SafariRestore
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SafariRestore allows you to automatically restore your previous browsing session. Also useful for saving and restoring browsing sessions. For best results, set Safari to open new windows with an Empty page. On Lion, disable "Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps" under "System Preferences:General"
What's New
Version 6.0.1:
  • Code cleanup
  • Added option to export/import sessions
  • Updated Welcome page
  • Interface tweaks
  • Fixed: session name editing now escapes when enter key is pressed
  • Fixed: sticky sessions when clicking contextual menu
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Safari 5.1.2 or later recommended



MacUpdate - SafariRestore



SafariRestore User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 6.x:
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bbw7 reviewed on 01 Jun 2013
I've been using this extension for a while and have come to really appreciate it. At first I didn't really see the purpose of it, as Safari allows one to retain the tabs and URL's from previous sessions, and having an extra tab for it open upon starting up Safari confused me. But with a few minutes of diligent checking it out, it all became clear.

Tthat extra tab or window with the Restore Session header is where one can choose to look at previous sessions (menu on LHS), and then choose to reopen any full session or portion of one that you need.

The most useful aspect, I find, is for when I accidentally close a tab, which I have kept over several sessions. If you haven't used that tab in the current session, it doesn't seem possible to access it again via Safari's history feature, BUT with Safari Retore, I can bring up the Safari Restore tab/window and go to a previous session that had said lost URL tab at the end of a session, and get it back. Very handy, particularly for single-user machines. I can see, however, how it might be a privacy issue if you share the same computer and account with someone else

Also have never found any instabilities to it that I am aware of.

And as a general comment for all extensions, seeing that it has been asked here several times, to uninstall this or any extension, just go to Safari->Preferences->Extensions (which becomes a tab in Safari) and choose "uninstall". You can also just choose to disable it.
[Version 5.6.1]


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SpamSurfer commented on 06 Jan 2013
Oh well. When was the last time Safari was updated anyway?
[Version 5.6.1]

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Marie Callow replied on 17 Apr 2013
How can I DELETE this on my MacBook?
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Sweetp Productions (developer) replied on 14 May 2013
open Safari's pretences, go to the Extensions tab, Uninstall
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Spudboy commented on 22 Oct 2012
How about something that does the opposite? I don't want anything restored. Thanks for any suggestions.
[Version 5.6]

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Marie Callow replied on 17 Apr 2013
Help...Don't know how this got installed..(I have Grandchildren...
But I can't get rid of this.
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SegN3rd replied on 09 Dec 2013
There is more than one thing that causes Safari to re-open the last session. The re-open tabs feature causes them to re-open if you quit and relaunch Safari, but the app resume feature causes them to be restored if Safari crashes.

If you want to disable any or all of these, there are good instructions at https://discussions.apple.com/message/16141542#16141542
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Alamak commented on 25 Aug 2011
Why should I need this, now that Lion has got this functionality built in?
[Version 5.2]

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John-Sawyer-CJS replied on 27 Aug 2011
Then it's for people not running Lion.
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Sweetp Productions (developer) replied on 02 Sep 2011
Some people don't like to use Lion's auto-resume, as it's all or nothing. There is no way to be selective about which apps will resume.
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Babalooz replied on 18 Oct 2011
Sweetp Productions: "There is no way to be selective about which apps will resume."

Well: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20110724223238674
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BigJohnson replied on 19 May 2013
I guess you're one of the lucky ones who have never had Safari crash, then when you re-opened it all your tabs were gone and couldn't be restored.
I use Sessions, and it has restored my tabs many tabs when Safari could not.

And maybe you need to restore a session from two weeks ago, lets see Safari do that!
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PorkPieHat commented on 06 May 2011
Sessions is ten times better. (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8247646/sessions/index.html)
[Version 4.13]

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sjk replied on 21 May 2011
I mentioned and linked to Sessions earlier.
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Shk747 replied on 26 Aug 2011
no, 11 times better ...
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Cosmicrepairdude reviewed on 30 Mar 2011
I've just been trying out this and Sessions for a few days and I find they both remember the tabs from the previous session, but only the last page I looked at in each tab. There is no history for the tabs, ie, I can't click the Back button. "Reopen all windows" in the History menu does the same thing.
Firefox and Chrome remember the entire session, so it's as if I never shut down. How do I get Safari to remember the actual session and not just the last page I looked at?
[Version 4.11]

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Cosmicrepairdude replied on 30 Mar 2011
Looks like I've answered my own question - the current version of Glims seems to do this. I was hoping for something more basic, but if it works, I'm happy.
Any other comments are welcome, though.
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Mistere replied on 28 Apr 2011
If you want the previous session auto-restored, with history for each tab, Glims is the only thing I know that can do it.

