Glims
Glims 1.0.42
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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
What's New
Version 1.0.42:
  • Added Installation Screen to setup ads preferences.
  • Fixed: UTF8 in Google search suggestions display as expected.
  • Fixed: Last selected tab.
  • Fixed: Undo multiple closed tabs.
  • Fixed: Tabs reopening twice.
  • Fixed: Crash log window showing for no reason.
  • Known Issue: Bookmarks separator are not showing on Safari 7/6.1 sidebar.
  • Known Issue: Middle-click close feature not working on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Version 1.0.42:
  • Added Installation Screen to setup ads preferences.
  • Fixed: UTF8 in Google search suggestions display as expected.
  • Fixed: Last selected tab.
  • Fixed: Undo multiple closed tabs.
  • Fixed: Tabs reopening twice.
  • Fixed: Crash log window showing for no reason.
  • Known Issue: Bookmarks separator are not showing on more...
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • Safari 3.0.4 (4525.18) or later



MacUpdate - Glims



Glims User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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eljeffe58 reviewed on 21 Mar 2014
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.
[Version 1.0.42]


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Michiel Brand reviewed on 28 Jan 2014
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 :/
[Version 1.0.42]

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Cowicide replied on 03 Feb 2014
The ads are optional
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Derekcurrie replied on 10 Feb 2014
What remains NOT optional is having stupid MS Bing shoved on the top of your list no matter what you do to turn it off. To Mac users, that is an ultimate insult. The developer lied that they were planning to patch the 'bug' as nothing has been done to fix it for months at this point.

If your Mac ran an earlier version of Glims well in the past, I suggest going backwards to that earlier version. 1.0.42 is forced ADWARE thanks to this forced Bing rubbish, something I consider entirely unwelcome on the Mac platform.

Happy note: I have NOT seen the Bing 'Bug' on my OS X 10.9 Mavericks Mac, for which I added no personalized search scripts. So you might be fine. Also, anything previous to 10.0.42 will CRASH Safari 7, which is exclusive to OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

And Microsoft: Please take Bing and shove it.
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Michiel Brand replied on 10 Feb 2014
Yeah noticed too instability issues, well when so much annoyance comes together it's clear I'll remove the stuff... I don't understand this isn't clear to the devs - they never should've added this ad-BS in the first place, but ESPECIALLY at that point in time, when Safari 7 came out... Would have been far better FIRST fixing bugs, and then selling this on the mac app store or similar without bugs or ads or bing - I would've have cared to pay a moderate price... Pity for the devs themselves, I'd say most of all, I suppose now this project is more or less dead anyway :/
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reflexiv replied on 20 Mar 2014
I noticed it is possible to switch Safari back to searching Google by default after Glims switches it to Bing by selecting Google from the Search Engines selector in the address bar. This seems to persist after closing and reopening Safari.
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Derekcurrie replied on 20 Mar 2014
Thanks reflexiv. I've verified this is the case. Bing is back where it belongs.
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Derekcurrie commented on 13 Jan 2014
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.
[Version 1.0.42]


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Apikoros commented on 29 Nov 2013
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.
[Version 1.0.42]

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Machangout.com (developer) replied on 30 Nov 2013
The bug has been reported we are fixing it right now.
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Derekcurrie replied on 13 Jan 2014
As of a month and a half later… No 'bug' fix!

Are you sure this is a 'bug'?
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Kernos reviewed on 29 Nov 2013
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
[Version 1.0.42]

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Machangout.com (developer) replied on 01 Dec 2013
We fixed the issue. It was an error on the side of the advertiser. The light option was not affected.
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winnar reviewed on 28 Nov 2013
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.
[Version 1.0.42]

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Machangout.com (developer) replied on 28 Nov 2013
When it comes to ads, some people are more sensitive than others… some really don't care about the banners, some like out light shopping version which gives price comparison while shopping, and some like you really can't stand the ads… the bottom line is that after talking with everyone, we agreed that as long as we give the option for users to define what they want, and to be able to turn it all off… it is acceptable… For me, I like the light version and use the price comparison engine all the time…
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BATM1898 replied on 30 Nov 2013
I agree in 100 % with you to winnar... Let us the choice pay directly developers and stop with the ad(advertising) and other adware.. Bad choice has my opinion
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Tryme replied on 01 Dec 2013
I also wholeheartedly agree with Winnar

What on earth were the developers thinking allowing ads rather than charging a fee, which I and many others would gladly have paid?!

