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Bookmark tool for Safari

We are now starting to get uptake from some of our Arts and Technology types and their prefered browser is Safari; getting a bookmarlet tool for that would be helpful - or is there a work-around?

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Ian Corns (Talis) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
completed  ·  chrisc responded  · 

The Firefox plugin works fine in our testing on Safari and also Chrome – both are in extensive use by our development team.

We are updating the help text this month to direct users with these browsers to the instructions for Firefox.

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  • Vicki Cormie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have a lot of Mac users here, 40% of the hits to our OPAC are from Macs so this is important to us.

  • Annette Moore commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Richard, I tried installing the bookmarklet tool in Safari on a Mac last week and maganaged to install by importing the bookmark from the Firefox browser. Bookmarking worked OK for websites and in a limited way for electronic journals but no luck with our catalogue - AquaBrowser. It just bookmarked the search page. We are really hoping that this development will be taken forward.

  • Annette Moore commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We too are getting inquiries from academics using Macs with Safari. We are advising they install Firefox for use with Aspire. Installing the Bookmarklet tool is slightly different - (Ctrl + click on Add to My Bookmarks) and add the liblists url as an exception if 'block pop ups' is active. It would good to have the option to install the bookmarklet tool with Safari.

  • Richard Cross commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can Talis add an actual 'Under review' status to this item - if this is still the case from last year? Better still, could there be an update on the current position regarding Mac browsers - is it better to try the IE plugin in Safari or the Firefox one, et al?

  • Richard Cross commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We would be interested in seeing this developed - hopefully, if it's a case of testing and documentation, the lead time need not be that long... We too have numerous Macs on campus (and on the home office desks of academics).

  • AdminIan Corns (Talis) (Admin, Talis) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    IMPORTED COMMENTS HISTORY
    01/11/2009 10:23:38 [Ian Corns (Talis)]
    I've proposed a story around this - XIP-1431. Having discussed with the developers, the existing tools may work with Safari but haven't been tested. In addition, no documentation exists around it. The story is fairly open at this point, to cover testing /
    development / documentation, all as required.

    01/11/2009 10:24:05 [Ian Corns (Talis)]
    Status Changed from Active to Under Review.

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