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I'm using Safari 1.2 (v125) on Mac OS X Version 10.3.5. If I type bookmarks: (include the colon!) in the address bar, I'm taken to Safari's bookmark manager.

Without the colon, I'm taken to http://www.bookmarks.com.
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A URL shortcut to Safari's bookmark manager
Authored by: blalor on Sep 23, '04 11:22:45AM

Isn't option-command-b easier? :-)



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A URL shortcut to Safari's bookmark manager
Authored by: rgray on Sep 23, '04 12:07:21PM

or click the litle book icon in the toolbar...



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Yes, "option+cmd+b" is much easier
Authored by: allanBook on Sep 23, '04 06:23:45PM

I'm with you on that one, blalor, because (if you are going to use the keyboard to access bookmarks) "option+cmd+b" takes less strokes to invoke as opposed to typing "(cmd+L) b+o+o+k+m+a+r+k+s+:"

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A URL shortcut to Safari's bookmark manager
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Sep 23, '04 02:05:16PM

Just to add a third way... or choose "Show All Bookmarks" from the Bookmarks menu. :)

Personally I just click on the book icon.


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A URL shortcut to Safari's bookmark manager
Authored by: guybrush on Sep 23, '04 06:13:06PM

wouldnt it be cool if safari also supported: about:config like in firefox, where you can tweak all kinds of advanced settings :)

one thing i dont like about safari is when you browse to a page with alot of animated gifs it will lag when you type..
(like on a messageboard where you want to make a reply and it has a table with all the animated smileys you can choose from)

firefox has an option to make an animated gif play only once i believe



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A URL shortcut to Safari's bookmark manager
Authored by: hashbin on Sep 24, '04 01:13:38AM

Install a copy of Pith Helmet; it adds rule-based ad blocking to Safari and has an option to make animated gifs animate only once.



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A URL shortcut to Safari's bookmark manager
Authored by: guybrush on Sep 24, '04 05:11:31AM

cool it works great!, altho i dont like that hat icon on my menubar :)
but better that than a slow safari

thx for the tip!



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A URL shortcut to Safari's bookmark manager
Authored by: sjk on Sep 24, '04 11:31:35PM

Check "Bury PithHelmet Menu" under the PithHelmet preferences.



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A URL shortcut to Safari's bookmark manager
Authored by: guybrush on Sep 27, '04 09:43:15AM

thx, i couldnt find the preferences pane in safari (so i assumed there wasnt one) so i looked in the help after your post, and found that it was a bug.

solved it by removing ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist :)

thx, great app



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A URL shortcut to Safari's bookmark manager
Authored by: club60.org on Sep 24, '04 10:02:41AM
But now you can use it in html like this:
<a href="bookmarks:">Bookmarks</a>
Try: Bookmarks

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A URL shortcut to Safari's bookmark manager
Authored by: dustin5 on Sep 24, '04 10:39:41AM
In playing around with this, I tried typing help: and it brought up Chess.app!

Then I remembered I had mapped all Safari-downloaded help files to open with something other than the OS X Help Viewer back during the virus scare earlier this year.

Mildly interesting at best, but I wonder what else besides bookmarks: and help: can be used?



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A URL shortcut to Safari's bookmark manager
Authored by: godlesspinkofag on Oct 14, '04 11:02:55AM
file:


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A URL shortcut to Safari's bookmark manager
Authored by: magnamous on Aug 30, '05 09:37:24PM
I just tried help:search=safari in Safari 2.0 and it brought up Help Viewer and searched for "safari" automatically!

I was hoping to figure out a way to use bookmarks: to add new bookmarks via links when I decided to search for this on macosxhints. I also searched the internet to see if anyone else had discovered how to do this, as well as Apple's developer site, but I found nothing. Apple doesn't seem to have documentation for the format for these things.... : (

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A URL shortcut to Safari's bookmark manager
Authored by: Zo-1 on Sep 01, '05 01:53:04AM
Oh foo (bar). . . I thought you meant the Address Bar. Safari must be the only broswer in the world that doesn't have a Bookmarks button unless you have your personal toolbar open.

Anybody got a workaround for that? (Besides keeping SafariStand bar open?) (Hell, any tips on Stand would be welcome too. . .my Japanese is a little weak.)


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