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Preferences Safari Needs

Hidden or otherwise:

  1. Ignore target="_blank".
  2. Don't allow websites to modify window (resize, hide status bar, etc.).
  3. Block popups on all sites except… ((I never remember to turn it off the first time I try to print a mailing label at

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5 Responses to "Preferences Safari Needs"

  1. Oh yes, target=_blank needs to be eradicated. It's not even part of valid HTML standards after 4.01. If I want a new tab/window, I'll open them myself, thankyouverymuch.

    I use Firefox myself, and the second point can be controlled from the preferences. The third one I accomplish with AdBlock and NoScript.

  2. In the terminal, type :

    defaults write TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true

    to open every target="_blank" in a tab.

    1. [quote comment="52303"]defaults write TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true[/quote]

      I feel the better way to do that is to command-click (a function I've set my mouse's scroll button to perform).

      It boils down to the fact that I want to control my windows and tabs.

      And if I must choose between creating a new window or creating a new tab, I'd probably prefer a new window since it offers the easiest "recovery." A new window doesn't mess with my tab order and I can just close the new window to get right back at the originating page.

  3. ignore autofill=off. Only I can decided when I want to autofill passwords, not the bank. There was a script out there that modified webkit to do this but doesn't seem to work anymore.

  4. Safari needs site specific user CSS files. Other browsers (Firefox anyway) let you define a user style sheet on a per URL basis. It'd be really nice so I can force a couple websites to be readable without affecting others. I can make some modifications via Privoxy and site specific expressions, but it'd be a lot easier if Safari just supported it out of the box.

    I submitted it to Apple marked and they marked it as a duplicate of this bug- rdar://5869777

    Safari also shouldn't allow windows that has multiple tabs to be resized. Really annoying when I open a site in a new tab and the one web master has decided to screw up everything else I'm reading.