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Has anyone else noticed this feature in Safari?
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Xeo
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Sep 16, 2003, 02:29 AM
 
Most likely, this has been posted before--probably a long, long time ago. However, I didn't see it so I'm posting it now. I'll even illustrate with pictures!

Case 1:

In this first picture, notice the title of the page is "Longitude Latitude Distance Calculation in PHP". As a result the Safari tab for it has been shortened to "Longitude Latitude Distanc...".

Case 2:

In this second picture, notice the title of the new tab is "Longitude Latitude Distance Calculation in JavaScript". This normally would also be shortened as above in the tab because they have the same first letters. However, Safari was made smart and shortens from the last letters so you see "Calculation in PHP" and "Calculation in JavaScript" and you can tell them apart.

I think this is a really cool little feature. My workflow has probably benefitted from this before but I've never noticed it. Do any other tabbed browsers do this? I don't use any others so I don't know.

[edit] I decided to see if other browsers did this and here are my results:

Camino:


Mozilla:


Mozilla Firebird:


None of them do it. Are there any other tab-enabled browsers in OS X? These are the only ones I know of off hand.
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Sep 16, 2003, 03:23 AM
 
I've noticed that, don't know if it's been brought up before. Very handy in some cases as you illustrate. I haven't seen any other browser do this.
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Xeo  (op)
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Sep 16, 2003, 03:28 AM
 
Originally posted by Apfhex:
Very handy in some cases as you illustrate.
Yes. For this specific example, I had the code example for 5 or 6 languages opened at once and was switching between them to check out the differences. I didn't even realize until I was done that Safari made it so much easier on me.
     
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Sep 16, 2003, 03:38 AM
 
This is EXACTLY why I like Apple. Attention to details
     
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Sep 16, 2003, 03:39 AM
 
Originally posted by Adam Betts:
This is EXACTLY why I like Apple. Attention to details
I thought the exact same thing when I first noticed it.
     
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Sep 16, 2003, 05:03 AM
 
I've seen OSX, or other Apple applets, do that kind of thing here and there - not Safari though as I use Camino.
     
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Sep 16, 2003, 06:39 AM
 
In fact, I forgot to mention, this helps a lot when browsing the MacNN Forums, as it gets rid of the "MacNN Forums -" part when several tabs are open.
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Sep 16, 2003, 10:02 AM
 
Love the example Screen Caps - great job!
     
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Sep 16, 2003, 11:19 AM
 
It's rather smart about this too, it only does it if there are multiple tabs with the same beginning words. It then filters out the part that is the same for both tabs, increasing the ability to differentiate between them. Very nice indeed.
     
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Sep 16, 2003, 12:43 PM
 
I never noticed that feature, but I definitely like it now that you mention it. Just another example of the "It just works!" experience I get from using a Mac.

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Sep 16, 2003, 04:09 PM
 
Originally posted by Apfhex:
In fact, I forgot to mention, this helps a lot when browsing the MacNN Forums, as it gets rid of the "MacNN Forums -" part when several tabs are open.
Yeah, exactly. That's what I was thinking when I said, "My workflow has probably benefitted from this before but I've never noticed it." These forums are a good example of how it works well. Otherwise all the tabs would just read "MacNN Forums..."
     
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Sep 17, 2003, 08:52 AM
 
Originally posted by Adam Betts:
This is EXACTLY why I like Apple. Attention to details
I was going to post the same thing almost to the word but you beat me to it. This is the sort of thing that distinguishes Apple from "the rest", great to see.
     
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Sep 17, 2003, 09:02 AM
 
Another reason why Apple Safari rules the world wide web, or even the world for that matter.

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Sep 17, 2003, 09:27 AM
 
Originally posted by nobitacu:
Another reason why Apple Safari rules the world wide web, or even the world for that matter.
The world, eh?

     
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Sep 17, 2003, 12:36 PM
 
Originally posted by Xeo:
Are there any other tab-enabled browsers in OS X? These are the only ones I know of off hand.
Opera has tabbed browsing, but it's such a POS that I didn't keep it on my machine.
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