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Neat Safari browser tip
February 28th, 2010

Every now and then you are working on your computer. You type this and that. You right click here. Your right click there. Anyway, whilst composing my previous post regarding aerial archaeology I discovered a neat little Safari browser trick quite by accident.

I control clicked on the title bar of the Safari browser and it listed the parent directories for the currently viewed web page. This can be useful when thoroughly exploring sites and saves one from deleting sub-directories one by one in the browser address bar. I tried the same trick using Firefox yet the same result was not achieved.


3 Responses to “Neat Safari browser tip”

  1. Kevin Says:

    Right-clicking (or control-clicking) the title of any Finder window does the same thing, allowing you to navigate the breadcrumbs back to the root of your drive. It’s a standard MacOS Human Interface Design, which got cleverly replicated into Safari.

  2. John Larkin Says:

    Thanks for the comment Kevin. The Finder window title right-clicking (or control-clicking) is also a neat way to access your drive directories as you mention. I had not realised it was possible with Safari. Clever indeed!

  3. Sam Says:

    neat tip John, thanks for sharing :-)