Inspired by Miles Berry's post in this thread, about changing the user agent in Google Chrome to enable you to use the HTML Editor in Moodle, I decided to check out whether the same thing would work with Safari 5 on Mac. And it does for me, on a MacBook Pro (OS X 10.6.4, Safari 5.0.2). Changing the user agent in Safari is a bit less complicated than in Chrome, but the result is essentially the same. By changing the user agent to Firefox you can use the HTML Editor.
To make the switch in Safari:
- With Safari open, go to Preferences in the Safari menu.
- Select the Advanced tab.
- At the bottom of the window, check "Show Develop menu in menu bar"
- The second item in the Develop menu is "User Agent". Select a version of Firefox (Internet Explorer should also work, but I didn't try it). Voila!
I hope it works for others, because I've been looking for a way to use Safari and Moodle for the longest, longest time!