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Auto-completing a web address from the History file is a very useful feature; however, if you're anything like me, you'll often hit Enter before the browser has completed it, and you're taken to somewhere completely different (I've lost count of the times I've ended up at ve.com instead of VersionTracker...).

Of course, every time you now type 've' in the address bar, ve.com will be first on the list - but selecting 'Clear History' gets rid of every site you've visited, so it's a bit of a harsh solution.

In Safari, you can open up your bookmarks by clicking the icon on the toolbar, view the history folder, and delete single entries from the history (click once and hit the delete key). Delete ve.com, and when you type 've,' you'll once again be offered versiontracker.com.
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The Essence of Safari methinks
Authored by: SYFer on Jan 17, '03 04:16:26PM

The new faves management functionality is, for me, the real breakthrough in Safari. I have several folders on the toolbar (i.e., "design," "news," "blogs," etc.) which represents a huge leap in ease of use from the old "linear" favorties menu paradigm.

Auto-completion of URLs is an essential function for me to begin with, but coupled with this kind of easy to manage favorites list, it really hits its stride.

I must say however, that the close cousin of this feature, auto form-fill (avail in IE) is VERY sorely missed. It is this shortcoming that is keeping the big E icon in my dock. While I love the Safari browser for browsing, when I go online to do web commerce or manage e-mail accounts, I still boot IE.

If Apple adds the form-fill functionality, I can completely disengage from IE (as an everyday browser) for good.



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The Essence of Safari methinks
Authored by: roksob on Jan 17, '03 10:23:09PM

I totally agree. Safari is fast, minimalist and completely useable. It quickly became my browser of choice, replacing Chimera Navigator. The only reason I have always kept IE on board is "auto fill'. Give me AF in Safari and ...pooof.. IE's gone like a dock alias.



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