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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Safari Running slow on iMac under OS 10.4.11

We have a problem with Safari on a 'white' iMac running OS 10.4.11 Basically, it gets slower and slower with longer and longer periods of 'whirly ball' pauses. Then we restart the iMac and is OK for a ...
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Safari does not restore tabs / not Resuming

It seems my Safari is not resuming correctly. I open some tabs, then quit and when fire up Safari again it's opened like wasn't have any tabs opened before. Is it some version bug, or i should look ...
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Is there a hotkey/shortcut for Print to Web Receipts folder?

I love the "Save PDF to Web Receipts Folder" in Safari and use it all the time. The only minor annoyance is that it takes a few steps (cmd+P -> click "PDF" -> select "Save PDF to Web Receipts Folder") ...
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Safari can't connect to https

Safari suddenly can't connect to any HTTPS site because it "can't establish a secure connection". This is on an administrator account, not a managed account. A different administrator account is ...
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What are the three different bookmark features in Safari used for?

I'm confused as to how to use Safari's Bookmark feature. There are three different options when you go into "Show all bookmarks" view: Bookmarks Bar Bookmarks Menu Bookmarks (Located on the left ...
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Safari “Find” is slow

Safari is fast at everything, except "Find". When I hit command-F, I get the beachball for 5 to 25 seconds (and then the Find bar appears as normal and everything's good again). I have plenty of ...
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iCloud: Troubleshooting Safari bookmarks sync between Windows and OS X

I've been trying to ditch Google Chrome and start using Safari both on my MacBook (OS X Lion) and my Windows 7 desktop. After setting up iCloud on my Mac, I've set up bookmarks sync with Safari via ...
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Syncing bookmarks between iCloud and Firefox

I use Windows 7 and I've just got myself a lovely new iPhone. I've installed iCloud and it synchronizes my iPhone's calendar with Outlook, which is great, but I also prefer Firefox over Safari, but ...
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How can I download streamed content in Safari?

Activity Viewer seems to have been removed from Safari 5.2. I used it to download streamed content. Is there a workaround to do that without Activity Viewer?
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Reading List in other browsers?

Is there a Reading List extension for Chrome? I have a deep, dark hatred of Safari, but Reading List seems more convenient than Pocket of Readability. Or, is there a way to access it by any non-safari ...
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Scrolling PDF documents in Safari is too sensitive?

In Safari, I use two finger dragging with my trackpad (on a MacBook) to scroll through websites. I've noticed that whenever I try viewing a PDF document, (i.e. the URL in the address bar ends with ...
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Foreign language entries appearing in Safari context menu

I am getting some foreign language (Portuguese?) items appearing in my Safari 5.1.5 context menu, when I right-click on an element in a page (see below). My OSX 10.7.3 language is set to English. I ...
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Sync Safari bookmarks between computers

I've got a lot of bookmarks in Safari on my iMac. How do I get the same bookmarks show up in Safari on my MBA? Both using latest OS X with iCloud. I have checked Bookmarks in the iCloud settings, but ...
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Is it possible to download a virus via iPad safari browser?

I understand that PDF reader in iPad can be a security loophole for virus to get through; but beyond that, how easy ( or hard, or even possible ) is for a virus to sneak through iPad safari browser? ...
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Safari autofill multiple e-mail adresses

My personal vCard has multiple email addresses. When I use the autofill feature from Safari I always get the wrong email address filled into the web form. How can I get Safari autofill to use the ...
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Restore Safari Java Applet Placeholders

By default Safari has Java disabled, but places a “plugin content” placeholder or something similar where the Java Applet would be. However, if you enabled Java and then disable it again Safari no ...
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Printing from Safari cuts lines on page breaks

When I print from safari on 10.6 and 10.7 sometimes the top half of the line is printed on one page and the bottom half is printed on the next. This seems to be independent of the printer as the pdf ...
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Is there a way to change the typeface used in Safari's “Reader” mode?

The typeface used in Safari's "Reader" mode (on both iOS and OS X) seems to be some form of Palatino, which, while certainly not the worst screen face, isn't the best either. This used to be a ...
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How do I find hidden UIScrollView settings in Safari and Lion?

The question (and answer) Can you disable rubber-band scrolling in OS X Lion? is very useful, so I would like to learn how to find these settings. How can I find out what these variables are so I can ...
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Is there a way to select Safari's search (Google) bar (top right) with a keyboard shortcut?

I'm talking about the field accessible with command+L, then Tab. I search Google a lot. On Windows and Linux this is usually accessible with Ctrl+K.
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Can I hide the toolbar in Safari while in Full Screen mode?

When in non-full-screen mode, Safari lets me use the ⌘+| shortcut or View > Hide Toolbar to hide the URL and search bar, etc. However, when I'm in Full Screen mode, this option is greyed out. Is there ...
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What does this Safari-related “system.log” message mean?

I keep seeing these log messages in my "system.log" on my OS X 10.5 machine. Within 1 to 12 minutes after connecting to my ISP I see these messages appear: Jan 1 11:20:11 206 Safari[105]: Safari ...
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OSX Lion 10.7.3 update has broken Safari

This happened right after I have upgraded to 10.7.3 via Software Update utility. Or maybe even 10.7.2 unfortunately cannot recall now. Before update I saw nice page saying that Safari cannot connect ...
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Safari Auto-Extract ZIP File Upon Download

When I download a zip file through Safari it automatically extracts it into a new folder named as the ZIP file is. Is there a way to disable the auto extract feature and just leave the file as is in ...
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Safari stopped remembering what is usually stored in cookies. What might have happened?

