Posted by Tim Tibbetts, 11/18/2010 08:05 PM
Safari renders web pages at lightning speed. It works on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and PC. It shows you your favorite sites at a glance. And it’s so smart, it even checks your spelling and grammar. Meet Safari, a browser unlike any you’ve ever seen.
|Safari renders web pages at lightning speed. It works on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and PC. It shows you your favorite sites at a glance. And it’s so smart, it even checks your spelling and grammar. Meet Safari, a browser unlike any you’ve ever seen.
VoiceOver Screen Reader
Safari features built-in support for Apple’s VoiceOver screen reader in Mac OS X. VoiceOver describes aloud what appears on your screen and reads the text and links of websites. Using VoiceOver, you can completely control the computer with the keyboard instead of the mouse.
Enhanced Keyboard Navigation
Thanks to the enhanced keyboard navigation options in Safari, you can navigate the web without a mouse. Press the Tab key, and Safari jumps to the next password field, pop-up menu, or input field. For increased keyboard control, you can hold down the Option key while tabbing to have Safari skip through every link on the page. And if you press the Return key, Safari opens the highlighted link, letting you “point and click” with just a few keystrokes.
Zoom in or out on web content using keyboard shortcuts, Multi-Touch gestures, or the Zoom toolbar button for more comfortable reading. Images and graphics scale up while your text remains razor sharp, keeping the web page layout consistent as you zoom. To add the Zoom button to your toolbar, simply choose Customize toolbar from the View menu and drag the button onto your toolbar.
Zoom Text Only
You can choose to zoom in on only the text when you take a closer look at a web page.
Closed Captions for HTML5 Video
Safari can now deliver an accessible video experience. If a video embedded in a web page using the HTML5 tag includes closed captions, click on the “CC” button in the video controls to display them.
Custom Style Sheets
Apply a custom style sheet — that you download or create yourself — that sets default fonts, font sizes, colors, and contrast, making your favorite websites more readable.
Minimum Font Size
If you find that text on some websites is too small to read (such as photo captions or fine print) Safari can increase the font size to make it more legible. Just set the minimum font size in the Advanced pane of Safari preferences.
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