No configuration is necessary, just open the
.dmg file, run
restart Safari. To uninstall, simply run
Uninstall from the
If you experience any problems, check Console for lines starting with
[SafariSingleWindow]. If you see any, copy them and email them to me,
and I'll see what I can do to fix it.
SafariSingleWindow.dmg (77 KB)
Frequently Asked Questions
How is this any better than running
defaults write com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool truewith Safari 3.1?
That setting is experimental, and only applies to anchor tags that have
and it may actually cause issues with certain sites. SafariSingleWindow
Won't this plugin break when Apple finishes fleshing out that above setting?
No. SafariSingleWindow works on a different level than Safari's setting. If Apple ever chooses to make it configurable through a dialog, the setting would simply have no effect if you have SafariSingleWindow installed.
The plugin also uses very little of Safari's API, and it checks for the presence of those APIs before loading. The majority of the plugin uses public WebKit APIs (the open source browser engine that Safari uses).
Why have my window resizing bookmarklets stopped working?
SafariSingleWindow disables windows resizing from scripts to prevent pop-ups from clobbering your current window's dimensions. This is intentional, and if you want to bypass the plugin temporarily to run your bookmarklets, use the newly added "Single Window Mode" menu item in the "Safari" menu.
Download the official development repository using Git:
git clone git://github.com/brodie/safarisinglewindow.git
make to compile the plugin, and
make install to install it into
your home directory's SIMBL plugins folder. Run
to create a disk image of the application.
Visit GitHub if you'd like to fork the project, watch for new changes, or report issues.
Contact information can be found on my site, brodierao.com.