Safari 4 Beta

A little off topic, but a good tip none the less. Apple recently released Safari 4 beta and if you haven’t given it a try, I highly recommend you do.

The primary reason for passing on this tip is that my web browsing experience with Firefox over the past few months has been extremely frustrating (read slow!). From the moment I started the Safari 4 beta it was clear the performance was superior to Firefox. I realize there may be more to this than simply a faster browser, as my system could use a good house cleaning. However, I continue to go between both browsers and Safari is no doubt my new browser of choice for the bulk of my time on the net.

There is one default setting that I immediately had to change in Safari, and that’s the location of the tabs. If you haven’t tried the new browser, the figure below shows how the tab bar is now on top.

I just couldn’t get used to this. Here’s how to change the tabbar to the “normal” location – from a terminal enter the following:

defaults write DebugSafari4TabBarIsOnTop -bool NO

You can find a list of additional configuration changes available in Safari 4 here. Beyond the tips, the About page is worth a visit, an interesting bit of trivia to be had…