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1.0.42

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Glims1.0.42

26 November 2013

Optimize Safari with an array of supplementary features.

Overview

Glims adds a cocktail of features to Safari (More Search Engines, Favicons in tab labels, Chrome bookmarks, Tabs and Bookmarks improvements, Dated download folders ...)

Features:

  • Adds search engines to the Safari default engine list
  • Adds Favicons to tab labels
  • Adds Chrome bookmarks to bookmarks collection (Safari 5.1+)
  • Adds option to disable wide tab labels (Safari 6)
  • Adds option to set minimum tab label size to favicon size
  • Adds search link suggestions to Safari completion window (Safari 6)
  • Adds keyword search from address bar
  • Adds sort bookmarks alphabetically
  • Adds bookmarks labels
  • Adds bookmark separators
  • Adds 'new tab' position option (right/left/leftmost/rightmost)
  • Adds 'close tab' using middle mouse button
  • Focus last selected tab
  • Type-ahead support (auto cmd-f)
  • Adds a "Max Window Size" menu item to resize the Safari window
  • Dated download folders
  • Sets the focus on the search field when opening a new window (Safari 5)
  • Undo "Close Tab" (cmd-z)
  • Localized to French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Danish, and Swedish.
Pre-Safari 5.1 only:
  • Re-opens last session when Safari starts
  • Adds full-screen browsing capability
  • Forms autocomplete always on
  • Always open links in a new tab
  • Autocomplete search phrase (Safari 5)
  • Auto-Closes download window (Safari 4)

What's new in Glims

Version 1.0.42:
General:
  • Added Installation Screen to setup ads preferences
Fixed:
  • UTF8 in Google search suggestions display as expected
  • Last selected tab
  • Undo multiple closed tabs
  • Tabs reopening twice
  • Crash log window showing for no reason

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280 Reviews of Glims

5
Yazsoft
30 October 2008
Version: 1.0b10

Most helpful

This is hands down the best Safari enhancer we have used. Rock solid and superbly implemented. Congratulations to the developers. Awesome work!! Johnny --- The Speed Download and ShareTool team
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5
ben-marko
30 June 2018
Version: 1.0.42
I miss this so much. I would happily surrender 50% of a pair of body parts meant for reproduction if it meant Glims would come back. I miss narrow Safari tabs so much. OMG <choke, sob>
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4
A3k
10 January 2018
Version: 1.0.42
I used this one for years without any problems but for some reasons I needed to update from 10.8 to 10.11 now :-( What I really miss are the automaticly dated download folders! Found no other solution so far...
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Derekcurrie
19 June 2017
Version: 1.0.42
DO NOT INSTALL. This is Abandonware. It hasn't worked in Safari for years.

For incomprehensible reasons, MU is currently listing GLIMS as "Popular Recent" software. NO IT'S NOT! The developer abandoned it four+ years ago (as of the moment) and will NOT be updating it. GLIMS does NOT work on may modern Mac, specifically any Mac running macOS 10.10 or above.

Before it died, GLIMS had gone the sad way of becoming adware. A tragedy.
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0.5
PunkNugget
15 February 2017
Version: 1.0.42
First thing to do is: DON'T INSTALL GLIMS. But if you're like me and didn't read the recent reviews, then you'll eventually come back to see this review. This app no longer works properly on the newer OS X (like El Capitan or above). If you decided to install it, be prepared to go through the mini-headache (that I did) trying to manually delete the files. If you don't want to delete manually then you can download and use Glims Uninstaller and it will get rid of all the files so Safari can work properly again. http://www.machangout.com/node/9 or you can download it from here: http://www.machangout.com/dwnlds/Glims-UnInstall.dmg.zip
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5
Alex-Macinsky
30 January 2017
Version: 1.0.42
PLEASE update this for El Capitan. Can't compute without it. Thanks.
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Aargl
09 August 2015
Version: 1.0.42
Glims is dead and its website too.
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Jack-Foster-Mancilla
27 June 2015
Version: 1.0.42
In its current incarceration, I would not recommend this to anyone.

This application, while an interesting concept, made Safari unusable. It removed the titles in the tabs, and pushed Safari into several death spirals, as I tried going from one link to another. … I had to force restart repeatedly as I was trying to get this to work well.

