5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 31, 2009 10:05 AM by Francine Schwieder
rhume55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Safari 4 has the "refresh" button/icon on the right side of the address bar, and it no longer appears among the "customize toolbar" buttons to let me place it where ever I want.

I prefer my refresh button on the left side of the address bar. How can I move it? If I cannot, can someone explain why it is forced over the right? If I understood the logic in the redesign, perhaps I'd warm up to it.

Thanks.

rh

20" iMac Intel Core Duo 2.0GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 2 Gig RAM, 128Meg x1600
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,830 points)
    Sorry, but the refresh button cannot be relocated. Why Apple chose to put it at the right of the address bar only the development team could say. For many people it's irritating, and if you're one of us, you can submit your comments to Apple here:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html
  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (30,185 points)
    I prefer my refresh button on the left side of the address bar. How can I move it?


    As far as I know, you can't.

    If I cannot, can someone explain why it is forced over the right?


    Nope. That would be speculation, since none of us actually know Apple's reasons, and speculation is against the terms of use of these forums.
  • InfernoBoy Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    A workaround:

    If you have the bookmarks bar visible, you can add a javascript snippet which will run "javascript:window.location.reload();" It'll appear on the left side of the window if you don't have many bookmarks, but if you do, you can just drag it around.

    Easiest way would be to add any page to your bookmarks and choose the bookmark bar. Name it "Refresh" or something, then go to Bookmarks -> Show All Bookmarks and select Bookmarks Bar from the sidebar. Find the page you added and modify the address to be the above snippet without the quotes. Now you can just click that item to reload the page.
  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,625 points)
    Let's not forget ⌘-r, at least that is unchanged



    -mj
  • Francine Schwieder Level 6 Level 6 (19,040 points)
    You have a couple of options: start using the keyboard shortcut of Command-R; if you have a mouse that does right click, just do a right click anywhere you happen to be in the page and select "Reload Page" from the Contextual Menu (it is the second item); finally, you can use a javascript and put it in the Bookmarks bar directly under where it used to be. If you want to try this, select this line:

    javascript:location.reload(true)

    and drag it to your Desktop so it becomes a text clipping. Now drag it to your Bookmarks bar, the cursor will have a green + mark, drop it where you want it. The Bookmark name sheet drops down, name it Refresh.
    Francine


    Francine
    Schwieder