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How do you remove Safari 6 on Mac OS X 10.7.4

I understand there was a uninstaller for Safari 6 beta (is that available anywhere?) but it seems no longer available in the Apple Dev Center, and I am on Safari 6 release version. I need to remove ...
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How to regain features from Safari 5 that are not found in Safari 6?

I upgraded to Mountain Lion, there are a lot of differences in Safari 6. Have the four features below been relocated? If not relocated, are there fixes? Activity window (previously: Window -> ...
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How to mimic Safari 5 Activity window with Mountain Lion, to save FLV video files?

With Safari 5 in Lion, I used the Activity window to save video files. Safari 6 has no Activity window. With Mountain Lion, what is the best way to replicate what I could do before?
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How to fix Safari 6 on Mountain Lion that doesn't show the full URL in the address bar unless I click it?

For instance, Ask Question page URL on this site is shown as apple.stackexchange.com, but when I focus on address bar, it becomes apple.stackexchange.com/questions/ask. I tried resetting and ...
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How can I disable “Top Sites” in Safari/Webkit completely?

First of all, I need to clarify: I do not mean turn off the viewing of top sites in the browser, or the switch for it. I've done that. However, even after the recent 5.0.3 update, Safari constantly ...
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Is it possible to sync Google Chrome bookmarks with Safari?

Is it possible to sync Google Chrome bookmarks with Safari?
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Fading of the URL in Safari 6's Unified Search and URL Field

With Safari 6, the omnibar fades the non-server part of the URL, so that the actual server name is more visible. Presumably, this is to reduce phishing attacks. However, I find that the remainder of ...
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How can I boot to Safari Only (Chromebook style) in Lion?

How can I boot safari only in Mac OSX Lion Chrome OS style? I heard that there was a key that one had to hold at startup, which one is it?
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Google Chrome vs my Keychain

Since I've left Chrome as my main browser, every time I use it as secondary browser, Chrome enters in an eternal loop requesting my password to access each keychain bundle of my system. No matter how ...
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Why do emoji like 💩 appear when I use Safari, but not Chrome?

Why do emoji like ūüí© appear when I use Safari, but not Chrome on the same MacBook running Lion? Both browsers use WebKit, and I'd imagine font support comes from the OS, not the application. For ...
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How to disable Acrobat Reader in Safari?

In Safari, the default PDF-Viewer in Safari is "Preview". Unfortunately, since I installed the Acrobat Reader, this default changed to the Acrobat Reader, which is extremely annoying. How can I ...
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How to make Safari remember my password for sites where autocomplete=off?

Safari will remember my password on most sites, if I ask it to. However, some "high-security" sites disable this functionality. I want to override their override, and have Safari remember my ...
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How can I get Safari to reopen my last closed tab?

I'm switching back to Safari from Chrome. Now that I figured out how to get Safari to let me navigate tabs the way I want, only one thing remains: I want to be able to reopen my last closed tab with ...
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Has anyone figured out how to identify the unique page of each separate Safari Web Content process with Safari 7/Mavericks?

I know I'm not the first one to wonder this. Something like the Chrome Task Manager. In short, when you have multiple tabs/pages open in the new Safari 7 (shipped with Mavericks), each one is ...
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Is it possible to upload files to a website from Safari on iPhone?

I'm trying to upload a photo from my iPhone 4 to a website. However, the browse button to display the select file dialog is disabled. Normally this works fine on my Windows PC. Should I be able to ...
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Is there an option to show the real url when you do search on Safari 6?

Safari 6 integrated an address bar and a search box together. So when you want to search a keyword, you just type into the address box. That's maybe good. Before, when you type something in the old ...
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Safari 6: How to change default fonts?

This is probably a duplicate. I can't imagine I'm the first person to notice this. It seems that Safari 6 has removed the appearance tab from the preferences, and with it, the ability to change the ...
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How do I disable Safari-only mode?

I have no desire to enable Lion's Safari-only mode. I have disabled the guest account but still see the guest login item when I reboot my system. Is there a setting somewhere I'm missing for ...
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How can I set a default zoom level in Safari?

I've got a Mac Mini that I'm using as a Home Theatre PC, and my only real complaint is that I can't set a default zoom level in Safari. It's hard to read all that tiny text from 7 feet away from my TV ...
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How to make iCloud on Windows sync bookmarks with Safari, not Internet Explorer

I'm trying to get iCloud on my PC to sync its bookmarks with Safari, not Internet Explorer. According to Apple's documentation, it is possible to sync iCloud bookmarks to Safari on Windows: You ...
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List the extensions installed in Safari for Mac OS X, and state whether each one is enabled

I'd like a list, from which text can be copied. (Not a screenshot of preferences.) This information does not appear in any of the following: Safari System Profiler in Snow Leopard System ...
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How to backup and access iOS Safari's reading list?

I have an iPhone, with iOS 7. In Safari, I have a lot of pages saved in the reading list. How can I backup the reading list to a computer and then access it ? On a PC, I have a backup of my iPhone. ...
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What does it mean when a %CPU exceeds (# of cores) x 100%?

