bar?

I like to group my bookmarks into Folders in the Bookmark Bar. But I cannot find an easy way to delete these bookmarks! The only way I know to do this is to go to Show All Bookmarks, then browse ...
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Is there any way to get the Multi-Safari version of Safari 2 working on Snow Leopard?

Michel Fortin’s Multi-Safari actually makes it possible to test websites i old versions of Safari, should you feel the need. Unfortunately, the Multi-Safari version of Safari 2 doesn’t quite work ...
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Can I install OSX Safari 5.1 for one user and Safari 5.05 for another user - same CPU?

I'm running OSX 10.6.8 with Safari 5.01 with my main user account, which is an admin account. I would like to do some testing with Safari 5.1 before I fully commit to it. Can I install Safari 5.1 in ...
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Why do text on some websites appear scrambled in Safari?

Safari has started display scrambled text on some websites. This only happens on certain site and in Safari. I've also noticed that the problem may appear in certain spots on the website, like the ...
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Fixed-width text not appearing correctly in Safari after Lion upgrade

I recently updated to Lion, and have found that at least some HTML tagged as <pre> or <tt> shows up looking like this I've tried changing the fixed-width font in Safari. I've tried rebooting. ...
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Getting Safari to forget Keywurl

Having discovered the excellent SafariKeywordSearch thanks to an answer here, I'd now like to get rid of the warning which Safari pops up on launch about Keywurl not loading because it hasn't been ...
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How do I get Safari Mac's bookmarks to overwrite Safari iOS bookmarks?

I recently pruned and edited my Mac's Safari bookmarks. I was very dismayed the next time I synced to discover that the bookmarks from my iPhone had been merged with those on my Mac, even though ...
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After Lion installation, Safari occasional unresponsive, won't take input

Since installing Lion, I've had Safari 5.1 become unresponsive to input several times on two different machines (both iMacs, in different locations). I don't see anything in the forums I quickly ...
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Clearing local storage in safari on iPad

I need to clear the local storage for safari on my iPad, what I found by googling says to go to Settings > Safari > Databases but databases is no where to be found in my safari settings. The ...
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How can I get PDFs to open in-browser in Safari 5.1

Basically the exact opposite of this existing question How do I disable inline PDFs in Safari 5.1?. I need to view my PDFs in-line, and with Safari 5.1 it's no longer working on either OSX 10.6 or ...
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Cannot drag links onto existing tabs in Safari 5.1

I have become very used to dragging links, from within the browser or other apps, onto existing tabs in order to have the link open in that tab. Safari 5.1 seems to eliminate this behavior and it is ...
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Is there any way to stop the auto-reloading tabs in Safari 5.1

In Safari 5.1 older tabs will auto-reload after being flushed. This has to be the wonkiest, most unproductive "features". I can't imagine this being done for memory usage reasons as I have plenty to ...
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How can I fix broken font-rendering in Safari?

On some sites (especially this one) I cannot read certain parts, there are only A's displayed. How can I fix this?
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OS X Lion, Safari: could not turn off antialiasing

I had the antialiasing disabled in Safari (5.0?) in Snow Leopard, by setting defaults write com.apple.Safari AppleAntiAliasingThreshold -int 200 Now I have OS X Lion with Safari 5.1, and that ...
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Enforce maximum content width in Safari (Lion full-screen on big monitor)

Web sites vary as to whether they enforce a maximum width for the content within the window. When running Safari full screen on Lion, is there a simple way (without rolling up my sleeves and playing ...
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Safari bookmarks keep disappearing

MBP "13, 10.7 and Safari 5.1 I've noticed something weird: last week, I added a couple of bookmarks to my bookmarks-bar in Safari and the next day (or the next reboot) they weren't there anymore... ...