I was having a problem with the RSS feed for a bookmark in Safari. It was in a folder in my Bookmarks Bar. Whenever the feed was updated, the folder got a number, but the feed's bookmark in the pop down did not, making me wonder just which feed the update came from.
I fixed it by changing the RSS feed URL from:
That is, I removed the http:// part from the URL. Now the number correctly appears next that feed just like all the other ones do.
I recently downgraded from Google Chrome 6.x (a developmental version) back to the officially released 5.x version. In the process all of my Firefox style keywords (aka searches) were lost. You can use the following process to transfer your old keywords to a new installation of Chrome or maybe to a different machine on which you are also using Google Chrome. I took advantage of the built-in sqlite3 database utility to do this.
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.