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There are two ways: first, go to the 'View' menu, select 'show status bar', and a bottom-of-window bar will display a link when your cursor is positioned on one. Second, if you depress the [left] mouse button and hold it down, then drag just off the region of the link, a display will pop open at the cursor.


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Try clicking ⌘-Z (for undo).


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In case you are coming from Chrome and want to use cmd+[0-9] for switching tabs (instead of cycling through your preset top sites) take a look at: github.com/rs/SafariTabSwitching Safari Tab Switching is a Safari SIMBL plugin which allow switching between tabs using Cmd+1-9. Update: Safari Version 9.0.2 (El Capitan) has native support for this:


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Presumably, the Office installer can modify/update the Microsoft Silverlight.plugin (which is installed in /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/), which Safari and Chrome could potentially be using. It's primarily just a precaution against updating files which an application is actively using. [EDIT] After further investigation, it looks like it's actually the fact ...


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Safari 5 is available via Apple's KB here. But according to 9to5mac, it seems that have Apple decided to skip Safari 6 for Windows, so Safari 5 is all that is available right now.


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Look under "More Gestures" the "Mouse" System Preferences pane: Set it to two fingers or disable it altogether.


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The difference is the rendering engines for the browser windows. We know Safari renders the character set differently than Chrome. But the Window UI elements (the tabs in Chrome) are okay. That's our biggest clue. The window UI elements are likely (emphasis on likely, I may not be correct here) all being rendered by the OS. So they get the full OS-level ...


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Go to the "Help" menu in Safari and select "Installed Plug-ins". This will open a new tab displaying information about all of the currently installed plug-ins. Find the entry for Adobe Acrobat. Below it will be a line that reads something like: Adobe® Acrobat® Plug-in for Web Browsers — from file “AdobePDFViewer.plugin”. Note the name of the file from ...


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Just noting that Safari 8 has an option to import directly from Chrome. In Safari, select File > Import From from menu bar.


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I noticed that too, and did the following to "solve the problem" (it's not a problem for some people though :P ): In System Preferences, open Spotlight. In Search Results tab, disable Bookmarks & History. Then restart. After that, Safari Web Content process won't be active when Safari is not open.


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I found the solution, right after posting... Go to Safari → Preferences → Advanced → Show Full Website URL


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In the menu bar, go Safari -> Preferences. In the "General" tab, uncheck "Open 'safe' files after downloading". This will stop Safari from automatically unzipping the files.


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I have two alternatives: Press Cmd+L (go the Location/Search field), then Cmd+Return. Click the back button (<), then press Cmd while clicking the forward button (>). Both of these will open a tab in the background. (Often, Cmd + click opens the click target's reference in a new tab.) If you also press Shift while performing the second step of ...


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Option-command-A is just a shortcut for showing the resources tab of the web inspector. It still works, but you have to enable the develop menu first. Check Preferences > Advanced > Show Develop menu in menu bar. Open the resources tab of the web inspector. Look for a resource for the video under the other folder. It's named videoplayback in YouTube. If it ...


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The setting was called "Confirm before closing multiple tabs or windows", but it was removed in 10.7 when Resume was introduced. defaults write com.apple.Safari ConfirmClosingMultiplePages -bool true doesn't work anymore either. The part of Resume where application state is kept after quitting was disabled by default in 10.8, but you can reenable it from ...


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After starting Safari, you can go to History -> Reopen All Windows from Last Session to have Safari reopen the windows and tabs that were open when you last used it. There's some additional info in this question: Is it possible to restart an application using AppleScript?, including a script (Chealion's answer) that can be modified to start Safari and call ...


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This can be done in the Elements tab by disabling this little brush icon:


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I believe this Safari extension does precicely what you are looking for. http://ultimatestatusbar.com


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The Windows version was discontinued, but as of 6/14/2013 Download.com has the last available Windows version (5.1.7) here: http://download.cnet.com/Apple-Safari/3000-2356_4-10697481.html?tag=mncol;1


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You can get rid of it without giving in to Apple‘s desire for you to “Try Now”. Even if you click the button, they will ask you to change your default and may still ask again at a later time. I have explained it in much greater details on my blog but the gist of it are these three commands: defaults write com.apple.coreservices.uiagent ...


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Open up a terminal window: ⌘space and type Terminal. Hit enter when its highlighted. When you get to the terminal prompt, type the following command: defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitOmitPDFSupport -bool YES You won't get a response at the command line, but once you restart Safari it will no longer open them in the browser. To take it a step further ...


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Use Command-K (⌘+K) to clear Safari 6 Web Inspector console.


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As it turns out, you do this through the "View" menu, rather than through "Preferences": Close all tabs but one, so you only have one tab open In the "View" menu, click "Show Tab Bar" which will make the tab bar appear This preference will stick, even if you close and reopen Safari Simple, but not what I expected!


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According to this post from Apple's Safari Support discussion forum: 1) Create a file named defaultzoom.css (or any name you like, just make sure it has a css extension.) 2) Copy and paste in the following: body { zoom: 130%; } change 130 to whatever number suits you. >100 means zoom in, <100 means zoom out. Don't ...


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Go to Safari > Empty Cache, or hit Opt+Cmd+E. To refresh, click the refresh button on the addressbar or press Cmd+R. Another tip. If you want to restore Safari, like completely clear all the caches, or parts of it, go to Safari > Reset Safari. I use it usually when I need to clear a lot of memory from Safari, for it will clear the webpage screenshots, ...


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Firefox Firefoxes is a shell scripts that will install all major versions of Firefox on OS X, and set up separate profiles so you can use them simultaneously. Currently it installs: Firefox 2.0.0.20 Firefox 3.0.19 Firefox 3.5.9 Firefox 3.6.28 Firefox 4.0.1 Firefox 5.0.1 Firefox 6.0.1 Firefox 7.0.1 Firefox 8.0.1 Firefox 9.0.1 Firefox 10.0.2 Firefox 11.0 ...


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I don't know if this is exactly what you want, but if you open Settings, then click on Safari, then scroll down and click on Advanced, then click on Website Data you will get a list of websites that have stored data. You can click Edit then remove the data from just the sites that you want to remove stored data from.


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Just enable Show Developer Menu in Safari's Preferences, Advanced tab. It will enable the option Inspect Element when you right click the page. You can also start it with Command+Option+I. You can get more info about this option in Safari for Developers - Tools and Safari Web Inspector Guide: The Develop Menu.



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