Speed up Safari 4

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Safari 3 started up a whole lot faster than Safari 4 final and it’s been annoying me up until now. Disable some of the rather useless eyecandy for Safari 4 to restore the more speedier Safari:

Bring back old progress bar, this I don’t do for speed but because the old one actually showed PROGRESS which the new one does not

defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4IncludeToolbarRedesign -bool FALSE No go, doesn’t work :(

Disable bookmarks cover flow. Who uses bookmarks anyway?

defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4IncludeFlowViewInBookmarksView -bool FALSE

Get rid of Top Sites. Cool but useless feature.

defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4IncludeTopSites -bool FALSE

Just copy and paste the italic text into terminal and hit enter and reboot Safari 4. Voila, feel free to clock the difference, it is noticeable faster at least for me.

Keywurl + tv.nu

I use a dashboard thingy (EPG) to see what’s on TV but I don’t really have all of the channels there since it would fill up my entire dashboard. Today I wondered if there isn’t some way I could use Keywurl or something else to be able to just type in like “tv tv4film” in my Safari location-bar and get info on what was on that channel at the moment. Turned out it was really simple. I could just use Keywurl and the regular tv.nu since they had logic URLs (tv.nu/kanal/tv4film). Now I can just type in “tv *channel*” and I get what’s on the tube. Man am I bored not only doing this but also blogging about it :)

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