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Don't exit full screen when pressing escape in apps like Safari on Lion

In OS X Lion, pressing the ESC key exits full screen mode. Unfortunately, and especially when using Safari, ESC is used for other functions, such as in Javascript keystroke event handling. I don't ...
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Safari Web Developer Tools?

Where do you enable web developer tools in Safari on windows? I can't find it anywhere. A quick web search found some really complicated instructions that felt more like a hack then turning on a ...
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Why is Adobe Flash Player downloaded as a “.dmg.mdlp” file?

When I download the current Adobe flash player installer from the Adobe website using Safari 6.0.1 under OSX 10.8.2, I end up with a file named 'install_flash_player_osx.dmg.mdlp' in my downloads ...
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Blocking only flash and animated gifs

What options are there for blocking flash and animated gif ads while keeping static image and text only ads? I'm interested in solutions for Firefox on Windows/Linux and Safari on OSX
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How can I force Safari to perform a full page reload, without using the mouse?

I'm using Safari to preview web pages as I develop them on my local server. I've got 'Disable Caches' checked in the Develop menu. And yet Safari is still working from a cached version of a stylesheet ...
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Does holding down Ctrl/Shift while clicking refresh actually have an effect in modern browsers?

I have been pressing Ctrl or Shift while clicking refresh for so long out of habit that I am not even sure it has any effect in modern browsers. In the past it was used to do a 'hard refresh' - i.e. ...
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Change default Safari email client to Gmail

How do I change the default email client in Safari on the Mac to Gmail? Mailto tags currently open in Eudora, but it's time to move to Gmail.
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How to clear all HTML5 local storage from Safari?

It seems stackauth.com has used some local storage which my Safari does not show me, and hence cannot be deleted. So, in general: how to ensure all local storage is deleted from Safari? Some ...
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How do I set Safari on Mac OS X to show PDFs using Preview instead of Adobe Reader?

I shouldn't have installed Adobe Reader on my Mac. But now that I have, how do I set Safari to (go back to) show PDFs using Preview (as the inline PDF display plug-in) instead of Reader? Do I need to ...
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How to change TAB font size in ANY BROWSER

I just can't work near PCs anymore my eyes hurt - I am developer. I use browser a lot. I tried all of them: IE, Safari, FF, Chrome - they all are bad at the most simplest thing - large font size for ...
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How do I make Safari automatically use a particular client certificate for an entire site?

Using client certificates with Safari present a number of problems: Safari asks to select a client certificate on each page of the site (annoying) Safari might even re-ask you to choose a ...
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Where is the “Print Preview” option for Safari on Windows?

I am unable to find a way to generate a print preview using Safari 5.0.7533.16 on Windows XP Pro SP3. Google searches indicate that either a) there is a way to generate a print preview that I cannot ...
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How can I develop for Safari 6 without buying a mac?

I've always found that just developing in Windows, and using Safari for Windows has been sufficient. However, Safari 6 has now been released, and I've got at least one user who has contacted me, ...
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Where is the javascript console in Safari 5.0.5 for Windows?

Just what the title says. Where can I find the javascript console in safari?
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Are there any extensions or tricks to reopen several closed tabs in Safari

I know Safari 5 (on OSX) allows undoing of a recently closed tab with Cmd-Z. However, that works only for the very last closed tab. That is, I cannot press CmdZ twice to reopen the last two closed ...
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MacKeeper has hijacked my Safari Browser

MacKeeper (http:// mackeeperapp.zeobit.com) has hijacked my Safari browser. I have had to open Firefox, in order to get to the internet. I would rather use Safari, since that is where my bookmarks ...
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Searching for partial words on Safari

I have run into a pretty annoying problem on Safari on Mac. If I search for part of a word that doesn't start at the beginning of the word, Safari can't find it. For example, the COTS Demo Flight 2 ...
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Alternatives to the ClickToPlugin Safari extension for Chrome users

I have been using Safari with ClickToPlugin and was wondering if there was anything similar for Chrome. I am looking for both the click-through to plugin functionality as well as the HTML5 video ...
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How to delete specific HTTP authentication credentials from Safari (for Windows)?

I use Safari on a Windows XP machine at work. To access the corporate intranet website, Safari asks me the first time to enter my credentials, using a default HTTP(?) authentication dialog box. On ...
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Safari: how to re-open MULTIPLE previously closed tabs?

CMD + Z in Safari (6.0.1) will re-open the last closed tab. Is there any way to re-open multiple previously closed tabs (as in, say, Chrome)? A closely related question from 2011: Are there any ...
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How do I tab through search results in Safari?

In Chrome, after a Google search, it is possible to press Tab to cycle through the search results. Then you can press Enter to select and open that link. Is possible to do the same on Safari 6? After ...
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How can I get Safari 4 on OS X to always show the tab bar?

I just installed Mac OS X Snow Leopard from scratch on my MacBook. While I'm generally a fan of Firefox, I'm taking this opportunity to give Safari another honest try. So, I would like to get Safari ...
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To prompt a folder location when Safari downloads a file?

Is there a Safari extension which allow the user to select a different folder location whenever there is a new download?
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Pasting a download link into Google Chrome for OS X

When I want to download something in Safari, like http://foo.com/bar.zip, all I have to do is paste that link into the Downloads window. Is there a way to do this in Chrome? I've gotten used to ...
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How can I change the Google search box back to its smaller size?

