Matt Gemmell

My new book CHANGER is out now!

An action-thriller novel — book 1 in the KESTREL series.

★★★★★ — Amazon

Safari Feature Requests

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  1. Ability to keyboard-navigate between links.


  2. Type-to-select of textual links (and of image links’ ALT tag text).


  3. Ability to drag selected text to make a clipping.


  4. URL auto-completion should work for any part of a recent URL, not just the start.


  5. Automatically try “www.domain.suffix” if “domain.suffix” can’t be found.


  6. As in OmniWeb, ability to filter out (not load) content from specific domains (with grep matching).


  7. Again as in OmniWeb, ability to type a textual shortcut to trigger an URL (“ap” for “apple.com”, etc.)


  8. Allow typing into the address bar during launch and initial home-page loading.


  9. Keep focus in the address bar after loading a page.





    There are definitely several more I’ve thought about, but they escape me at the moment. I’ve submitted most of these via the Bug button too. Oh, and no, I DON’T CARE ABOUT BLOODY TABS, even though plenty folk now find them essential. I admit to liking Chimera’s ability to have a single bookmark that spawns multiple tabs (multiple URLs), but I’m not convinced that tabs are the correct UI for such a feature. Ah well.