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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Bandwidth throttling with onboard tools in Yosemite?

Is there any way with Mac OS Yosemite's built-in firewall to throttle or queue connections from a single application, on a single port or to a certain hostname? The App in question would be the ...
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Safari crash and refusal/failure to reload

Recently, Safari unexpected crashed while I was using my desktop. Now, when I try to reload, it keeps saying it "unexpectedly quit" and will not reload (even when I push the reload button). I have ...
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Quit all Safari Web Content processes at once?

The biggest RAM hog on my computer is my unhealthy habit of keeping too many Safari tabs open. Even when I close them, their associated processes don't necessarily disappear if those processes were ...
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Is it normal for iPhone to take longer than 8 hours to erase contents and settings?

I've been waiting 8 hours now for my iPhone 5C to erase content and settings and still not finished. How long is it normal to take to reset an iPhone to factory settings?
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How to get url of selected image in google images?

I write Automator workflow which will attach google image miniature, able to be selected on context menu or hotkey enabled. Now I am trying to figure out which type of object sees Automator when I ...
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Disable Safari Top Sites on Mavericks

How can I disable the Top Sites on OS X ver 10.9.5? I have deleted the cache and locked Safari so that new windows images do not get saved. I know how to Delete but need to know how to Disable the ...
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Continue buffering paused HTML5 video in background (or unfocused) Safari tab

I've been searching for a while to figure out a way to get Safari to keep loading (buffering) paused videos when the tab containing the video isn't the one I'm currently focused on. If I go to ...
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Google Hangouts on Mavericks in Safari or Chrome: how to adjust audio settings?

I could have sworn that Google Hangouts used to provide a settings panel for testing and adjusting audio settings. I know I've used it in the past: it was a facility that showed volume levels, let ...
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Changing border colors

Border may not be the correct term for what I'm describing but I would like to change the color layout in OS X. That is, when I open a browser or the terminal, the borders are a light gray color. ...
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On OS X in Safari, how to speed up or bypass the transition/animation in the 2-finger swipe to go back?

I like using this feature, but it's too slow for me now and I'm finding myself hitting the Delete key now because its faster. The Delete key doesn't animate the previous page in, it just goes back ...
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Safari and Firefox default to Chrome and webmail page

So when I have, say, Safari open, or Firefox, but not Chrome, and go to (in Safari) FILE>SHARE>EMAIL THIS PAGE (or the equivalent in Firefox)...suddenly Chrome opens to the Network Solutions webmail ...
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When we toggle between enable and disable safari extensions, where will the state go and sit on different mac os?

After some research got to know that security find-generic-password -l "Safari Extensions List" -g command gives the extensions and their states. The output of the command is not in readable format. I ...
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Safari 8.0 Full Screen Shortcut Not Working

After updating to OS X Yosemite (Public Release), Safari and several other applications stopped recognising ⌃+⌘+F as the shortcut to enter Full Screen. I can use Shift+Command+F to enter Full Screen ...
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When Gmail said the Safari needed to upgraded I did and got Maverick - now the icon is grey

My safari icon on my desktop is grey and I no longer seem to be able to get it up without the error message that Maverick is more recent and not compatible with my OS x version 10.6.8
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Safari “Back” button on Kensington trackball

I have a Kensington "Expert Mouse" Trackball with 4 buttons. I have setup one of the buttons to do "Back" in browsers, finder etc. This is working perfectly in Firefox, Chrome, OS X in general, but ...
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Youtube in Safari cause system crash

Regarding MacBook Pro early 2011: sound loop, black screen It happened again and it's the 5th time in one month. Everytime I play youtube videos on Safari only the screen just freeze and the fan gets ...
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problems with safari search results (freeze, crash) after updating to ios 8 (ipad air)

ever since i updated to ios 8 on my ipad air 1, and even after downloading the first software update 8.1, safari has been really annoying! First, it often freezes and shuts down when i search with ...
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How do I get my Omnibar back?

I installed Genieo on my Mac by accident so I tired to get rid of it. By doing that I accedentally deinstalled my Omnibar - How do I get it back?
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How to bring favourites in entry address bar in Safari

Yosemite has brought a new feature in safari which is bring favourite when we click any filled address bar. But the favourite webpages don't popup when we click an empty address bar. Does anyone ...
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Why is safari so slow on sites like this

This is an example: https://www.portaldasfinancas.gov.pt/pt/home.action This site belongs to the official portuguese IRS department. Opening that site on Chrome takes only 0.1 seconds. Opening that ...
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How do I search PDFs in Acrobat in Safari using command-f, without an extra buttom press?

