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Safari is a web browser from Apple, that is used to browse the web. The app is pretty easy to use, but there are some tips and tricks that could help you to better optimize your Safari experience. In this guide book we have compiled numerous tips, tricks and how to tutorials for Safari that both novice and experienced users can use. You may want to bookmark this page for later reference. Additionally, we would highly appreciate if you can share this guide book with your friends and family.

How to ‘Find On Page’ on an iPhone or iPad with Safari

Finding text on a website in a desktop browser is pretty easy and straight forward. However, the same can not be said about iPhone or iPad. In this article we will explain how to ‘Find on Page’ on an iPhone or iPad with Safari.

How to ‘Find On Page’ on an iPhone or iPad with Safari

  • If you want to search for a text or phrase on a page, type that text or phrase on the Search box in the upper right corner.
  • Once you have typed in the text or phrase, swipe down to the bottom of the suggestion list that would appear and tap on ‘Find “search text”’ under ‘On This Page (x matches)’search-on-page-ios
  • Once you have tapped, the searched text would be highlighted in yellow on the webpage, just like in Safari on Mac OS X or Windows.

After you have finished with finding the text, tap on the blue ‘Done’ button. This will remove the highlighting from the webpage.

via osxdaily

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How to Enable or Disable Javascript in Web Browsers

Some users want to disable java script on their browsers. This helps in removing most ads and other such content which is made to run using javascript in browsers. So by disabling javascript in your browser you can be freed from viewing this content. Most modern browsers allow users to easly disable or enable javascript. In this article we will explain how to enable or disable javascript in web browsers.

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How to Enable or Disable Javascript in Web Browsers

Enable or Disable Javascript in Safari:

  • Launch Safari.
  • Open Safari Preferences.
  • Select “Advanced”.
  • Click on “Show Develop menu in menu bar”.
  • Now pull the “Develop” menu and select “Disable Javascript”. The check would mean that javascript is disabled.

Enable or Disable Javascript in Google Chrome:

  • Launch Google Chrome.
  • Open Google Chrome Preferences.
  • Click on “Under the Hood”.
  • Now click on “Content Settings”
  • Click on “Do not allow any site to run JavaScript” to disable, or “Allow all sites” to enable javascript in the Javascript section.

Enable or Disable Javascript in Firefox:

  • Launch Firefox.
  • Open Preferences.
  • Go to “Content”
  • You will find a check box titled “Enable Javascript”. Check or uncheck to enable or disable Javascript.

Enable or Disable Javascript in Mobile Safari for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch:

  • Go to Settings App in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
  • Now tap on “Safari”
  • Switch Javascript to “ON” or “OFF” to enable or disable it.

Most modern sites use javascript for proper functioning. So turning javascript off indefinitely would not be a good idea. If you just want to disable ads you might want to install some ad blocker extension for that purpose.

via OS X Daily.

How to Set Gmail as Default Email Client for Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari

Whenever you click on an email link, the OS by default takes you to an Email app. This behavior is same whether you are on a Mac or a PC, the only difference is that in Mac it opens the Mail.app whereas in Windows it opens Outlook (if you have that installed). However, most of the users use web based email services like Gmail, Hotmail etc. In this article we will explain how to set Gmail as default email client for Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari.

How to Set Gmail as Default Email Client in Chrome and Opera

  • Launch Chrome or Opera and open up Gmail in the browser.
  • Open the Javascript console by hitting Command+Option+J in Mac and Command+Shift+J in Windows.
  • Now paste the following code in the  and then paste in the following:

navigator.registerProtocolHandler(“mailto”,

https://mail.google.com/mail/?extsrc=mailto&url=%s”,

“Gmail”);

  • Accept the confirmation by clicking on Use Gmail.gmail-default-email-client-chrome

How to Set Gmail as Default Email Client in Firefox

  • Launch Firefox.
  • Open Preferences.
  • Click on “Applications” tab.
  • Under the ‘Content Type’ tab you will find “mailto”. Change the action to “Use Gmail”.
  • Close Firefox Preferences.

