Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Computer, Inc. and is available as part of Mac Operating System (OS)X. It was included as the default browser in Mac OS X v10.3 and is the only browser bundled with Mac OS X v10.4 (Tiger).
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
The Safari window displays one web page at a time. Near the top, the Address field displays the address of the page being viewed. This is called the URL (Universal Resource Locator) each page has its own unique URL. Some URLs are case-sensitive and some are not ,all characters must be typed exactly, including spaces or special symbols
The back button lets you return to the last page you
visited. If you click and hold the mouse on this button, you will see a list
of the pages to which you can return.
This button lets you return to the previous page if you used the Back
button to get to the current page. If you click and hold the mouse on this
button, you will see a menu of the pages to which you can go forward.
The add button allows you to quickly make a bookmark to the page you are
currently viewing. Clicking on it opens a window asking you to name the
bookmark, and where you would like to save it.
The snapback button returns you to the page where you last typed a url
or used a bookmark. For example, if you last typed in
then clicked on multiple links and realized you
would like to return to the Wellesley homepage, clicking the snapback button
would take you there.
Click on the Refresh button to start the
loading process again from the beginning. Sometimes a page will load faster
on the second or third try.
If the page is taking too long to load, you can stop the process by
clicking on the Stop button.
The Show Bookmarks button opens the Bookmarks Library, a
new feature allowing for easier organization of bookmarks.
The home button may be turned off in Safari. The home button allows you
to quickly return to your home page. To turn on the home button:
Go to the View menu > Home.
Clicking the text unchecks and checks the option.
New in Safari version 1.2
Improved compatibility with websites and web applications
Support for personal certificate authentication
Full keyboard access for navigation
Ability to resume interrupted downloads
Unique Features of the Safari Browser:
Built-in Google search
It just about everyone puts a link to the Google search engine in his or her toolbar. Safari takes the step further with a Google search field right next to the web address. Safari remembers your most recent searches in a convenient popup menu and tracks your Google SnapBack point separately. After you’ve explored a search result, the Google SnapBack button returns you to your most recent results page.
Browsing with tabs
Any tab Say that you are reading a web page filled with intriguing links, but you want to continue reading that page. You could always choose to open links in a new window, but you might end up with dozens of windows that way. Safari lets you see and switch between multiple web pages in a single window, using tabs. You can even open a folder of bookmarks in a single click with AutoTab. Before you know it, Safari has loaded all your favourite sites. Tabs elegantly resize themselves based on number open, and there’s a convenient close button on each tab.
This is security area when you use a public machine, you may be concerned about entering passwords to your bank account or subscriptions services; or maybe you do not want people to know you have a secret fascination with advice columns, which they could find out by visiting your history. Privacy Reset erases that history, empties the cache, clears Downloads and Google search entries and also removes cookies, saved names, passwords or other AutoFill text.
Down with pop-ups
It prevent from pop-up window .Safari only goes where you tell it. Some web pages hijack or doing oter operation on it ,other browsers with endless pop-up advertisement windows. Not Safari. Feel free to let Safari stop those pages in their tracks. So you only see what you’ve chosen to.