Safari 5.1 New Features

by | Jul 28, 2011

safari reading listYour Mac has probably already been pestering you to install the newest of Safari,  version 5.1. There are several new features that I’m really excited about!

The most obvious is the new Reading List. There’s a pair of glasses to the left of the Bookmarks icon, under the Back button. Have you ever landed on a webpage, didn’t have time to read it, but didn’t want to add a bookmark for it? Now you can click on the glasses, and then on the Add Page button. Now you have a Reading List to browse when you have time, and when you’re done with the page you can just click the little X that appears when you hold your cursor over the link

Another new option is Resume. Look in the Preferences (Safari>Preferences>General), and then at “Safari Opens With”. You can set Safari to automatically open up with all the windows from your last session.

My favorite change is Drag-and-drop Downloads. You can now drag items out of the Downloads window in Safari, so you can easily move downloaded files wherever you want them to go, without having to view the Downloads folder first.

About Alicia Katz Pollock

With a Masters in Teaching from Tufts University, a QuickBooks®️ Online Advanced Certification and more than 30 years’ experience in the tech industry, Alicia is passionate about finding creative, practical solutions to complex and everyday tech problems. She also loves a good laugh!



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