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/ | grep DebugSafari4
    NB: Run these commands in and then you need to restart Safari for them to take effect.


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

    defaults write 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 DebugSafari4IncludeToolbarRedesign -bool NO
    defaults write DebugSafari4LoadProgressStyle -bool NO


All these and other great hidden preferences at here.


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