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First impressions: Apple Safari 4 beta

First impressions of Apple's Safari 4 beta web browser.
By Andrew Nusca, Contributor on
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Safari 4 loads my home page "recently viewed" links for the first time with popular sites.
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Here's the home page, fully loaded.
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When you click on one of the visual links, the screen zooms in and replaces your window with the one you selected. Here's the transition captured mid-way.
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You must click and drag the little three-line corner on a tab to drag a tab out of the window into a new window. There's a transition for this process, too, which pulls a translucent miniature window from your main window and, on click release, zooms it into its own window.
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Here's how Safari deals with more tabs than can be fit in the window.
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Here's how the New York Times is rendered in Safari.
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Here's how the U.S. government's Recovery.gov site is rendered in Safari.
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Here's how Safari looks maximized and full-screen.
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The status bar is turned off by default, but here's what it looks like when it's turned on.
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Here's the auto-complete and address bar guide in Safari.
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Here's how Safari manages RSS feeds.
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Here's the separate file download window in Safari.
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Here's how you can "pin" bookmarks to your visual link home page if you don't prefer to use the bookmarks toolbar.
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