Bring Back the Classic Safari Refresh Button in OS X
As many loyal Safari users already know, the dedicated “refresh” button was removed from the browser’s toolbar starting with the release of Safari 4. It seems that Apple decided it would be better placed at the end of the location bar. The “new” format also includes a much smaller button which quite frankly is much harder to get to and easier to miss.
Now that Safari 5 has the ability to use Extensions, you can bring back the classic look and feel by enabling the the “Safari Reload Button” Extension.
Enable Developer Mode in Safari
Safari may need to be relaunched
Go to the Safari menu » Preferences » Advanced. Turn on ‘Show Develop menu in menu bar.’
1: Enable Extensions
Necessary to load extensions
From the new ‘Develop’ menu, select ‘Enable Extensions.’
2: Install the refresh button extensions
If you follow the above steps, the Preferences menu will include a new “Extensions” tab where you can manage Safari extensions. Navigate to the new tab and download the “Safari Reload Button” extension.
3: Enable the button
Right click on Safari’s Toolbar (or go to the View menu) and choose ‘Customize Toolbar.’ You should now be able to place the button wherever you wish!
Now you have the old school refresh button in Safari again.