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Zoom in on Flash-based content Web Browsers
I'm not sure if this is new to all you people but I've never read it anywhere before. If you're looking at a Flash web page you can right-click (control-click) the screen and you have options to zoom in and out. You can almost zoom right to one pixel. I've only tested this with Safari and Chimera.

[robg adds: This is a standard feature of Flash, and there are other useful menu options in the contextual menu (such as the quality setting and a print button) ... the contextual menu can be especially useful if you're trying to cheat at mini-putt, but who would want to do that, just to score an 18 for 18 holes? ;-)]
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Jump to non-hyperlinked URLs in Safari Web Browsers
In Sarafi, highlight an URL, NOT a hyperlink but a URL in plain text. Control-click or right-click on the highlighted URL. The contextual menu lists three commands: "Go to Address," "Copy," and "Google Search."

"Go to Address" is the cool one. It saves a couple of steps (copying the URL, pasting the URL, and pressing Enter/Return) to go to another page/site. My testing has been limited, but to help Safari figure it out, highlight a plain text URL that contains the "http://" protocol prefix.

Highlight the following URL/plain-text (in Safari) and see for yourself: http://www.apple.com

[robg adds: Now that's handy!]
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Safari supports multiple undo levels Web Browsers
I was just mucking around in Safari and discovered something that I didn't expect - though perhaps I should have.

I was deleting all of the Apple-supplied bookmarks in the toolbar. I started then to edit the name of one of my links, and messed up. So I pressed Command-Z and it fixed it. I pressed it again, and it started to add bookmarks back into the toolbar that I had deleted! Not sure how useful this is, but thought I would share it with others.
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Safari key combinations work in the Google search bar Web Browsers
I like the Google search bar in Safari, but I when I think of a Google search, I want it to actually open a new window. I have been using Command-shift click to open links behind my window for later viewing, so I tried holding these keys down and hitting return from the Google search bar. Sure enough, it opened the Google search in a window behind my current one.

[robg adds: We've run a hint on the Safari keyboard shortcuts before, but nowhere do they mention that the shortcuts work from the Google search entry area!]
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Fix an error in a sample Safari AppleScript Web Browsers
The Applescript "Display Thumb-linked images" from Apple's Safari scripting page doesn't work (even on their own example page!). Here's how to get it to work.

Open the script up with script editor. Find the following lnelines:
set the images_list to {}
repeat with i from 1 to number of items in image_links
  set this_item to item i of image_links
  if this_item does not contain "http:" then
    set the target_URL to my parse_imagepath(this_item)
    if the target_URL ends with ".jpg" then
      set the end of the images_list to the target_URL
    end if
  end if
end repeat
Change them to the following. I've put in comments to show what I did, and will explain why below.
set the images_list to {}
repeat with i from 1 to number of items in image_links
  set this_item to item i of image_links
  --if this_item does not contain "http:" then
  set the target_URL to my parse_imagepath(this_item)
  -- the next line was just ".jpg"
  if the target_URL ends with ".jpg" or target_URL ends with ".JPG" then
    set the end of the images_list to the target_URL
  end if
  --end if
end repeat
Read the rest of the hint for the explanations and one more subtle change...
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Completely eliminate the browser cache in Safari Web Browsers
After growing weary of constantly trying to reload images in Safari after making web page updates, I tried the following, and seem to have successfully disabled the caching of web pages in Safari:
  1. Delete the Safari cache folder. This should be in ~/Library/Caches/Safari/.
  2. Create an empty text document and save it as 'Safari' (no extension) and place in ~/Library/Caches/. I think just about any type of Document would work for this, just make sure the name of the file matches the name of the old folder, this way, a new folder can't be created by Safari when one is needed
That's it. I haven't seen any negative results so far!

[robg adds: In the terminal, you can create this file quickly and easily by typing:
touch ~/Library/Caches/Safari
I tested it a bit this morning, and it does indeed seem to work fine and prevent the caching of pages.]
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Bookmark any image in Safari Web Browsers
It may be stupid but true, you can link to pictures on Safari's bookmark bar. Simply drag any image (even one that's not hyperlinked) to the bookmark bar and Safari will add it just like a weblink.

[robg adds: At first, I thought this hint would put actual images on the toolbar; it doesn't, of course. But the fact that it works even for unlinked images is interesting. Based on this hint, I tried dragging some text to the toolbar just to see what would happen, but it didn't work.]
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Safari's 'find on page' defaults to Google search terms Web Browsers
This "hint" (more like serendipitous observation) assumes that you activate Safari's Google search bar (View -> Google Search).
  1. Do any search via Safari's Google search bar
  2. Select Edit -> Find (or hit Command-F)
You'll notice that the find dialog remembers your last Google search condition. Otherwise, the find dialog remembers your last Edit -> Find input. I doubt any of this is useful, but I thought I'd share.

[robg adds: This is a nice UI touch that saves a bit of time here and there, just like the drop-down menu of previous Google searches under the magnifying glass...]
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Add a quick-access Google Related shortcut to Safari Web Browsers
You can acces the bookmarks in the Safari "Bookmark Bar" using the command key and a number represnting the order of the desired bookmark in the bar (see this hint). The neat thing is the bookmarks can be a line of JavaScript instead of an URL. Create a toolbar bookmark with the Google Scout code in it:
javascript:void(location.href='http://www.google.com/search?
client=googlet&q=related:'+location.href)
Enter as one line without any spaces! Shown on two lines for narrower display...

Once created, you can get Google's "related pages" for the page being displayed at the press of a key combination. Note: If you have folders in your Bookmarks Bar they are skipped when determining the number to press.

[robg adds: The easiest way to add the bookmark is to copy and paste the line of JavaScript into the Safari's address bar, and then just drag it onto the bookmark bar by grabbing the icon next to the address, and type in a short name when prompted.]
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Control click selection for Google search in Safari 0.60 Web Browsers
In the new version of Safari, I just noticed that if you highlight any text and control- (or right-) click on it, you can choose to search Google for the term that is selected. I'm pretty sure this wasn't present in the last build. It doesn't work with links, but it's still pretty handy.

[robg adds: No, we're not now going to run hints on every contextual menu option in every app ... but new features in a beta build of a product like Safari are probably worth a mention...]
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