I'm all ready to upgrade to Mavericks (OSX 10.9) except for one thing.
On Snow Leopard (10.6.8), I am able to open Safari's "Activity window" and see most video files as they're loading there (however, not certain sites like Hulu). From that window, it's an easy Option-Click to download said video file. Safari 7.0 doesn't have this ability. Is there a Safari 7.0 add-on or something that will bring this ability back to Safari? [more inside]
posted by blueberry
on Nov 1, 2013 -
Help me stop Google Chrome (Mac OS X) from creating a superfluous tab when opening for the first time with an external link. [more inside]
posted by qwip
on Apr 14, 2011 -
Mac OSX 10.5.8 form PDF printing: Can anyone tell me why it might be that sites which generate a unique PDF for download will malfunction with Firefox but not with Safari or Chrome? A typical example is Purolator.ca
posted by HLD
on Apr 7, 2011 -
Yes, I've tried forcing an unexpected reboot, but I can't access Google, Gmail, or Twitter. Weirdly, Microsoft.com, Hotmail, Facebook, and Bing (and obviously AskMe!) all load with no problem whatsoever. And it's only affecting this computer (the only OS X machine) on the network! [more inside]
posted by aristan
on Mar 23, 2011 -
The latest versions of Firefox and
Safari that can run on my Mac Intel G4 tower (OS X 10.4.11) keep crashing when I open more than one video in separate tabs or windows on YouTube or Hulu. The problem isn't consistent, but it does seem to happen when I have at least 7 or 8 tabs open at once. Can anyone help me solve this? [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Jan 22, 2010 -
Is there a plugin for location bar keyword searches in 64-bit Safari on Snow Leopard? I love Keywurl
, but support has been "coming soon" for months.
posted by danb
on Jan 8, 2010 -
When using Safari, since the weekend, I have noticed that whenever I do a Google search with the search field in the browser, it looks as if my girlfriend is still logged on on Google via my computer.
I tried reseting the browser, restarting it, logging in to Google as myself and logging out, even clearing the cooking, cache and history manually, and still eventually it looks like she is still logged in. What gives? [more inside]
posted by TheyCallItPeace
on Jan 22, 2009 -
How can I make safari open a certain page using a specific user agent, each time, without me having to choose the agent (on leopard)?
posted by senseigmg
on Jun 22, 2008 -
While casually surfing, why am I getting 404 errors for pages that definitely exist (like google and facebook)? How can I stop it? [more inside]
posted by smersh
on Apr 12, 2008 -
I cannot enter text with the Safari browser, in the main window (like to login into any site or post a comment here) with the keyboard, though I can enter text in the URL and search bars. Also, I can cut and paste text within a field, just not type it in, the cursor does blink and highlighting text to cut works as normal. Strange! [more inside]
posted by 6550
on Aug 16, 2007 -
Is it possible to programmatically strip some (but not all) of the formatting from text that's been copied from safari? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer
on May 2, 2007 -
posted by evariste
on Sep 23, 2006 -
Wierdness with Safari.
Safari seems to freeze when I download (ahem) torrent files. but not when i download any other type of files. I am running Tiger, on a Mac Mini, with Saft and Concierge aside Safari.
posted by spyke23
on Aug 17, 2006 -
Why this minor Safari inconsistency between machines with exact same build of Safari? [more inside]
posted by yesno
on Jun 7, 2006 -
I need a Safari plugin that will allow me to download all of the files/folders from a given website. Does this exist? Where?
posted by youcancallmeal
on May 23, 2006 -
I'm trying to find a (stable) OSX web browser that...
A) allows you to select text and right-click to search for that text in Google,
B) displays bookmarks in the bookmarks toolbar as favicons (not just plain text buttons). [more inside]
posted by bruceyeah
on Apr 27, 2006 -
In OSX 10.4.5, is there an Automator workflow or a way in iCal to have Safari open a particular website at a particular time everyday? [more inside]
posted by se7encrows
on Feb 22, 2006 -
Something for (the latest version of) Safari that allows me to see which DIV I'm in by mousing over a section of the screen? Any suggestions besides webdevadditions (which doesn't work for me and the developer is unresponsive).
posted by Manhasset
on Jan 21, 2006 -
I'm having a strange problem with Safari and Google: if I run a google search and command-click on a result (to open it in a new tab) about 90% of the time it will open in the main tab, thus only allowing me to click through to one result at a time. This makes me very unhappy, as I loved using tabs to quickly sort through search results. I haven't had any problems using command-click on other sites. [more inside]
posted by rorycberger
on May 5, 2005 -
Windows Media Player will no longer load in Firefox or Safari. I have reinstalled twice, I remember seeing similar problems with WMP and OS X on AskMe or MeFi (I can no longer find where I saw it) without an answer, help!
posted by scazza
on Feb 16, 2005 -
Potentially-really-obvious-mac-question-filter. Why does Safari want to open MP3 streams in QuickTime no matter what I do - and how can I stop it?
posted by ascullion
on Oct 15, 2004 -
MacBrowserHell: I just updgraded from a Lombard 333 Mhz Powerbook to a G4 667 TiBook with 1GB RAM. Camino now seems to run dog-slow. And the others have their troubles... [more inside]
posted by weston
on Aug 22, 2004 -
Macfilter: I'm on 10.3.4, and just lost my entire eudora inbox (tons of msgs) and all my safari bookmarks and logins...any ideas? (i think it's because i didn't have enough diskspace free, but it's too weird, and annoying) [more inside]
posted by amberglow
on Jul 15, 2004 -
Which Mac OS X Files let Safari securely connect to sites?
I'd accidentally lost some of my System (my fault) and had to reinstall, etc. to get it back. Looks like everything is working... EXCEPT when I try to connect to https:// sites. gmail, hotmail, whatever.
I have other Macs here, so if anyone knows what frameworks or whatever likely make that work, I can easily copy them over and correct the permissions. But WHICH files? (minimally more inside) [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher
on Jun 14, 2004 -
I'm in a bit of a pickle - the developers of a website I work on have used HTML Components (.htc) to drive the dynamic portion of the site. User testing revealed that it's working on Windows with IE 5.5 and above, but it's not working on any of the Macs we're used, which are running OS 9 and OS X, and have IE 5, Netscape and Safari browsers.
Short of re-coding the entire user interface, does anyone know of a workaround for our friends on Macs?
posted by pjhagop
on May 4, 2004 -
Apple/Safari question: I am at wits end with a strange problem. Every time I download certain files from my webserver (gzip'd tar'd gpg'd backup files), safari renames them. The files are named in the following format: filename
.tar.gz.gpg. Safari renames them on the fly to filename
.tar.gz.gz, which it then tries to unzip to predictable results since they haven't been unencrypted yet. Each file needs to be renamed after being d/loaded, which is kind of annoying. I turn to you Ask-metafilter; any ideas?
posted by tcaleb
on Apr 25, 2004 -
Mac OSX Safari --Is there a script/action that I can enable to automatically erase my cache and history files at a certain time each day? While being fairly Mac savvy, I have no experience with writing scripts. I'm really looking for an easy solution, perhaps a piece of freeware?
posted by sharksandwich
on Mar 26, 2004 -
It's embarrassing but a real need: Is there a simple one-click way, freely downloadable or hidden somewhere, to keep a permanent notebook while surfing and writing? I'm on an imac with OS X/Safari. [More inside.
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posted by MiguelCardoso
on Mar 10, 2004 -