Since the update to Leopard, I've become Safari addict because it not only accelerates faster than other browsers but also provides handy way to manage bookmarks and easy way of accessing them back.
Actually, I was used to be questioning myself how to open all my bookmarks in one category faster. I'd discovered the way, i.e. by clicking on
Open in Tabs.
I've copied here several Special Characters that are already provided within your Mac and compatible for the web in case you will need them someday. I have discussed before how to get these characters in my previous article.
When I made a visit to MacTips, I stumbled upon the article entitled Drag Tabs Between 2 Browsers. To my disappointment, after some trials, I still cannot drag my Safari tab into other browsers but I succeed to do it oppositely from other browsers to Safari.
Since I've upgraded to Leopard, I've eventually migrated from Firefox, which is rich of ad-ons, to Safari, which has been proved to render the page much faster.
In addition to that, I also like Safari Bookmark that is easy to create, manage and organize.
Adding bookmark items comes in handy when you're using Safari. Maybe you've been wondering what is the function of the globe next to the url address, and now you will have the answer : it's for dragging the url into bookmark bar and hence in return, you will have new bookmark item. It's easy right?
If you happen to invoke your
Safari Bookmarks Preferences Pane, you will see the blue globe as the icon. If you want, you can change this icon which can be easily found with these simple steps :
What are the things that are essential for many switchers?
Until know I realize the variation of preferences in using Mac. Some prefer to use keyboard, some prefer to use mouse, while others prefer to use both. I, as a keyboard-only user and sometimes mouse-only user, would gladly share my experience in navigating web browser.
defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitDeveloperExtras -bool true
Lucky for developers, with single line of command as shown above run from Terminal, Web Inspector that can scan through web pages, like Firebug in Firefox, will be ready to use.
Many things you can inspect with this tool, from the most common stylesheets up to the time used by Network to retrieve the data. As you can see on image below.
There are several things that can make you consider using Safari as your Leopard web browser. Let's take a look at them.
Webclip is newly released tool for Safari. With Webclip, you can pick portion of your favorite web pages as an new Dashboard widget. Webclip is located next to the reload button.
Leopard Mail supports AOL, Yahoo! Mail and Gmail. And many features added, including RSS.
You will be really often to use Spotlight inside your Mail. Spotlight can spot messages, to-dos, notes, or even RSS feeds inside your Mail. And I love the new smarter Spotlight ranking system. Let's see how Spotlight search the keyword Leopard for certain RSS. You can compare with Spotlight search result with the very same keyword for entire Mail.
It is very glad to know that some of web browsers support very fast auto complete. This is an amazing auto complete that save time to time .com, .org or .net. Not all web browsers support this auto complete feature. This works on Firefox, Flock, and Netscape.
For example, when it is demanded to open url http://www.apple.com/, simply type down apple and then hit Command-Return, this action will automatically perform update for the url while opening. The same rule apply on .org or .net.
TextEdit must be a well-known Application for all Mac users. Besides its simplicity, it's also been loved because of its effectivity.
One of its useful, hidden, and effective feature is saving in the form of webpage (usually known as HTML format).
What are those features that support building webpage content? Those features are Inserting Link, Building Table, Constructing List, and Customize CSS Style. However, make sure that the file is already saved in with HTML format.
This is the most important part before going through other tricks; without this part, applying other tricks will end up in vain. Let's see how to do it. Don't worry it's just 3 steps.
It's easy, isn't it?
Links is one of the important factors for building web, especially for bloggers. Fortunately, TextEdit provides quick, easy, and only 3-step away to insert link into TextEdit itself.
Link address should be inserted into this
It's surprising yet incredible that QuickSilver can save your time translating the whole URL. You just need to do some steps below and Google! will help you translate your target URL.
There are 5 steps :
QuickSilver, the most powerful applications search engine, can perform opening multiple urls. This can be done easily without putting so much effort in doing repetitive tasks again and again. This action can be done by using the comma trick. However, it needs a little modification here.
There are several steps to perform this action :