Not all Mac users know how to get quick access to certain features of Safari. We bring to your attention 20 tips that will help you easily manage browser windows and tabs, navigate through the pages and make you a real pro.
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Window and tab management
Open link in new tab or window
Some links open in the browser on the current page, which is not always convenient. In order to open a link in a new tab, while remaining on the current page, you need to click on the link while simultaneously pressing the button ⌘Cmd… You can open the page in a new window by simultaneously clicking on the link and clicking on ⌘Cmd + ⌥Option (Alt)…
Switch to the previous or next tab
If you want to switch to the tab to the right of the current one, click on ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + Right Arrow… Respectively, ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + left arrow will switch to the tab on the left. Alternatively, to switch to the tab on the right, you can click on Control + Tab, and on the tab on the left – Control + ⇧Shift + Tab…
Switch to a specific tab
If you have many tabs open and need to quickly switch to one of them, click on ⌘Cmd and a key with a number from 1 to 9. For example, if you press ⌘Cmd + 1, the first tab (far left) will open, and ⌘Cmd + 5 will take you to the fifth tab from the left.
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Reopen a closed tab
Everyone knows that the keyboard shortcut ⌘Cmd + T is used to open a new tab, but few people know that ⌘Cmd + Z lets you open the last closed tab.
In Safari, it’s very convenient to change the order of your open tabs. For example, you can simply click on a tab and manually drag it to another location, pull it off the current window and open it in a new one, or drag it from one window to another.
Minimize a window
In order to minimize the open Safari window, you need to click ⌘Cmd + M…
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Close the current tab or window
Of course, you can close the tab or window by clicking on the cross, but you can do without the mouse using the keyboard shortcut ⌘Cmd + W to close the tab and ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + W to close the window.
Close all tabs except the current one
If you no longer need all the open tabs, except for the current one, and there is no time or desire to close them individually, you can simply click on ⌘Cmd + ⌥Option (Alt) + W…
Enable reading mode
In order to activate the reading mode in Safari, which allows you to open pages not cluttered by anything, you need to click on ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + R…
Add Page to Reading List
Pressing ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + D, you will add the current page to “Reading list”And you can return to it later.
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Open side panel
Open a sidebar containing bookmarks, “Reading list“And”General links“, You can use the combination ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + L… Pressing these keys again will close the side panel.
Enable full-screen mode
In order to open the browser window in full screen, you need to click on Ctrl + ⌘Cmd + F… To exit the full screen mode, press this key combination again.
Activate incognito mode
If you want to open a new window in incognito mode (Private Window), click on ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + N…
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Turn off sound in a tab
Similar to Chrome, Safari displays a speaker icon on the tabs of pages where audio is playing. You can click on it and thus mute the sound. You can turn off the sound on all pages by clicking on the blue speaker icon in the address bar of your browser.
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Forward and backward navigation
You can return to the previous page in the current tab by clicking on ⌘Cmd + left arrow… To switch to the next page, click on ⌘Cmd + right arrow…
Navigating up and down the page
To scroll down the page you are viewing, use Spaces, and to scroll up, you must simultaneously press on Space and ⇧Shift…
Page scrolling to the beginning and to the end
If you need to quickly return to the top of the page, click on ⌘Cmd + up arrow… Respectively, ⌘Cmd + down arrow will open the very bottom of the page you are viewing.
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Stop loading the page
If the page takes too long to load, the load can be interrupted. To do this, you need to return to the top of the page (⌘Cmd + up arrow) and press the key Escape… You can refresh the page using the combination ⌘Cmd + R…
Users who have difficulty reading small print can zoom in on the page by clicking on ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + equal sign (“=”)… To zoom out, click on ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + minus sign (“-“), and to return to the original view of the page – ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + zero (“0”)…
Go to the address bar
In order to place the cursor in the address bar, you can use the combination ⌘Cmd + L…
Search by page
If you want to quickly find the required word or part of the text on the page, open the page search bar by clicking on ⌘Cmd + F…