Archive for the ‘Safari’ Category

Quick look on Leopard’s Safari

Friday, October 26th, 2007

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Safari gained few features, yet improvements when dealing with tabs and performing text search on a web page make it even easier to use. One great feature is that it allows reopening the last closed window, as well as all windows and tabs that were opened when Safari was last used (from History menu), providing an easy way back it in case a particular site makes it crash, or if you closed a page by mistake and want it back. Here is a quick look on this application in Leopard.

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Safari’s useful tools: Google power revealed

Wednesday, March 31st, 2004

The search field in Safari toolbar is a very direct way to seek information on the Internet using Google. Safari also makes it possible to launch a search on any selected text on a Web page (Control-click). But did you know that it can do more than just list pages corresponding to your search ? Safari search field also makes it possible to obtain numerical conversion and calculation result, words definition, numerical information (parcels numbers, area codes), along with many more options for your search (target this search on only one site or search for a type of document for example).

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Text selection and edition using drag and drop

Friday, March 19th, 2004

Text edition is undoubtedly the task which occupies the greatest part of our computer work. In spite of the subtle differences between applications, it is possible to outline general methods for text selection and modification, and this, by extension of our knowledge already acquired on drag and drop. This knowledge will not be useful solely in word processing applications, but also in any text modifications we can do on screen.

We will initially make a summary of text selection methods with the mouse and the keyboard, then we will see the various ways for creating and preserving text clippings. Lastly, we will see how to use drag and drop for text edition and to manage information (Internet forms, information fields in various applications). As this text constitutes the third from a tutorial on drag and drop, it is recommended to start by reading the first text. (more…)

Quickly compare a Web page before and after its update in Safari

Friday, January 9th, 2004
  • Level: average (possibly useful to Web developers)
  • Required: Safari

When Web page content changes (either because the author updated it or you updated it yourself while building your own site), you can always use Reload to show and updated version of the page. But after you reload the page, you can’t go back to display the page like it was before, so if the content changed and you want to access the information that previously appeared on page, or if your goal was to compare the new page and the old one, then you are out of luck !

But if you use Safari, you are lucky because there is something you can do instead of using the Reload button. First, click in the URL field (it is not necessary to select the address). You can always use cmd-L to do this. Then hold the Command key and press Return. Voilà ! If you use tabs, the updated page will show up in a new tab, and you can go back and forth between those two tabs (with cmd-shift-right arrow and cmd-shift-left arrow if you prefer using the keyboard). If you don’t use tabs, it’ll open up in a separate window.

Notice that you can do the same by dragging the URL on the right of the last tab in the tabs bar. This last trick works for any URL, even those found on Web pages.