To support the developers I tried to tolerate the ads - but the advertising style was the most insidious type - utterly destroying the browsing experience and making some sites completely unusable.

Either make Adblock shareware or keep it free - don't pollute your software with the very thing that we are using it to escape from.

Clearly not a lot of logic was applied to that decision.
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Cowicide commented on 27 Nov 2013
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.
[Version 1.0.42]


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Rasputinsrevengereloadet reviewed on 27 Nov 2013
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.
[Version 1.0.42]


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Mnm reviewed on 26 Nov 2013
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. ;)
[Version 1.0.42]


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Ulyssesric commented on 26 Nov 2013
Updated, launched, searched a term, and being Binged. Yikes!
Located Bing at preference, disabled, but can't be removed.
Yikes again!
[Version 1.0.42]

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Machangout.com (developer) replied on 26 Nov 2013
I am trying to understand… since the first version the predefined search engines cannot be removed totally… you can disable or enable a search engine but only custom engines can be removed…. now Bing being the default engine is just a matter of selecting which engine you wish to use….
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dottd4234 had trouble on 12 Dec 2013
On 1.0.42
If I close a tab and restore it with cmd-z, no history of that tab is restored
[Version 1.0.42]


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Aargl had trouble on 25 Nov 2013
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)
[Version 1.0.42]

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Aargl replied on 25 Nov 2013
Had to repair permissions and reboot to get it right! ;-)
Now it's ok.
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Aargl had trouble on 25 Nov 2013
- 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. :-(
[Version 1.0.42]


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priiteylandtgmailcom5579 had trouble on 25 Oct 2013
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.
[Version 1.0.41]


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Pixada had trouble on 30 May 2013
Doesn’t work anymore with Safari 6.0.4 can somebody confirm this too?
[Version 1.0.39]


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Makosuke had trouble on 24 Sep 2012
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.
[Version 1.0.36]

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eljeffe58 replied on 25 Nov 2013
I am getting a right click delay recently. Is this Glims? I am not sure but the delay is sometimes 5 annoying seconds versus the super fast right-click>open menu. Is this related to the above post by Makosuke?
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Aargl had trouble on 06 Aug 2012
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!
[Version 1.0]

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Aargl replied on 10 Sep 2012
b35 seems fixed!
Good work Machangout! ;-)
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Aargl had trouble on 06 Jun 2012
b33 doesn't appear on Leopard PPC, while b32 does...
[Version 1.0]

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Aargl replied on 06 Jun 2012
(using Safari 5.0.6)
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Enk3 replied on 04 Jul 2012
Same here, only I'm running Safari 5.0.6 under Leopard for Intel.
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Aargl replied on 04 Jul 2012
So it's related to Safari's version: I'm running b33 fine on Safari 5.1.7 Intel.
If you can, you'd better upgrade to Snow Leopard, otherwise, try to contact the devs directly at MacHangout.com, they are usually very kind and responsive
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iTruth had trouble on 05 Jun 2012
This 1.0 beta version does show up in Safari 5.2 for Mountain Lion but EVERY page I load is blank so I had to uninstall it for now. I suppose this will be addressed when Mountain Lion is released to the public by Apple.
[Version 1.0]


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Djim38 had trouble on 24 Apr 2012
With the complete installation, open new tab create a new tab (that's what we want) but also transform the current tab with "top site" (or default preference) ...
I had to install the simplified version to have a correct behavior, but loosing some options ...
Versions Safari 5.1.5 & Glims1b32
[Version 1.0]



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Derekcurrie rated on 10 Feb 2014

[Version 1.0.42]



Nick21 rated on 06 Jan 2014

[Version 1.0.42]



Grettir rated on 05 Jan 2014

[Version 1.0.42]



Grettir rated on 31 Oct 2013

[Version 1.0.41]



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JohnF1664 rated on 19 Oct 2013

[Version 1.0.41]



shuaiquan rated on 18 Oct 2013

[Version 1.0.41]



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Fyreflye rated on 15 Oct 2013

[Version 1.0.40]



picklebreath rated on 15 Oct 2013

[Version 1.0.40]



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Korich rated on 14 Oct 2013

[Version 1.0.40]



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RONIN427 rated on 14 Oct 2013

[Version 1.0.40]


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Version Downloads:51,124
Type:Internet : Plug-ins
License:Free
Date:25 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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)


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