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Resize the Google search box in Safari Web Browsers
This is one of those obvious tricks I stumbled upon by accident: if you click on the dot between the URL entry box and the search box, you can drag and resize both of those fields.

[robg adds: Hmm, guilty of overlooking the obvious here as well -- never tried that, and I'd wanted to have a slightly larger Google box in Safari!]
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Erm...
Authored by: gidds on May 20, '03 10:25:08AM
...It's exactly the same resize dot that's used in iTunes.  And Address Book.  And iPhoto.  And just about every other metal app!

Was this tip really unobvious enough to be worth mentioning?

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Andy/

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Erm...
Authored by: brw3sbc on May 20, '03 10:47:17AM

Yes.



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Erm...
Authored by: dv8godd on May 20, '03 10:56:47AM

no it wasn't.

next thing, someone will have a hint that says clicking the stop button makes a page stop loading.

interface elements are interface elements... not tips.



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Sorry, but ...
Authored by: robg on May 20, '03 04:06:56PM

... can't win them all. Piss some people off one day, make others happy the next, repeat ad infinitum: the life of a webmaster.

Since I know I can't win them all, I gave up trying long ago. Now, I just do my best, and if that's not good enough, folks will find other places to go read their Mac hints ;-).

-rob.



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Sorry, but ...
Authored by: grossman on May 20, '03 04:19:35PM

Seriously, this is a great hint--I never noticed that widget, and I'm usually good with "obvious" things like this. Thank you for posting it!



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hint should have been more general
Authored by: hayne on May 20, '03 05:23:34PM

Yes, it definitely was worth mentioning as a hint. I had never noticed that dot in Safari.
Nor had I noticed the one in iTunes. And I rarely use iPhoto.

Perhaps the hint should have been made a more general hint about interface controls in Metal apps.



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Resize the Google search box in Safari
Authored by: hdot on May 20, '03 12:00:59PM

...try this: if you click the red button on the left corner the window closes... the yellow... and the green... ;)

hdot.



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Resize the Google search box in Safari
Authored by: Mitchell on May 20, '03 12:08:33PM

If you have demetallifized the application with Unsanity's free demetallifizer, the dot changes to a vertical resize widget of two parallel lines. Hacking Safari directly in Interface Builder does the same thing.



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Resize the Google search box in Safari
Authored by: Cantus on May 20, '03 05:56:13PM
This one is painfully obvious.

Even when you hover the mouse over the dot, the arrow changes to a resize gesture, thus implying that it is resizable.

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Resize the Google search box in Safari
Authored by: ULYSSES on May 26, '10 03:19:07AM

Thanks for posting this small but illuminating hint.



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