To make matters worse, there is no easy uninstall. Getting rid of all the parts had to be done by hand. …
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ben-marko
11 April 2015
Version: 1.0.42
I WOULD HAPPILY FORK OVER MONEY IF SOMEONE WOULD PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING THIS BACK. I AM REALLY EAGER TO GET RID OF WIDE TABS.
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MacGueurle
05 April 2015
Version: 1.0.42
Argh ! I finally decided to upgrade to Yosemite today, thinking all my software would be compatible. Unfortunately the newest version of Safari does not support Glims which I dearly love and find so useful, especially for automatically adding convenient download folders with dates on them instead of the mishmash of loose download files in the Downloads folder. Does anyone have a suggestion for a good replacement app or plugin I could use that would have close functionalities?
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MacGueurle
05 April 2015
Version: 1.0.42
Argh ! I finally decided to upgrade to Yosemite today, thinking all my software would be compatible. Unfortunately the newest version of Safari does not support Glims which I dearly love and find so useful, especially for automatically adding convenient download folders with dates on them instead of the mishmash of loose download files in the Downloads folder. Does anyone have a suggestion for a good replacement app or plugin I could use that would have close functionalities?
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Steve K
29 March 2015
Version: 1.0.42
I'm using it with 10.10.3 Public Beta and the latest version of Safari. Safari simply won't function with every Glims option enabled. But all I ever used Glims for was the extra bookmarking features, "Add Bookmark Here", etc., and for that it still works perfectly. Ideally, I wish Apple would just let you hover over a Favorites Bar folder while dragging-and-dropping a url, so the folder would open after a couple seconds and you could then place the bookmark in a subfolder. Slims adds a nice workaround until my wish comes true. :)
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5
PedantMac
29 January 2015
Version: 1.0.42
Perfektní doplněk a pro mě nejdůležitější, že vytvoří každý den při downloadu novou složku spojmenovanou datem vytvoření. Jinak to má spoustu dalších nastavení.
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Mistersquid
14 January 2015
Version: 1.0.42
Glims is, alas, dead. LinkThing has similar functinoality http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/35880/linkthing.
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haydnhkim
17 December 2014
Version: 1.0.42
Hi there. Do you want to adds favicons to tabs on OS X yosemite? checkout this link. it works good for me! http://include.aorcsik.com/2014/12/04/add-favicons-to-safari-8-tabs/
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Andy-Hewitt
30 November 2014
Version: 1.0.42
It's a shame that this does seem to have died out now, but like others, I'd only used this really to set a couple of options, such as narrow tabs and default search engine. For those Interested, Safari Stand is still being developed, and works in Yosemite, http://hetima.com/safari/stand-e.html. Also, for those wanting to uninstall, I have copies of their uninstallers for the normal and dev versions. I could probably bung them onto a share folder in GDrive or Dropbox if anyone is desperate and wants to personal message me.
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Bruseth
15 November 2014
Version: 1.0.42
I love the app/plugin, but after upgrading to Yosemite and Safari 8.0, I kept getting Bing results when I did searches in Safari, even though I had selected other Search Engines in Safari’s Preferences. After a couple of hours of trying this thing and that thing, I uninstalled Glim, and now I'm able to get search results from the Search Engine I’ve selected. I’ll be glad if and when the folks at Glims sort all this out. Gotta give this version 3 stars at the most ;-( Sorry.
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5
tyasjstewart
14 November 2014
Version: 1.0.42
Since Glims isn't working for Safari 8 on OS X Yosemite, I've used this updated version of SafariStand to show favicons...and it WORKS! http://www.reddit.com/r/osx/comments/2lof1l/favicons_in_safari_tab_bar_this_seems_to_be_a/?sort=new
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anonymous-snipe-277
23 October 2014
Version: 1.0.42
There is a Beta version 1.0.43 here http://wiki.machangout.com/howdoi/glims-development-build It is working better than 1.0.42 under Yosemite.
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Tjums
22 October 2014
Version: 1.0.42
It doesn't work with Yosemite. To bad. I really like this lille extension. Let's hope the develeper make an update very sone
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5
jar77
21 October 2014
Version: 1.0.42
If you don't want the ads, download directly from the developer's website. Macupdate appends the adware to your download. Just FYI. Glims is cool. Let's see if they update if for Safari 8/Yosemite. :)
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Ulyssesric
20 October 2014
Version: 1.0.42
