This tutorial will cover some of the most common tasks when learning a new browser. Examples include “How to customize the Toolbar”, “How to clear the cache, history and cookies” and “How to force links to open in a new Tab”…
Safari 3 (which is currently in beta) is no longer a Mac-only browser. You can download a Windows version from http://www.apple.com/safari/, though you may want to wait a few days as there have already been a few security holes discovered.
If you’re wondering why you’d want yet another browser – for those of you who aren’t currently Mac users but are planning on buying an iPhone, it’s Safari that you’ll be using on that device. You might as well get used to it now :)
The installation is very straight forward – similar to most programs you’ll just click next a few times and that’s about it.
- How to customize the Toolbar
- How to clear the cache, history, cookies etc
- How to add the status bar
- How to force links to open in a new Tab rather than a new Window
- Start by selecting View and then Customize Toolbar…
- From here you can drag items to your Toolbar, and just as importantly, out of your Toolbar. If you’re used to having a Home button, you may wish to add it.
- Select Edit and then Reset Safari…
- From here you can choose which items you wish to delete, clear or reset.
- One of the first things you might notice about Safari is that it doesn’t have a ‘status bar’ at the bottom of the browser window by default.
- To add it, just click View and then Show Status Bar
- And now it’ll appear at the bottom of Safari.
- If you set Safari as your default browser, when you click on link to a web page from inside another application (like your email program, or a Word document) it will open in a new Safari window. To have that page open in a new tab rather than a new Window, select Edit and then Preferences…
- In the Open links from applications: section, choose in a new tab in the current window.
- That’s it – from now on when you click on web links from inside emails, documents etc, they’ll open in a tab, rather than a new window.