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Restore Safari 5.0.3's tab opening behavior

Safari 5.1 changes where a new tab appears when you open one from a link. Fortunately, if those looking to change that behavior back have some options.

Review: Safari 5.1

Safari 5.1 gives Apple’s browser enough horsepower to hold its own against rivals in day-to-day browsing. More importantly, its new features truly distinguish it from the pack, making Safari 5.1 a great step up from its predecessor.

First Look: Safari 5.1

Reading List might headline the changes to OS X's built-in browser, but there are plenty of other changes in Safari that you need to know about. Dan Frakes gives you the rundown on what's new in the latest version of Safari.

Ten Safari shortcuts you should know

Save time using your browser by learning these essential keyboard shortcuts for both Snow Leopard and Lion's Safari.

Apple releases Safari 5.1 for Snow Leopard, Windows

Safari 5.1 ships as part of Lion, but it's also now available as a free download for those on Snow Leopard and Windows.

Mozilla slates Firefox 5 update to fix Lion crash bug

Mozilla plans to update Firefox for the Mac to deal with a bug affecting the browser in Apple's soon-to-be-released Lion operating system.

Firefox 5

With Firefox 5, Mozilla shifts to a faster release schedule, emulating the lightning pace at which Google’s Chrome gains version numbers. Version 5 debuts mere months after Firefox 4, and Mozilla promises that future editions will arrive with similar speed.

Abine updates Firefox add-on to block Web tracking

The Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-out add-on can now stop Facebook's 'Like' button from appearing.

Google patches seven bugs in Chrome browser

Google patched seven vulnerabilities in Chrome as it issued the second security update for its browser this month.

Mozilla moves more than half of Firefox 4 users to new version

Most Firefox 4 users updated to Firefox 5 in the first week, although the turnover speed was slower than when Chrome last shifted editions, according to Web usage data.

Google unveils Swiffy Flash-to-HTML5 tool

Google on Tuesday unveiled Swiffy, a free tool for converting Flash content into iOS-friendly HTML5.

Fake 1.7.2

Like Automator, Fake gives AppleScript's powerful tools a user-friendly graphical interface. But where Automator controls the workings of Mac OS X, Fake lets you script just about anything you do on the Web.

Mozilla mulls Firefox 3.6 retirement, too

Mozilla is planning to retire Firefox 3.6 from support, but won't put the 18-month-old browser out to pasture until August at the earliest.

Opera co-founder to leave the company

Opera co-founder and former CEO Jon von Tetzchner is leaving the company next week, Opera announced on Friday.

Enterprise IT unhappy with Firefox 4's quick demise

Some corporate IT managers are unhappy with Mozilla's decision to push out new editions of Firefox every six weeks with its new rapid-release program...