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    Switched from Firefox to Safari
    This isn't another one of those lame FF or Safari threads! I've had my fill of them. This is about some observations on switching from FF to Safari.

    I really miss the Google Toolbar, so I've done a couple of things to soften the blow. First I added a Folder in the Bookmarks Bar containing links to all the Google special search pages; images, products, groups, etc. Next, I added a java script Bookmark to resize to full screen when I wish. Then, I added a java script Bookmark to check the current web page on Site Advisor. Finally, I added Stumbi to my Menu Bar. Whew! I've almost got my FF functionality back. I'm still a bit nervous about the switch, so I'm running BookDog to keep my FF up to date with my Safari web browsing just in case I have to switch back.

    So is anyone else doing this, I mean trying to achieve FF like functionality with Safari add ons and tweaks? If so, tell me about it. Maybe I've missed something good. Thanks!!!

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    hey george can you explain the java bookmark resize to full screen please?

    this is one thing i miss in safari

    thanks

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    Sure drunken. Just Add a new Bookmark to your Bar, then right click on it. In the Edit Address field put in:

    javascript:self.moveTo(0,0);self.resizeTo(screen.a vailWidth,screen.availHeight);

    That's all there is to it. Safari will run the java script when you click on the Bookmark link. It's not a toggle, so use the "+" radio button to get back to the smaller screen size when you want.

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    george thanks so much for the reply but i cant get it working

    javascript:self.moveTo(0,0);self.resizeTo(screen.a vailWidth,screen.availHeight);

    the space is making this line of code come up like so in safari bookmark address

    javascript:self.moveTo(0,0);self.resizeTo(screen.a %20vailWidth,screen.availHeight);

    The %20 being the space in the line of code.

    I took the space out like so :

    javascript:self.moveTo(0,0);self.resizeTo(screen.a vailWidth,screen.availHeight);

    ...hmm just realised however I type it out here it still puts in a space in after 'screen.a' anyway - I guess that is what happened to your post.

    I still can't make it work either way - suggestions please?

    thanks if you answer

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    You know, I'm sorry about that. I noticed that pesky space, and tried to get rid of it. There is no space in the javascript that I type into the post entry window. Then when I go to post it, the space appears. It's downright spooky!

    Try this, I "washed" the text through textedit set to plain text:

    javascript:self.moveTo(0,0);self.resizeTo(screen.a vailWidth,screen.availHeight);

    I just posted this, and the space is back! Try these two options:

    1.Paste it in, then go to Show All Bookmarks, and Edit the address by taking out the space.

    2. Create a new Bookmark, and hand type the java script into the Address field.

    Let me know.

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    I don't understand why are you going through all this trouble to get Safari to work when you can just use firefox and it works without all the hassle.....

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    I agree with SCV's comment. FF is running beautifully on Leopard.

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    Switched from Firefox to Safari
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    Psst! "This isn't another one of those lame FF or Safari threads! I've had my fill of them."

    Anyone have any idea why that stupid space keeps showing up in the posted javascript?

    I'm still interested to read if anyone is using other add ons or tweaks to increase the functionality of Safari.

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    use the code tag..

    Code:
    javascript:self.moveTo(0,0);self.resizeTo(screen.availWidth,screen.availHeight);

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