This is strictly my opinion: the best browsers for the OS X are, in no particular order, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. Camino, for me, comes in at number four. All these web browsers are free to download, install, and use.
Wasn’t it Google that started it all with the what they called the omnibar in the Google Chrome web browser? Basically, instead of separate fields for the web address bar and the search bar, Google Chrome only had its omnibar. In the omnibar, you can either enter the URL of the website you want to go to or use it to search for whatever it is you’re looking for.
In Firefox, it was easy enough to add plugins to install an omnibar plugin. I had the Omnibar plugin for Firefox installed on my old iBook G4 and I find it immensely convenient to use. For Safari users, how do you install an Omnibar?
Tab browsing has been a blessing for people who want multiple web pages open at the same time. Before, computer desktops could get quite messy with so many windows open, and in the bad old days of pop-up ads, really really annoying.
Nevertheless, browser tabs, combined with the power of Exposé in Mac OSX, desktops have become a little less confusing. There are ways to control the browsers to give you greater control of your browing. One is by cycling through tabs using a simple keyboard shortcut.
It’s fairly easy to click on tabs in browsers such as Safari, and Google Chrome in Mac OSX. But you can also cycle through browser tabs: There is a keyboard shortcut for that.
Find out what it is after the jump.
In case you’re missing the salad days of radio, here’s a neat trick: Text to Speech. Mac can talk. And it’s easy to make Apple Mac OSX read an article out loud in Safari.
The following procedure also works in other applications. You can use these steps to listen to text in other apps, such as Textedit, Pages, and Macjournal, using the same steps. It will not work in some apps, including Microsoft Word and Google Chrome.
Continue reading to see how to make Mac talk.