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How to Set Gmail as Default Email Client in Safari

Safari users have two options to set Gmail as their default email client. They can either use a browser extension called GmailThis. GmailThis can be downloaded from Apple’s extensions gallery. Alternatively they can use notification apps like Gmail Notifier. After you have installed Gmail Notifier, do the following:

  • Launch Safari.
  • Open Mail Preferences.
  • Click on “General”.
  • Pull the “Default email reader” menu and locate ‘Google Notifier’.
  • Now, quit Mail.app.

via OS X Daily.

How to Run Firebug on iPhone or iPad

Firebud on Safari

Firebug is one of the most popular web development tool which has enabled users to make inspections and get their page elements modified in real time whether it is HTML, CSS or Javascript. It is best known for its use as a plugin for the Firefox browser. But with the help of Firebug Lite and the little bookmarklet hack, Firebug can now run directly on mobile Safari on iOS devices. In this article we will explain how to run Firebug on iPhone or iPad.

How to Run Firebug on iPhone or iPad

Martin Kool has discovered some easy and handy tricks that can help you use the Firebug in iOS, here is how it is done:

  • Start by bookmarking a page from Safari in iOS and rename the bookmark as ‘Firebug.
  • Select all the code that is given below and copy it.

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javascript:(function(F,i,r,e,b,u,g,L,I,T,E){if(F.getElementById(b))return;E=F[i+’NS’]&&F.documentElement.namespaceURI;E=E?F[i+’NS’](E,’script’):F[i](‘script’);E[r](‘id’,b);E[r](‘src’,I+g+T);E[r](b,u);(F[e](‘head’)[0]||F[e](‘body’)[0]).appendChild(E);E=new%20Image;E[r](‘src’,I+L);})(document,’createElement’,’setAttribute’,’getElementsByTagName’,’FirebugLite’,’4′,’firebug-lite.js’,’releases/lite/latest/skin/xp/sprite.png’,’https://getfirebug.com/’,’#startOpened’);

 

  •  Click to edit the bookmark of Firebug that you just created and remove the URL from there. Replace it with the javascript code that you have just copied by pasting it there.
  • Tap on the tab Done and then click the bookmark. This will activate the Firebug Lite on your iPad.

If you are facing issues while copying the code given above, then head over to the Martin Kool’s Tumblr blog to get the bookmarklet. While on screen, the Firebug is best displayed on the iPad but it works on the iPhone and the iPod touch as well.

This might not help you get to the loads of web development but the trick is worth a try. This is surely going to help you make some small changes and nifty adjustments to all the web elements while you are using iOS devices.

How to Improve the Home Screen Safari Bookmark Icons on iPhone or iPad

 

Safari Bookmark Icon

Safari bookmark icons for pages that contain more text and less images look pretty ugly on the home screen of iPhone or iPad. One way to improve it would be to have an image show up for the bookmark, instead of some snapshot of the bookmark page. In this article we will explain how to improve the home screen Safari bookmark icons on iPhone or iPad.

How to Improve the Home Screen Safari Bookmark Icons on iPhone or iPad

Fortunately, your iOS has a feature that customizes the look of your home screen bookmarks. Following are the steps that you need to do:

  • First you may open Mobile Safari and visit a page that you want to put into your home screen as a bookmark icon.

Safari Bookmark Icon

  • Now as shown in the above image tap the encircled button i.e., bookmark button. The next screen will ask you to add the current page into your Home Screen.
  • Now, selecting the Add to Home Screen option will only put the faded screenshot of the page and will definitely look weird among the other icons.

Safari Bookmark Icon

  • So, before tapping on the bookmark button, try zooming into a specific image of the webpage. Choose which ever you think would be best image for the icon and zoom in. In my case, I zoomed into the picture of Land Rover.
  • Now you may tap on bookmark button and choose the option “Add to Home”

Safari Bookmark Icon

  • The device will automatically choose the zoomed image as the icon.
  • Considering the other techniques, try this out and find the improved results.

