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Dear Lazyweb: Safari tips? [Jun. 15th, 2009|08:53 pm]
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I'm experimenting with Safari instead of Firefox on my mac right now.

Can anyone recommend:
  • Plugins

  • Other add-ons

  • Tweaks

  • Solutions to common problems
Or give me other tips? Thanks in adVANCE.

[User Picture]From: odradak
2009-06-16 04:24 am (UTC)
The Developer kit is useful, you get a kind of Firebug type dealy. Apart from that, I haven't really needed anything else. Aced the Acid 3 test, obscenely fast, elegant and groovy.

That said, I want my fucking progress bar back.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-06-16 04:50 am (UTC)
Yeah I turned on the developer and debug menus with macpilot. I like this bowser. Used to hate it.
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From: jpeace
2009-06-16 06:48 am (UTC)
It crashes on me and I hate it. Other than that it's an exquisite browser that needs and accepts no particular hand-holding.
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[User Picture]From: baconmeteor
2009-06-16 08:02 am (UTC)
Any chance the crashes are Flash-related? Flash has a kind of kamikaze relationship with Safari. You may get relief by upgrading to whatever the latest flash version is if you don't have that already.
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From: jpeace
2009-06-17 07:31 am (UTC)
Nah, it seems to crash at sporadic locations that have nothing to do with plugins. And I've manually updated the Flash before. I'm just going to let it lie there; my life is too short.
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[User Picture]From: baconmeteor
2009-06-16 08:04 am (UTC)
SafariBlock makes me happy. Also be sure to turn off Java; there is an unpatched exploit.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-06-16 08:29 am (UTC)
I think the patch just happened today. There was *a* Mac Java security patch today, anyway.
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[User Picture]From: vanbeast
2009-06-16 03:25 pm (UTC)
yep, that was the one.
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From: ext_194170
2009-06-16 02:33 pm (UTC)

get ClickToFlash


You can download the installer lower down on that page. That's the only one I use at all I think but it's kind of a lifesaver--you need to click to load any flash content (you can whitelist sites.) All of a sudden the tubes are unclogged.
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