In Google Chrome, it is easy to install web-based applications that work within the browser. But how do you uninstall an app? Easy.
Apple quietly updated Safari for the Mac. I just noticed it today when I clicked on Software Update and saw a new version of Safari available for download.
You can see from the screenshot of Software Update what new features are available. New features include the Smart Search Field and Offline Reading List. What features are not available?
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?
Just in case you haven’t had enough of Angry Birds. Did you know that there’s a way to play Angry Birds for free on Mac OSX?
Angry Birds costs USD 0.99 on the iOS App Store on the iPhone or iPod Touch. For the Mac, you can get Angry Birds on the App Store for USD 4.99. But you can also play the addictive game on the Mac. It’s free and, for the record, it’s perfectly legal.
Learn more after the jump.
So you’ve been surfing the net. But you don’t want nosy coworkers or family members to see where you’ve been. If you’ve turned on private browsing, then your browser won’t be storing a record of websites you’ve visited.
If you haven’t turned on private browsing, then you just have to delete your history when you are done. How do you do this in Google Chrome?
More after the jump.
Safari and Firefox in Mac OSX have something called private browsing. In Google Chrome, it’s called opening an incognito window.
Google Chrome runs on Intel Macs running OSX Leopard or later. In incognito mode, Google Chrome does not store your browsing history or your search history. Temporary files, cookies, and download history aren’t kept either. They should all be gone after you’ve closed your browser (except for downloaded files should still be on your computer unless you manually delete them).
Incognito browsing is pretty handy if you are using a shared computer and you don’t want other people to see what sites you have visited.
Say you are shopping for a gift for a family member and you don’t want that person to see what where you’ve been doing your online shopping.
Learn more about private browsing (also called “porn mode”) after the jump.
A wonderful dictionary app, the New Oxford American Dictionary, comes preinstalled in Mac OSX. The dictionary can run as a standalone app or as a widget you can keep active in the dashboard.
What you may or may not know is that you can look up dictionary definitions without leaving the application you are using. In Safari, you can see the definition of a word you are reading in three easy steps. The same steps will also show synonyms from the Thesaurus.
Find out how after the jump.
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.
Does Google Chrome open automatically when you turn on your Mac? It can be annoying if you don’t want Google Chrome to keep doing that, but there’s a way to stop your Mac from opening the application every time you turn on your computer.
Read more after the jump.