How to move Safari 4’s tabs to the original position…and other hidden preferences!

My friend Brandon tipped me off to this great site which provides info on Safari 4’s hidden preferences, including the option to put Safari 4’s tabs in their original position (as per Safari 3).

Quoting Random Genius:

“……Having a quick poke through the new Safari binary yields the following strings:

    $ strings /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari | grep DebugSafari4
    DebugSafari4TabBarIsOnTop
    DebugSafari4IncludeToolbarRedesign
    DebugSafari4IncludeFancyURLCompletionList
    DebugSafari4IncludeGoogleSuggest
    DebugSafari4LoadProgressStyle
    DebugSafari4IncludeFlowViewInBookmarksView
    DebugSafari4TopSitesZoomToPageAnimationDimsSnapshot
    DebugSafari4IncludeTopSites
    NB: Run these commands in Terminal.app and then you need to restart Safari for them to take effect.

DebugSafari4TabBarIsOnTop

This moves the tab bar back where you expect it to be:

    defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4TabBarIsOnTop -bool NO

DebugSafari4IncludeToolbarRedesign and DebugSafari4LoadProgressStyle

When both set to NO it restores the blue loading bar behind the URL. Also puts a page loading spinner in the tab itself, which looks odd with the new tabs.

    defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4IncludeToolbarRedesign -bool NO
    defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4LoadProgressStyle -bool NO

…….”

All these and other great hidden preferences at here.


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