Most days I might use any one of 3 web browsers. My current workhorses are Firefox 3.5, Safari 4.0.2 and OmniWeb 5.9.2. I generally have at least 2 of them open at any one time. These days I have my email open in Firefox, and since it’s today’s default browser any links from email, Tweetie or NetNewsWire open in Firefox automatically.
One strength of OmniWeb is how easily it can pass itself off as a different browser.
This morning when I visited Xero to write up a client invoice they wouldn’t let me in because they didn’t like my browser of choice.
I know OmniWeb works perfectly well with Xero as I’ve used it many times. It so happens I’d cleared out the OmniWeb cache and settings from this machine last week, so OmniWeb had forgotten to pass itself off to Xero as one of the other browsers.
I went to the OmniWeb menu and chose
Show Site Preferences. This area allows me to choose settings for specific sites. I might always block ads on one site, for example, while allowing them on others.
In this instance I wanted to tell OmniWeb to always pass itself off to Xero as Firefox.
After setting the
Identify to web servers and scripts as drop-down menu to
Firefox I tried again to access Xero. Success.
I went ahead and created the client invoice I’d set out to write up.
Next time I visit Xero with OmniWeb on this machine that setting will be remembered and I won’t have problems.
The Individual Site Settings in OmniWeb are very impressive. 5 tabs each offer half a dozen settings, while another area allows you to call up a list of images, scripts and other elements of the page you’re viewing.
OmniWeb remains a favourite browser dedicated to getting work done.