Glims 1.0.42 is removed during Yosemite install. You can try to re-install Glims 1.0.42 and fixed the preference panel following @Clwguy's instruction. However, it's not compatible with Safari 8.0. Features such as Favicon, Undo history, and Disable Wide Tab are not working. Search engine is locked to Bing.com regardless setups. Guess We have to wait for the update.
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3.5
Mac007
19 October 2014
Version: 1.0.42
Does not work on Mac OS Yosemite. Needs an update.
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Marcossi
17 October 2014
Version: 1.0.42
Any plans to release Glims for Safari 8 in Yosemite?
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4.5
sabirs
17 October 2014
Version: 1.0.42
Just upgraded to Yosemite and Glims is not compatible. Is there an ETA when it will be available for Yosemite?
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gravitime
21 August 2014
Version: 1.0.42
Does it support Yosemite and Safari 8?
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4.5
eljeffe58
21 March 2014
Version: 1.0.42
I love Glims, and those of you moaning about ads, just turn them of for God's sake. Self-advocate. Next, phew. Tab restore does not seem to be working for some time now. Is that the same as windows restore from native Safari preferences? I believe it is, So I use that instead, but it would be nice if the one inside Glims worked. Thank God for the add bookmark, sort alpha, and add folder features.
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0.5
MicheleB
28 January 2014
Version: 1.0.42
Such a pity this extension was spoiled with the ads etc., especially browsing tabs with ,. was great, and overall - it really made Safari much better... Haven't found a useful alternative yet, unfortunately :/
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Derekcurrie
14 January 2014
Version: 1.0.42
On 30 November 2013, Machangout.com (developer) commented on the bug in v. 1.0.42 that forces Bing to the top of your search engine list, no matter what you do to try to stop it. Machangout said: "The bug has been reported we are fixing it right now." On 13 January 2014 I say: We're still waiting! Hello! Please fix this bug yesterday! Like you promised! BTW: I went bashing around inside the Glims software and found no method of stopping this, ahem, 'bug'. It's hard coded into the software. If this, ahem, 'bug' isn't removed this month, don't expect my support of Glims in the future. Instead expect 1-Star reviews. Foisting Bing on users, especially Apple users, is NOT forgivable or tolerable, ever. OK? Just fix the 'bug' and we'll be all happy again.
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dottd4234
12 December 2013
Version: 1.0.42
On 1.0.42 If I close a tab and restore it with cmd-z, no history of that tab is restored
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Apikoros
29 November 2013
Version: 1.0.42
I love Glims, and I agree that the authors should simply charge a modest fee, rather than screwing around with ads. My complaint, though, is that in this new version I CAN'T GET RID OF BING! No matter how many times I uncheck it in the search engines list, it's re-checked and listed at the top— i.e., is now the default— of my search engines after every restart. As for choosing which is to be the default, I see only the option to choose which to make the search suggestions source, and I chose Google. Nevertheless, Bing keeps reasserting itself. Boo. Hiss.
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4.5
Kernos
29 November 2013
Version: 1.0.42
Many are getting blank, full screen pop-unders when clicking on a link in Safari 5, 6 and 7. I solved this problem by going to Safari Prefs->Glims->Ads/Shopping-> And check Off. Mine was on Hit Me, the default. This started after installing this weeks Glims update
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1.5
winnar
28 November 2013
Version: 1.0.42
To my preference, this adware business has soiled Glims. Why not just charge the price you think the software is worth with an honest price tag? Are you afraid that we won't pay you as much as that trick you are doing - trying to catch everybody that haven't seen the default button? And then sell info about them... That is the kind of thing that corporations commonly do. Because they lack morals and ethical standards. If you want to get paid, then put a price for us to pay, don't play with us.
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Cowicide
27 November 2013
Version: 1.0.42
Just a heads up to the devs your FAQ on your website shows an older version (says 1.0.41 instead of 1.0.42). Also, please add a donation link to your website. Why don't you allow donations? Please take my money, devs.
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5
Rasputinsrevengereloadet
27 November 2013
Version: 1.0.42
Glims is a wonderful extension to safari. When I installed the update with the new adds, it clearly stated that there will be adds in the future a light version or that you could turn them off. So I decidet to turn on the light version. So only when I'm in an online shop, I get references to other products. At first, this was a little confusing, but now that I know that it is Glims doing this it's ok and to support them, I'll klick on one of these links every now and then. Most free application that don't ask for donation or don't have adds, gain there money by spying on your private data and sell it! Including some very big companies. So what would you prefer? We all have to make a living and nothing is free.
