Wednesday Jun 13, 2007

Safari Beta3 on Vista

I downloaded and installed Safari Beta 3 on Vista Ultimate.

I've never used Safari earlier but here is how it looks on my Windows Vista Utlimate laptop:

Of the 12 features, I like "Private Browsing" (disable Caching, Cookies etc for a particular session) and Snapback (an icon in search field or address bar that takes you back to an anchor point during multi-level searches). Resizing the Text Fields seems rather weird to me as it might break the page layout. All other features already exist in Firefox.

It's interesting that a new Firefox plug-in for "private browsing", Distrust, is already available. I've not tried the plug-in as it is in very early version and I particularly don't feel the need for "private" browsing ;-) There is even a Safari Theme for Firefox for MAC OS-X users only.

As per the Blazing Performance claim, the default home page for Safari is http://www.apple.com/startpage/ and loads slowly in both Firefox and Safari. I think Safari should change the default page to google.com or something so that the first impression is better.

Also the browser window, unlike other normal Windows application, is not resizable from the edges, only from the lower-right corner. Wonder why ?

In all, I don't see any compelling reason to switch from Firefox.

Technorati: Firefox Safari Apple

About

profile image
Arun Gupta is a technology enthusiast, a passionate runner, author, and a community guy who works for Oracle Corp.


Java EE 7 Samples

Stay Connected

Search

Archives
« April 2014
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
   
       
Today