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You can use OmniWeb's "Favorites" toolbar while the application is in the background, meaning you do not have to bring the application to the front in order to load a site. Strangely, it only works with links that are nested within folders placed in the Favorites bar - not direct links.

I do not know if this is a Cocoa only feature or not, but it doesn't work in IE.

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Authored by: brodie on Oct 27, '01 04:13:57PM

what does this mean? how do you use the favourites while its in the background? what would you browse the net with if it wasn't a browser? please, elaborate.

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Authored by: _merlin on Oct 28, '01 02:54:43AM

It's called click-through. The ability for OS X applications to receive clicks and stay in the background. Try command-dragging scrollbars, and command-clicking buttons in Cocoa applications in the background. Some applications never need to be brought in front.

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Authored by: Membranophonist on Oct 28, '01 06:44:12PM

This is what was happening:
While Mail was the frontmost application, I could click on OmniWeb's Favorites toolbar (generally located just beneath the navigation buttons) and load websites without having to switch to OmniWeb. Mail would remain in the front, and OmniWeb would load the selected site in the background.

Strangely enough, now it does not seem to work! It must be a bug of some sort, but it is one which I think would make a nice little feature.

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Authored by: brodie on Oct 29, '01 04:28:34AM

i see, just tried it, works for me on omniweb sneakypeek 4.1b5. 10.1/5L14

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