Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 2:50 PM (in response to Noonan3)
Same here, after I updated software today. It's been a frustrating afternoon, searching for answers and trying some of the same things. Hope we get a response/solution soon!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 2:55 PM (in response to Noonan3)
Google search and Safari address bar are combined to one bar now.
They are not separate anymore.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 4:17 PM (in response to dominic23)
That is just horrible! If I would have known that, I would not have upgraded it. How can they not be seperate??? What is Apple thinking? The google sidebar was much more convienent than this new Safari 6 is. I have been frustrated all afternoon becuase of this. I tried everything... I am really not happy! Apple, get your sh*t together!!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 4:25 PM (in response to Noonan3)
Software Update tells you what changes have been made to the software when it tells you that updates are available. You need to read it before you decide whether you want install the software. It's not Apple that needs to get it's sh*t together!!! Here is basically what it said in Software Update:
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 4:40 PM (in response to Zyriab)
"Smart Search Field. Safari now has one field for typing both searches and web addresses." <--- That hardly consitutes as eliminating "Google Search." I did read it, by the way. At first glance, I did not think that is what it meant. I am not catching an attitude with you either, but Apple could be more conscise than this....
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 3:03 AM (in response to Noonan3)
Don't think of it as being eliminated, think of it more as being assimilated!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2012 2:40 PM (in response to Zyriab)
As far as keeping Google as my default browser, that no longer exists. I had to change my browser from Google to Yahoo. I feel as though Google has now been running slower than ever since this update, and I am highly dissapointed. What a shame, I used to use Google for everything. Sorry, Google, we're through!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2012 4:15 PM (in response to Noonan3)
Thanks goodness I found this information in this community. I have spent hours trying to figure out what happened. My bad because I automatically took the update and had no idea that one thing led to the other. And I bet there are thousands more like me. Now I know.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 11:49 AM (in response to Noonan3)
OK, now we know what's wrong and how it happened how do we change it? I don't want Google search and Safari address bar to be combined to one bar. Can I un-install the update which caused this mess?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 1:27 PM (in response to Noonan3)
I have to agree. I hate the new safari tool bar. I didn't realize they were going to combine google search and the safari address bar and now i'm totally bummed. Is there really no way to return it to the way it was? It ***** because I have to keep rewriting in my search. It's horrible.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 2:37 PM (in response to Noonan3)
I totally agree. The ability to search & seach again has completely vanished. There does not seem to be a memory in the search/address bar the way there was before. This is probably the worst update Apple has come up with and a lousy "improvement."
I've turned to Mozilla Firefox instead - much more user friendly! Apple, what a disappointment.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2012 1:59 AM (in response to Bellsnickel)
I sure hope APPLE IS LISTENING to all the above!!!
I can live with the Google Search being in the addres bar, but that it no longer remembers searches is UNFORGIVABLE!
And now the Tabs are spread right accross the bar, which means we can´t double click to open a new Tab.
You have to go to the little `+´ button on the right, which is a pain when you´re so used to the double Click!
Apple still may be the best in the world, but even they are capable of making Dumb Decisions!!!
Lets hope enough people around the world kick up a raucus in Apple Forums, and that Apple takes note.
Some so called "improvements" are more a Step Back to more primative forms of computing!
WAKE UP APPLE!!!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2012 5:57 AM (in response to Noonan3)
Safari will not make Google run any slower or faster. Your impression of the slower speed is probably due to the way Safari 6 seems to "pre-load" rather than loading the page a bit at a time - it seems to load it all in the background and then flash up the whole page in one go.
As to the address bar and search bar now being one in the same - I think this is a good move by Apple. It removes the useless clutter from the screen. It does remember your previous searches, as well as showing you your history, bookmarks and recommended searches, and its prediction for the website address you are typing.
In regards to not being able to double click for a new Tab - my question is "why are you even using a mouse in the first place when you have a Mac?" Macs work brilliantly with keyboard shortcuts. You simply need to hit cmd+T, and it will open a new tab for you (and then switch to that tab). This method is far faster than using any point and click interface as it means you don't have to take your hands off the keyboard at all.
lastly, if you sign up to Google and use Google Bookmarks and Google History- synced to your Safari - then you can create a more powerful search field than you ever could with the basic "separate fields"
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2012 8:22 AM (in response to Noonan3)
While I appreciate what you're saying, I'd still prefer using the old toolbar. I don't need the reader to get rid of ads for me. I have no problem blocking them out when I'm reading a webpage. The new address/search bar may remember previous searches, but I have to click the back button to find what they were, where before, my search would still be in the search bar. If it wasn't broke, why fix it? OR, at least, they could give us the option of having the separate search bar.
I also agree about not liking the stretched tabs. It might make things "look" neat, but it's a pain.
Personally, I think it looked neater w/ the separate search/address bars. I could look up and see what website i was on, and what search I did in one glance. Now I can't.