Safari PB
Safari PB 1.8.2
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Launches Safari and enables Private Browsing.   Free
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Safari PB launches Safari and enables Private Browsing. If Safari is launched normally, Safari PB will enable Private Browsing. Clicking on Safari PB a second time does NOT disable Private Browsing and will open a new window (if no windows are open).
What's New
Version 1.8.2:
  • Fixed minor bug.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later







  • Spy Safari
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Safari PB User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Rajivgowda3 commented on 06 Sep 2009
I wish you had made the script editable ... any ways just for curiosity sakes I tried writing my own script to accomplish the exact thing and have posted it as editable script:)

here it is :

http://rajiv.homeunix.com/SpySafari.zip

just a fancy name :P
[Version 1.8.2]


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Dr.-Girlfriend reviewed on 01 Jun 2009
This tool is very handy. I can't tell you how many times I've uploaded intimate pictures of Monarch and me to our flickr account and forgot to turn on "private browsing" in Safari, then rush out, forgetting to clear the cache because we're too busy arching Dr. Venture. You can imagine the rest: those d-bag Henchmen download images from the cache and the next thing I know, I'm getting calls from every p3rv on Craigslist with a Harvey Fierstein fetish and a bottle of lotion.

Anyway, SafariPB is great! I use it with Launchbar and now it opens automatically instead of the regular Safari. I'm a busy gal and I can't remember to always manually turn on private browsing, so this little applescript is a lifesaver for me. Thanks, TomX!
[Version 1.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Jun 2009
Just negging out the bad rating below that was uncalled for.
[Version 1.7]

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Roro01 replied on 01 Jun 2009
Can you please answer me? Why do we need this application? Safari already includes Private Browsing. Go to the menu bar under "Safari".
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Ned Scott reviewed on 01 Jun 2009
If we start to list every AppleScript that does only one thing that saves only one click, then MacUpdate is just going to be flooded with that and it will be impossible to find actual applications. Let's please not flood MU with crap.
[Version 1.7]

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Anonymous commented on 01 Jun 2009
Was that really worth a 1 star?
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Ned Scott replied on 29 Sep 2009
not even worth the one star, but it won't let me rate it lower.

And I'm pretty sure I said this once. Is MU deleting comments?
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Lounge Deluxe commented on 02 Nov 2008
I emailed the developer and asked if he could make this script also work for Webkit. Within 2 hours I received a new script that did just that! How 'bout a responsive developer!

For all of you wondering what the point of this script is, stop wondering. This is a script that can make your computer life a little easier, period. I often forgot to turn private browsing on, now it's done automatically for me. That makes enough sense to me. If not for you, then move on and forget about it.

You can download Webkit PB and a lot of other useful free scripts at the website of the developer: http://tomx.890m.com/
[Version 1.2]


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Roro01 commented on 14 Oct 2008
I can't understand. Why do we need this application? Safari already includes Private Browsing. Go to the menu bar under "Safari".
[Version 1.2]

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MarkOh replied on 31 May 2009
Apple's Safari 4 browser does not offer true private surfing: http://cultofmac.com/safari-is-fat-hog-that-spies-on-you/11107#more-11107
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Dalahast commented on 05 Oct 2008
Nice little script, I suppose– but wouldn't it be a little faster to just use the menu item with Option held down?
[Version 1.1]


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Ned Scott commented on 05 Oct 2008
So.. what's the point of this? Even for an apple script this is pretty pointless, and I'm trying to figure out why it's even coming up on MU. It's a script that does nothing more than execute a menu command.
[Version 1.1]

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Yazsoft replied on 05 Oct 2008
The point is that it's very practical and convenient for those that want this functionality but are not technical enough to put something like this together. Having to manually activate Private Browsing each and every time manually could become very annoying esp. if you open and close your Safari browser many times during the day.

A big thanks to the developer. I'm sure that many will find it very useful. We, for one, commend the thoughtfulness and the convenience aspect. Thanks!

Johnny @ Yazsoft
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mechamania replied on 05 Oct 2008
The icon is nice.
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Dysan767 commented on 05 Oct 2008
This works GREAT! Make sure Safari.app is in Application with Safari PB.app then load Safari PB.app -
Jesse
[Version 1.1]


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Lounge Deluxe commented on 04 Oct 2008
Works flawlessly for me. I asked several developers of pref settings utilities to add a similar function to their app, but all refused. Thanks a lot for this script!

Would it also be possible to publish one for WebKit instead of Safari?
[Version 1.0]


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NptPrchr had trouble on 03 Oct 2008
I installed it in the same folder as Safari and it doesn't work. Safari launches just fine, but it is not in "Private Browsing" mode. I don't know if I did anything wrong, but the one warning in the ReadMe did not apply, so I don't know what else I could've done.
[Version 1.0]

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Andrew K replied on 04 Oct 2008
Did you launch Safari, or the script SafariPB?

I misread the instruction at first, and launched the browser and it doesn't work. Tried starting the script, and it works fine!
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NptPrchr replied on 04 Oct 2008
No, I launched the script. No joy in Mudville.
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fyreflye commented on 05 Oct 2008
Are you all running OS 10.5x? I didn't notice that requirement and it didn't work for me.
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Version Downloads:4,531
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:31 Jul 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Safari PB launches Safari and enables Private Browsing. If Safari is launched normally, Safari PB will enable Private Browsing. Clicking on Safari PB a second time does NOT disable Private Browsing and will open a new window (if no windows are open).


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