Mimsy Were the Borogoves

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Safari 3’s smart window close

Jerry Stratton, November 18, 2007

I just installed the latest Mac OS X 10.4 update, which installs Safari 3. I’ve also re-enabled quit, because Safari 3 is a lot smarter about closing windows and quitting. If I attempt to quit, or close a window, when I’ve got unsaved text in a window, it warns me first. And if I attempt to quit when I have multiple tabs open, it warns me about that. Those were the reasons I disabled the command key for quitting.

In response to Disabling Quit and rewriting keyboard shortcuts: If you, like me, accidentally quit Safari too often when all you meant to do was close a window or tab, you can disable or remap Safari’s Quit keyboard shortcut.