Several responses to a question I asked earlier suggested I try Opera kiosk mode, so I decided to download it and give it a try. Once the download had completed and the disk image was being verified, ...
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Can I cmd-F and click a highlighted link in Safari (or something similar) without a mouse?

I'm trying to make my Mac as mouseless and possible. My three last big hurdles: Moving the current window to a different space in Spaces. (I'm still on OS 10.6, until 10.8 comes out.) A more ...
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Why is this bar appearing in Safari?

Sometimes, when I try using a special character (‚Ć•+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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The browser doesn't show videos on Youtube

Today I noticed that Safari doesn't show anymore the videos shown on Youtube; I just see a black rectangle, and when I try to use the popup menu in that area, it doesn't appear. As far as I can ...
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Copying web page content in Safari to HTML

Is there an easier way to copy and paste website content in HTML? What I want to copy looks like this: Product Information: Length: S / M / L Material: Polyester and Elasthane Brand: Roxana ...
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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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Safari is using too much RAM. How can I reduce its memory footprint?

I'm finding Safari (Latest - v5.0.2) to be even more of a memory hog than usual. (Currently using 465mb of RAM with only this tab open, but having been running for a while) Closing it and ...
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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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Keywurl for Safari 5.1 / Lion

Has anyone made Keywurl work with Safari 5.1 after their Lion upgrade? I tried updating the MaxBundleVersion without luck: http://hacketal.com/making-keywurl-work-with-safari-5 I'm not interested ...
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How can I figure out which tab in Safari is using CPU?

I usually have several tabs open in Safari in the background, and sometimes I see it taking up an unusual amount of CPU (PluginProcess or WebProcess). How can I figure out which tab (or tabs) is ...
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How to make the Backspace key to take me to the previous page in Safari 6?

Backspace/Delete ‚Ćę no longer works as a back button in Safari 6. How to make the Backspace key to take me to the previous page in Safari 6?
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How can I make Safari show the URL when I hover over a link?

Safari 5.0.1 on OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) doesn't seem to have any status bar in which the URL of a link shows when the user moves the cursor over a link (without clicking) All other browsers I've ...
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Possible to disable custom Javascript keybindings in Safari?

I have a couple of decades experience using Emacs, so the Emacs-like keybindings for text editing on Mac OS X are very nice. Unfortunately, some websites (ahem) choose to override these with ...
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Is there a shortcut to change tabs on safari?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to switch tabs on Safari?
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Safari: stop hiding tabs

I can't use safari and continue using chrome only because of 1 reason: chrome doesn't hides tabs (when there are too many of them) I just want to act safari like this And not like this Is there ...
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Safari Extension to Manage Tabs?

I'm looking for a more efficient way to manage my tabs in Safari. Specifically something that allows me to move multiple tabs at once to a new window. I often find myself following a link for a new ...
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Disable auto-update of Top Sites in Safari

How do I disable the auto-updating of the Top Sites in Safari? I don't want to turn the feature off altogether, I just want to prevent auto-update. I know this may seem like an attempt to defeat the ...
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How can I copy a Google search URL from Safari?

When I google for images of "apple sauce" (without the quotes), Safari's location bar just displays "apple sauce" (without the quotes) rather than the URL leading to Google searching for apple sauce ...
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How to have Safari restore form data?

I want to have Safari restore form data when restoring my session. This should be native, but Safari does not have this¬†‚ÄĒ¬†yet. The extension¬†Lazarus looks great. But it does not work. I have also ...
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How do I truly flush Safari's Cache?

There have been countless times where I run into a problem after I edit HTML on a Mac. The issue derives from me uploading the updated file to my server through FTP, and I'll navigate to the website ...
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How to stop Safari from unzipping files after download

Safari unzips .zip and .gz files after downloading. How can I stop this behavior?
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How can I add a new search engine to Safari without any 3rd party add-ons?

I know add-ons such as Glims can do this, but I would rather stay away from them. Any native (or more likely semi-native) way to do so? If it matters, the engine I would like to add is duckduckgo.
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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 ‚Ćė++ 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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How to troubleshoot multiple apps on Mountain Lion all missing toolbar icons?

My machine awoke from sleep, and third party apps as well as Finder, Preview and Safari's toolbar only shows the blank buttons similar to the image below. After restart the machine, the problem ...
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How do I disable inline PDFs in Safari 5.1?

Today, Apple updated Safari to 5.1 (6534.50). In Safari 5.0 or below it's very easy to disable opening pdfs inline, you simply say defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitOmitPDFSupport -bool YES and ...
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How to clear browser cache for just one specific site in Mobile Safari?

I'm doing some testing on a mobile site in development and there are many updates and changes happening to this site. In order to test afresh and clear any JavaScript or what-not that is held in the ...
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Safari doesn't remember tabs in Mountain Lion

In Mac OS X Lion 10.7, Safari preserved the state of my tabs when it closed. This functionality seems to have disappeared in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Is there a way to restore (no pun intended) this ...
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Why does Safari always hang?

I use Safari as my browser, but I've found that it frequently hangs for 20, 30 seconds (sometimes longer), often times when I wake it up from sleep and/or when I open a new tab. Though I'm not sure ...