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Use a transparent tab in Safari 1.3 to see other windows
Authored by: eatpixel on Apr 20, '05 05:23:45PM

- all that is required is to switch to a tab containing a blank, transparent window (prepared in advance).-

a easy way to get a blank window.
just tab "about:blank" into the location bar.



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Use a transparent tab in Safari 1.3 to see other windows
Authored by: eirich on Apr 20, '05 06:08:37PM

You can also just use the key commands to make a new tab which comes up as "untitled" and is blank.



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Use a transparent tab in Safari 1.3 to see other windows
Authored by: mark hunte on Apr 20, '05 06:28:42PM

Not in my case, the first tab always seems to work o.k but any others I have to turn off and on

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Use a transparent tab in Safari 1.3 to see other windows
Authored by: eirich on Apr 21, '05 02:48:43AM

Speaking of the Debug menu and about:blank, has anyone else tried the "Go to about:blank Soon" option from the Debug menu? Be sure to have your speakers turned on. I'm curious as to what this is for.



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Use a transparent tab in Safari 1.3 to see other windows
Authored by: PCheese on Apr 21, '05 01:37:37PM
The idea here might be to surf with the "Use Transparent Window" option on for the tab you're using. You can then bookmark about:blank as the first item on your bookmarks bar. Since most sites specify a background color, you won't notice (except you can't drag and drop anything, it moves the window), and when you want to see your desktop, hit command-1 (or click the bookmark) and boom your desktop shows through. Hit delete or click the back button and you return to the webpage you were viewing.

Personally, I'd rather use F11. ;)

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