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0.5
vcall
26 November 2013
Version: 1.0.42
I've loved Glims, but this adware integration is a horrible idea. I've installed again and turned it off, but the functionality's presence alone threads a feeling of distrust into its use. I don't trust 'switches'. Sure, it says it's 'off' — but is it still communicating something to somewhere? Is it profiling me? Is it creating a new log or process on my computer that can be hacked or read? (At this point, a dev telling me otherwise is not going to ease my concern. [Trust?]. I appreciate seeing that the developer is highly involved in the comments here and in personally working with the negative comments to find resolve, etc. Respectful. But... I'm sorry, I can't trust you or this app until the functionality is completely removed—and I'll be seeking alternatives until it is. Dev, I believe I can speak for at least some others by saying that my trust can be restored, but the ad thing has to go. Completely. I will happily pay a small fee for your application. Especially if you implement functionality to BLOCK ads. ;)
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Ulyssesric
26 November 2013
Version: 1.0.42
Updated, launched, searched a term, and being Binged. Yikes! Located Bing at preference, disabled, but can't be removed. Yikes again!
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Noivad
26 November 2013
Version: 1.0.42
Installed, used a bit, Ads. popped up Little Snitch lit up deinstalled. Ad-ware is more annoying than nagware. Avoid this unless you like advertisements popping up to “help” you buy things to make your life easier and better with no effort. I can see the Marketing Major’s thought process now: “The internet should be easier to use — maybe if users just had a single button and things just played without needing them to lift a finger. We could insert ads. that ate up their bandwidth, and took over the whole screen—like TV, but betterer because it’s more engaging and requires less of that thinking stuff that hurt’s my head.”
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4.5
eljeffe58
26 November 2013
Version: 1.0.42
I have always loved Glims and find the bookmark sorting features invaluable. I use it vs. Safari to restore tabs from previous session. It seems to be broken in 1.0.42 on my Mavericks install on Macbook Air (Summer 2012). That said, I installed it over previous version and am not sure if there is an uninstaller I should have used before overwriting. I am never sure if the auto-update works; I wish there was a way to see when it is updating. Al that aside, I am happy the debs put in an option to show no ads upon install. Thank you!
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Aargl
26 November 2013
Version: 1.0.42
version 1.0.42 doesn't show anymore in Safari 5.1.10 on 10.6.8. I've tried to revert to 1.0.41, no way, still invisible! (but Glims agent is running in the background)
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Aargl
26 November 2013
Version: 1.0.42
- 1.0.39 is the last version for PPC. - 1b20 is the last version for Tiger. It's a pity that they don't give that information directly in their site and moreover that they don't give links for those versions!!! A few years ago, I had requests from MU users wanting the Tiger version, I was happy to give them a hand but asked MHO to offer a link for that version... I suppose just they throw away old versions as soon as they have a new one and they don't care about PPC users anymore. :-(
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AndreMeinhardt8463
25 November 2013
Version: 1.0.42
Machangout has Microsofts "Bing Search Engine" added in Version 1.0.42 and sets Bing as the default Search Engine. It is possible to deselect Bing, but the button to delete Bing or one of the other Search Engines is greyed out.
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wickedsp1d3r
13 November 2013
Version: 1.0.41
Uninstalled also because of this ad thing. I can not trust any application that uses this kind of "functionality".
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Jobby
12 November 2013
Version: 1.0.41
Agree re the ads. I've not even installed the new version yet, and I don't really want to now. Could the devs please confirm that setting the switch to OFF in preferences not only doesn't display ads, but doesn't communicate AT ALL with any of the ad companies? Not only don't I want to see intrusive ads, but I don't want my browsing habits sent to a third party for them to build a profile. Seriously, you would have been better off asking for donations. Embedding adware just makes people lose any trust they had.
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Big77
28 October 2013
Version: 1.0.41
Agreed, the ads are a really bad idea. Please just let us pay a few bucks for the damn thing and stop the silliness with amazon referrals and ads.
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anonymous-skink-4642
25 October 2013
Version: 1.0.41
Yes, Glims not working with 10.9 and Safari 7. After upgrading to Mavericks, Safari didn't open/load and close tabs. I was unable to enter Safari's preferences - windows just didn't open. After removing Glims Safari started working fine.
