Browser from AppleComputer
based on KDE's kHTML library.
Apple released their improvements to the kHTML library, as required by the GnuLesserGeneralPublicLicense
[To whoever keeps passive-aggressively deleting this page. We understand your need to delete the SafariBrowser itself, but please don't take your frustrations out on this page!
The browser was released as beta software in January 2003 and version 1.0 was released in June 2003. Features included:
- Integrated GoogleSearch toolbar.
- Fastest browser on the Mac.
- Redesigned bookmark interface.
- Snap-back feature: Visit RecentChanges, mark it, surf merrily away, snapback to RecentChanges.
- TabbedBrowsing: Visit RecentChanges, never need to close it!
- FaviconDotIco's appear in bookmark lists. (see Ward's glasses in all their miniscule glory).
- Integrated "Bug reporting" feature (which includes options to send a screenshot and source code of buggy pages - but no way to receive feedback from the developers on whether the bug is known or being fixed; this may frustrate the OpenSource crowd used to public BugDatabases, but unlike BugZilla it's simple enough to avoid scaring off the MomAndPop? users).
- Option to block all pop-up windows
And, less spectacularly:
- fancy brushed metal look.
But best of all: It doesn't get InMyWay
I find the downloading interface gets very much InMyWay. It seems to be all-or-nothing: open files in the wrong application without my asking it to, or save them to some directory and require hitting a tiny button in a tiny download manager window which is hidden under all my other windows to turn them up in Finder. Aside from that and the bugs, though, I love it! ;)
It would be nice if they provided an option to disable multi-frame (animated) GIF images. I sent in a "bug report" about it and suggest others do likewise. -- AndyPierce
Mozilla has this (at least in the latest beta) as a global setting: display, display once, or never display.
I agree. I just started looking at Safari and it seems nice but I was shocked to see so many distracting animated gifs that I had never seen in IE5, since I had turned them off. A must have feature. - MJS
There is a small patch for Safari called PithHelmet?
... it kills ads, and also has an animated GIF switch. Try it! - a1f
How does one export the bookmarks?
If you have a .mac account, or in principle any account on a system that supports WebDav
, firing up iSync will coordinate bookmarks from Safari for you across machines. -- AndyPierce
Alternately, you can process the bookmark file located in ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist. It's XML. -- SeanOleary
Has anyone written an AppleScript
to do this processing into an HTML file in standard form for importing into Netscape and IE? I can see how to do it; I'd just as soon not reinvent the wheel. -- Dan Shafer
Animated GIF bug: http://www.enableinteractive.co.uk/nic/safarianimatedgifbug/