Someone asked in this thread in Apple discussions about adding a second Bookmarks Bar to Safari. There's not a way that I know of to do that, but Safari 5 is open to extensions, so we may soon see a third party extension that lets us do this.
Until then, there are other options to reclaim screen real estate in the Bookmarks Bar.
In Safari 4, the only way to toggle Private Browsing is via the Safari » Private Browsing... menu selection. However, in Safari 5, a button appears in the URL bar similar to the RSS and Reader buttons when Private Browsing is active. Simply click it and Private Browsing will be turned off.
[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described. Note this will only turn Private Browsing off, not back on. It really should be a true toggle instead. Maybe there will be (or is) a Safari extension to do this?]
I don't actually know if this is a new feature or if it's just a refinement to the zoom behavior, but in Safari 5 I've noticed that Zooming in or out (the Plus/Minus buttons) no longer keep the scroll at a set point but keeps it relative to where the page currently is.
In Safari 4, zooming would make everything bigger and your screen would appear to have jumped to some other point on a webpage as the text/pictures/video that were above pushed what you were looking at off screen. Now, zooming keeps what you were focussed on dead center while making everything bigger (or at least does a better job of it).
It's a very minor change but it's greatly appreciated :) No more having to zoom and then re-scroll to where you were on a page.
[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described. Safari 4 did have its fair share of wonky behaviors.]
It's quite a hassle having to download and install a new version of three or four browsers every day -- one-click auto-update and launch to the rescue!
Lately the different browsers have been adding support for the new features of HTML5/CSS3/etc at a very rapid pace. Of course, features don't appear right away in the stable releases that everybody runs, but rather in various alphas, betas, and other pre-releases, with the most bleeding edge being the nightly builds. These builds are (usually) compiled every day, reflecting the current state of the source code repository, with all the latest changes made by the developers included.
Safari 5 introduces the Safari Reader feature, for selecting article bodies to make reading and printing easier. I started looking around for where this new Reader functionality lives to see if it was customizable and I found that it is.
Since the introduction of Safari 4, I've been missing the dedicated Refresh button in the Toolbar. While there is one available at the end of the location bar, it's much smaller than it used to be and is too close to other easier-to-hit targets.
Yesterday's release of Safari 5 brought a new Extensions feature and someone has already taken advantage of it to bring back the Refresh button.
To use it, you need to enable developer mode in Safari. Go to the Safari menu » Preferences » Advanced. Turn on 'Show Develop menu in menu bar.' Safari may need to be quit and relaunched at this stage.
From the new 'Develop' menu, select 'Enable Extensions.' Now go to here and download the Safari Reload Button extension. Double click it to install.
Right click on Safari's Toolbar (or go to the View menu) and choose 'Customize Toolbar.' Add the new Refresh button wherever you want to put it.
[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described. I didn't need to restart Safari. New Safari 5 extensions are being produced rapidly, and the general procedure for installing them is similar to this one. There is a 3rd-party catalog of extensions here, and Apple should eventually have a list up as well.]
To anybody that's running Safari 5 on Leopard or earlier and still wants to use 1Password 2.x, you should be aware that recently upgraded browsers are no longer being supported in version 2 of 1Password. For those of you who can't or won't update to Snow Leopard or 1Password 3 or both, here's how to enable 1Password 2.x support in Safari 5 (Thanks to Greg Kumparakat at CrunchGear for the original inspirational hint about using 1Password with Safari 4 beta).
How to enable 1Password 2.x in Safari 5 for Leopard:
Go to the /Applications/ folder
Right click on 1Password.app and select 'Show Package Contents'
Navigate to /Contents/Resources/
Double click on SupportedBrowsers.plist. If you have Apple's development tools installed, it'll open in the Plist editor. If not, it'll open in TextEdit.
If you're using the Plist editor, expand the 'Safari' drop-down (Just click the little arrow beside Safari).
Look for the MaxBundleVersion key Ė change it to 6534.0. Save the change.
Launch Safari 5.
The 1Password contextual menu will now be usable in Safari 5. You will need to add the 1Password button to your toolbar again using View > Customize Toolbar.
As always, it is a good idea to make a backup of SupportedBrowsers.plist before messing with it.
[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one. If you run Snow Leopard you should upgrade to 1Password 3.2.1, which works with Safari 5.]
Rob Griffiths points out this article: Tynt, the Copy/Paste Jerks by John Gruber, as a solution to an annoying web site 'feature.'
Here's a brief description:
Please refer to the linked article for more background. The following is derived from that article.