This method really changes the look of the icon and improves the icon resolution as well. Currently it is the perfect solution if you want to optimize your bookmark icon for better look and feel.

How to Enable Internet Access on iPad

iPad Safari

iPad will automatically get online and connect to the internet once you start using any app that requires internet access. In this article we will explain how to efficiently access internet from your iPad. There are two ways to access internet from iPad, via a WiFi or via a 3G Mobile Network. In this article we will explain how to enable internet access on iPad.

Joining Wi-Fi Network for Internet Access

In order to turn on the WiFi on your iPad:

  • Select Settings and turn the WiFi on. For this pupose you need to join a WiFi network.
  • After turning the WiFi on, the iPad will automatically run a search to locate all the networks available within the range.
  • There are many options available depending upon your location. In case you are at home, you will be required to select your home network and enter the security details to get the access.
  • If you are at some public place, you will be either prompted to enter the security code or it will have no such option, in such a scenario simply connect to the internet.
  • Otherwise you can always ask the WiFi service provider for the details in order to get connected. This will automatically connect you to the WiFi service on your iPad whenever you are within the network range without you having to enter the details every time.
  • If there is more than one network present in the range, then the iPad will automatically connect to the network it used the last time.
  •  A WiFi indicator is located on the status bar at the top of the screen. This indicates the strength of the signal. The signal is stronger if more bars are visible and vice versa.

Joining a 3G Mobile Network for Internet

If you want to use the 3G network on your iPad, you will be required to sign up for a Mobile Service Provider. Consult your local service providers for price and availability schedules. This service can be altered or even cancelled any time you want to.

Turn the Duplicate SSID’s off for WiFi

There is a minor issue with the iPad recognizing dual-channel routers. This is the one that makes use of the 802.11a and 802.11 n simultaneously if the two networks are using the same name. Thus in order to prevent your iPad from getting into any such confusion, you need to change the SSID of one of them.  An icon of 3G EDGE or GPRS will appear in the status bar at the top of the screen once the iPad connects to the internet through Mobile Data Network. The 3G functionality can still be used in case you have changed your location and are out of the usual mobile network coverage. For this purpose, you will need to turn the Data Roaming on. This will cost you the roaming charges. If you want to prevent yourself from these charges, turn the Data Roaming off.

Change your Mobile Network Data usage by selecting Settings, then Cellular Data and click on the View Account. The Mobile Data Settings depend on the carrier you are using and vary with it. There is no specific service provider to be used for iPad. You can get yourself signed up with the service provider of your own choice.

Please note that 3G data usage may cost you a lot of money. So if you do not have an unlimited 3G data plan, do read our guide to make your 3G data usage efficient.

via TCGeeks

 

 

How to Sync Safari Bookmarks With iPhone

This article deals with a problem that most people have difficulty in solving. The syncing of Mac browser’s bookmarks to iPhone. The ability to do so can make life very easy for the user. It can be beneficial if there are a lot of bookmarks that the user uses on a regular basis and would want them on both iPhone and Mac. In this article we will explain how to sync Safari bookmarks with iPhone.

How to Sync Safari Bookmarks With iPhone

There are a few simple steps that have to be followed in order to sync Safari bookmarks with iPhone. These steps are listed below:

  • Start up by connecting the hand held device to the desirable Mac and start iTunes.
  • Select the Info Tab which can be found by clicking the device icon on the iTunes screen.
  • Look for the “web browser” by scrolling down a bit. Beneath the option a checkbox by the name “sync safari bookmarks” can be seen. Click on this checkbox in order to sync Safari bookmarks with your iPhone.

Sync Safari Bookmarks with iPhone

By using the above mentioned steps a user can easily sync bookmarks on both their devices without much hassle.