For the last few days Safari has simply stopped remembering thing, like my login id for several Web sites (but not all, not StackExchange for example) and form data that is stored in cookies (like my ...
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Safari on ipad, how to tell browser to ignore mobile stylesheet

How can I specify through the browser when to use the mobile stylesheet for a website, and when not to. This is a specific issue for me on the ipad running Safari. If this can't be done through the ...
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How I can prevent Safari popups to increase database size on iPad?

Recently I have been getting popups on my iPad2 when using Safari. They say: Increase database size? Do you want to allow "https://mobile.twitter.com" to use up to 10 MB storage on your iPad? ...
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Disable auto-update of Top Sites in Safari

How do I disable the auto-updating of the Top Sites in Safari? I don't want to turn the feature off altogether, I just want to prevent auto-update. I know this may seem like an attempt to defeat the ...
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Preventing safari from opening Preview for images

Every time I download an image from a site, using Safari, as soon as the images finish download, it opens Preview to show me the image. Other browsers don't do that. Try this link. How do I prevent ...
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Is it possible to change the gray color scheme of Lion?

Seems to be too much gray in Lion. Status bar, title bar, scroll bars, links bar, tabs, everything blends into itself. I am guessing that is part of the design. Any options to changes these?
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Flash Player Bug?

I was trying to listen to some music on MySpace, and it told me I refreshed the page, but it still came up with this. I restarted my browser, but the same thing happened. When I tried updating my ...
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Delete button doesn't take me back in Safari 5.2 on Lion

I am running the developer version of Safari 5.2 (7536.2.3) on Lion 10.7.3 on Alu unibody MacBook (early 2009). The problem is that the delete button does no longer work as a back button. The normal ...
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Unvisited sites in Safari Top Sites view

I recently had to reboot my Mac as it was behaving very very slowly. The reboot took a long time as I had to force quit a lot of apps for some reason, and it kept timing out due to apps the would not ...
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Can I cmd-F and click a highlighted link in Safari (or something similar) without a mouse?

I'm trying to make my Mac as mouseless and possible. My three last big hurdles: Moving the current window to a different space in Spaces. (I'm still on OS 10.6, until 10.8 comes out.) A more ...
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How to delete all cookies in safari 5.1.3 on osx lion

I am trying to remove all cookies in safari 5.1.3. In firefox/chrome this is controlled by command+shift+delete In safari I have tried preferences->privacy->Remove all website data. But this is NOT ...
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clear Safari cache from script

Here is a Python script that clears cookies from Safari (OS X): from Foundation import * store = NSHTTPCookieStorage.sharedHTTPCookieStorage() L = store.cookies() print len(L) for c in L: ...
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OS X Lion Safari, Chrome and Firefox crashing while trying to access caixa.gov.br account

For months I'm having problems accessing this link https://internetbanking.caixa.gov.br/SIIBC/index.processa from caixa.gov.br It only works when I use Opera, but it fails on Chrome, Safari and ...
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Can I make mobile Safari open YouTube links in the browser?

YouTube has a pretty decent mobile website, however any link to YouTube I see on the web always opens the link in the YouTube app, not there in the browser. Is there a way to change that? It would be ...
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How do I make Safari, Chrome, Mail, and other applications all use different SOCKS proxies

How do I make different applications like Safari, Chrome, and Mail all use different SOCKS proxies. FireFox has it's own proxy settings, but Safari, Chrome, and presumably Mail all use the system ...
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Is there a Safari shortcut that always works to reopen last-closed tab?

Note: this is not a duplicate of How can I get Safari to reopen my last closed tab? I am familiar with the shortcut ⌘+Z working when the tab was just closed. However, I often do something else that I ...
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How can I change the Google search locale with OS X Lion Safari 5

Whenever I perform a search in Safari it takes me to google.com. I am in the UK, so results for eShops etc the results are not relevant - I need google.co.uk. How do I change the search engine? I ...
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Reinstall Safari

How can I reinstall Safari if one got corrupted?
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Themes in Safari

I have themes in almost every browser that I have installed on my PC. Most themes on the Internet are absolute crap - blurry, inappropriate, racist, or all three. However, I've always managed to get ...
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Where does Mac OS X or Safari remember which application to use for Gopher sites?

When I try to access a Gopher site in Safari it opens OmniWeb to open the site. Where does Mac OS X or Safari store which application to use for Gopher sites? (I assume Safari doesn't support Gopher ...
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How do I truly flush Safari's Cache?

There have been countless times where I run into a problem after I edit HTML on a Mac. The issue derives from me uploading the updated file to my server through FTP, and I'll navigate to the website ...
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Where can I download the versions of Safari that are newer than what Apple ships?

I'm a web developer that makes webapps that work in all modern browsers. Amazingly enough, I use 100% valid HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Occasionally, I have to release interesting fixes, to say the ...
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How to limit bandwidth of a specific app (iTunes)

I'm currently downloading another series of 24, and I'm also downloading photoshop cs6 beta in Safari. iTunes is steadily downloading 24, several episodes ahead of where I'm watching, but photoshop ...
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Reload page in Safari without resending form?

Sometimes, I want to reload a page in Safari, but I submitted a form on the previous page. Is there any way, short of entering the URL bar (either with a mouse or with ⌘+L and pressing return), to ...
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Can Safari on an iPad be controlled with gestures?

On the Desktop version of Safari, you can navigate back and forward with a swipe gesture on the trackpad. Setting up other gestures (close tab, new tab, next/previous tab) is trivial with an app like ...
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Site-specific User-Agent Safari

Is there a way to set a site-specific user-agent for Safari? A website for school says it needs Firefox 3.x, but I have found that Safari 5 works fine. The problem is that every time I tried to log ...