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Snaggy

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Icon 8 posted September 10, 2006 09:03      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Does anyone else here running Safari run into this problem? The cursor goes invisible when hovering over the Address Bar, making it very hard to select any of the interface buttons.

Not all the time, but like 5 percent of the time. This was fixed for me a while back with an update, but since the latest OS update, it's come back. (10.4.7)

Also really annoying: if you start typing in the Google search text field window before a page is fully loaded, your text insert cursor gets bumped out. Drives me friggin' crazy. Again, this was fixed a few updates ago, now it's back.

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CommanderShroom
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Icon 1 posted September 10, 2006 09:25      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have seen it.

Damned annoying. Thanks goodness the boss at the job has installed firefox on all of the Macs.

Oh and what is with running Windws Media files from Safari. How in the world do you specify that it should just go straight to Windows Media Player without Safari trying to load it up and then telling you that it doesn't work that way? And then asking if I want to use Media Player? [shake head]

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted September 10, 2006 12:20      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And this is why I don't use Safari. It simply doesn't cut it for me.

Use Firefox or Camino instead...they're full feature web browsers, not stripped down toys. (Konqueror is a pretty good browser, it's a shame that Apple didn't wrap some decent chrome around KHTML/Webkit.)

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Grummash

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Icon 1 posted September 10, 2006 13:46      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This invisible cursor anomaly was the main reason why I decided to what all the fuss was about Firefox.

Turns out everybody was right - Safari is better than IE, but that isn't a big achievement. Firefox is much nicer. I use Netscape occaisionally, and I only tried Opera once, so I have stuck with Firefox.

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Icon 1 posted September 10, 2006 14:50      Profile for shriver     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Camino is a beautiful browser. In itself it is almost enough to justify me spending the money for a Mac...

... almost.

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted September 10, 2006 15:21      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'd use Camino, but I just can't go without a few key Firefox extensions...

I [hearts] Web Developer Toolbar...

(and Flashblock & Greasemonkey)

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