"I'm telling you to loosen up my buttons babe (uh huh)" June 12, 2007 11:55 AM   Subscribe

Enabling the italics and bold buttons beneath the comments box for Safari users?
posted by Blazecock Pileon to Feature Requests at 11:55 AM (9 comments total)

gyc points out that the editing buttons work with a user-agent change in Safari 3.

Would it make sense to enable this feature for Safari users? The agent (for now, at least) is:

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/522.10.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Safari/522.11
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:55 AM on June 12, 2007

If you key on AppleWebKit (rather than on Safari), it'll probably work in OmniWeb too, which would be nice.
posted by kindall at 12:25 PM on June 12, 2007

Link doesn't work though, right?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:00 PM on June 12, 2007

Dunno what small percentage have begun using Safari for Windows but the buttons, including link, don't work for that either.
posted by junesix at 2:05 PM on June 12, 2007

I tried the Link button and it worked for me. I see that I neglected to mention that.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:05 PM on June 12, 2007

I should qualify what I'm saying by indicating I tried this out on a PPC Mac. I don't know what gyc was running.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:06 PM on June 12, 2007

Using Safari 3 on Mac, but changing my USER AGENT to Firefox 2.02(via the debug menu), shows all the buttons and they appear to work (sorry for the weirdo formatting but it's proof of concept).
posted by doctor_negative at 2:21 PM on June 12, 2007

mathowie, does this mean you are sniffing browsers by their UA string instead of using some nice javascript object detection?
posted by misterbrandt at 9:56 PM on June 12, 2007


*tee hee!*
posted by quonsar at 9:19 AM on June 13, 2007

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