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Access all Google Docs features from Safari
Authored by: schaps on May 06, '08 12:05:29PM

While this is all well and good to accomplish this for you, it doesn't necessarily help Safari's 'cause.' The same type of method can be used to fool web sites and web services trained to only allow Windows browsers, which has been mentioned here many times.

If you are doing this on an ongoing basis, however, instead of contacting the site/developer/etc. and expressing your desire to be able to use Safari, they don't have any *incentive* to support Macs/Safari.

So do the user-agent spoofing if you must, but consider making an effort to notify these people that their sites work fine with Safari, you prove it with this method, and please acknowledge that Safari exists and is legit.

By the way, on every Windows computer I work on which belongs to people who are not techies, I install Safari and make it the default browser. I explain that if they ever get a message about needing to use Exploder, they can call me to help them. No one has yet. Many have just commented that their computer feels a lot faster. And in this way, I get Safari into web logs as much as I can, which can only help the browser and Mac platform.



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