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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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 do I get Safari on OS X to stop ignoring the protocol part of a URL when the hostname starts with “ftp”?

I'm using Safari 8.0.5 on OS X 10.10.3. We have a server that's accessible over both FTP and HTTP. This server's name begins with "ftp." Whenever I try to connect to this server over HTTP, Safari ...
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Ctrl-Enter equivalent in Safari?

According to an Apple Discussion thread, adding / will append .com after the URL, but it does not work for me. Also, as suggested in that thread, hitting Enter after the URL should add the correct ...
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iPhone: copy–paste of URL not working

I sometimes want to tweet a link from my iPhone (4s / iOS 8). On iOS 6 I used to simply copy the URL from Safari and paste it into the text field of the twitter app. Placing the 'cursor' inside URL ...
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How to prevent Shazam from opening unwanted ads?

Sometimes, when I use Shazam on my iPhone, like reviewing what I've tagged (which songs) previously and so on it's suddenly opens Safari with some url and after several redirects it opens App Store ...
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Little stuttering in system preferences

I have MacBook Pro 15,4 from late 2014 (with internal graphic Intel only). When I started using it, I noticed little stuttering when I'm scrolling pages on Safari, or when I go to the System ...
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Safari 8 fails to play any (mp4) video in-browser

I'm using Safari 8.0.4 on OS X 10.10.2. Anywhere and everywhere, Safari refuses to play any (mp4) video on any website. Youtube and Apple's website are the only places where Safari plays any videos. ...
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Adding a bookmark to a new folder in Safari?

In Chrome, when adding a new bookmark, you can choose to add it to a new folder you create at that time, through "Choose Another Folder" > "New Folder". However, in Safari, I find if I need to do ...
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Safari History gets deleted after a while?

Okay, I've had this problem for like 2 years and I'm absolutely pissed off about it. For some reason, (even though I have set "Delete History" to "Manual") my Safari history keeps getting deleted. For ...
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I can't find the adware to remove it [duplicate]

I have some pretty invasive adware going on right now. It is in both Safari and Chrome, so I don't believe it is an extension (I have also looked through all extensions). I have also tried searching ...
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How can I see a url link inside a PDF file opened in Safari or in Preview without open that link?

I've got a PDF file with an Image inside that has a url link to a page. I need to see that link without opening it. I expect to see this link when I move the mouse on the image, but I can't see it ...
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YouTube 720p60 video freezes

So, YouTube can't handle 720p60 and 1080p60 videos in Chrome and Safari. Any help? I have a Macbook Pro Mid-2009 2.26 Ghz, Yosemite 10.10.2
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How to disable auto-completion in Safari

I hate to use Private Navigation so I disabled history (locked the History.plist file) but when I enter words in my search, auto completion sometimes show somethings I'd rather not show to my friends ...
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How do I get youtube videos to play on Apple guest account? (Yosemite)

I'm running OS X 10.10.1 on a 15" 2012 MacBook Pro. Recently I installed the Yosemite update and ever since, my WiFi has stopped working. Specifically, when I press "Turn On" to activate my WiFi, ...
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Switching Between Networks with Landing Pages - Caching Problem

I'm changing between various hotel networks and provider hotspots quite often. With most of these networks I have often serious problems. It takes ages until it finds the "captive" landing page that ...
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Cannot enable Java in Safari

I have the following running on my Mac: OSX Yosemite (10.10.2) Java version 8 update 31 Safari 8.0.4 I am unable to run any Java applet on Safari. I have added multiple sites to the exception ...
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Save a shortcut / redirect link to the Home Screen?

I've got a certain 'system' I'd like to set up, however for convenience I'd like to be able to save a redirect - shortcut (such as a shortened bit.ly URL. However, the only method I know of adding a ...
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Can not visit some sites because of too many ads! Is there any virus in my Mac?

I need to know that my mac was working perfectly fine till today. I wanted to visit same sites which i have visited yesterday in safari,and they were working perfectly fine, so today when i tried to ...
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Menu bar on web pages not visible in Safari

I am facing this problem when ever I am visiting any website that has go a Menubar on the top, then the part remains half invisible in Safari. See below: Here is screenshot of SoF site on Safari: ...
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Connect to https without SSL connection

When I am at college I sometimes need to access websites such as http://draw.io (for designing networks diagrams). The only issue is I cannot go to on my own laptop (MacBook Air) since the open Wi-Fi ...
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Will OS X ever install anything suspicious without my express permission?

I clicked a link (turned out to be Breitbart) that said "your Flash is not updated", despite the fact that I just installed it yesterday. The two choices were "Update" and "Ok". Strangely, there was ...
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Escaping the in-app browser in iOS apps

Most iOS apps that open web pages open them in in-app browsers. These are somewhat restrictive, in that they don’t support bookmarks (and hence bookmarklets) or Handoff (although they do support ...
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Enable AdHoc or Release build for Safari remote debugging?

Is there any way to enable the CI/development build of our iPad app, used by our QA team and non-iOS developers, to have Safari web inspector / remote debugging support (the app is mainly a UIWebView) ...
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What are these files in my “~/Library/Safari/” folder?

So, I was messing with this folder and while doing this I turned show hidden files on and saw some strange files. These are the names of them, and sizes .dat8ad4.007 (733K) .dat011e.000 (704K) ...
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How to disable Skype click to call in Safari?

