Can I ask a question in response to the question?<br><br>Why is that the bloody default? Is there some reason why the majority of users would want that little window always around when its not in use?<br><br>Personally, it drives me nuts, but I know that is just me. However, I don't see why that should be the default for a web browser? If you open Keynote, or Pages, or Powerpoint, etc. the default isn't to have every [censored] toolbar window open.<br><br>Piper, download SafariStand for free and it has that option to close the window automatically.<br><br>
I've put 3.1 on an MBA a MBP and a tower. The lethargic MBP Safari is now back to normal. I did do a whole pile of updates on that one so not sure if it was the Safari 3.1 that helped out.<br><br>But I have not seen a downside on any machines.<br><br>
Dear Trog;<br><br>If you check, you'll see I was replying to dreed. <br><br>I, on the other hand, would suggest they add a few things.<br><br>Sincerely, <br><br>Macbeemer <br><br><br>The Bill of Rights doesn't grant us our rights, it merely enumerates them.
The Bill of Rights doesn't grant us our rights, it merely enumerates them.
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>s there some reason why the majority of users would want that little window always around when its not in use?<br><br>Personally, it drives me nuts, but I know that is just me.<p><hr></blockquote><p>No, it's not just you. There are several things that keep me from using Safari full time (using Firefox instead):<br><br>1. The download window won't auto-close - I hate that!<br><br>2. I couldn't double click in the tab bar to create a new tab (fixed now with 3.1)<br><br>3. You can't click on a folder in the Bookmarks bar, and then slide over to another folder without first clicking again to de-select the first folder, then clicking again on the next folder. That's 3 clicks to do what you can do in Firefox with one.<br><br>4. The tab function is lame in Safari. I want EVERYTHING to open in Tabs. I don't want to click on a link and have a new window open. Why can't Safari do this??? Firefox opens everything in tabs. And I want things to open in a NEW Tab without having to hold the Command key down. Firefox does this, why can't Safari???<br><br>5. The bookmark function sucks in Safari. Why can't I create new folders in the same dialog as the bookmark save dialog? Safari forces me to go into the full bookmarks window to do it.<br><br>6. I really only use a few Firefox extensions at this point (since I'm running Firefox 3 beta, most aren't compatible yet). I miss having StumbleUpon toolbar and the BB/HTML extension - which is quite handy when blogging (it allows you to right click and have HTML code applied to your selected text, such as bold, make selection a link, list elements, etc...)<br><br>Safari really needs a plugin/extension architecture built-in. I know it's never going to happen, because Steve Jobs won't allow his beloved Safari to be altered by anyone else. But this is really what is keeping Safari from moving up in marketshare. There are just too many customizations out there with Firefox that people want - especially on the Windows side.<br><br>
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