Posts Tagged “safari”

  • TabLinks 3.0

    I haven't been using Safari much for a while, but after Sierra came out I started getting a lot of requests to update my TabLinks extension. I hadn't planned to, but then looked into it and realized it was just a codesigning issue. But you know me, I had to update everything else, too.…

  • Exporting Safari Reading List to Pinboard and/or Markdown

    I've heard from a few people that this script might be useful to them. I've also created an "app" version of it you can run, but it still takes a wee bit of command line setup. It's pretty simple, though, and I'll cover that in a minute.…

  • Antique is back, baby

    Thanks to a pointer from Jeremy Lu, I've got the Antique Safari Reader hack running in Safari 5.1. I can't begin to tell you how much I'd missed it since updating to Lion. I've updated the instructions page to include the Lion location of Reader.html.…

  • Duplicating Safari browsing sessions between Macs

    Hey, you're just in time for another "stupid trick of the day" script. I have good reason for this one, and it only took me about 8 minutes to set up. It will take me longer to write about it than it's probably worth, but it might be of use to anyone in a similar situation. Here's the scenario:…

  • TabLinks 2.0 is live

    Apparently I missed the memo: TabLinks 2.0 was actually approved by Apple in September. I've been sitting on my hands and just recently bothered to write them and ask what was up. Miscommunication, I guess, but it's live in the updater now, so if you have 1.3 installed, it should update to 2.0. If you have automatic updates turned off, just check the updates section at the bottom of your extensions preferences.…

  • Quick notes on cross-browser HTML5 video

    I've been doing some screencasts lately, and have wanted to post them as HTML5 videos in many cases. I also wanted to serve them from my Cloudfront CDN. This is not a how-to post, just some things I learned that I couldn't find existing answers to. For an excellent primer, see Video On the Web from Dive Into HTML5.…

  • TabLinks 2.0

    TabLinks 2.0 is finished, and it's a total rewrite. The changes have been submitted to Apple, and if all goes well, TabLinks will be updated in the Extensions Gallery shortly. Here's an overview of the changes:…

  • gleeBox gets prettier highlights

    Primer: gleeBox is an amazing extension for Safari (and Chrome and Firefox) that gives you keyboard navigation of links, bookmarks, bookmarklets and more. If you haven't tried it out, you should.…

  • Instapaper Beyond microsite

    Due in part to the inclusion of Instapaper Beyond in Apple's Safari Extensions Gallery, I've put together a dedicated "microsite" for Instapaper Beyond. You can check it out at .…

  • Instapaper Beyond in the Safari Extensions Gallery

    I just got word from Apple that Instapaper Beyond is being added to the Safari Extensions Gallery! That's great news, for the most part... it means that I'll have to run all future updates through Apple before releasing them, but I assume that will just be a minor formality in the grand scheme of things.…

  • GReader Instapaper 0.2

    I just pushed a tiny little update to the GReader Instapaper extension. It shortens the default speed at which the notifications disappear, and adds a settings item in preferences so you can adjust it if you want to. I think the 1300ms delay is a pretty good one, it was 5000 before (and everyone complained). All better.…

  • Single-keystroke Instapaper in Google Reader

    This was a quick plugin I put together last night when I got too frustrated to work on my actual jobs. It lets you define a single shortcut key which, after you input your Instapaper username and password, will let you send the currently-selected article in Google Reader straight to Instapaper. It works fine with themes like Helvetireader (Safari extension), and functions in both list view and expanded view.…

  • Instapaper Beyond 1.8.9

    Instapaper Beyond version 1.8.9 is another small release with a couple of usability enhancements. Thanks to everyone who's been submitting ideas and bugs, I'll do my best to keep up!…

  • Instapaper Beyond 1.8.7

    Update: I just pushed out version 1.8.8 with a minor fix for some spacebar-in-forms issues. The download link and auto-update file have already been updated. Thanks to John P for the bug report!…

  • Instapaper Beyond: fix for text style controls

    This is a bugfix release of Instapaper Beyond for Safari which brings the version up to 1.8.6. It fixes a few visual glitches, but most importantly it restores the functionality of the text style menu at the top of a read page, allowing you to set and remember the font, size, width and line spacing of your text view.…

  • EverSave revisited, now with session restore!