I can't stand the new Google search box (and buttons). I feel they're extremely over-sized and I would love to revert them back to their former selves. How can I do this on Safari 4? I'm aware of ...
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Can I add another search engine to Safari?

Any idea, how can I add Wikipedia search to my Safari search box? I'm using Safari 4.0 on Windows 7.
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Safari and Firefox, High CPU usage during downloads

I have found both Safari and Firefox use a very high amount of CPU during downloads (>200% CPU usage), can anyone explain as to why this happens? It occurred both before and after a complete system ...
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Should I use Safari on Windows? [closed]

I've been considering installing Safari on my Windows machine for a while. Is it worth it? I normally use Opera, and fall back to Firefox, then to IE if I need extra compatibility (not very often) - ...
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Safari 5 extension for site-specific CSS customisation?

Is there a Safari 5 extension along the lines of Stylish? Basically a way to quickly install or create site-specific CSS files.
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Safari keeps asking permission to access the keychain

Normally when I save a password in Safari it will get added to my login keychain without fuss (assuming that it is already unlocked). But after I set a a master password the default keychain was ...
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Share bookmark for both Safari and Firefox?

I have a Mac with both Safari and Firefox as my primary browsers. I like to use both. Is there any way to share my Firefox bookmarks with my Safari? I guess one way is to change my browser ...
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How does my browser know I've visited a page if the URL is redirecting?

How do Chrome, Safari, Firefox or other browsers know you've visited the destination URL of a redirecting link? I've always found it interesting that the browsers know the URL a redirecting URL lands ...
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Open multiple Safari tabs from the command line on Mac OS X

I'm currently using this simple command to open web sites from the command line: open http://example.com but when I open two, even doing open http://example.com http://example.org they open in ...
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How can I make the Page Up and Page Down keys scroll a full screenful in browsers?

For as long as I can remember I have been frustrated by the browser behavior whereby using the Page Up and Page Down keys on the keyboard doesn't scroll the web page by a full screenful. Whenever I am ...
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How do I toggle Java on/off in Safari browser?

In Safari preferences there is an option to disable Java which is nice but a bit cumbersome. Is there a plugin/addon/extension or an easy way to toggle Java on/off?
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Safari can’t verify the identity of the website

Why I am getting this pop-up, regardless of whatever website i open? Because of this its not loading developer.apple.com too!! Any suggestions?
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Debugger shortcut keys for Safari 5

What are the shortcut keys for the following operations of the JavaScript debugger: Step over, Step into, Step out, Pause/Resume Are they documented anywhere at all?
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Seems like both Firefox and Safari on Mac cannot show the webpage in a full screen mode?

Seems like both Firefox and Safari on Mac cannot show the webpage in a full screen mode? On the PC, it would be F11 for Firefox or IE... but on the Mac, the F11 is for volume control (sound), and ...
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Safari is unable to reach localhost (127.0.0.1)

I've encountered a really strange Mac problem: Safari is unable to connect to localhost whereas all other applications can connect as normal (Firefox, Chrome, ping, etc.). My /etc/hosts is the ...
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Modifying Safari for Fluid

Fluid is a really good app, but I can't see myself going over to a stack (like my Documents folder on the Dock) and opening it when I can just create a new tab in Safari. Is there any way I can modify ...
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Safari Tabs like Firefox / Chrome

Two things I miss from Firefox and Chrome when using Safari on Mac are the Command + Option + Arrows, that are replaced by Control + Tab or Command + Shift + Arrows, and specially the Command + ...
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Undo closed tabs for Safari

I have tried to find a way to undo closed tabs, which is a basic feature of Firefox and Chrome with no luck. In Safari on a Mac, there is History » Reopen Last Closed Window (and also Reopen All ...
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Where is safari cache folder in Mountain Lion?

I want to search for some cached MP3 files in the cache folder but cannot find it... I've searched online for 10mins but the result I got is all about how to clear cache. I want to know where is the ...
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Are there any extensions for browsers that open a chatroom based on people searching for the same thing?

I was reading an old Linux Magazine and there was an article about a defunct project called "search party" which would optionally open a chatroom when doing a google search so that you could talk to ...
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local .pac-file URL format that works with IE and Safari (Windows)?

Say I want to use a proxy auto-config file that is stored at C:\proxy.pac. To make Internet Explorer use this configuration I have to specify the pac-file in the LAN settings in the following way: ...
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Safari can’t establish a secure connection to the server

I realize there is another question with the same title, but my situation is very different. The problem started on three of my computers after upgrading from Leopard to Snow Leopard. I can login to ...
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How do I disable source maps in Safari?

The version of Safari shipped with Mavericks (7.0) includes support for Source maps which I thought would be a blessing for Coffeescript development. Unfortunately I'm finding that much like Chrome, ...
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Access bookmarks bar with keyboard shortcuts a la Safari

Pretty much the only reason I still choose to use Safari over Google Chrome is the ability to access your bookmarks with keyboard shortcuts. For the first 9 bookmarks in your bookmarks bar, you're ...
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How to automatically clear history on Safari 5 when quitting?

I wonder if there is a way to ask Safari to clear history when it quits. The shortest setting of this privacy preferences seems to be "keep only the last day". I think it's not enough for privacy ...
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why Safari always GET status 200, never 304 for my .swf file?

I serve a Flash app as a .swf file (with HTML wrapper file), and Safari always retrieves with GET status = 200, never 304. Thus, Safari never uses cache for this file and downloads it each time (it's ...