I feel impressed on many new features of Safari 4 and I believe you feel the same. However,
some of the features are not essential for us and may even break our usual workflow. This
creates the urge to disable some of the features.
In this article, we will discuss with you new features of Safari 4, as well as Terminal
command lines that can be used to disable these new features.
Note. For using Terminal command line provided, you follow these steps:
- Open Terminal
- Select All Lines and Copy to Terminal
- Hit Return Key to Update Changes and Relaunch Safari
Tab Bar Designed on Top
In Safari 4, the tab bar is totally redesigned and put to top of the browser, just like
what we see in Google Chrome. It takes time to adapt to this change, but you can always
change it to old position using following Terminal command lines.
Change. Move Back Tab Bar to Old Position
defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4TabBarIsOnTop -bool NO killall Safari & open -a Safari
Instead of using blue progress bar, Safari 4 now is using loading indicator to tell user
that Safari is loading the page. The drawback is that now we can’t really see how many
percents of the page have been loaded.
Change. Restore Blue Progress Bar
defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4IncludeToolbarRedesign -bool NO defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4LoadProgressStyle -bool NO killall Safari & open -a Safari
Like the autocomplete form, now Safari 4 provides autocomplete menu for its URL
bar. By typing a few letters for the URL, Safari 4 can help us search through
History for matching URLs.
Change. Disable Autocomplete Menu
defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4IncludeFancyURLCompletionList -bool NO killall Safari & open -a Safari
Google Search Suggestion
If you’ve installed Inquisitor before, you will get the idea of how this
Change. Disable Google Search Suggestion
defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4IncludeGoogleSuggest -bool NO killall Safari & open -a Safari
CoverFlow View for Bookmarks
The elegant coverflow view now appears on Safari 4 bookmarks, though it’s not necessary
for quick bookmark search but I really love it.
Change. Disable CoverFlow View
defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4IncludeFlowViewInBookmarksView -bool NO killall Safari & open -a Safari
The most obvious change in Safari 4. No need to explain further. *he he*
Change. Disable Top Sites
defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4IncludeTopSites -bool NO killall Safari & open -a Safari
Top Sites Dimming Animation
When you’re clicking on one of your top sites, an animation will take place and the browser
screen will be dimmed.
Change. No Dimming
defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4TopSitesZoomToPageAnimationDimsSnapshot -bool NO killall Safari & open -a Safari