Category Archives: Safari

Apple Adds Do-Not-Track Tool to New Browser – WSJ.com

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Apple Adds Do-Not-Track Tool to New Browser – WSJ.com. Interesting. Now it is just Google that doesn’t have a built-in way to block advertising. Really puts them at odds with their business model. I wrote about Keep my Opt Outs here.

Safari browser at risk for Certificate deception

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This is a concerning and surprising thing that Apple would do. I can understand they want the best performance but that risk is too big to take. I tried Firefox 4 yesterday and it was slow and buggy. So it seems Chrome would probably be the fastest and safest browser for the Mac at present. You can read more at this article including a link to a fix:

Digital certificate theft shines spotlight on Safari limitation

“You are not connected to the internet” message

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Carolyn said:

If you didn’t repair permissions after installing the update, do that now.

Launch Disk Utility. (Applications/Utilities) Select MacintoshHD in the panel on the left, select the FirstAid tab. Click: Repair Disk Permissions. When it’s finished from the Menu Bar, Quit Disk Utility and restart your Mac. If you see a long list of “messages” in the permissions window, it’s ok. That can be ignored. As long as you see, “Permissions Repair Complete” when it’s finished… you’re done. Quit Disk Utility and restart your Mac.

 

via Apple – Support – Discussions –.

 

Open link in new tab is gone! [in Safari]

Safari 4 on Windows XP

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Carolyn Samit has the answer.

Try troubleshooting your Safari .plist file.

Quit Safari (Command + Q)

Open a Finder window. Select your Home Folder in the Sidebar on the left. It has a small house icon. Then open the Library folder then the Preferences folder.

Move the com.apple.Safari.plist file from the Preferences folder to the Desktop. Now launch Safari. If tabs work as they should, move the .plist file to the Trash.

via Apple – Support – Discussions – Open link in new tab is gone! ….

 

Javascript menus not working in Safari

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Apple – Support – Discussions – Javascript menus not working ….  This is due to an anti-Virus program.  Carolyn has some great troubleshooting steps though to follow if you don’t have an anti-virus program in use.

 

Saving and printing pdf files in Safari isn’t working

Animal Kingdom Safari Tree

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Apple – Support – Discussions – Saving and printing pdf files in Safari ….  The poster did all the right fixes and three days later it started to work.  Strange.  I would only suggest to clear the Safari cache or throw away the preference file for Safari.

 

How to sort bookmarks alfabetically? …

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Apple – Support – Discussions – How to sort bookmarks alfabetically? ….  andyBall_uk suggestion worked for the poster.

Hi Sverker

Does it even exist?

not built-in, click a button or set a preference, no…

but if you select all the bookmarks in a folder, drag them out to a Folder on the desktop you created (with sort by name enabled, which is the usual default) – you can drag them back in again, duly sorted alphabetically, trashing the un-sorted ones right after.

 

Safari shutting down suddenly

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Apple – Support – Discussions – Safari shutting down sudenly ….  So according to Klaus1 deleting the cookie database fixed the problem.  Nice solution!