Safari is Apple's web browser. This tag is for Safari in OS X. For Safari on iOS, use the mobile-safari tag, and for Safari in Windows, use the safari-windows tag.

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How to alter Safari's default cursor options

Bear with me as I explain how Safari prompts a user to search: Previously, when I would open Safari or open a new tab within Safari, there would be no cursor present (I think). When I would begin ...
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Browsers looking at OSX Server default website always uses ssh which creates problems

Just installed OS X Server 4.1 (on Yosemite) for local network website development. Browsers pointed at served webpages all seem to default to using SSL which is annoying because a certificate error ...
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Safari no longer defaults to typing in address bar. Why?

I recently deleted cookies and deleted my AdBlocker for Safari. Since then, things have been acting weird, e.g. websites open slowly, my homepage was set to Yahoo, etc. Previously, when I would open ...
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Why does my iPad send me immediately to the App Store instead of Safari?

I tapped on Safari and suddenly it sent me to the App Store. I tried going back to Safari but it just kept going to the App Store. It just wants me to buy random apps that I don't want.
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Safari printing issues

Lately when I try to print from Safari (Version 8.0.6 (10600.6.3)) on the latest Yosemite, the job won't be printed, keeping the "Printing..." status forever. That happens every time. If I save ...
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Safari - Easy way to open a link in private window?

Is there an easy way to open links in a private window in Safari in OS X? With this, I mean copying the link and pasting it in a new private window not as being easy. In Chrome and Firefox, you can ...
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Safari broken, cannot install any extension

My safari refuses to let me install any extension. All installations ended up with a message: Safari can't install this extension An error occurred while installing the extension <extension ...
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rabbitsearch malware

It seems that my PC got infected with malware. When I open Chrome, rabbitsearch.net pops up as the homepage. And I cannot access to other normal websites. I tried to follow this page to reset the ...
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Macbook freezes, safari cache problem

i'm new here so hi to all my problem is that from a couple of days my macbook freeze sometime and the fan start running higher so i had to hard restart cause i can't do anything with the mouse from ...
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Create applescript to do next song in safari tab

don't know applescript language (and it will be nonsense to learn it just to do this single thing). What I want to do is press the keys that are in the macbook keyboard (play/pause, next, back) to ...
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OS X Yosemite Crashing Frequently (Safari?)

I've got the problem that my Systems is often freezing and than shutting down or restarting. I have a Mid-2012 Macbook Pro Retina and before Yosemite I've never had such problems. Just while writing ...
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iOS “Add to Home Screen” - Delete Data

I believe this is the best forum to ask this question. This issue is with iOS Safari's "Add to Home Screen", and is particularly specific to Google Keep. I added "Google Keep" to Home Screen through ...
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View ASP.NET website developed on a VM in safari on Mac

For school I need to make some assignments in ASP.NET on windows. I Have a MBPR with OS X 10.10 and Windows 8.1 (VMWare) running on it. When I run my project in visual studio, google chrome is opened ...
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Safari inspector/console shows error icon, but does not print anything

I am creating a webpage, so sometimes I need to debug. Safari console works fine, but sometimes I get an error with no information. I just see this: But nothing in the console. If I try the same in ...
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Safari not displaying webpages correctly

I've been using Chrome for many years, but have recently switched to safari, as I find it to be much easier on my mac, against the resource-intensive chrome. But I find that Safari doesn't display ...
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How to have the first search result highlighted instead of the seach bar in Safari?

Problem: I am using Safari and DuckDuckGo as a default search engine. Suppose I search for "foo". I get results on the duckduckgo.com BUT my cursor is still in the searchbar so I cannot navigate ...
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Safari unresponsive at quit?

Every time I hit ⌘ + Q in Safari it freezes it completely and goes unresponsive, so far I have done every thing possible to fix this issue. I made a video if you don't understand what I'm talking ...
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Is Chrome Just As “Safe” as Safari with Regards to Passwords?

I use two browsers: one for personal use (i.e. email, social networking, YouTube, etc.) and one for professional/school (i.e. developing, school links, school-related searches, etc.). I recently ...
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I got this message “about://(null) payload tested” [duplicate]

I was on safari viewing various websites and had this Pop up in a dialogue box: (about://(null) payload tested). It has popped up 6 or 7 times now. What does this mean?
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Macbook Pro Sluggish - VTDecoderXPCService & Safari

After upgrading to Yosemite my Macbook Pro (2012) is just incredibly slow and sluggish. It's Safari and VTDecoderXPCService - which is some kind of sandbox item for quicktime. However, I can't figure ...
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Specifying which processes can be terminated if hardware resources become scarce

I typically tax the limits of my computer systems' system resources, and "obtain the appropriate hardware to perform the kind of computing you require" is not the solution I am interested in for the ...
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Highlight first Google result in Safari

In Safari 8, after doing a Google search from the navbar, the focus stays on the navbar instead of focusing on the content like any other webpage. This prevents the use of Google or DuckDuckGo ...
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Why does my Macbook Pro get very hot at seemingly random times? Possibly Safari-related?

I have a late-2014 15" MBP with max specs running 10.10.3, and it usually has no problem handling most of what I throw at it (running multiple resource-intensive apps at once, editing large files in ...
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Safari crashes every time finderKIT plug-in is used

I have a late 2012 iMac running 10.10.3 Yosemite with the latest Safari v8.0.6 which I updated a few hours ago. However I noticed that every time when I click on a 'select file' button - trying to ...
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Hidden features of Safari? [closed]

While using Safari, I accidentally three-finger tapped on a link and Preview of that web page popped up, like below. I think it's pretty useful. Do you know any other hidden features of Safari? I ...
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Safari keeps losing connection

I'm trying to download CentOS' ISO from a mirror, and the download fails all times (connection lost). It fails after downloading something like 3.5 GB out of 4.5 GB. The problem is that every time ...
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How do I force Safari to ask me to save all passwords?

