safari plugins

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  1. raze94

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    hey peeps! i did a little search today and i just found out that safari has plugins. i just wanted to know what plugins do you use or recommend, and do you encounter any stability issues with the plugins you have installed. im a bit hesitant to start installing plugins cause im afraid it might have a bad effect on the performance of safari. my main concerns are crashes and speed. if you guys have any input it would be greatly appreciated. peace!


    miguel ramirez
     
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    I use ClickToFlash. So far, no issues encountered for 4 months of usage.
     
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    Guys, just note that some plugins won't work if you're running Safari in Snow Leopard under 64-bit mode.

    Safari AdBlock definitely doesn't work in 64-bit mode and you must run Safari in 32-bit mode for it to work.
     
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    phew, thanks for the warning rafaelc378
     
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    @shaft:

    No problem. I was wondering why ads were showing up when I upgraded to Snow Leopard and why the AdBlock preferences menu wasn't showing up in Safari Preferences. I tried reinstalling. Didn't work. Then I found out on the web that it only works in 32-bit mode. (Right click Safari in Applications, Get Info, Check 32-bit mode)

    Pic c/o http://martinottenwaelter.fr/post/173126110/safari-adblock-on-snow-leopard

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    Do I need to activate the Plug-in or is it automatically acitvated after a successful installation?
     
  8. raze94

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    cool thanks for the info. ill try some of these plugins.
     
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    I use Right Zoom to always zoom Safari window.
     
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    is there a Safari plugin that can refresh/reload the page after a set amount of time?
     
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    rafaelc378, you just made my day.

    Since the SL upgrade, I couldn't get Safari to download directly (eg- OS X Update file from Apple). The download popup would not show. Folx , a download manager, wouldn't launch if they were configured to capture download links from Safari either.

    Then with your post above, I clicked on Run in 32bit mode in Safari>Get Info. Viola, immediately, Folx would launch and start downloading a link. I then disabled that and restarted the MacBook. This time the Safari download popup launched normally.

    This solved my problem that no update could. My question is, why is this 32 bit option not default? My Late 2007 MacBook 2.2ghz isn't 64 bit capable is it?

    Anyway, thanks. Another item logged in my knowledge base.
     
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    are there any plugins that let you download videos directly from the browser? thanks!
     
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    Not a plugin but works for downloading YouTube videos.

    If you're using Safari, there's an easy way to download YouTube videos. Open the page with the movie and press Command-Option-A, which shows the Activity window. If you're also loading other sites, you'll see a list of them: scroll until you find the YouTube page and click on the arrow to show details about what is being loaded.

    You will certainly notice an element whose size is over 0.5MB (most of the time, over 5MB). Double-click on it (even if it is still loading), and Safari will download it. When the download is over, navigate to the file in the Finder (which will probably be called get_video) and add the extension .flv to its name. Now you can play it with VLC or with QuickTime (only if you have Perian installed).
     
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    o ya i use this. actually when i learned about this method, this is the only way i download videos online. only thing i dont like about this method is searching for the file in the window to download.
     
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    rg0nzales: Does this still work? It hasn't for me in the past few Safari versions.
     
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    Is there a plugin that works like firebug or web developer tool in firefox?
     
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    For downloading videos directly from the browser, I use SafariStand.

    This was discussed in this thread.
     
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    It still works on my MacBook 10.6.2. Option+command A. Select huge file. Command c. Click on url box and press command v. HIt return. I guess one can make a script to do this.
     
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    With 10.6.2 and the latest Safari, it still works for me.
     

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