Looks like I’m going to be ticked off at Apple again for making decisions that are too rigid for no good reason.
I have Safari Technology Preview, though I rarely use it. But the latest version has some things that will be available in the next macOS of Safari so I’ve been messing with it.
I like the Tab groups somewhat. It’s convenient to switchly click one thing to have a whole set of related tabs without anything extra. The switch to another, etc.
Unfortunately, I’m used to Vivaldi and its “tab stacks”. That is where you can put 2 or more (I have as many as 6) in one stack and, if you want, tile them. With a nice 43" screen, this is great. Not only related tabs together, but you can see them all at the same time and easily change the focus for which you want to deal with. So, overall, with a big screen, it is simply better than what Apple is doing. But I’d love to have both at once!
But Apple made two other changes which I think are foolish, especially since I don’t see any way to get around them.
One is how the box with the site address keeps moving. Haven’t studied it much, but if you click a tab, that tab expands a bit in the bar and shows the address. Of course, since each tab is in a different place, this means the address box keeps moving.
In this case, I can see some logic to it and MAYBE I’ll get used to it. I still would like it to be an option I can turn off!
But the other just bewilders me. The “reload” option is no longer visible. Instead you click the “…” item in the address bar and can choose “reload” from the list. Or right click on the page and select reload. In the case of the “…” item, since the address bar is always moving, that means you aren’t always going to the some screen location to reload. Why on earth would you take one of the most common things you do on a webpage and bury it at all? Now, instead of just clicking one spot, you click a spot, move your mouse down to where it says “reload”, and then click that. Three steps instead of one!
I tried customizing the toolbar. Guess what item is NOT available to add to the toolbar? That’s right. No reload icon. I can add other, less commonly used items, but not that. Unless I’m missing something, this is just stupid. But it is also something Apple has always been blind to. Not giving me an option makes it worse.
It reminds me a little of how they retrict (at least they used to) what you could do with extra mouse buttons. They had to be specific things like “Exposé”. Why the limit? Steermouse lets me assign pretty much anything to the mouse buttons.
I could, using Steermouse, reprogram one of the buttons on my mouse, but I really need all of them as is on a webside. Seven buttons plus the tilt wheel’s two tilting options are all already used.