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Machangout
24 October 2013
Version: 1.0.41
We received a number a emails asking, so YES this version supports Safari 6.1 and Mavericks.
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APBerlin
22 October 2013
Version: 1.0.41
I've used Glims for a long time, and it was essential for me—just a wonderful piece of software that added pretty much everything that i did miss in Safari.. It also fixed the ugly wide tabs, and added other great functionality. This being said, i just can't understand why the devs now felt the urge of sneaking this terrible advertise thing into it. I just spent more than 1 hour to find the reason why i see these UGLY ads for example on Apple's page. If anybody wonders — They're called "Visual Match" with a tacky green animation of scanning an image. Or when you search something in Google. I saw that the Disconnect plugin blocks ajax requests to sites like Superfish. When i google that, i get infos about malware etcetera. Why, guys? Please tell me why you just don't put a price tag on your software, instead of playing this silly game. I would have paid. Reading more reviews, i bet many more people, too. I just uninstalled it and reinstalled it to see if it's communicated. Ok, it's in the install process — a place, where you normally get long texts and press next next next. My mistake, maybe. But kind of bad practise, in my opinion. I would give 5 stars otherwise.
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1.5
smayer97
22 October 2013
Version: 1.0.41
Overall I think I like GLIM (since using 1.0.38) BUT a few issues I have. First, I notice that the X to close tabs is gone and do not know how to restore it. I only recently discovered that it installed a publin in my FIREFOX browser TOO. What in the world? I was only looking to install for Safari. I have no idea what it does in Firefox. Reading the notes for 1.0.41 I saw a reference to blekko and have noticed look ups to blekko when browsing in Firefox but had not idea what it was. I do not appreciate GLIMS installing in Forefox without my knowledge or approval! Hence the low rating. Not sure what 1.0.41 will do.
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5
Jazzyguy
19 October 2013
Version: 1.0.41
This app is invaluable for searches and other features.
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4.5
A-J-Benamu
17 October 2013
Version: 1.0.41
I am wondering if Glims has something to do with tabs being duplicated when Safari 7 / OSX 10.9 launches.
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Machangout
17 October 2013
Version: 1.0.41
Version 1.0.41 fixes serious issues from our previous release. We have been coding arround the clock since we received the first reports, and will continue to do releases until the software works perfectly for everyone.
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Voreball
17 October 2013
Version: 1.0.40
I love Glims. It pimps my Safari since years. But I had to uninstall 1.0.40 completely after numerous hangs (Safari 5.1.10 on SL 10.6.8). Lots of pages not loading at all, infinite beachball and force quit. Console message showing constant occurences of 15 translateJSValueToCF(OpaqueJSContext const*, OpaqueJSValue const*) + 802 (in Safari) [0x7fff83879348] This problem appeared right after the last Glims update. No other Java stuff has been updated in the meantime on my machine. Now Glims is completely uninstalled and all the concerned pages are loading properly... What the heck?
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Vichooper
16 October 2013
Version: 1.0.40
I love Glims, especially how it handles saving bookmarks, adding folders to bookmarks, etc. I had some trouble with version 1.0.40 when I was working on a website using a content management system (CMS). The site seemed slow and some functions of the CMS did not work. I contacted MHO and Jim was quick to respond and gave me a link to a new build that corrected the problems. I suspect there will be an update coming soon.
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3.5
S-R-
15 October 2013
Version: 1.0.40
Glims is a nice product, but I am upset about the new, surreptitiously added extra advertising "feature" that the developer snuck in to 1.0.40 with little to no notice to the end user. I installed the new version yesterday, and immediately started noticing some bizarre and very invasive advertisements placed on top of web pages I browse that normally don't have any advertising at all. I thought for a few hours I had inadvertently installed some malware on my computer. Finally, I went back over what I had recently installed and came back to the new version of Glims. Sure enough, in the Glims preferences, there is a new subheading called "Ads/Shopping", with the default setting turned to "Hit Me: Add everything. Life is good." I turned that off posthaste. As someone who has developed software for a living, I get that it's not easy to produce quality freeware / shareware, and I try to support good independent software titles as best I can, but I have to say the new approach used in this version of Glims leaves an EXTREMELY bad taste in my mouth.
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wakco
15 October 2013
Version: 1.0.40
