Annoyed by Safari 5’s tendency to spontaneously reload pages
when you didn’t ask it to? There’s a workaround for it, but it
introduces a few problems of its own. Some Safari extensions will
not work, and some of the new gestures won’t work either.
What you do is enable Safari’s hidden Debug menu, and turn off the on-by-default “Use Multi-process Windows” option. I ran Safari like this for a few hours yesterday, and it seems to help with Safari 5.1’s general sluggishness (when you have a lot of windows and tabs open) too. But that fact that most Safari extensions (or at least the ones I care about) no longer work in this mode is a deal-breaker for me.
What I’m trying today is switching to the WebKit nightly builds.
★ Tuesday, 20 September 2011