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  • I’m trying to use the Quicktag buttons on a Macintosh (System 9, current version Internet Explorer 5), however they do not work the same as on a PC.

    On the mac – when you click a Quicktag button it inserts the tag at the end of the text (no matter where the cursor is). The button is then displayed as the “close tag” button (eg [/It])… however after it is clicked it does not return back to its normal “open tag” state (eg: [It]).

    Is there a replacement (plugin or something) for the Quicktags? Has anyone else had this problem?


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  • I think its due to the way javascript is enabled on the Mac. I just live with it, or use firefox if I need to do lots of tags.

    Does Firefox run on OS9? Or try some form of Mozilla that does. You’re probably on an older mac so you might not be able to use the latest and greatest–sorry. Can you upgrade to OSX?

    On “Sarari” I don’t even see the Quicktag buttons–they are there for Firefox though. I believe it might be faster just to type these tags–or use the “Textile” or “Markdown” plug in and do it that way.

    Search for ‘Quicktags safari’ – theres a thread about here somewhere. You just have to comment out a couple of lines in the right file to get them to appear.

    not able to upgrade to OSX unfortunately (I’m setting up WordPress for my Dad, and he has an older Beige G3). I’ve tried the later version of Mozilla (pre Firefox) and that didn’t work either… might search for a few other web browsers that work on OS9.

    Might download iCab or Camino browsers and see if they are any different.


    I’m using OS 10.3.8 and Safari 1.2.4. I spent a while trying to figure out the quicktag buttons everybody’s been referring to. But there are no quicktag buttons above my post box, or anywhere else for that matter.

    Then I read this, fired up Explorer 5.2.3, and wow, there they are!

    I found the following thread but I don’t understand why it doesn’t work in Safari, or how I am to implement the solution (what does “take a look at the last thread link and delete the browser check for Safari” mean? What last thread link? In what file? How do I delete a browser check for Safari?

    Forgive me, but I need detailed instructions. I’d rather stick with Safari than Explorer.

    I use Firefox and Safari interchangeably – there are some features in Firefox I like much more. Quicktags in wordpress being one of them.

    Give Firefox a chance.

    Instructions are here: once you enable them they will not work the same way as IE/FF (which is which they were disabled).
    Also see here:

    Thanks, Ian, those instructions work perfectly! Wow, I’ve got buttons now.

    The buttons look good, too… why do people say they don’t look good in Safari?

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