Safari 4 Hidden Preferences

Run these commands in and then you need to restart Safari for them to take effect.


This moves the tab bar back where you expect it to be:

$ defaults write DebugSafari4TabBarIsOnTop -bool NO

DebugSafari4IncludeToolbarRedesign and DebugSafari4LoadProgressStyle

When both set to NO it restores the blue loading bar behind the URL. Also puts a page loading spinner in the tab itself, which looks odd with the new tabs.

$ defaults write DebugSafari4IncludeToolbarRedesign -bool NO
$ defaults write DebugSafari4LoadProgressStyle -bool NO

Switches off the new URL autocomplete menu and goes back to the original one.

$ defaults write DebugSafari4IncludeFancyURLCompletionList -bool NO

Turns off the new Google suggest menu.

$ defaults write DebugSafari4IncludeGoogleSuggest -bool NO

Removes CoverFlow from the Bookmarks view entirely. (Credit to Erik)

$ defaults write DebugSafari4IncludeFlowViewInBookmarksView -bool NO

Disables the dimming when you click on a Top Site and it scales the screenshot up to fill the screen.

$ defaults write DebugSafari4TopSitesZoomToPageAnimationDimsSnapshot -bool NO

Disables Top Sites feature completely.

$ defaults write DebugSafari4IncludeTopSites -bool NO
Undoing changes

Just run the defaults command with the delete flag for the appropriate key you wish to delete.

$ defaults delete
NB: Don’t include the -bool NO at the end, it just requires the key (eg: “DebugSafari4IncludeGoogleSuggest”)


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