What Happened to my Safari?

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Derrick Story

Derrick Story
Aug. 23, 2005 10:17 AM

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I've noticed little things in the Safari browser (v 2.0) lately that are worrying me.

For instance, when I misspell a word, then CTRL-click on it, I'm not offered a correction for the misspelling. Since I do a lot of typing in web forms, such as this weblog, that's a drag. Just to make sure I wasn't crazy, I tested this function on a machine that has Safari 1.2.4 running on Panther, and it worked just like I remembered. I was offered a correction for the misspelled word.

As a side note, I recommend keeping a machine in the fold running previous versions of the OS and major apps. I realize it's a luxury, but I can't tell you how many times this has saved my sanity.

Back to Safari 2.0 -- is it me, or am I seeing the spinning beach ball more than ever? There are days when the browser just doesn't want to perform. We all need our Jolt I suppose, but where do I add it for this software? Things really seem to slow down when I have Automator open (which I just adore!). Could be coincidence, I guess.

I realize I'm demanding of my hardware and software. And overall, Safari is my browser of choice (with Firefox close behind). But things just don't seem right these days. And I'm wondering, is it Safari 2.0, Tiger, the Internet itself... or me?

PS: If it's me, please be kind...

Derrick Story is the author of The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers, The Digital Photography Companion, and Digital Photography Hacks, and coauthor of iPhoto: The Missing Manual, with David Pogue. You can follow him on Twitter or visit www.thedigitalstory.com.