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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Non-existing URLs redirect to “searchguide - level 3” in Safari

I typed a URL in Safari to check whether a domain name had been registered or not, and was redirected to this page: (here I made the test with "http://fegiuebnfuybzh.com", a random string of ...
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Terminal command to clear DNS cache doesn't seem to work

I do a lot of website work where I change nameservers for a domain, wait overnight for it to propagate on the host server, then go back to work on the site. Lately, what happens is that I can see the ...
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OBJ-C How to open URL automatically once scanned from QR Code Reader [on hold]

I'm in the process of building an app that will have a QR Code reader in it that, once a QR Code is scanned, automatically opens the URL in a browser, be it Safari, Chrome, Etc. Currently I have the ...
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delete cookies in Safari manually

I tried deleting Cookies in Safari manually, by deleting ~Library/Cookies folder, ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari and ~/Library/Safari. The folders gets deleted, but the next time I launch Safari ...
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completely reset Safari 9

How can I completely restart Safari? I did my research and found this code would delete all Safari files. Unfortunately, this is outdated since I cannot even find ~/Library/Caches/Apple\ -\ Safari\ -\ ...
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AppleScript URL from open safari window

I have a Safari window displaying a webpage. I want to be able to retrieve the open URL into AppleScript. However when I do this: if URL of window 1 is "www.google.com" then --do something end if ...
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allow extensions to access files with Disable Local File Restrictions checked

I found this nifty feature, that I think will allow my self made extension to access files on my filesystem. From apple docs https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21491?viewlocale=en_AE&locale=en_AE: ...
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programatically mimic events on a Mac [duplicate]

How can I listen for an event on my Mac, record the event and than execute it programatically. For example, I want to reload extension I made programatically. For that I need to go to Extension ...
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using safari.extension.baseURI to set string variables from files [closed]

I am building a Safari extension and would like to I get the contents of a file using safari.extension.baseURI? // file text.js console.log("I AM TEXT.JS") Example of potential usage: var content ...
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Fix icon on Safari toolbar

I have many extensions installed on safari. Some of those have an icon on safari toolbar. The problem is that everytime a extension get an update, the icon appears at the right of the toolbar instead ...
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programatically reload Safari extension

How can I programatically reload extension I created in Safari? This image shows the reload button that I manually have to click every time I update my extension: Any way to this is ...
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Why doesn't safari find this instance of 'cdot' when searching for 'dot'? [duplicate]

If I search 'cdot' it will find the example placed halfway up the page, but when I was originally searching for it I'd forgotten what it was called, and so only searched for 'dot'. To my surprise, ...
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Allow Safari extensions to access files

I installed a Safari extension. I need to allow this extension to access files on mu system. Chrome has option looking like this: I want the same for Safari. Where can I do this?
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Focus on address bar in Safari

A few days ago i noticed, that in new tab cursor doesn't set on address/search bar. Now I use ⌘+L combination to quickly switch, but it isn't comfortably for long time use. Reflecting on the causes ...
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Extension : Multi-highlight on safari

I'm not sure this topic is appropriate for this forum but I'm looking for a Multi-highlight extension or AppleScript for Safari. I using Multi-highlight for Google Chrome at the moment but I would ...
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Remove html5test.com website data in Safari Technology Preview

I am trying to remove all website data from Safari Technology Preview but after using the "Remove all website data" button the list of websites gets filled with html5test.com and i cannot find the way ...
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Is it possible to use Safari Technology Preview for handoff from iPhone?

When I open a page in Safari on my iPhone the handoff icon pops up in the dock on my Mac. However clicking on the icon will open Safari. As I am using Safari Technology Preview as my default browser I ...
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Not getting to Web Inspector in Safari 9

[OS X 10.11, Safari 9.1] When I enable the developer tools and select Show Web Inspector from the Develop menu I don't see anything at all like the Web Inspectors shown in Apple documentation and ...
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Flashing Safari

I just upgraded to OS X El Capitan and my Safari windows are constantly flashing. I've already re-started my computer, but it's still flashing. It's mostly when something on the page is moving and ...
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Google thinks I am a robot when using Safari behind a proxy

Strange thing happened earlier. While being behind a private proxy I tried Googling in Safari. I was welcomed with the following message, shown below. This only happens when using Safari, and when ...
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Kiosk-style mode that can clear cookies after X minutes?

I'm looking for some type of solution that would allow me to set up Kiosk-mode and allow users to access a sensitive website, but would have the ability to clear their session (i.e., cookies) after X ...
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Displaying full screen video on only 1 monitor

I have a multiple monitor setup. I'd like to be able to play a video full screen on only one of them. It could be Quicktime or a Safari video (mostly Safari/YouTube). Is there any setting to control ...
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Does the Clear History and Website Data Safari option on iPad remove HTML5 localStorage data?

Can someone please give me a definitive answer on this? Some past forum posts seem to think the answer is "yes", others I've seen complained that the given action did NOT seem to clear all ...
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Safari and SharePoint

The usual behaviour when opening a Document on SharePoint ist that the document is opened in the corresponding Web App. In my case it is simply downloaded (with Safari). It was like that with OS X ...
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iOS simulator for El Capitan

I am a web developer and I often need to do testing on i devices. I have a macbook around and I don't know what is the best way to test my web applications on iOS devices. I don't have any physical ...
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Safari not responding on 2016 MacBook

I have met with an issue on Safari on my 2016 12" MacBook. Safari will occasionally freeze and not respond. Even after I force quit and relaunch it, it still freezes after a few seconds and I have to ...
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Safari Back Button goes to old cached page, os X El Capitan, iMac

On certain websites I visit Safari has a consistent problem. Using the back button brings up an old cached version of the page. Refresh works fine. An example is ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to move the position of a tab in Safari?

