How To Enable Extensions In Safari

Recently Safari 5, the latest browser from Apple go released bringing a host of new enhancements including the Safari reader that lets you read online articles hassle free and the option to open links in new tabs instead of windows. Apart from these minor features, Safari 5 adds support for extensions, adding immense number of possibilities for developers to customize the browser similar to Firefox or Google Chrome.

By default, the Extensions tab is not available in Safari Preferences. While the official extensions gallery is not yet available, here is how you can enable Safari extensions and try out your hands at some development.

1. Open the Preferences dialog in Safari (shortcut Ctrl+,) or by clicking on the the settings icon.

safari-5-preferenes2. Go to the Advanced tab and select the option ‘Show Develop menu in menu bar’.

enable-develop-menu-safari3. Now you will be able to find the ‘Develop’ menu item in the menu bar. Select the option Develop –> Enable extensions. A check mark should appear besides the option once it is selected. enable-extensions-safari

4. Now when you go back to the Preferences dialog, you should be able to see the ‘Extensions’ tab.

extensions-gallery-safari

Currently there are no extensions available for download, but we expect them to explode soon and have an add-on for everything in the near future.

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