Great app, FYI tho, to get around Gatekeeper, right click icon then click open in popup menu, listed method (select and command-O) does not get around Gatekeeper.
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Fyreflye
15 October 2013
Version: 1.0.40
It's good to see Glims adding more alternatives to Google in its array of search engines - particularly Ixquick and Startpage, which I use on a regular basis. It would e even better if Glims had used the SSL versions of these engines, but now that there's a Startpage extension for Glims I can use that instead of the Glims version. Five stars for this longtime useful extension.
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0.5
Unblocktheplanet
15 October 2013
Version: 1.0.40
Hoo-boy! I have always tried to keep Glims updated, with good results. BUT, after installing Glims, Safari hangs through numerous restarts and is inaccessible. NO Safari! Ran Onyx and now my MacMini (i7 2.6GHz, OS 10.8.6, Safari 6.0.5) keeps restarting automatically. I can't say for sure this version of Glims did this but everything was working fine before I updated. CAUTION, PLEASE!
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Moxiesozo
15 October 2013
Version: 1.0.40
Installs, but fails to load in Safari 5.1.10 / Mac OS X 10.6.8. Tried multiple times to install it. Even located all remnants of the previous version of Glims (1.0.39, which worked fine) with EasyFind and tossed them prior to final install attempt.... no luck.
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5
R397
15 October 2013
Version: 1.0.40
Very useful for years. Thanks developers.
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iKuwait
14 October 2013
Version: 1.0.40
الاداة لاضافة بعض المميزات وانا حملتها وجربتها علي نظام OS X Mavericks تعمل بكل كفاءة ودون مشاكل
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Machangout
14 October 2013
Version: 1.0.40
Sorry for the radio silence. For the past three months, we have been flooded with emails from users having issues with Safari 7. We could not possibily answer all of them and instead decided to invest all of our time in the dev. Please continue to send us reports. This helps a lot.
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2.5
Wcody
07 October 2013
Version: 1.0.39
Makes Safari 7.0 inoperative. You must de-install Glims if you upgrade to OS X Mavericks (10.9). Great app while it lasted.
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2.5
Soundsgoodtome
23 September 2013
Version: 1.0.39
Abandonware?? I've used (and enjoyed) Glims for years, but it recently began causing problems in Safari 6.0.x, so reluctantly I unstalled it. In the last few months, I've contacted the developers 3 times with very specific issues -- but haven't received one reply. And there've been no updates since April. I realize it's a free hack, but even a relevant blog post would be helpful. But nada. The silence seems to be speaking volumes.
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Cowicide
02 September 2013
Version: 1.0.39
Just a heads up to perhaps save others time. If you want to find out which version of Glims you're running, click on the Safari menu and you'll see "About Glims" under "About Safari". Kind of a strange place to put it IMO and should be in its own preference panel section instead, but this is where it is now.
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Derekcurrie
21 August 2013
Version: 1.0.39
Google has now changed how to access its searches with SSL. Therefore, the Glims search "Google with SSL" is now throwing an error that it cannot access the server 'encrypted.google.com'. That server address is now defunct. Therefore I created a NEW Google with SSL, which I'm titling 'Google SSL New'. You can 'Add' this to your Search Engine List. But first some... NOTES: Google are now forcing a tracking / surveillance number on every current session of searches via their Tracking Cookie. The specific cookie name (at this time) is "NID". If you delete that cookie, your tracking ID is REMOVED and they have to assign you a new one. This tracking ID is EMBEDDED into ALL your search result URLS as long as the NID cookie resides on your system. Also note that this cookie is created when you log into many Google services and is required if you wish to remain logged in. Therefore, Google has built in some inconvenience if you dump their Tracking Cookie. Because of this enforced tracking number nastiness from Google, it is important to embed a FAKE number into the 'Google SSL New' search call. (Or at least I have found no way around it so far). Therefore, you'll notice my added FAKE number thrown into my revised search call. Here we go: Safe search off version: https://www.google.com/#fp=bonkyougooglesasholes&q=#query#&safe=off or the safe search on version: https://www.google.com/#fp=bonkyougooglesasholes&q=#query#&safe=on Note that I personally threw in 'bonkyougooglesasholes' at random. (I actually used expletives in mine, but the above should work). If you change to another fake Tracking ID, apparently the important thing is to make it long enough for Google to accept it. BUT NOTE: Whatever fake Tracking ID you use, Google will still access the NID Tracking Cookie for your actual, currently assigned Tracking ID and embed THAT into your search call. IOW: They're STILL Tracking you, whatever fake Tracking ID you use. There are ways to automatically kill the Google NID Tracking Cookie. You could create your own Apple Script / Automator Script to remove it periodically, or any time you activate the script. That's a free option. I personally bought the application 'Cookie' to do the work for me regarding ALL Tracking Cookies. You can set it to dump ALL your Tracking Cookies after any desired period of time. There are other such applications as well.
