Trying out Safari again since I migrated to a new machine. (I actually couldn’t download Chrome with Safari on both my old and new machine. Had to use Firefox to download. Very strange!)
What I missed from Chrome
- Multiple undo of tabs closed and the restored tab(s) preserves history
Opening a link in a new tab goes to the right of the current tab
(Update: Safari 5.1 does this now)
- It’s still faster
- Omnisearch bar
- The way tabs are displayed
Safari has this annoying behavoir where when you open a new window, press Cmd+L quickly to go to location bar, start typing and it suddenly loses focus. Everytime. Annoys me to no end.
(Update: finally gotten down to it. It’s the Handoff extension. Removed it and the problem is gone)
What’s good about Safari
- It’s a much better Mac citizen, e.g. QuickCursor support which I think requires using the accessibility API.
Other than that, they aren’t that different for day-to-day web browsing.