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    An Idea For Safari
    Hey guys! Haven't posted in a while. Hope everyone is doing well.

    I've noticed for a while that even at the age of 21, I'm becoming blind as a bat. More specifically, when I'm searching for terms within a page in Safari, I can never get my eyes to find the highlighted text matching my query...

    This might sound like a dumb idea, but does anyone know of a program that takes advantage of coreimage/core animation and slightly dims the content of a page... leaving a neat shadow around the search terms found in a page? Once an arrow key is pressed or a mouse click is made, the screen will return to normal. Upon pressing apple G again to find the next query in the page, it dims again and bounces down to the next search query. It'll take some time to make a mockup.

    Dumb idea? Good idea? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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    Very good idea. In fact it's so good, that Apple is already implementing it in Safari that will be released with Leopard.

    Apart from that, I don't know of other apps. You're not alone, I can't seem to change the color of my highlight, which is gray and on a mac-forums background it really sucks.
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    EDIT: Beat me to it Yogi

    Great idea - I notice this issue all the time as well.

    Luckily Apple has us covered: This feature will be included in Safari 3, included with OS X Leopard:

    http://www.musingsfrommars.org/2006/...pard-lust.html

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    there is an app called OmniDazzle...it wont help u find ur words the first time, but it will keep u from using ur eyes once u've found it.
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    I would like to see (I have 20/20) that for those who could benefit from it, like the two folks above me. Personally, I'd like to see more options with it, and more combinations for those options. I would love to be able to get rid of my bookmarks bar, but I don't think that is possible. I would also like for Safari to handle images a little better. If there is an image on a page, my scrolling gets extremely jerky and I can never stop where I want it to. Every PC I've ever used with IE has had smooth-as-silk scrolling no matter what, I'd like for the next Safari to be competitive at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UserofMacOSX View Post
    I would like to see (I have 20/20) that for those who could benefit from it, like the two folks above me. Personally, I'd like to see more options with it, and more combinations for those options. I would love to be able to get rid of my bookmarks bar, but I don't think that is possible. I would also like for Safari to handle images a little better. If there is an image on a page, my scrolling gets extremely jerky and I can never stop where I want it to. Every PC I've ever used with IE has had smooth-as-silk scrolling no matter what, I'd like for the next Safari to be competitive at least.
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    That's great news to hear! Now I really can't wait for leopard . I will try out the omnidazzler program anyway . Thanks for all of the great suggestions/comments!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptmunich View Post
    EDIT: Beat me to it Yogi

    Great idea - I notice this issue all the time as well.

    Luckily Apple has us covered: This feature will be included in Safari 3, included with OS X Leopard:

    http://www.musingsfrommars.org/2006/...pard-lust.html
    LOL. The screenshot of the searching in that blog is EXACTLY what I wanted lol.

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