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Andylynn
15 August 2013
Version: 1.0.39
suddenly *big* Safari slowdown; many beach balls. ML/OSX 10.8.4; Safari 6.0.5; latest Glims. downloaded "uninstaller", then had a walkabout. *many* cruddies left in /Library & ~/Library, so i deleted them. not cool. Safari is now back-up-to-speed.
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Libertyforall1776
31 July 2013
Version: 1.0.39
Glims causes Safari to hard freeze with spinning color wheel on Safari 6.1 Beta 4 on Mountain Lion.
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ManfredA
30 May 2013
Version: 1.0.39
Doesn’t work anymore with Safari 6.0.4 can somebody confirm this too?
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Spudboy
03 May 2013
Version: 1.0.39
With the new version web pages only load half way. Oh well, I'll wait for another update. Maybe in 2014 I will finally be able to use this app.
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gts-williams-1
23 April 2013
Version: 1.0.39
14 KB? :-)
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Rumpil-Stiltskin
18 April 2013
Version: 1.0.39
Indispensable!
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John-Sawyer-CJS
16 April 2013
Version: 1.0.39
The Requirements section says "Intel", but Glims 1.0.39 also works on PPC processors.
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OsloX
14 April 2013
Version: 1.0.39
The favicons are a blast! Thanks for giving this for free.
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iajay
14 April 2013
Version: 1.0.39
Safari rocks with two plugins installed. One is Glims and another one is Clicktoplugin/Clicktoflash. Glims does what it says. The current version fix few issues.
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Abdulrahman-Al-Mutairi
17 March 2013
Version: 1.0.38
This plugin is really great and highly recommended. I love the “add bookmark here” in the bookmarks bar (if you have a folder with bookmarks there) and other features that make Safari and sucks and ugly without it! :)
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Frankof
01 March 2013
Version: 1.0.38
why is this update listed here today, it was published on December 23 last year already...
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Spudboy
19 January 2013
Version: 1.0.38
Crashes Safari when deleting a bookmark. Looking forward to the next update.
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Quixopix
24 December 2012
Version: 1.0.38
I really like this application, I wish they would add https://ixquick.com as a search engine, but its not too hard to add it. I like the fact that ixquick allows me to search for google news, then view under proxy, I wish there was a way to bookmark the proxy link but they expire and dont work after a while, but totally anonymous and avoiding google spyware as much as possible.
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UglyStuff
24 December 2012
Version: 1.0.38
I used to use it with Safari, but I've never managed to customize the Apple browser to my liking, so I've always reverted to Opera. IMHO, Safari should look more like Maxthon for Mac: to be able to open a bookmark in a new foreground tab with one left click is a winner for me. Since Safari and Maxthon both rely on Webkit, I don't see why Safari addons developers could't put it into the builds.
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Luke-armstrong
01 December 2012
Version: 1.0.37
Safari without Glims is like a car without seats, a watch without a strap, pudding without cream. You can use it alright, but it can be soooo much better! Seriously, the addition of the search engine choices, alone, makes it a winner, I also love the download folders sorted by date and a whole load of other things that turns Safari from a ho-hum alternative to Chrome and Opera to the best browser out there. It's just a pity it can't fix the silly mono-box idea Apple copied from Google... I'd love to be able to snap back to my search term like the old days... are you listening Glims team?
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Gustavo-Reis
28 November 2012
Version: 1.0.37
I use this awesome plugin in my Safari 6 in OS X 10.8, disabling Gatekeeper (I hate Gatekeeper!) And I'm very happy with it. Safari 6, without this app, limited a lot the searches and didn't allow me to search at DuckDuckGo and Wikipedia.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
26 November 2012
Version: 1.0.37
In Lion you will need to Control-click (not Command-click) the package and select Open to get the installer to run.
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Jazzyguy
26 November 2012
Version: 1.0.37
Of all Apps available for Safari This is the most useful and should be part of the OS. I can't imagine living without it.
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wickedsp1d3r
25 November 2012
Version: 1.0.37