    Safari 5 has brought several solutions for managing lists of open tabs, from the simple (like my TabLinks extension) to full session-management capabilities (see the beautiful Sessions extension). However, I've found I still like using my EverSave script in many situations, primarily because it allows me to annotate, tag and sync my important sessions for later retrieval. One thing's been bugging me, though, and that's the inability to do a mass restore on a tab list (i.e. open them all at once…

  • New Safari Extensions give good source

    A couple of very cool Safari Extensions came down the pipe today, both geared toward web developers and code monkeys. The two of them combined make viewing source in Safari a whole lot better. I love doing web development in Safari, and the Web Inspector pretty well covers the Firebug front for me, but these two extensions are going to make life much easier.…

  • Minor TabLinks update

    I just posted version 1.3 of TabLinks. It doesn't fix all of the things I eventually want to fix, but it does do some rudimentary entity encoding that allows you to actually use HTML tags in the templates. I had said that %t would work as a template, but it didn't. Now it does.…

  • Antique on PimpMySafari.com

    There was a nice mention of Antique today over at PimpMySafari.com. Thanks, Scott! Despite having sworn off the Reader hacking, I've actually been continuing development, making tweaks and expanding functionality. My ultimate goal is still to find a way to override the stylesheet via a global page in an extension, turning it from a hack into something a little more legitimate. If I can't pull that off, though, I'll have to share the current version again as a hack... I think it's worth it. Take…

  • RedirectBuster, another late night Safari Extension

    Okay, this one has a little refining left to go, but it seems to be working pretty flawlessly. I ported most of the code from a greasemonkey script. All I really want to add is a toolbar item that lets you easily turn it on and off, and maybe a whitelist feature.…

  • TabLinks Safari Extension

    TabLinks is a quick experiment, designed to meet my own needs. It needs some work, but it does the trick: it copies the link information for every tab open in Safari, and outputs them as a list, based on a user-defined template. You set up your template in the Extension settings, and use the following variables to define your link style:…

  • Antique 1.6, final release

    For a quick "how-to" on using the Antique (or any) Safari Reader hack, see the related article in the HowTo section.…

  • Antique 1.5 for Safari Reader

    * jQuery: added the jQuery library via Google's Ajax API to make some of the other additions much easier to implement. * Colorbox: links to images are automatically opened in a "lightbox" so you don't have to leave the page. Uses jQuery Colorbox and automatically applies the effect to links ending in '.jpg' or '.png'. * Widon't: headlines and paragraphs have a widon't function applied to them, preventing "widows" (short words alone on a line). This was mostly annoying me in the top-level…

  • Antique Safari Reader hack update with Evernote goodness

    Evernote web clipper functionality is now complete in the style, and the button in the HUD will open the floating frame, let you add tags and extra text, then clip just the visible text in Reader to your main Evernote notebook without ever opening a new page. Exactly what I wanted. Now I just have to add the same thing to Instapaper Beyond!…

  • Safari Reader Antique hack

    I was thrilled when it was first announced that someone had located the HTML/CSS for the new Safari Reader functionality in Safari 5, which happened the day it was released. I've been toying around with some ideas in the days since, and this hack is the result of a little too much effort. Click the screenshot thumbnail to see a full version.…

  • Instapaper Beyond Bugs (fixed)

    I've found a few bugs in Instapaper Beyond since releasing the Safari extension this morning. I've updated the extension to version 1.8.3, but I'm not convinced that my update manifest (the automatic update) is working yet. If you're running into issues (the biggest offender being an error when closing the help menu), try downloading the latest version and installing it over the existing version.…

  • Instapaper Beyond for Safari

    Instapaper Beyond is officially available as a Safari 5 extension! For Safari users new to Instapaper Beyond, it's an extension which adds full keyboard navigation and Ajax loading to Instapaper. For example, when the page loads, the first article in the list is highlighted. Using up/down arrows, or j/k, you can navigate forward and backwards. Right arrow or "o" will open an Ajax view of the article from which j/k will continue to navigate articles in text mode.…

  • Save Safari tabs to Instapaper

    I posted a way to save your Safari tabs to Evernote, which I've found is generally a great way to save bookmarks. It syncs automatically to your other computers and your iPhone, and it's fast and easy. If you really want to highlight a few tabs to make sure you get back to them, you might consider this script, though. Once you've saved your entire Safari browsing session for later, close everything except for those special urls, run the code below as a script, and your open tabs will be saved…

  • Saving Safari browsing sessions to Evernote

    I primarily use Safari for web browsing, mostly because it's smoother and faster than Firefox, and the Web Inspector is just as useful as Firebug. As time passes, I end up with a lot of web pages open, and I like to clear out my browser tabs on a regular basis. Safari doesn't really have a long-term session-saving option, so I save lists of open tabs to various applications. I used to use SafariStand to do this, but it got too buggy and slow for me. I use VoodooPad for it, but I like the…

  • Clippable to Evernote Snow Leopard Service

    Clippable to Evernote will allow you to trigger the Clippable bookmarklet in Safari and copy the result directly to your "Unfiled" notebook in Evernote. This service is Snow Leopard-only. If you need it modified for Leopard and aren't sure how, let me know. If there's some interest, I'll just work one up and post it.…