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Colin Devroe

Reverse Engineer. Blogger.

Hidden preferences in Safari 4

February 26, 2009

Nearly every browser has “hidden” preferences. Options that you can set by running a command, editing a file, or changing an entry here or there. The Safari 4 Beta, which has only been out for a few days, is no different.

Caius, of Random Genius, recently published some of these hidden preferences including:

  • A way to restore the old tab bar.
  • Turning off the auto-complete search bar.
  • Removing Coverflow.
  • …and much more.

I am not sure why you’d want to change some of these preferences (as I feel they are some of the best features of the new version of Safari), but they are there, you can if you want, and Caius shows you how.

Source: Safari 4 Hidden Preferences.