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Jump to non-hyperlinked URLs in Safari Web Browsers
In Sarafi, highlight an URL, NOT a hyperlink but a URL in plain text. Control-click or right-click on the highlighted URL. The contextual menu lists three commands: "Go to Address," "Copy," and "Google Search."

"Go to Address" is the cool one. It saves a couple of steps (copying the URL, pasting the URL, and pressing Enter/Return) to go to another page/site. My testing has been limited, but to help Safari figure it out, highlight a plain text URL that contains the "http://" protocol prefix.

Highlight the following URL/plain-text (in Safari) and see for yourself: http://www.apple.com

[robg adds: Now that's handy!]
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Jump to non-hyperlinked URLs in Safari
Authored by: Mikey-San on Feb 27, '03 10:23:21AM

Also, if you highlight the URL and hit command-shift-l, it'll open in Safari no matter what app you're in (command-shift-u for OmniWeb).

Yay services!


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Jump to non-hyperlinked URLs in Safari
Authored by: scoops on Feb 27, '03 11:24:07AM

what i think is even more useful than the url hint (though it is very cool) is that you can highlight ANY word, phrase, name etc. and hold the control key and it will offer you the option to "Google Search" it!!!! Now THAT is cool!



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Jump to non-hyperlinked URLs in Safari
Authored by: dzurn on Feb 27, '03 02:05:06PM

For me, Cmd-Shift-I opens my iDisk from the Finder's 'Go' menu. It didn't open Safari or do anything with the selected text.

"Open URL with Safari" is definitely a Service option, but there's no keyboard shortcut listed in the Services menu.

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Madness takes its toll.
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Jump to non-hyperlinked URLs in Safari
Authored by: VEGx on Feb 27, '03 03:20:22PM

L not i



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Service shortcuts change to avoid conflicts
Authored by: dzurn on Feb 27, '03 03:55:57PM

I see now that it was supposed to be L, not I. I also have a text service installed which laid claim to the Cmd-Shift-L, so it didn't work for me anyway.

It is amazing how the Service keyboard shortcuts change depending on the foremost application.

You can be sure that if you see a shortcut listed, then it will not duplicate another one. They can be supressed if they conflict with one in the foremost application. It used to be that you might not know if a shortcut would conflict with the app's shortcuts or not.

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Madness takes its toll.
Please have exact change.



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Jump to non-hyperlinked URLs in Chimera/Camino
Authored by: cynikal on Feb 27, '03 11:54:09AM

While we're talking about non-hyperlinked URLs, in chimera (or camino, whatever they renamed it to) you highlight an url and drag it to an empty spot in the tab bar (assumign you have at least two tabs open). I wish there was a way to leave the tab bar open even if you're only viewing one page.



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Ditto for Mozilla
Authored by: Greedo on Feb 27, '03 06:02:40PM

The "highlight text and drag to tab area" hint works in Mozilla too. Pretty sweet.



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Jump to non-hyperlinked URLs in Chimera/Camino
Authored by: rhamm on Feb 27, '03 07:35:48PM

I tried, with Chimera, and noticed that you can drag a url from another application into an open window and it will go there, but you cannot drag from a Chimera window itself.

Here is the more interesting part: if you drag the url over another application, as if to drop it there, but then drag it back to the same Chimera window without letting go of the mouse, it will go to the url. Basically just drag it out of the window and then back again.



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Jump to non-hyperlinked URLs in Chimera/Camino
Authored by: Miga on Mar 01, '03 05:20:27AM

Shift-Ctrl-U opens the highlighted text in a new window (see Services).

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You can in Mozilla
Authored by: friedmaj on Feb 27, '03 11:11:49PM

You can keep the tab bar up even with only one tab open, at least in Mozilla. In Preferences -> Tabbed Browsing, just uncheck "Hide the tab bar...."



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Jump to non-hyperlinked URLs in Safari
Authored by: ackbar on Feb 27, '03 12:16:02PM

Check out Nicholas Riley's ICeCoffEE, at <a href="http://web.sabi.net/nriley/software/">http://web.sabi.net/nriley/software/</a>. Just one command-click and that URL is open.



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Jump to non-hyperlinked URLs in Safari
Authored by: iroot on Feb 27, '03 01:29:20PM

...or just highlight the url and drag/drop it into the address window.



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Sarafi?
Authored by: vonleigh on Feb 27, '03 05:52:04PM

YO ROB s/sarafi/safari :D


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Anyone remember Internet Address Detectors?
Authored by: derrickbass on Feb 27, '03 06:12:43PM

Back when, I think, Mac OS 8 came out Apple introduced a really cool technology called "Apple Data Detectors." The idea was then when you popped-up a contextual menu various plug-ins could scan the text and produce custom menus based on the content. "Internet Address Detectors" was one such plug-in... it would scan text for anything that looked like an internet address and provide a menu to allow you to view it in a web browser, FTP to it, or whatever you wanted. The coolest thing was that you did not have to select the URL exactly; you just had to make sure it was contained in the selection. In fact, you could do a select-all and get a menu for every internet address in the whole selection (from whatever program you were in).

Now THAT was cool. I wish they'd bring it back.



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Anyone remember Internet Address Detectors?
Authored by: JohnnyMnemonic on Feb 27, '03 09:43:46PM

I remember them. They were cool. IceCoffee mentioned above comes close; unfortunately, Safari requires that you select the text carefully (most other apps allow you to click anywhere in the URL).

Also, IceCoffee only does URLs, I believe; Apple Data Detectors also worked with ftp, email addresses, etc. Why it was killed, who knows; but maybe IceCoffee could be expanded to include this stuff also? Is IC open source?

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