How to manage your Safari bookmarks on your Mac

The fine folks over at the iCreate blog have published a very good workflow for Safari book mark management and organization. Give it a ready and get your bookmarks useable again.

How to manage your Safari bookmarks on your Mac

The only tip I will add on top of there article is to use the 1Click Bookmark method from 1 Password on your sites with log in information for a quicker experience.

1Click Setup

 

Use the Find command in Safari with out typing the CMD+F First

I am a firm believer in using Safari on my mac. When I had my windows computer I used Firefox and there is one thing I really miss.   The feature is hard to describe in text but here is my best attempt. In Firefox when you are on a webpage and you are looking for a word or sentence  you just start typing and the ""Find" bar comes up and you can see the results as you type in more info. By default in Safari you have to type the keyboard shortcut "Command+F" or go to the "Edit" menu and scroll down to the find item and then you get the Find bar at the top of the screen. It seems by the time [...]

Manually Add Websites To Safari 4 Beta’s Top Sites Page

There isn't an obvious way to add sites to Safari 4 Beta's new Top Sites page, but this is a Mac after all, so it occurred to me that drag and drop might work, and it does:

  1. Open the top sites window.
  2. Click the Edit button.
  3. Open the web site you'd like to add to Top Sites in another window.
  4. Drag the want-to-add site's site icon (it appears to the left of the URL) from the URL address bar into the Top Sites window. You can position the site while you're dragging it, too.
  5. Drop the site when it's in the position where you'd like it to stay -- the site will be pinned to this position [...]

Add a Bookmark To The Downloads Folder

After downloading something, I usually want to go to my downloads folder. I've discovered recently that you can put folders into your Safari bookmarks bar. This means that instead of having to click on my downloads folder in the dock, I can simply hit a Keyboard Shortcut and it will open up the Downloads folder in Finder. 

Step 1: In Finder, locate the folder you want to be able to open up from the bookmarks bar.

Step 2: Open up Safari and make sure the bookmarks bar is visible. (Cmd-Shift-B)

Step 3: Drag the folder from Finder into the bookmarks bar. 

Step 4: To access the [...]

Quick Tip: Use Keyboard to Move from Tab to Tab in Safari

If you are a keyboard junkie as I am striving to become then you really need to know how to move from tab to tab in Safari. All you need to do is use the Command + Shift keys and then add the left or right arrow to move from left to right. 

 

NOTE: This is not the same as Firefox, in Firefox you can only use the Keyboard for the first 9 tabs.  You need to use Command + 1-9 for the tab you want to open. Example if the tab you want is 5th in line then use Command +5. 

I like using Safari better for this reason alone.

Want To See What an iPhone Only Website Looks Like without an iPhone

Have you ever wanted to see what one of the iPhone only websites look like? With Safari you can. First, you will need to use Safari in the Developer mode. (WAIT ITS REALLY EASY I PROMISE DON'T LET THE DEVELOPER MODE SCARE YOU) To use the developer mode in safari all you have to do is open the Preferences menu in Safari and click on the Advanced tab. (more…)

Open Toolbar Searches In A New Window Or Tab

I like to do my Google searches in the toolbar from either Firefox or Safari. I also like to have the searches open in a new window or tab in the browser that I am using.
To open new the new search from Safari's toolbar search all you need to do is type in your search terms and instead of hitting enter hit command + enter.
In Firefox the process is much the same, type in your search terms in the toolbar and then hit option + return to open a new window or tab.

Inquisitor 3

I came across this very handy Safari Plug-in.... I makes Searching like spot light for the internet. Inquisitor 3Try it out and let us Know what you think.

Open A New Tab in Safari

The one customization I can not live with out is the plug-in called Tab Mix Plus. There are so many things you can do with this plu-in that i would have to spen a week typeing to tell you about them all. The big on for me is “Force to open new tab” and set that to “links to other sites” and then I enable Single Window Mode.