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Mac OS X Power Hound, Second Edition by Rob Griffiths

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Chapter 12. Web Browsers

As a Mac OS X devotee, you enjoy a wealth of choices when it comes to Web browsing. Internet Explorer (IE) used to be the standard Mac browser, but Apple’s own Safari has taken over that spot. And, if you crave even more variety, you can use Mozilla, Firefox, Netscape Navigator, OmniWeb, Camino, Opera, or iCab.

No two browsers are created equal; they all have strengths and quirks. Choose one based on the features you like—or your desire to use the fewest Microsoft products possible (you know who you are).

Hints for All Browsers

The following hints should work on all of the browsers listed above. Due to the rapid evolution in most of the browsers, however, you may get different results, or the hint may fail completely in your browser of choice. Overall, though, these should work well in most browsers, and you may be pleasantly surprised by some of the cool tricks you’ve been missing.

Dragging and Dropping URLs

When you want to copy a URL (Web address) from a browser into another program (like your word processor or mail program), here’s the hard way to do it: Highlight the URL in the address bar, press

Dragging and Dropping URLs

-C to copy it, switch to the other program, and then press

Dragging and Dropping URLs

-V to paste it. (OK, the really hard way is to type out the entire URL by hand. But nobody would ever do ...

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