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Authored by: madgnome on Feb 03, '03 10:43:40AM

I installed Pith (http://www.blacktree.com/apps/) this morming and think it is great. It opens a small resizable window that complements FullScreenSafari.ape which disables cascading windows. The sorting of windows is selectable by Window Order, Age or Name which is a big improvement over the Safari Window menu. It also displays the favicon.

I love tabs, but they have 2 major drawbacks for me: They take up precious vertical window space and if there are more than a few tabs, the titles are truncated. Pith solves both of these problems simply and elegantly.

It is also a very small application, only 484KB.

One other killer feature: if Safari crashes or even if you just Quit it, when you re-launch it, Pith pops up, shows you what windows were open and asks if you want them re-opened. Sweet. Oh, and it can hide its Dock icon if you choose.

With Pith I no longer crave tabs in Safari.

--Jeff



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Authored by: da5idonimac on Feb 03, '03 11:47:06AM

i agree wholeheartedly. at first i was a bit underwhelmed, until i found the preferences (hidden under the "pith" logo).

pith actually implements the tab-functionality with some useful options. you can hide unused windows automatically or display all pages in the same frame. just what i alwas missed in safari.

i actually put the floating window where banner ads are usually displayed :)



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Authored by: wjshack on Feb 03, '03 01:44:16PM

I am confused. Is Pith supposed to switch windows when I click on the button representing the window? It doesn't on my system. It also remembers old windows displaying them as grayed out but they don't reopen. I just seem to get a nonfunctional window.



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