Is it really true that there isn't another way to restore the small tabs in Safari and you have to install separate software for that?
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Rasputinsrevengereloadet
25 November 2012
Version: 1.0.37
this one is one big reason for me to stay with safari
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Makosuke
24 September 2012
Version: 1.0.36
I'm using Glims to switch Safari's search engine to DuckDuckGo, and have been having two odd back-button issues that seem to be Glims' fault. The more annoying one is that if I open a new (empty) window, do a search via the Glims-modded search field, and click a link in the results list, some percentage of the time the back button does not work--the search results page is not in the history stack. The other problem (probably related) is that if I right click a search-result link or two and open them in another tab in the background, then try to regular-click a search result link to open it in the main window (basically, I want to view three results pages, so I open two in new tabs then the third in the results tab), the regular-click doesn't register--I can only open links if I right-click and open them in new tabs. It's tremendously annoying, and the behavior has been more or less the same, albeit somewhat erratic, on both 10.7 and 10.8, Safari 5 and Safari 6. I assume it's not DuckDuckGo's fault, since they don't seem to be doing anything exotic code-wise, although it's possible it is.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
24 September 2012
Version: 1.0.36
Be aware that Glims may trigger a Gatekeeper warning in OS X 10.7.5 (and probably in OS X 10.8 as well) with no option to open it if you double-click the pkg. installer file. However, if you select it and type Command-O the warning dialog with an Open option appears. Glims is not yet registered for Gatekeeper compatibility, but you can still use it if you wish.
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Chaloots
24 September 2012
Version: 1.0.36
Great app! It's been installed on my Snow Leopard MBP for about two weeks with (nearly) no glitches and with constant discoveries. I mentioned 'nearly' because, well, it's a somewhat trivial, minor beef, and it's a free app and all, and I didn't feel it warranted a message to the developers as a 'bug report'... I saw a very current version number here on MU but there's no way to tell which version I have installed; there's no "about" button or link. The "Automatically check for Updates" is checked in Preferences, but unless I've missed something somewhere, how can a user determine which version they're running?
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kapps
11 September 2012
Version: 1.0.35
Just found you guys. This is an awesome addition to Safari!. Quick request: Is it possible to add ssl to all webpages that can comply
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Libertyforall1776
11 September 2012
Version: 1.0.35
Dumb installer does not let me maintain Startpage as my default search engine -- please fix!
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pbays
10 September 2012
Version: 1.0.35
The new release (today) I downloaded which is listed as 1.0.35 turns out to be 1b35. Is this a beta or is it the real thing?
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Contrid
06 September 2012
Version: 1.0
Great extension with excellent features, thank you.
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El-Duderino
02 September 2012
Version: 1.0
Two issues with Glims: 1) If you have this installed you may frequently get a "webpages are not responding" problem which forces all the pages in all the tabs you have open to have to be reloaded - annoying. This seems to happen a lot. A lot. And it seems to be to do with Glims 2) It seems to do a bad job at remembering the tabs you used at the end of the last session. Instead it brings up tabs from some other previous point. Which is not what you want. Or what it says it will do
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ManfredA
14 August 2012
Version: 1.0
Just awesome. My fav extended search provider (with shortcut) and folder with dates for downloads. Must have for Safari!
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Mac007
10 August 2012
Version: 1.0
Does not install on Mountain Lion due to new security feature. Needs an update.
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Xenophile
08 August 2012
Version: 1.0
Brilliant app! I consider no Safari installation complete without Glims and Cookie. I use the website search abbreviations the most, but the other features are nice too.
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Pripyat
07 August 2012
Version: 1.0
How can you uninstall this?
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Aargl
06 August 2012
Version: 1.0
Same problem with b34: Glims doesn't even appear in Safari 5.0.6/10.5.8 iMac G5. I've tried cancelling anything called Glims on my computer but no way... :-( Reverting to b32 once again!
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
06 August 2012
Version: 1.0
I agree. Glims does a great job keeping up with Safari changes we don't like.
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Rich-K-
06 August 2012
Version: 1.0
New option to disable wide tab labels......... this feature alone is worth 5 stars
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