I'm using 10.10.3. iCloud keychain is enabled. Anyway, I find that Safari will ask to save passwords for some sites but not for others. examples of sites where I get prompted: eBay, amazon, some ...
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Send webpage from Mac to iOS using Handoff

I use Chrome on my desktop and Safari on my iPhone and iPad. I have Handoff already set up on my devices so that when I am browsing on iOS, I get the dock icon on my Mac and can open the page in ...
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YouTube videos not loading fully

Safari won't load YouTube videos fully like a 10:00 video it only load 6:50 of it A. Iv tried restarted my wifi. B. Iv tried refreshing. C. Restarted my I pad. D. Iv tryed the YouTube app
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Selecting text in textarea form

I am running on an iPad Air 2 with iOS 8.3. I do some JavaScript coding on it from time to time, and one of the things that I do with it is when ready to release, I pack it several times so no one can ...
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AppleScript click on website link

I need an AppleScript to select a specific text field of an area, paste a text and click enter. I have inspected the text (research) field. Here is the result: <input placeholder=​"Search Value" ...
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Image is broken in Safari and Preview but works in Chrome and Gimp

The same jpg image file displays differently in Safari and Chrome. How can I fix this problem?
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How to upgrade my browser on 10.6.8

These are the specs of my mac book, currently running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I'm trying to upgrade my browser, as Gmail says it's out of date, and I can't access the playlist on amazon prime. I am not ...
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iPad not playing YouTube videos in Safari

My iPad won't play YouTube videos. I order to solve the problem I have tried: Turning the iPad off and back on. Refreshing the YouTube webpage in the browser. Open the webpage in a new browser tab. ...
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How do set a custom minimum tab width in Safari 8?

In Chrome when I have many tabs open it simply reduces the width of each tab. I'm trying Safari for the first time in years and am not enjoying the tabs that get smaller towards the edge. Is there a ...
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Keep Finder On-Top While Dragging Links From Safari URL Bar

In the previous version of OS X, Mavericks, I used to be able to have a browser window open and a finder window open, I used to then be able to drag a link from the URL into the finder window to drop ...
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Annoying lag while searching in iOS Safari

More or less from iOS 8.2 update I suffer a little, but very annoying, trouble in Safari. I open Safari, I type in the search bar what I need (web page or something to search on Google) then I've to ...
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Safari on Yosemite stops loading tabs if a new one is created

If I visit a site in Safari, and before it loads, create a new tab or switch over to an existing one, the loading stops in the initial tab. Has anyone else experienced this as well? None of the ...
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Chrome-like inline search highlighting in Safari?

I just switched over from using Chrome to Safari and I really like it, but I find the search function in Safari very limiting. Are there any extensions for Chrome-like highlighting in Safari? For ...
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Opening a subset of bookmarks in a Bookmark Folder

I imported my bookmark folders from Chrome, which I now hate. How can I open a subset of bookmarks in a folder, but NOT ALL bookmarks in the folder, each in a NEW tab. I am using Safari 7.1.5 and OS ...
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iPhone 5s silver iOS 7.1.2

I bought 5s silver since 2014.That's my Fav & it's very useful for me...but now I don't know exactly that my phone is power off when using it & for 1min,it's power on automatically.Then I saw ...
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Character encoding in Safari Mobile

I've developped a website using JSF, which is accessed by Safari mobile running on Iphone 5C. Most of the Iphones behave correctly, send the text encoded as it should, but on one of them, text is ...
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Disable Safari in OS X

How do I disable Safari in OS X? The desired effect is the same as in iOS: in iOS, you can easily disable Safari through the Restrictions settings, and the app just hides but is not uninstalled. You ...
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Safari custom keyboard shortcuts do not work

I am trying to assign keyboard shortcuts to User agents in Safari's Develop menu on OSX Yosemite. I have done so and now the assigned shortcuts appear in Safari's develop menu. I expect the change of ...
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Downloading old Safari point releases (Ex: 8.0.4)

I am attempting to build VMware Fusion images with each recent point release of Safari. I've had success with the versions bundled with OS X updates (10.10.1, 10.10.2) but I am not sure if it's ...
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Export or save safari history on iPad without iTunes or iCloud or computer

is there a way to export or save safari history right on the iPad using an app maybe? I don't want to move the history over to another device, but just want to see the full list of history (that's not ...
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How to disable auto password filling (Keychain) while in private browsing mode in Safari?

Keychain offers to auto complete forms including passwords even in private browsing mode. How can I disable this? I'm using Safari 8.0.5 on Yosemite 10.10.3. Edit: The use case here is when other ...
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iPad App that can store longer history than Safari

Is there an app that can keep longer than a week or so of browsing hisotry, which is what seems to be available in Safari? The longer the better...
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iPad: Does “website data” under Safari settings show all websites I visited?

Recently I realized Safari doesn't keep much of browsing history, which is a bummer for me. Then I find this section called "website data" in Settings. Would be great if the list in there shows all ...
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How much Safari history is kept on iPad?

How many Safari history entries are kept on iPads until automatically deleted? (Not sure if this depends on iPad model or version of iOS…)