Another alternative is to copy bookmarks from one device to another via iCloud, Apple’s latest online storage service. This service helps with restoring a device, saving precious data and even tracks down an iPhone if it gets misplaced via GPS. Before using iCloud for syncing, you would have to make sure that both the devices are iCloud capable and that both the devices have been configured to the same iCloud account. If understood and followed correctly this method may be the simplest and easiest to follow. The user has to make sure that backup by iCloud option has been checked on both the devices.

For this process to go on smoothly the user has to make sure that the same accounts have been configured on both the device, if not then the sync option may not appear at all.

How To Combine Safari’s URL and Search Bars with Safari Omnibar

The combined URL and search bar is one of the best things in the user interface of Google’s Chrome browser. In Chrome a single input bar provides both the URL and Search bar functions. Chrome is smart enough to distinguish the difference between a URL and a search query.

Although by default Safari has a separate Search and URL bar. However, the Omnibar for Safari allows the users to combine Safari’s search bar and URL bar into one searchable input and strip away the spare search box and simplify the browser’s interface. In this article we explain how you can combine Safari’s URL and Search bars with Safari Omnibar.

Safari Search URL Omnibar

How To Combine Safari’s URL and Search Bars with Safari Omnibar

Safari’s Omnibar works with different versions of Safari like 5 and 5.1. It also works for Mac OS X 10.6 and OS X 10.7. It is a SIMBL plugin but the installer itself also includes SIMBL.

You can download the Omnibar here. It is free and open source. All you need to do is to quit Safari, then run the pkg installer. The Omnibar will start working upon the next launch of browser with the search bar hidden on its own.

Uninstall Omnibar

Once you have decided that you don’t want Omnibar on Safari anymore, go to the following path:

/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/

Remove ‘SafariOmnibar.bundle’, or if you want to merge these steps into a single string, issue the following command from command line:

rm /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/SafariOmnibar.bundle

You don’t have to delete the complete SIMBL plugin folder because the apps like Maximizer for Lion and Visor requires SIMBL in order to work.

via OSXDaily

How to Enable Tab Key Navigation in Safari

Users can press the Tab key to move the cursor across actionable elements on a webpage. However, in Mac OS X Lion, this feature is not enabled by default and users would have to enable it to hit tab key to move the cursor across different actionable elements of the page. In this article we will explain how to enable tab key navigation in Safari.

tab navigation safari

How to Enable Tab Key Navigation in Safari

  • Select “Preferences” from the Safari pull down menu.
  • Click on “Advanced” icon and check a box adjacent to “Press tab to highlight each item on a webpage”.

Note the sub-text indicates that if you push Option+Tab then you will select the menu items and the text input boxes only which is the default conduct of Chrome and Safari tab key navigation.

via OSXDaily

How to Add Sharing Options to Safari’s Reading List

Safari Reading List

Usually users dont have much time or data plan to read the textual information and articles etc while being online from your iPhone. So, now you may have a better solution to it. Reading List is a magnificent feature of iOS 5, which has been made available in iOS 5 by default. It provides a better way to save your web pages to read them later while being offline. The feature is something like Instapaper. The question arises about how to share the content with your friends that you have already saved in your Reading List. In this article we will explain how to add sharing options to Safari’s Reading List.

Apple has not added this sharing option into the Reading list by default. May be they have plans to make this feature available in future iOS release. The jailbreak community has already found a work around to this short coming. The Jailbreak tweak ActionList, which enables different set of sharing options, allows users to share saved content in the ReadingList with their friends or family.

You may also look at ActionList in the video embedded below.

After installing ActionList, you may enjoy the features by just tapping on one of the items of your Reading List. Basically, ActionList provides more convenience to share your items via Twitter, E-mail or even add items to favorites list. Furthermore, you can do offline saving if you have WebOffline installed on your device. ActionList is available at Cydia store for just $0.99 only and works perfect on iOS 5.

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