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by Tom Nelson

During the WWDC 2014 keynote address, Apple unveiled a new version of Safari with OS X Yosemite. And while Yosemite grabbed the bulk of the interest from the Mac press, I was happy to see that Safari finally received some much needed attention from Apple, and is being dragged into the modern browsing world.

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Safari User Interface

Safari’s makeover goes much deeper than how it presents itself to the user, but let’s start with the UI anyway, and then work our way into Safari’s internal plumbing to uncover its new capabilities.

The UI changes let Safari concentrate on presenting web content; the Safari we’re used to puts itself first and content second. You’ll notice the difference right away. The out-of-the-box configuration of the new version of Safari sports a single unified bar for entering addresses, performing searches, pulling up bookmarks, or using installed Safari extensions. The purpose of this unified bar is to allow Safari to devote more room to actual web content. If you prefer, you can bring back some of the previous bars, such as the bookmarks or tab bar.

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