How to Downgrade Safari from 4 to 3?

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  1. crowmac

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    When I updated my OS to 10.5.4 to 10.5.8, Safari was also updated to version4,
    and for some reasons I still like the old Safari application

    Is there a way for me to downgrade back to Safari 3?


    Thanks
     
  2. PatrickGaerlan

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    Just wondering, what does Safari 3 have that Safari 4 doesn't? It's generally a good idea to use the latest version, if only for security reasons.
     
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    Also, if you tend to buy/download stuff from the iTunes Store, you won't be able to if you downgrade to Safari 3. iTunes 9 requires Safari 4 to use the iTS.
     
  5. crowmac

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    I miss the blue progress bar, that indicates how much percentage of the page is already loaded.
    It is a small function, but it's a good visual feedback.
     
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    It's tricky to follow the indicated info from cnet, there's a chance of screwing the system's files.

    I think I'm getting used to with Safari4 now, It's faster than version3

    ty
     
  7. crowmac

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    Thanks, I'm getting used to with this latest version and not thinking of downgrading anymore
     
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    i feel ur pain, i miss the missing blue bar as well
     
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    i sure could use a downgrade. because my safari 4.0.3 just won't run on snow leopard. probably a fluke, but too much of a hassle to reinstall SL (reinstalled safari, but same result), especially when there's firefox around.
     
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    @rbenzon, do you have any 3rd-party Safari plug-ins installed? They might not be 64-bit compatible. Have you also tried running Safari in 32-bit mode, just to check?
     
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    @rbenzon, Please inform me if you have some turn arounds on downgrading to Safari3.2

    I said that Im getting used to using Safari4 cause i think there's no way on downgrading, and I hope that next time apple will indicate on their system update info that they are including update on Safari.
     
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    Thanks raypin for the link ( useful ), this is an excerpt of the info stated there:


    “Why Uninstall” Is Not A Relevant Question

    When I and other people ask for help, instead of looking for options how to do it, you rather get met by the constant question why you want to uninstall it. To me, that’s a completely irrelevant question! Sure, I can say that I need Safari 3 back, that Multi-Safari isn’t sufficient, that I just dislike Safari 4. It does not matter.

    My opinion is that any software I have installed naturally can be uninstalled. To me, it’s the core principle of software and the right every user should have. It should always be an option to uninstall an installation of a web browser or any other application!

    Microsoft has done very bad things with Internet Explorer in this aspect, and now Apple are just as bad (or worse). Take a look at the commendable work with Mozilla Firefox and Opera: you can install as many versions as you want, side-by-side, uninstall them at will and all without restarting the operating system or anything.

    No application should be tied so closely to the operating system, no matter if it’s Internet Explorer, Safari or anything else. This is extremely disrespectful to end users.

    The slogan for Safari 4 is:

    See the web in a whole new way

    Yeah, the way Apple sees it. Where they choose what you can uninstall, not you.
     
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    I do miss that progress bar. Hopefully they'll bring it back in an update.
     
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    Glad that I'm not the only one missing the blue progress bar, I also hope Apple brings it back on their update.
     
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    Sometimes it's reasons like this that i don't have "Automatic Updates" turned on.

    @crowmac
    Have you tried Time Machine? That is if you've been using it...
     
  18. PatrickGaerlan

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    I think it IS a relevant question, especially if it's in a user group forum. The main purpose for a user group forum is to provide informed advice, and sometimes, it is important to know the reason someone is trying to do something. Maybe there's an easier and more convenient way to accomplish what that someone is trying to do. The blog poster frankly sounds like a spoiled child who didn't get what he wanted :)

    The arguments the blog poster presents is flawed in many ways. The reason Firefox and Opera allows several versions of their browsers to exist on the same system is that they're not as deeply embedded into the OS and not as integral to the operation of other apps/functions as IE and Safari are. I'm not saying this is a good thing, I'm just saying that it's the reality we are faced with today. It's the price we have to pay for the "improved" functionality of these browsers.

    @crowmac, I agree that Apple should have made it clearer that Safari was going to be updated to version 4 if you install the 10.5.8 update. Also, tell Apple that you want the progress bar back -- http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html :)
     
  19. crowmac

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    No I'm not using time machine, If you are using time machine, will it revert back the system?
     
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    Thanks for the link Patrick
     

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