Posts Tagged 'safari'

One Key Shortcuts for Firefox, Chrome & Safari

010412_rg_OneKeyShortcuts_01.jpgWhile some software giants are trying to make the URL bar disappear, we’ve found that over the years, it’s still very useful, especially if you know how to use it right. We use the URL bar in all of our browsers, in Windows and OS X, as well as iOS, making it an essential way of navigating the web. Here’s how you can develop your own one-key shortcuts.

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Safari on OS X & Firefox 4 on OS X and Windows 7

Like a few users, I got Firefox 4 a day early and started using it immediately on my computers. It’s my main browser on Windows and I use it also on my mac. I tend to use Safari a lot for short queries.

Firefox 4

Good:

  • Speed. It’s darn fast. They say between 3× to 6× faster than the previous version. I have to agree.
  • Streamlined minimal interface: really nice to have something with a low footprint, that doesn’t get in the way of browsing.
  • Back button history list: you can access this by right-clicking the back button. I use it often enough and I had to Google how to find it again.

Bad:

  • Not compatible with some of my add ons and extensions, including Skype (which they’ll probably fix), Delicious (which they won’t, ie sunsetting!), DevonThinkPro, and Kaspersky URL Advisor (which I don’t really use).

Safari

Good:

  • When I type in an address and it recognizes it from the history, I only have to hit enter to go to it. In Firefox, I have to select it with the arrow key first.
  • The most visited gallery reminds me of Chrome, but it’s pretty good to have it open by default.

Bad:

  • Safari doesn’t remember the zoom level for webpages, as Firefox does. It’s a pain to have to do this manually every single time.

Firefox 3 Vs Safari 3

John Gruber of Daring Fireball has gone back to Safari 3 after a few weeks of using the new FIrefox 3 beta. He reviews the differences in his latest post.

Delicious Safari

Use del.icio.us bookmarks on the Mac based Safari web browser.


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