It's a shame too because I'd like to get rid of all input managers and SIMBL plugins and use only Safari Extensions which should cause less problems (or at least rule them out as problems when I'm troubleshooting something) but, I can't because Glims and Safari Cookies are irreplaceable.

Auto-restore functionality should be built-in, come on Apple!
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RavenNevermore replied on 09 Aug 2011
@Mistere, it is built in. Go to "History" -> "Reopen All Windows From Last Session." Thats what I did until I updated to Lion, and now its built into the OS.
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Cosmicrepairdude replied on 09 Aug 2011
Davidravenmoon, you seem to have missed the point of this thread, which is that "Reopen All Windows From Last Session", like SafariRestore and Sessions does NOT fully restore the last session, as there is no history for each tab. You have to use Glims to get the functionality that Firefox and Chrome provide, as I said above. I don't know if Lion does this, but it certainly isn't built into Safari.
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RavenNevermore replied on 09 Aug 2011
@Cosmicrepairdude, well I can only test that on Lion, but in Lion I opened four tabs, and on each tab went to four URLs, and then quit Safari. I reopened it, and it opened with those 4 tabs with full history for each tab. I did not have to use the reopen command.

So yes, it is now built into Lion.
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Cosmicrepairdude replied on 09 Aug 2011
Finally!
Thanks for checking, DRM.
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Mistere replied on 09 Aug 2011
Yea, thanks for checking on that for me too. Now if something could only replace the features Glims adds with bookmarks and tabs I could remove it.

I wonder if it still will remember the entire window's session after a bad crash?
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sjk commented on 25 Dec 2010
3.0 sounds a lot more like Sessions, but there's no screen image here or on the developer site for comparison.
[Version 3.0]

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Sweetp Productions (developer) replied on 25 Dec 2010
Here you go:
http://cl.ly/2w2c2I0V0S231Y2V1E1g
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sjk replied on 25 Dec 2010
Thanks for the quick response, Russell.
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sjk tipped on 13 Oct 2010
An alternative to SafariRestore, not listed at MU (yet) so it can't be under OTHER PEOPLE SUGGEST:

Sessions
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8247646/sessions/index.html
[Version 2.15]

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Negritude commented on 14 Oct 2010
Note that, Sessions is listed in the Apple extensions gallery. Just an FYI, because most people wouldn't trust downloading something from an unknown Dropbox account.
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sjk replied on 14 Oct 2010
Good point about it being in Apple's Safari Extensions Gallery, though I'm not sure most people will care (or even notice) where they download from. But perhaps people downloading an extension like this are more attentive to its origin.
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Maclover1.1 replied on 15 Nov 2010
THANKS !!!
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Yaba_daba_do reviewed on 10 Sep 2010
This is great that I found safariRestore 2.11, I have a bone to pick. Your app.worked great till I
decided to clean out my cache? I believe that's why it does not work anymore? If I remember right “ B-4 I deleted it “ up in the upper right corner you ask for a donation? your kidding me right? you must be use to writing apps for the other company that just don't work. I have sent
a compliant to Apple asking how can this be, that they allow things on there web site that don't work! If it makes you feel any better I have found 2 others that don't work either. So far the 6 others I am using work great! Oh,I did give a couple of stars for effort!
[Version 2.11]

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Bollywood (developer) replied on 11 Sep 2010
i cleaned out my Safari cache, as you did, and didn't see any difference....
sorry it didn't work out for you.

have a good day!
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Wikno tipped on 21 Jun 2010
Why does this have to use "locationd" to connect to mac-services.apple.com:443 every 10 seconds? Seems a little excessive to me... what is it doing? port 443? isn't that usually used for login/id? I don't need my computer talking to apple anymore than it absolutely needs to. Aside from this program, apple may not be microsoft or google, but they're still a for-profit company. I like my privacy, if only for the principle.
[Version 1.9]


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Fromage-Head had trouble on 24 Mar 2011
I've noticed a severe performance hit lately with this extension, giving me a lot of spinning beachballs each time i open a new page or click a link.
Disabling it makes my navigation smooth again.

(safari 5.0.4 - Mac OS X 10.6.6)
[Version 4.11]

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Sweetp Productions (developer) replied on 27 Apr 2011
try reseting SafariRestore, from the Settings Tab. See if that helps.
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Fromage-Head replied on 05 May 2011
No more problems apparently. Thanks !

ElTarlo rated on 12 Jul 2012

[Version 5.5.3]



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Thomas1977 rated on 19 Jan 2012

[Version 5.5.3]



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Stephen_Fry rated on 03 Nov 2011

[Version 5.5.1]


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Date:08 Dec 2013
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