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Mac OS X Power Hound, Second Edition by Rob Griffiths

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OmniWeb Hints

The Omni Group, creator of OmniWeb, has been programming for Mac OS X for years—even before there was a Mac OS X. That’s because the company developed OmniWeb for the NeXT operating system, on which Mac OS X was eventually based.

OmniWeb is a Cocoa program, so it automatically includes all the nice features like system services, a customizable toolbar, and spell checking that are typical of programs like Mail and TextEdit. In addition, OmniWeb is based on Apple’s own Web Core, the same display engine that powers Safari. Many of the features you know and love from Safari, therefore, are automatically available in OmniWeb.

Web Pages as PDF Files

As you know from Section 4.3.10, Mac OS X can create a PDF file from anything you can print; just open the Print dialog box and click Save as PDF.

OmniWeb includes a keyboard shortcut to make this procedure even easier, though. If you hold down Option as you choose File Save As, the menu item becomes Save As PDF (you can also press Option-Shift-

Web Pages as PDF Files

-S to achieve the same thing). It’s a great way to preserve a receipt, driving directions, or other important Web info.

Opening a New Window Containing the Current Page

Every now and then, you might want to open an exact copy of the page you’re currently viewing. For example, if a site is filled with links, you may wish to follow a story on the main page—but keep the original page around ...

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