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gestures and shortcuts, Safari vs. Firefox
Authored by: sr105 on Apr 30, '08 01:14:56PM

I have to admit that I wish the gestures worked in Firefox. That being said, I wish Safari worked with a keyboard. Both firefox and IE use somewhat compatible keystrokes for Back/Forward, etc. Safari uses Cmd-[ and Cmd-]. WTF? On Windows, Safari has more of the common behaviors enabled. The most irritating part is that you can use Cmd-Left and Cmd-Right in Mac Safari until it decides you can't. It works sometimes, and sometimes not.

Safari may be faster, but I don't want to be constantly pissed (and not the good kind for the British readers) while web surfing.

Additional kudos to firefox:

type-to-search (or use /)
- It's simply faster, easier to use, and more powerful than Safari's Find
- Want to go directly to the search box on this page here? start typing "sear" and Cmd-G (if necessary) until you get to the text "Search:" before the text box. Hit TAB and you're in the box.
- Want to logout? Type "logout" and hit ENTER.

extensions (can't say enough about extensions)
- session saver
- GreaseMonkey (for news sites where 15% of the page is the actual story)
- No script (for selectively blocking Java/Flash)
- RefreshBllocker (to stop forbes news form advancing to the next slide before I'm ready and to keep my bank from changing my page view when it auto logs me out)
- Sage (the best little RSS reader around - IMHO, you can read most sites without ever visiting the actual site)
- *other (for everyone with different needs)



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