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 make the “Search with Google” menu option open up in a new tab by default in Safari?

I know I can Command-click it to achieve that. What I want is to change the default behavior from opening in the same tab to opening in a new tab. Is there an extension or a hidden configuration for ...
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Safari extension to get rid of Google redirect links in search results?

I'm looking for a Safari extension that can rewrite the google search results so that it gives you the direct URLs rather than the long jumbled redirect links that often pop up. If you're wondering ...
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Dynamically (automatically) change the “download folder” in Safari

Saft -- the (now seemingly defunct as of Safari 5.1) Safari plugin -- had the ability to change the name of the download folder (and create said folder if it didn't already exist) that Safari uses ...
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How to switch tabs in Safari with mouse gesture?

In Safari, how to switch tabs using mouse gesture? I try to use the BetterTouchTool, since there's no shortcut to switch tabs, I have no idea how to config in BetterTouchTool too.
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Minimizing process's memory usage

After upgrade to Lion OS X I've noticed new "Safari Web Content" process which is separate from the Safari.app itself. And after some time it starts using huge amounts of memory (so far, 1.2G real ...
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How can I hide google search field in safari?

When customizing safari toolbar I can't get rid of google's search field right next to address bar. Is there any secret preference tweak to achieve this?
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How Can I Clear the Website Loaded on Startup?

On Mac OS Lion, apps seem to persist their state across launches. Generally, this is a good thing. However, I seem to have run into a problem. In Safari, I must have typed quickly and hit enter ...
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Lion seems to have made both Safari and Chrome pause when opening more tabs

I recently upgraded to Lion and am mostly very pleased. However I'm having some errant behaviour when CMD clicking on links in Safari and Chrome. Instead of opening the page in a new tab, often ...
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In Safari 5.1, how do I disable Top Sites and the caching of thumbnail images of Web pages?

There were methods for doing this in earlier versions of Safari but I don't know of one that works with 5.1. The reason I want to do this is that it takes up a great deal of disk space, and I suspect ...
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Why is this bar appearing in Safari?

Sometimes, when I try using a special character (⌥+U for ¨) a strange bar will appear at the bottom of my screen. This doesn't happen every time, just on and off for no apparent reason. I haven't ...
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Is it possible to configure Safari's search box to use google.co.uk rather than google.com?

Is it possible to customise the search engines used by Safari 5.1 on Snow Leopard? I'd like to get it to use google.co.uk rather than google.com for searches. I've found a couple of old posts ...
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Form autocomplete on iPhone/iPad

Generall Safari automatically prompts to save form data like Username, Password.. But on some pages, it never asks for the same. How can we force it to ask for saving form data on any website?
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Where are the bookmarks folders in Safari?

While organizing my bookmarks, I made several folders. Now when I click the Bookmarks menu, I don't see any sign of these folders. I need to do "Show All Bookmarks" to see them. Shouldn't the ...
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How to add custom mouse-click actions to Safari with modifier keys?

In Safari, when you Ctrl-click on an image in any web page, a menu comes up with several options. I'd like to be able to do a single trackpad click with a modifier key (option or command, for ...
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Is there a quick way to delete Foldered bookmarks directly from Safari bookmark bar?

I like to group my bookmarks into Folders in the Bookmark Bar. But I cannot find an easy way to delete these bookmarks! The only way I know to do this is to go to Show All Bookmarks, then browse ...
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Is there any way to get the Multi-Safari version of Safari 2 working on Snow Leopard?

Michel Fortin’s Multi-Safari actually makes it possible to test websites i old versions of Safari, should you feel the need. Unfortunately, the Multi-Safari version of Safari 2 doesn’t quite work ...
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Can I install OSX Safari 5.1 for one user and Safari 5.05 for another user - same CPU?

I'm running OSX 10.6.8 with Safari 5.01 with my main user account, which is an admin account. I would like to do some testing with Safari 5.1 before I fully commit to it. Can I install Safari 5.1 in ...
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Why do text on some websites appear scrambled in Safari?

Safari has started display scrambled text on some websites. This only happens on certain site and in Safari. I've also noticed that the problem may appear in certain spots on the website, like the ...
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Fixed-width text not appearing correctly in Safari after Lion upgrade

I recently updated to Lion, and have found that at least some HTML tagged as <pre> or <tt> shows up looking like this I've tried changing the fixed-width font in Safari. I've tried rebooting. ...
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Getting Safari to forget Keywurl

Having discovered the excellent SafariKeywordSearch thanks to an answer here, I'd now like to get rid of the warning which Safari pops up on launch about Keywurl not loading because it hasn't been ...
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How do I get Safari Mac's bookmarks to overwrite Safari iOS bookmarks?

I recently pruned and edited my Mac's Safari bookmarks. I was very dismayed the next time I synced to discover that the bookmarks from my iPhone had been merged with those on my Mac, even though ...
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After Lion installation, Safari occasional unresponsive, won't take input

Since installing Lion, I've had Safari 5.1 become unresponsive to input several times on two different machines (both iMacs, in different locations). I don't see anything in the forums I quickly ...
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Clearing local storage in safari on iPad

I need to clear the local storage for safari on my iPad, what I found by googling says to go to Settings > Safari > Databases but databases is no where to be found in my safari settings. The ...
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How can I get PDFs to open in-browser in Safari 5.1

Basically the exact opposite of this existing question How do I disable inline PDFs in Safari 5.1?. I need to view my PDFs in-line, and with Safari 5.1 it's no longer working on either OSX 10.6 or ...
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Cannot drag links onto existing tabs in Safari 5.1

I have become very used to dragging links, from within the browser or other apps, onto existing tabs in order to have the link open in that tab. Safari 5.1 seems to eliminate this behavior and it is ...
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Is there any way to stop the auto-reloading tabs in Safari 5.1

In Safari 5.1 older tabs will auto-reload after being flushed. This has to be the wonkiest, most unproductive "features". I can't imagine this being done for memory usage reasons as I have plenty to ...
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How can I fix broken font-rendering in Safari?

