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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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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Why can I browse with Firefox but not with Safari or Chrome?

I had a problem a while back where Chrome was working fine but Safari and Firefox were not. This was fixed by unchecking the "auto-discover proxy" box in the network configuration. See my previous ...
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List the extensions installed in Safari for Mac OS X, and state whether each one is enabled

I'd like a list, from which text can be copied. (Not a screenshot of preferences.) This information does not appear in any of the following: Safari System Profiler in Snow Leopard System ...
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Downloading certain file extensions opens app?

Lately, if I download .torrent files from Safari, it automatically opens an app called SQLite. SQLite is just used for looking at my sql databases, and obviously not torrents. The torrents are also ...
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List the extensions *enabled* in Safari for Mac OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: List the extensions installed in Safari for Mac OS X, and state whether each one is enabled I'd like a list, from which text can be copied. (Not a screenshot of ...
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OS X Lion Safari and Chrome's Vertical Scrollbar (overlay versus next to content)

What determines how the scrollbar is rendered in OS X Lion? On my home and work machine, I see the scrollbar next to the content like this: A co-worker, also running Lion has that same scrollbar ...
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In Safari, is there any keyboard shortcut to *hide* the Web Inspector?

In Safari, when the Develop menu is enabled, I can make the Web Inspector appear by hitting ⌘⌥I. However, when I hit that again, the Web Inspector stays where it is. Is there any way I can hide it ...
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Web Inspector (Safari & Chrome): A/B testing changes?

Is there any technique for A/B testing CSS changes made to an element in Web Inspector? That is, evaluating before & after states (loaded vs changed) for a given element.
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How do I stop Safari from occasionally downloading “mlingos9.html”?

When I'm browsing with Safari, a download of a file called "mlingos9.html" is started on some sites and I end up with several of these in my download folder. How do I stop Safari from doing this?
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How can I improve/replace View Source in Safari?

As a new convert to Safari, I am astonished by how unbearably ugly default page source view is. The font is miserably small and unaliased, leave alone color highlighting. Is there a way to enhance ...
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Safari quits unexpectedly, what to do?

I have trouble with my Macbook, I think it's just on pages on Safari like writing an e-mail or in facebook, even in this question box. The problem is that Safari will quit unexpectedly when I open ...
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How do I refresh Application metadata - URL handlers, Web browsers - after installing my own AppleScript?

I'm working on an Apple Script that handles URLs. There's a command one can give which re-creates the list that Safari shows to change the default web browser. Anyone know what this is?
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Safari / iCal scroll animation

When I started using Lion, there was this "smooth scroll animation" in iCal and Safari, so when I swiped my finders left/right the next month/week or previous website showed up with a nice slide ...
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Seeking an alternative to the big browsers

Can anyone recommend any alternative web-browsers to the Big Three of Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox? I just want to try something new, because I'm not completely happy with the performance of ...
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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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Does Safari 2 support tabbed browsing?

Does Safari 2 support tabbed browsing? What is the first version that supports this feature?
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Is there a system freeze problem in Snow Leopard when there's no free memory?

For many months, I chased after the cause of my computer, a late-2006 MacBook with Snow Leopard and all available updates installed, locking up, forcing me to restart. It locked with a spinning ...
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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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How can I delete Safari cookies via Terminal on 10.7.2?

I would like to delete all Safari cookies from terminal on Mac OS 10.7.2. I tried to delete ~/Library/Cookie/Cookies.binarycookies (this is the only file in ~/Library/Cookie), but it didn't help. ...
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Is there a Safari Extension for adding Mail-style Data Detectors to Web Pages?

I love the Data Detectors in Apple Mail. Open a message that has a date or time in the content, and creating a new Calendar event is a snap. But this feature is not in Safari, so I'm wondering if ...
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Disable warning message in Safari 5.1.2

I got a weird warning message in Safari 5.1.2 : Safari support is very limited and should be considered experimental. So there is no need to even submit bugreports on this early version. You can ...
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djvu plugins don't work on Safari 5.1.2

DjVu Browser Plug-in 6.1.1 for Mac OS X doesn't work on MacBook Pro running OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.8 / Safari 5.1.2: A historical map should be displayed on this site. But only one page of related ...
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How can I fix Youtube videos only displaying black with sound in iOS's Safari?

