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  • JAlger Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Csound1 wrote:


    If you took the time to backup before you installed Mountain Lion you can, if not you will need to erase your installation and reinstall the previous one. This will wipe everything from your machine so make sure that you back it up first.

    Why take a sledgehammer to the issue? Like I said to people who really want to go back to Safari 5, Apple makes previous software versions available on its downloads portal.:

    If you really, really hate Safari 6: you can always download a previous version and install that. But remember, old versions of software don't just have different UI elements you might be more used to: they also will keep security vulnerabilities that may have been patched in newer versions.

  • JAlger Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I think some years back there was a broser who had this combined url/search field, but discontinued it later...

    Firefox and Chrome currenlty use a unified bar. If anything this is what we're trending towards. Separate bars are what's being discarded as the legacy feature, not vice versa:

    This behavior will be familiar to users of Firefox's Awesome Bar or Chrome's unified search/address field, but it's new for Safari.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,775 points)

    JAlger wrote:

     

    Csound1 wrote:


     

    If you took the time to backup before you installed Mountain Lion you can, if not you will need to erase your installation and reinstall the previous one. This will wipe everything from your machine so make sure that you back it up first.

    Why take a sledgehammer to the issue? Like I said to people who really want to go back to Safari 5, Apple makes previous software versions available on its downloads portal.:

    If you really, really hate Safari 6: you can always download a previous version and install that. But remember, old versions of software don't just have different UI elements you might be more used to: they also will keep security vulnerabilities that may have been patched in newer versions.

    Have you tried this method?

  • JAlger Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Why would I downgrade to Safari 5 when I'm perfectly fine wtih Safari 6?

     

    I'm just letting people on this thread know that Apple makes downloads of their built-in apps available in the Support section of the site. You don't have to downgrade a whole OS just to roll back one app.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,775 points)

    JAlger wrote:

     

    Why would I downgrade to Safari 5 when I'm perfectly fine wtih Safari 6?

     

    I'm just letting people on this thread know that Apple makes downloads of their built-in apps available in the Support section of the site. You don't have to downgrade a whole OS just to roll back one app.

    Do not suggest 'downgrades' unless you have tried them for yourself! Your suggestion may not work but will cause the OP to waste a lot of time and may end up with a reinstallation anyhow.

     

    My method will work (I have tried)

  • itsmepage Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't like this either.  Why couldn't they just give us an OPTION??  Wish everyone that dislikes this would post a reply...maybe we could be heard.  Thanks

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,775 points)

    itsmepage wrote:

     

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    Wish everyone that dislikes this would post a reply...maybe we could be heard.  Thanks

    They already have, thanks.

  • JayTelford Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple is quite good at listening to its customers. I have no doubt that if enough people as for this it we I'll come in an update

  • papalapapp Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)

    That was before Chrome, so years back. I can't remember which one it was.

     

    I guess that it wasn't implemented in Safari to improve usablilty, but rather due to pressure of marketing "new features" and maybe selling the keystrokes to google, so they can stalk you even without intention of using their search. Why else would Chrome market it as "awesome bar". What's so awesome about a search/url field...

  • Bellsnickel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is by far, the most frustrating update Apple has come up with.  Hopefully if enough people complain they will see the error in their ways and come up with a palatable solution.

  • pgasound Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the helpful answers.  I have one question you haven't covered.  In Safari 5, if I knew an address (like say "www.espn.go.com", I could simply type "espn" in the url field and Safari would append the "http://www." and ".com" to make a complete address.  Now I have to select from the dropdown menu to tell it if I am searching for "espn" or going to the url "www.espn.go.com".  Is there a way to define a search versus an address entry without the the dropdown selection?  In Safari 5 this was never an issue since searches were done in the search field, and addresses were input in the address field.

  • JayTelford Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    pgasound wrote:

     

    Thanks for the helpful answers.  I have one question you haven't covered.  In Safari 5, if I knew an address (like say "www.espn.go.com", I could simply type "espn" in the url field and Safari would append the "http://www." and ".com" to make a complete address.  Now I have to select from the dropdown menu to tell it if I am searching for "espn" or going to the url "www.espn.go.com".  Is there a way to define a search versus an address entry without the the dropdown selection?  In Safari 5 this was never an issue since searches were done in the search field, and addresses were input in the address field.

     

    In actual fact, you can do this with Safari 6.  I have used ESPN (since that is what you had in your question, and because its a website I have never opened before).

     

    See the video below of Safari 6 apending the website address:

     

    http://youtu.be/iG6IRqesg9I

     

    Regards

     

    Jason

  • Taser_This Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Significant utility has been removed by forcing one to use a unified addresa and search bar.  Previously one could enter their search terms in the search bar and navigate, keeping a record of their search in the search bar and being able to easily track and revise the search terms to get the results one wants.  Now after every search, the terms are reset with an address.  Though they are availabe on for instance, the google search page, they go away after one navigates.  This is incredibly frustrating and time consuming, and takes away import functionality that was prevoiusly avaible.  Apples unilaterial decisions are getting more and more questionable.  Perfect examples are Address Book and Calendar in Lion that are just a PITA to use now, compared to prior versions. 

     

    With the unified address bar, at least give us a choice. 

  • turboglo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Taser. I had to read through this entire thread to get to a post that zeroed in on the problem. You are exactly right as to why this "improvement" is so frustrating for so many people. Suppose I was searching "Russian history." I visit a few of the pages that come up in the search. Now suppose I wanted to modify that search by specifying "20th century Russian history." With the old arrangement, all I had to do was place my cursor in the search field before the worlds "Russian history" and add the words "20th century." Now, unless I'm missing something, I have to go through the following ridiculous steps: Highlight the url; hit delete, click on the magnifying glass, select my original search at which point it will appear in the omnibox, and only then can I modify my original search. Either that, or I have to hold down the back button, find the original search, select that, then modify the search.

     

    For people who do a lot of research, this is maddening.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,775 points)

    turboglo wrote:

     

    Thanks Taser. I had to read through this entire thread to get to a post that zeroed in on the problem. You are exactly right as to why this "improvement" is so frustrating for so many people. Suppose I was searching "Russian history." I visit a few of the pages that come up in the search. Now suppose I wanted to modify that search by specifying "20th century Russian history." With the old arrangement, all I had to do was place my cursor in the search field before the worlds "Russian history" and add the words "20th century." Now, unless I'm missing something, I have to go through the following ridiculous steps: Highlight the url; hit delete, click on the magnifying glass, select my original search at which point it will appear in the omnibox, and only then can I modify my original search. Either that, or I have to hold down the back button, find the original search, select that, then modify the search.

     

    For people who do a lot of research, this is maddening.

    You are missing something, all you have to do is place your cursor in the search field before the words Russian History and type 20th Century, it is exactly as it was excpet that there is no longer a seperate search field.

     

    Missing Something?, missing everything it seems.

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