Annoying Safari just ate my blog

20 March 2006   6 comments   MacOSX

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I rarely use Safari when I'm on my mac but the reason is just because I'm not that bothered. At work I'm 100% Firefox and when I do any web development I use Firefox because it's extensions and bits and pieces makes it superior bar none for that purpose. Tonight I was using Safari actually to blog about Richard Feynman. I had written quite a long text and since I have several tabs open that I wanted to link to I went to one of the other tabs then back to the blog-adding-window. But, because I stumbled a bit with my mouse I accidently pressed the close icon. Result: I lost all of my text I had written :(

It's stupid because it's so easy to trip over the close icon. I prefer the way Firefox does it where they have one close icon for all (or actually the current highlighted tab). Another disadvantage of having the close icon for each tab is that it takes up valuable space for writing the page title out with more letters. Example screenshot

What a silly rant this has been. I'm sorry for wasting your time. I just thought I'd let you know that Safari wasted a lot of mine.

Comments

betabug
For the same reason I like the warning Firefox can give you when you close a window with multiple tabs open. It's just to easy to hit the wrong shortcut and have all those tabs disappear. And if it annoys someone, it's actually easy to switch off.

Looking forward to your recreated post about Richard Feynman!
Tim Wegener
I hate that single close tab button in Firefox (and turn it off with TabMixPlus). I think the real problem is that textareas are not up to scratch. I'm still waiting for a solution that makes the web writable in a comfortable way. :-(
eJone
I feel your pain. I can't remember how many times it happened to me as well, but I still prefer Safari on the Mac. A few weeks back, I came across Taboo 0.3 on http://www.ocdev.com and I've never been happier with Safari. Hope this helps.

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Anonymous
I cannot get Taboo 0.3, the website to get it from (http://www.ocdev.com) & anywere else that mentions it says it is forbidden or unavailable.

I have downloaded forgetmenot but it still closes all my tabs, and although I can get them back I lose my history within them all.

Does anyone know a link that works to Taboo 0.3 or a similar programme that will warn me I am closing multiple tabs, I have speant ages searching the net for an alternative!

Sadie
sadie
I cannot get Taboo 0.3, the website to get it from (http://www.ocdev.com) & anywere else that mentions it says it is forbidden or unavailable.

I have downloaded forgetmenot but it still closes all my tabs, and although I can get them back I lose my history within them all.

Does anyone know a link that works to Taboo 0.3 or a similar programme that will warn me I am closing multiple tabs, I have speant ages searching the net for an alternative!

Sadie
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