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There is a way to install greasemonkey on MAC OS X Safari. But I didn`t find a way yet to install it for Windows Safari 4.

Do you know a way to do it?

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GreaseMonkey on Safari requires GreaseKit which is currently only available for Mac. I can't see any reference anywhere to this being ported or made available on Windows.

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All Safari "plugins" are Input Manager hacks. The Input Manager is a part of OS X which ostensibly allows assistive devices to insert code into applications allowing them to operate (meaning things like braille displays). In fact, most uses of it are to patch on code to add extra features. As you might imagine, adding code to an application you don't have the source to can cause problems. The only such hack I have running is Safari Adblock, which has proved stable so far. As Windows has no Input Manger, Safari cannot have 'plugins' on Windows short of the internet plugins to display flash etc. – MJeffryes Aug 1 '09 at 12:02
Safari is the only browser that renders fonts properly for Windows. I would like to have it as my default browser, but without some extensions there is no way to do it =/ – user1088 Aug 1 '09 at 13:38
Can't you change the rendering font of Firefox or Chrome? – Ivo Flipse Aug 1 '09 at 15:29

If font rendering is the reason you want to stick with Safari, just make the Windows fonts look like OSX fonts with GDI++

Here are some instructions on how to get this working on your computer:

  • Download GDI++.
  • Extract this ZIP file in any directory, for example:
  • C:\gdi
  • Double-click the file:
  • gditray.exe
  • Now, your task bar you can note a “G”, like the image:

    enter image description here

  • Double-click it, it should start glowing green:

    alt text

Enjoy this beautiful font-smoothing.



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The application might perform poorly and I can't guarantee anything though several sites seemed to promote it. I first wanted to link another site, but part of the instructions were Japanese and I had no idea what they were doing there. The current instructions are very straight format and can easily be sandboxed to try out. I hope no Japanese feelings were hurt by the previous version of this answer

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What could possibly be the point of "this is some Japanese application, if I can find anything better I'll update it." To clarify, I object to "Japanese" there. I wouldn't complain if you had said, "this is the first thing I found. I'll update if I find something better." – Telemachus Aug 1 '09 at 15:58
@Ivo: if the problem was fonts and bad reviews, you should have said that. If the problem was the language of the UI, you should have checked that. If you didn't have a good recommendation (since you know next to nothing about this one, apparently), you might have refrained from answering. The tone of "some Japanese application" is offensive. I'm sure accidentally, but there it is. – Telemachus Aug 1 '09 at 16:10
I like the "before" fonts better. The "after" fonts look blurry. – Nosredna Aug 1 '09 at 16:19
Thanks for the edit. I removed the downvote. By the way, I'm pretty sure that you mean "I hope that no feelings were hurt by the previous version of this answer" (or are you just very annoyed?). – Telemachus Aug 1 '09 at 16:20
Your welcome and I meaned no, so it was a typo – Ivo Flipse Aug 1 '09 at 16:28

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