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Jedi Knight
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Any one testing Safari 4?


It's bad luck to be superstitious.
 
Posts: 214 | Registered: December 18, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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3.1.1 is the latest version of safari that is out. Is 4.0 a beta that is only available to certain people for testing purposes?
 
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It's an open beta available here.


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Professor Hubert Farnsworth: “Nothing is impossible. Not if you can imagine it. That’s what being a scientist is all about.”
Cubert J. Farnsworth: “No, that’s what being a magical elf is all about.”

 
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Poobah
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I guess I'm a little confused since this is not on Apple's site. Is this official or the open source version of the browser Safari is based on?
 
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WebKit is open source and is the Safari browser code for the most part. I'm not sure what, if anything, Apple changes other than the name.


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Professor Hubert Farnsworth: “Nothing is impossible. Not if you can imagine it. That’s what being a scientist is all about.”
Cubert J. Farnsworth: “No, that’s what being a magical elf is all about.”

 
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Am I the only one finding the "Top Sites" and "Cover Flow" features of Safari 4 to be pretty useless?

I'm a visual person, but I can't really say that these two features help me at all!


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Poobah
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I have not found a use for them either.

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Originally posted by Terry White:
Am I the only one finding the "Top Sites" and "Cover Flow" features of Safari 4 to be pretty useless?

I'm a visual person, but I can't really say that these two features help me at all!
 
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I really don't like cover flow. I'd much rather see an alphabetical list any day, which I can rapidly scan. The pictures are just eye candy.
 
Posts: 2284 | Location: Ann Arbor MI USA | Registered: October 22, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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from MacRumors :

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CNet benchmarked Safari 4's Javascript and found it to be 42x faster than IE 7, 6x faster than IE 8 and the fastest compared to any browser:

Javascript is a key scripting language that is heavily used in interactive websites such as GMail and MobileMe.

We previously discussed the inclusion of CSS Animation into Webkit and its long term implications. Well, the latest Safari 4 beta incorporates these new features which allows you to view these impressive demos that use CSS/Javascript (Safari 4 or comparable browser required):

Safari 4 Hidden Preferences - how to move the tabs back to the bottom, restore the blue loading bar, turn off URL autocompletion, Google Suggest and more. (Original site is down - content copied here.)

1Password - How to get 1Password to work in Safari 4.
 
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Cover Flow is useless for me, but I use Top Sites all the time.


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Professor Hubert Farnsworth: “Nothing is impossible. Not if you can imagine it. That’s what being a scientist is all about.”
Cubert J. Farnsworth: “No, that’s what being a magical elf is all about.”

 
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I don't mind top sites (although I don't use it a lot), but find cover flow isn't too helpful. My husband, who hasn't mastered bookmarks, finds top sites very helpful.
 
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Unless I'm using it wrong, I just don't see where it helps. When I ask for a new window/tab, Top Sites comes up by default (yes, I know I can turn that off). It shows 12 sites (I guess the top ones that I visit). Rarely am I opening a new window to go to one of these sites, because chances are these sites are already open in my tabs. Also since Top sites is always changing (unless you pin sites to it), it's always a surprise to see what's there when I open it.

When I launch Safari for the first time after a restart, I hit one button called "Daily" and it loads (in tabs) all the sites that are my "top sites". I keep this one window open with all those tabs all day long. If I need to go to a different site I either open a new window or new tab and visit that site.

What am I missing? How are you finding this useful?

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Originally posted by Jack Beckman:
Cover Flow is useless for me, but I use Top Sites all the time.


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There are two kinds of computer users: those who have lost data and those who are about to — backup your Mac!
 
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Jedi Master
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A quick and easy GUI solution to tweaking many of Safari 4 behaviors is Swoon dot net's Safari 4 Buddy.
Also available via VersionTracker.com and MacUpdate.com.
 
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Safari 4 didn't work for me. I kept getting the window were it asks to coordinate with Keychain and then the spinning beachball goes on and on slowing the whole Mac down.

I have removed it for now. I suppose some other program or plugin is getting in the way. I have the same problem every time I try to update to the latest Adium IM software.


I'm never "lost" cause I always know where "I" am. I just may not know where anything else is or how to get there.
 
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