Not all Mac users know how to get quick access to certain Safari features. We bring to your attention 20 tips that will help you easily manage browser windows and tabs, navigate through pages and make you a real pro.
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Managing windows and tabs
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 key ⌘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 take you 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 click on ⌘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 not many people know that ⌘Cmd+Z allows you to open the last closed tab.
It’s very convenient in Safari to change the order of your open tabs. For example, you can simply click on a tab and manually drag it to another location, drag it from the current window and open it in a new one, or drag it from one window to another.
Minimize a window
To minimize an open Safari window, 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 also 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 open tabs, except for the current one, and you don’t have 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 that are not cluttered with anything extraneous, 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 Listand you can come back to it later.
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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 sidebar.
Enable full-screen mode
In order to open the browser window in full screen, you need to click on Ctrl+⌘Cmd+F. To exit full screen mode, press this key combination again.
Activate incognito mode
If you want to open a new incognito window (Private Window), click on ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + N.
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Mute tab sound
Like Chrome, Safari displays a speaker icon on the tabs of pages where audio is playing. You can click on it and thereby turn off the sound. You can turn off the sound on all pages by clicking on the blue speaker icon in the browser address bar.
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Navigation forward and backward
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.
Navigation up and down the page
You can scroll down the page you are viewing using spaces, and to scroll up you need to simultaneously press on Space and ⇧Shift.
Scrolling the page 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 bottom of the page being viewed.
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Stop page loading
If the page takes too long to load, the download can be interrupted. To do this, you need to go back 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 address bar
In order to put the cursor in the address bar, you can use the combination ⌘Cmd+L.
If you want to quickly find the desired word or part of the text on the page, open the page search panel by clicking on ⌘Cmd+F.