When I mouse over a phone number in Safari, it is now a link which tries to call via Skype. I can't see any option within Skype or Safari to disable this. How do I do this? I'm using latest versions: ...
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Safari always bothering my with Allow, Always Allow and Deny

I have passwords saved for one site and although I clicked Always Allow multiple times and keychain config looks like this: Still on each Safari restart I get this annoying dialog: Why?
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Why won't Safari save passwords to iCloud

I've been using iCloud passwords for a long time with no issues. This week, suddenly Safari won't remember any new passwords. It still auto-fills previously saved passwords though. In Safari ...
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Safari 8: Delete key no longer deletes text inside the form fields

Since I upgraded to Yosemite and Safari 8 I have to press Ctrl+Delete or Shift+Delete to delete the text I typed in web forms. Nothing happens if I press Delete key by itself. Is this just me, or ...
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Can't download google chrome on my mac!

I'm on the page google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html There is a large blue button "Download Chrome" and below it "For Mac OS X 10.6 or later". I click on the button. Result: the whole screen ...
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Youtube on Safari won't zoom enough

I'm on youtube on Safari on my Mac. I'm on "View Actual Size", and the browser is taking up my entire screen, and yet, for some bizarre reason, the width of the content is exceeding the width of my ...
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Is there a way to add custom user agent string to Safari 8?

I like to keep the default user agent string unchanged while adding new custom user agent strings to the list, such as XBox One and PS4. I like to know if I can accomplish this through either ...
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Activate the frontmost Safari and run Javascript

I'm trying to run Javascript on the Safari, whose frontmost is true. tell (application "Safari" whose frontmost is true) to do JavaScript theScript in current tab of first window But I get an ...
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Safari will not save bookmarks after I close out of the program

I am running OS 10.9.5 and Safari will not save bookmarks after I close out of the program. I tried the fixes listed earlier, but I cannot get the file ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist to open or let ...
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Safari has disappeared from my iPhone 6

Safari is NOT on my iPhone 6 anywhere. It is not in a folder as I have not put any extra folders on it. I also do not have the use of Spotlight. Cannot figure this out.
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Locate webpage processes (to kill them when reach memory limit)

Lately I'm suffering memory issues on Safari. Every few time the opened webpages start eating memory. See the example image. I'm thinking of creating a script to kill those webpages when reach a ...
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safari iPad: disable ipad cache while its connected to mac?

i read online recently that there is a way to disable safari's cache on the iPad using the mac's safari developers tools as long as the iPad is connected via usb. I can't find the article i was ...
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How to lock down safari?

I'm a Linux user, but a friend comes to me with tech support questions from time to time. Generally, I refer him to the genius bar. He's getting spyware due to browsing habits, and, apparently, the ...
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Is there a browser that has a “tab history” to easily traverse lots of tabs to the Nth one before the current tab?

Sometimes I have scores of tabs open in Safari, and while working on one tab I need to refer to another tab (or several other tabs) and return to the one I was working on. Sometimes it is ...
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Reading RSS feeds in native iOS 8

If I click an RSS feed in Safari on iOS 8, ie. from this page, the Podcast app is mysteriously opened, showing the feed as if it were a Podcast. The feed cannot be read however. I would expect the ...
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Test a local site with Safari (Mavericks)

I installed nginx+php on mavericks and it works. I want to test local projects using the .dev extension (exp.: myproject.dev) instead of using the subfolder syntax (exp.: localhost/myproject/) I ...
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snippet.cgi — as many as 10 at a time in rapid succession…

Some sites, just navigating to them, in Safari, I have not tested in any other browsers, will auto download a file called snippet.cgi to your ~/Downloads folder. I just went to ...
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“Internet Passwords” gone in keychain and safari

Today I noticed that a lot (!) of my stored "internet passwords" disappeared from my keychain. Plus, some of the few remaining are mixed up (wrong domain for the account). I'm using Mac OS 10.10.2 ...
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Can I prevent Chrome from storing passwords in Keychain, instead just save it to itself?

Can I set up Chrome to not store passwords in the Keychain? I'd like to be able to use Chrome as my browser on her Macbook, without having my passwords shared into Safari and Firefox (which she ...
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dlna server which can stream safari

is there any dlna server for OS X which can stream a safari window? I know there are some servers which can stream youtube or other video plattforms but I'm interested in a server which can stream ...
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https (ssl secured) local websites are not working in Safari and Chrome in Mac Yosemite. How can I fix this?

As a developer, I will be running and testing the web apps that I am developing locally. But Chrome and Safari are not allowing me to hit my local server with SSL enabled. https://localhost:8443/ ...
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Change 'Open in iBooks' to something useful?

Older versions of Safari/iOS remembered the last used PDF viewer, or at least displayed my preferred one automatically e.g. at the top in the PDF preview of safari, 'Open in PDFExpert or so. With the ...
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Why are the network resources empty in Safari timelines, even if resources are there?

Every single page I go to, the Timelines->NetworkRequests tab shows lots of requests and their timing (top half of the pane), but the bottom half is empty, making it impossible for me to see what ...
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Safari displays blank pages for some sites [duplicate]

Some pages, sometimes on Apple's on support site simply display as blank pages. The same page displays perfectly on Firefox or Chrome. What is this strange behaviour? For example, this link: ...
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Click on a button (that is not a button ?) with Applescript or Javascript

Okay, relative newbie here, but I have searched all the answers and tried most of the suggestions and cannot find a way to automate using Applescript or Javascript within Applescript to click a button ...