On some sites (especially this one) I cannot read certain parts, there are only A's displayed. How can I fix this?
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OS X Lion, Safari: could not turn off antialiasing

I had the antialiasing disabled in Safari (5.0?) in Snow Leopard, by setting defaults write com.apple.Safari AppleAntiAliasingThreshold -int 200 Now I have OS X Lion with Safari 5.1, and that ...
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Enforce maximum content width in Safari (Lion full-screen on big monitor)

Web sites vary as to whether they enforce a maximum width for the content within the window. When running Safari full screen on Lion, is there a simple way (without rolling up my sleeves and playing ...
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Safari bookmarks keep disappearing

MBP "13, 10.7 and Safari 5.1 I've noticed something weird: last week, I added a couple of bookmarks to my bookmarks-bar in Safari and the next day (or the next reboot) they weren't there anymore... ...
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How can I enable a notification that a pop-up has been blocked in Safari?

QUESTION: Just wondering how to enable an alert message notifying me that a pop-up has been blocked? I know Firefox has that feature(and other related pop-up options), but I don't use Firefox... also ...
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How can I get Safari 5.1 to show the download window?

I know that I can simply click the downloads icon next to the search bar, however I'm visually impaired and have trouble using the mouse (I can't find it, miss click), therefore I'm much faster with ...
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Youtube videos do not resume after pause in Safari

One opens a youtube video in Safari. One clicks pause, waits a while, then clicks resume - nothing happens. One has to move the progressbar of the video a bit (the thing that shows at what point the ...
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Web Inspector in Safari 5.1 (Lion) not logging request when not open

Is there any way to revert Web Inspector in Safari 5.1 to the old behaviour that if I have developer tools enabled, all Ajax/XHR, image, css etc requests are logged and when I open Web Inspector, they ...
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How do I disable Safari-only mode?

I have no desire to enable Lion's Safari-only mode. I have disabled the guest account but still see the guest login item when I reboot my system. Is there a setting somewhere I'm missing for ...
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How do I add Wikipedia as a search provider for the Safari search bar?

In Safari, when I click on the magnifying glass in the search bar I get a menu, the bottom of which lists Google, Yahoo!, and Bing. I'd like to see Wikipedia here too, and get results returned from ...
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Why isn't the “Open New Page” button working in Safari for iPad (iOS 4.3.5)?

In my recently acquired iPad2, the Safari "Open Page" button is not working. All the rest of the buttons work fine, except this one... The oddest thing is that when I "long-tap" a link and choose ...
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How to turn off animation while navigating browser's history

Is there is any way to turn off animation while navigating through pages in safari (using one finger swipe left/right gesture)? I know, that it is a subtle different thing comparing to what we've ...
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Did the recent Safari 5.1 upgrade break my Vienna display styles?

I recently installed the latest round of system updates to my Snow-Leopard MacBook Pro (10.6.8), and my Vienna reader is afflicted with ugly. Example: And also For reference, these are ...
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Is there a sexier alternative to the status bar in Safari?

I hate the status bar. However, I love hovering over URLs to find out where they will take me. Is there an alternative to having the status bar on at all times, or constantly toggling on/off? An ...
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Flash on OS X Lion

Flash is not supported in OS X Lion i.e. Safari, how can I browse webpages with flash content and actually view the flash content?
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Can not update to Safari 5.1 in Lion

I have updated from Snow Leopard to Lion with Safari Version 5.0.5. Now I can not update to Safari 5.1. There is no update in the Software Updater, and on the apple-download page, I only found a ...
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Safari 5.1 (OS X Lion) Inspect Element / Web Inspector always pops up and is not docked to main window

Been using OS X 10.7 Lion since early developer previews and there is this bug (or feature that's not implemented). Clicking Inspect Element/Web Inspector of the Develop tools will always pop up the ...
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Is there a way to improve the quality of the cached images Safari uses for forward/back swiping?

I know I'm crazy, but it's bugging me.
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Why safari hangs right after installation on Windows XP? [closed]

I've just installed Safari on Windows XP SP3 and after succesful installation it starts and just hangs up. I also see process Webkit2Webprocess.exe which uses 100% of one core and nothing else ...
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Which version of Safari is in Mac OS Lion?

As far as I know, Lion was to ship with the next version of Safari which would be Safari 6. However, I cannot find any information about a new version of Safari... So, does Lion ship with Safari 6 or ...
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Force autocomplete form save on iPad

While on some websites, iPad Safari automatically asks to save form data like Us/Pwd, on other pages, it never asks for the same. How can we force it to ask for form data save on any website?
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Why isn't my auto proxy setting working for Safari 5.1 in Lion?

I have a SOCKS proxy listening on 7070 at localhost. Here is what my proxy.pac file looks like (to keep the test simple, I just return SOCKS proxy for all urls): function FindProxyForURL(url, host) ...
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Keywurl for Safari 5.1 / Lion

Has anyone made Keywurl work with Safari 5.1 after their Lion upgrade? I tried updating the MaxBundleVersion without luck: http://hacketal.com/making-keywurl-work-with-safari-5 I'm not interested ...
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Rubber band not working on Gmail using Safari

Is it just me or the rubber band scrolling is not working on Gmail (I'm on Safari)? It works on any other site.