How do you move a tab's position amongst other tabs using the keyboard? Is it possible?
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Could we turn on word wrap Safari Web Inspector?

I think it's a bug for sure. Older Safari versions, it has word wrap in that area but when updated, it seems there is no word wrap in web inspector console. Could we reenable it again ? Is that ...
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Can I install and run Safari 8 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan?

I'm a developer supporting Safari 8 and 9 and would like to be able to run both on the same machine. I assume Safari 9 won't run on Yosemite. Is there a way to install Safari 8 on El Capitan?
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How to force Safari resolve local URLs (localhost:9000, 127.0.0.1:3000 etc) on proxy?

I have a SOCKS5 proxy. I have a use-case, in which I want to route all traffic (even local URLs) via my proxy. It works on Chrome & Firefox. However, on Safari, it resolves the local URLs ...
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Improve applescript to open New Private Window with Safari

I made this AppleScript to use with the script tool. It can be saved as the application to launch from a click. I have to approve the application though in the Security edit tool. This open the ...
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Can't login to my usual websites using Safari

Mac Pro with OS X 10.7.5 running Safari 6.1.6. ESET ant-virus etc. I'm in the UK. Been using this for years but now have a new problem. Some of my usual websites (insurance, professional organisations ...
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How can I switch to an open tab in Safari using osascript?

Trying to switch tabs in Safari with osascript. I have tried multiple versions of the following: osascript -e 'tell Application "Safari"' -e 'keystroke "2" using command down' -e 'end tell Tried ...
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Safari caches old pages?

I have been having this problem probably ever since I bought my iMac. The Safari browser exhibits weird behaviour when I often navigate to a certain webpage. I do a lot of website development so ...
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Unexpected response form IDMS Server

I keep trying to login to the Apple Community Forums, but I get the error: Sorry, could not complete request because: Unexpected response form IDMS Server It will not let me log in. I'm on a ...
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Open programs at random time with applescript

I was wondering how I can make a harmless "fake" virus to prank a friend. I am using Applescript Editor. The prank is going to open Safari at any random time. I know how to open Safari with ...
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Disable Click to Exit Full Screen in Safari

I'm quite a new mac user and there is one thing that really bugs me with using Safari which watching videos in full screen mode. It does not happen in Chrome though. I normally watch video tutorials ...
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Safari freezing computer

I'm running MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) on 10.11.4 (15E65). Recently I've observed, that when I visit page like vimeo.com or 9gag.com my computer completely freeze. Unfortunately I have ...
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Planning to test our web application in Safari/Windows 7 instead of Safari/OS X & iOS

We got a recommendation to test our web application in Safari for OS X and iOS (iPad). Instead of using a MacBook/iPad will it be the correct way to confirm the compatibility of Safari OS X and iOS if ...
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Read iCloud Tabs in Automator

iCloud tabs are accessed through the user interface cloud button in Safari on OS X. Is there any way to write an Automator workflow that retrieves all the URLs shared in iCloud tabs on a given device ...
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Safari crashes after client authentication

I've installed an PKCS12 file on my iPhone and wanted to visit a private website where the server is asking the browser to authenticate. I can choose the installed PKCS12 file but nothing happened. ...
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How can I automate taking screenshots of 10,000+ pages?

I am using mac OS X El Capitan and need to find a way to automate taking screenshots of 10,000 or more pages. The problem with all current solutions is that the webpage requires me to login using my ...
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Safari: Anyway to initiate pinch-to-zoom without trackpad?

Command + (Zoom in) and Command - (Zoom out) are different from pinch-to-zoom on a trackpad. The former changes the layout of the page, whereas the latter just enlarges the page as if a magnifier was ...
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Verify DNSSEC being used by Safari when visiting a web site

Is there some way to verify that DNSSEC was used by Safari when visiting a web site? I'm most interested in Safari for Mac OS X. But if there is a way in iOS, that would be important as well.
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See website visit time in Safari history (on El Captian)

I'm trying to figure out how to determine the time websites were visited in the Safari history. (I can't imagine why this isn't easy to do like in every other browser I've ever used). I am running ...
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Which device uses “Mobile Safari UIWebView” as the browser name?

In looking at the browser name from our internal web stats I see "Mobile Safari UIWebView". What device does that represent? We record "mobile safari" separately (and is used 5 or 6 times more). ...
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Is there a way to resize Safari windows while in full screen mode on Safari 6 or higher?

When full screen mode was first introduced the window in Safari was resizable but it seems that it has been disabled or at least disabled by default. Is there a way to bring back this functionality? ...
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iOS: Restore Desktop Site suggestion bar in Safari (for Youtube)

I have the Youtube app installed on my iOS device. When opening a Youtube link in Safari, there has always been a bar on top of the screen allowing me to open the page in the Youtube app instead. ...
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Blocking applications from terminal?

I want to disable Safari because I end up using it to waste time on sites like youtube. I use Stayfocud and Leechblock on chrome and firefox, but there isn't anything good for Safari (WasteNoTime is ...