Frequently I encounter this problem in iOS's Safari: I want to watch a Youtube video, and it starts playing, but the display area is entirely in black, although I can still hear the audio. Is ...
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HTTP Live Streaming Not Working on OS X

I'm having trouble getting HTTP Live streaming to work on my desktop in any browser. Sample pages like the following work fine on the iPad and others' computers in Safari, but I get a black screen and ...
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Typing in safari all of a sudden moves to a new textbox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is this bar appearing in Safari? Sometimes when I'm typing in (Japanese) a text box in the safari browser, all of a sudden a new thin text window appears in the ...
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Downloading, rather than playing, flv files from Safari's Activity window

The usual way for downloading youtube's flv files used to be to double-click on the conspicuously largest file in Safari's activity window (cmd-option-a). For some reason doing so now triggers ...
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How to switch between mail and safari on iPad 2?

When reading email using mail, I always click on a link and it open in safari. But when I want to go back to mail, I need to press the button and then find email. Is there a better way to seamlessly ...
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Safari v5.1.2 crashes frequently

I've noticed an enormous number of Safari crashes since switching to Mac OS X Lion, especially the new "reload all windows" crashes that leave Safari slow and unstable. Any tips for handling those ...
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Websites stuck in infinite redirect loop after upgrading to iOS 5 (5.0.1)

Ever since upgrading my iPhone to iOS 5 (currently at 5.0.1), I've noticed that a few websites that I regularly visit get stuck in a constant redirect loop and never show up. It's only sites that ...
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Can I force Safari to always show bookmark names, not webpage titles?

I have several bookmarks for finance.yahoo.com. Each bookmark lists a series of stock tickers that I am watching. I gave the bookmark unique names that makes them easy to identify (e.g. ...
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How do I subscribe to RSS feeds in Safari on a page showing the Reader button?

Safari (the desktop variant) shows an RSS button in the address bar for any page with an associated RSS (or Atom) feed. Clicking that button opens the RSS feed in your chosen feed reader application ...
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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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Why does Safari always hang?

I use Safari as my browser, but I've found that it frequently hangs for 20, 30 seconds (sometimes longer), often times when I wake it up from sleep and/or when I open a new tab. Though I'm not sure ...
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How can I reactivate the fn + arrow buttons that changed in Safari 5.1?

Safari 5.1 (Snow Leopard) seems to have disabled the combination of fn + arrow buttons for navigation (page up, page down, top, bottom). I know the same can be achieved with option + top, down and ...
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Change title given to Reading List article

I often use Safari's Reading List functionality to save links to pdf documents from the arXiv. The URL for the particular paper -- and hence the title given in the Reading List -- is not very ...
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Safari 5.1.1 SlowDown/Freeze

I am tired of how is working Safari on Lion. So the issue is : Safari can freeze at any moment , become unresponsive for some second then refresh page content. If i have more tabs opened , when ...
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iPad Safari Delete Website Data

Off late, the Safari on my iPad has become a bit slow. That is, the pages take a long time to load. Would deleting Website Data help in improving the speed ? Or any other options ? It would be great ...
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How can I keep a Java-based pop-up open even when its parent page is closed?

I'd like to run the Java client for Runescape but want to quit Safari while the Java pop-up is open. How can I do this? My idea was finding out the URL of the client and running it through the java ...
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Why are Firefox and Safari having problems with certain PDF files on the web?

I'm having fits with a certain web PDF document using both Firefox and Safari. Basically the document in question doesn't consist of one big pdf file; rather it consists of a bunch (20 or so) smaller ...
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“Save as PDF…” in Safari submenu

Is it possible to place the "Save as PDF…" button from the print menu underneath the "Print…" button in the "File/print…" menu in safari?
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Not able to view video in Safari

I am trying to view a video in safari and it says there is a plugin missing. The message I get is: This page has content that requires an Internet plug-in. This page contains content of ...
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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 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 scroll down to the bottom of document (HTML) in Safari?

I normally can use Command-DownArrow, to go to the bottom of the document in text editor such as TextMate. How can I do the same thing in Safari? How can I scroll down to the bottom of the document ...
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Sending link in Safari via IM

Does anyone know of a Safari mechanism (extension in Safari 5, perhaps), that will allow a person to send the current URL via instant message? Ideally, it would pop up a list of contacts.
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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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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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Is there anywhere I can get a complete list of historical Safari release notes?

I’ve done a bit of searching for specific Safari version numbers in support.apple.com. Quite a few versions have specific change notes, but it seems like often the versions bundled with major OS X ...
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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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Is there any way to open a recently closed tab in Safari in iOS?

Is there a way to open a recently closed tab in the Safari browser in iOS? I am specifically looking for a solution that works on the iPad. For reference, here is this question for the Mac.