Safari tips

Mac users have many choices when it comes to Web browsers, as our recent browser round-up illustrated. Yet, Safari remains a popular choice for Mac users, and in this Macworld Video, I share a couple of tips about OS X’s built-in browser.

In this video, I talk about printing text boxes that have been resized using that new capability in Safari 3. I also show you how to create a one-key find shortcut. And I wrap up the video by showing you how to run a “newer” version of Safari, by updating to the latest version of WebKit, which is Safari’s rendering engine.

Download Macworld Video #49

• Format: MPEG-4/H.264

• Resolution: 320 x 240 (iPhone & iPod compatible)

• Size: 17.7 MB

• Length: 6 minutes, 57 seconds

Show Notes

You can get the latest version of WebKit at the WebKit home page. The test I run during the video is available at the Acid3 test page.

In my one-key find shortcut tip, I used a couple of Terminal commands. In case you can’t make them out in the video, here they are.

To set the shortcut key to /, type:

defaults write com.apple.safari NSUserKeyEquivalents -dict-add Find... /

And to set that key back to Command-F, type:

defaults write com.apple.safari NSUserKeyEquivalents -dict-add Find... @f

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