Safari on Windows: This is just silly…

Safari bookmark dialog

Safari on Windows not only has it’s own font render engine, it’s own brushed metal look, centered window title, it also adheres to the Mac OSX convention as far as button ordering goes. Just consider how truly arrogant it is of Apple to do this. Why would they even consider this when the users they’re targeting have been using Windows for years and have grown accustomed to clicking the left button without even looking…

Firefox bookmark dialog

My initial enthusiasm for this new browser has all but faded. Safari in Windows is like running a single app emulator. The new 3.0.2 version is reasonably stable, but it still is a Mac OSX application. It doesn’t look like it belongs on Vista and it doesn’t adhere to Vista’s interface guidelines. In the long run that will make it unusable for me.

Roy | June 24, 2007 | English,Software | Comments (2)


  1. Arrogant is a good term! I am always amazed at the Mac OS.

    After 10, 15, or however many years, you still have to grab the lower-right corner of the window to resize it. Never mind that often times you’ve moved the lower-right corner off the screen. Now they’ve brought this stupidity to Windows, whose users can resize a window from any visible border position.

    I know it’s silly of me, but it’s stupid pride like this that makes me not want to switch to Macs, cool and good-looking as they are.

    Comment by Chris — July 1, 2007 @ 10:28 am

  2. Hey there!
    I’m a Mac user and enthusiast and, although I must agree with your opinion about the interface, I also, as a webdesigner, find it interesting that it has so many MacOS in it! You can now test, in your PC, how a website will look and work as if you were on a mac… does that make sense to you?
    I personally don’t use Safari. I prefer the Firefox engine!! but when it comes to cross-browser testing, I go through all the big ones (I even have an old laptop PC to test things on IE6/7).
    As far as the arrogant attitude goes… well… Macs are the best computers in the world…. (hehehe! I had to say that!!!!).

    You have a great blog here. Thank you for sharing your insights! You have a new, loyal, visitor!
    Take care!

    Comment by Hugo Baeta — November 2, 2007 @ 3:07 pm