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Weblog of Dion Kesling. Designer in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Dion's Weblog 3.0

Safari browser for windows 27Jun07

I am so glad to use the new Safari on my windows laptop at work. What a relieve to use familiar software and to find out it works exactly the same as on the Mac. For example, I really missed using SnapBack and auto complete url’s (works different and faster compared to IE and FF). Explanation here.

Even the whole look and feel when viewing websites is the same as on the Mac. Font smoothing is just light years better then IE or FF. IE 7 was a much welcomed improvement while Firefox is still stuck in the stone ages so it seems but Safari is, well, just a delight to your eyes when viewing websites…

Browser font smoothing

There are some problems that still have to be taken care off (Safari is still in beta). For instance I have a problem with my ibm mouse, when it is connected to the thinkpad dock Safari does not recognise the scrollwheel (it does when plugged into the laptop usb port). Dot Mac bookmark synching does not yet work. Form AutoFill still needs some medicine, etc. Which I guess are all problems that can be related to Safari being a beta version. Other then that it pretty much works as expected.

The only thing Safari lacks in comparison to Firefox are plugins. There are plugins for Safari but Firefox has so many useful plugins, especially for webdesigners. I guess it is just a matter of time before that community grows and can compete with Firefox.

Get going, see for yourself, just download Safari, it is free…