8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 10, 2008 6:01 AM by Rachel R
Joël Huxtable Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
OK - mark me stupid, but what exactly is the sidebar for in Safari?

iBook 1.2, iMac G5 2.0, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Mulder Level 6 Level 6 (8,980 points)
    What sidebar are you speaking of? When do you see it? Safari has no such thing built into it.

    Mulder
  • Joël Huxtable Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    View: Show Sidebar
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (46,780 points)
    That menu item does not exist in Tiger.

    Your first post indicated you were on leopard, now your signature states an older version of Tiger.

    Very confusing.
  • Rachel R Level 6 Level 6 (18,700 points)
    Klaus1 wrote:
    That menu item does not exist in Tiger.


    It doesn't exist in any version of Safari, in Tiger or Leopard, that I'm aware of.

    Joel, Safari normally does not have a sidebar.

    It looks like there are third-party add-ons that can add a sidebar. Do you have Saft or some other Safari hack/enhancer installed?

    Message was edited by: Rachel R
  • Joël Huxtable Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Ah, yes. Sorry, I do have SAFT. But still - what do I do with it?

    PS - as for the config info displayed below, I often forget to fill it in and it puts whatever in there. Sorry. I'm not sure where it gets all that other info. This one has the right stuff.
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    Hi Joel

    In the early days of 3rd party SAFT, the sidebar was used in part for RSS feeds. That function has been replaced by a much more simple method employed by Apple. As such, no need exists for the sidebar. I suggest leaving it unselected in the View Menu.

    One other 3rd party item uses a sidebar (really a floating bar that can be placed anywhere in the monitor area). That would be SafariStand - it's named "Stand Bar". This one is used for Bookmarks and History. I guess it's a developer's way of mimicking Firefox's side bar within Safari.
  • Mulder Level 6 Level 6 (8,980 points)
    SafariStand also has a sidebar function (and Toolbar icon) for displaying thumbnails of your web pages and letting you rearrange them from there.

    Mulder
  • Rachel R Level 6 Level 6 (18,700 points)
    Joël Huxtable wrote:
    PS - as for the config info displayed below, I often forget to fill it in and it puts whatever in there. Sorry. I'm not sure where it gets all that other info. This one has the right stuff.


    By default that system information is whatever you have entered in your forum settings. Click on My Settings on the right of any Apple Discussions page, then edit the information after "Computer Model," "Operating System," and "Other Computer Information." You can also edit those fields independently when you post, but the information in your forum preferences will be posted otherwise.