Snow Leopard has brought a host of improvements to OS X, but Safari has been changed in one way that could ruin your day if you're used to using third-party plugins. Support for Input Managers has been removed in 64-bit Safari, which means that popular Safari plugins like Saft won't work.
September 3rd 2009 at 7:00am
As many Mac users already know, Saft is the "Swiss-Army Knife" of web browser plug-ins. Some of the most loved features in Saft include: full screen browsing, tab thumbnails, and auto-hiding the download window. Much to the chagrin of fans, Saft was "broken" inadvertently by a recent Apple security...
December 22nd 2007 at 8:00am
Back when we were worried about Input Managers in Leopard, the biggest cause of concern for me was the potential loss of Saft, the absolutely essential plugin for Safari from Hao Li. Well now that the situation has settled down (at least for the time being), Hao has released a new version of Saft 10...
November 6th 2007 at 8:00am
Every heavy user of Safari I spoke to said the same thing about the Safari 3 beta, 'it is great, but I sure do miss Saft.' Saft, for those who don't know, is a great Safari add on that enables lots of new features for the browser including:
Full screen mode
Smart URL completion
There's a disturbing rumor floating around the Mac web today. According to this article at Infinite Loop, Leopard will no longer support Input Manager hacks. Input Managers allow programmers to insert code into cocoa applications, thus allowing the addition of new functionality. etc. These are somew...
March 24th 2007 at 6:00pm
Hao Li is at it again with a new version of Saft, quite possibly the Safari plugin that deserves to go the route of CoverFlow. If you aren't familiar with Saft's extensive and constantly evolving feature set, check out our past coverage to get familiar. This latest v8.3.5 update features:
September 18th 2006 at 12:00pm
PimpMySafari noticed that Saft, a vital Safari plug-in, has been updated to version
8.3.0. New and updated features include:
New feature: AutoComplete always on
New feature: Tab
thumbnails (like Shiira’s Tab Expose, not Omniweb style)
Improvement: Also restore tab history when
April 24th 2006 at 6:45pm
Since I'm on spring break and the only destination I have in sight is my couch, I figured it would be a
good time to wipe my Macs since I haven't done it in a while. This time around, I decided to learn how to create a
clean backup image with Carbon Copy Cloner, but this post isn't
about my adventur...
March 23rd 2006 at 9:00am
Add Saft to your list of universal binary apps, as a recent update to
version 8.2.5 can be run on those smokin' new Intel iMacs and MacBook Pros. In addition to UB support, Saft has also
gained a few new features such as creating dated folders for organizing downloads, reversed tab order (anyone kno...
February 2nd 2006 at 5:30pm
I was bumming last night when I discovered that the latest Apple Security Update, which included a Safari micro-rev, broke Saft. Imagine my joy this morning when I awoke to Saft v8.1.1. The latest version adds support for Safari 2.0 (412.2.2), improves ad blocking features, fixes a bug or two,...
August 16th 2005 at 9:00am
When it comes to Safari-enhancing plugins / applications, I like Saft. I'm always on the look out for improvements, and a few came today in the form of Saft version 8.1.0.
For all of you who never used Saft, because you didn't want to give up the ad-blocking features you enjoyed with PithHelm...
August 1st 2005 at 5:30pm