I like using Acrobat within Safari as a convenience. But when I try to search in a PDF with command-F, it first brings up the Safari search box, which steals the focus from Acrobat's own search box. ...
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How to get rid of the way Google looks in Safari with the top and left toolbars

All of a sudden, when I do Google searches in Safari 5.1.10, it now has a black toolbar at the top, options in a left handed column, and if I choose to look at the "images" tab there are only images ...
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Exists such thing as mozrepl for Safari?

Looking for an Safari extension (or plugin) what acts as mozrepl, what works like a charm. :) Exists such thing? If not, is possible somewhat easily control Safari from external scripts (perl, ...
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Safari 6 stops working when I open Show Page Source

I am using Lion 10.7.4 and Safari 6.0.5. I downloaded and installed it over Safari 5.1. It's faster but I cannot open Show Page Source, it always stops working and I need to reopen it.
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Is there a way to take Flash updates out of the hands of Adobe?

I swore off Flash for a long while, until the great Safari support in Mavericks. Now I use it without fear. However, the updating is always a pain. It seems like when I go to certain websites the ...
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Safari 7 Developer Tools Bug?

Ran into some peculiar behavior in the midst of my developing antics. I have my developer tools set to appear in a separate window - I noticed if I right-click and inspect an element, close the ...
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Safari not loading pages, other browsers doing fine

I have an issue many seem to have: Safari 7.0.5 (and now 7.0.6) hangs when loading web pages whereas other browsers (Chrome, Firefox) work just fine. I've ran my tests on WiFi with two different ...
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Naming a folder xxyyzz.download creates safari file?

I'm amazed that this is normal behaviour in OSX. But if you name your folder "xxxyyzz.download", it creates a temporary download file. This is not the only problem I encountered (there are other ...
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How to have Safari play again Flash videos?

Safari has suddenly stopped to load Flash videos. On YouTube, for instance : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJENlHEZi18 On another site too. In place of the video, I just have a black ...
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How to locate UI Button for AppleScript using Accessibility Inspector

There are several articles here that address this question, but none offer the help to connect-the-dots. The attached screen shot shot shows Accessibility Inspector for the button in question, which ...
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airplay from safari for microsoft to apple tv

Can i send safari for windows across airplay to my apple tv? There is no airplay logo on my safari even though i am connected to the same network as my apple tv. Cheers for helping!
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How to synchronize password with macbook safari and iphone3gs safari?

I would like to use the password generated by my macbook safari while I am using my iPhone 3gs safari... Is that possible somehow?
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Firefox & Safari - always show horizontal scrollbars if needed

Today I opened this fancy photo website of a friend. It has horizontal scrolling of pictures. In Firefox I cannot scroll horizontally without first using the cursor keys. The same happens in Safari. ...
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Removing Items from Reading List

How do I remove items (individual or all) from Reading List on my iMac (OS X 10.6.8)?
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AppleScript to click buttons and close tabs

Im not really familiar with applescript (using C/Python/Pacsal atm). So far did the autoclicker for my WoW ore prospection. I would like to use the script on safari to click the link with name "1st ...
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safari sometimes can't load sites or sometimes it loads sites without css

I am a software developer experiencing strange errors with safari. Sometimes safari loads some of the github.com pages without styles. The same happens with my heroku dashboard: ...
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How to enable scrolling with the mouse wheel in Safari?

I am currently running OSX 10.9.3 and Safari Version 7.0.4. When using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, I am able to scroll using the mouse wheel just fine. But with Safari, it does not work. How am ...
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Safari iphone IOS7 can't open iTunes link

This occurs on iphones with IOS7.1 and IOS7.0.x When tapping a link to iTunes, Safari open a new tab but doesn't prompt the usual message 'Open this link with "iTunes Store" ? Open/Cancel'. The page ...
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safari couldn't display certain jpeg images

The images captured by my logitech webcam which encodes them into MJPEG images before delivering to host computer couldn't be displayed by safari while chrome could. ...
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Silverlight for safari and Google Chrome

why does Silverlight not work on Safari and Google Chrome? Why does it also crash on Firefox? How can I prevent from happening?
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1 and 2 keys to change tabs in Safari (like in Opera)

In Opera browser 1 and 2 keys can be used to change between tabs. Is it possible to set up this shortcut in Safari? I tried adding a "Show Previous Tab" shortcut in keyboard preferences but is does ...
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Remove McAfee Safe Search bar

The McAfee Safe Search bar is not aesthetically pleasing, and will never be used by me, is it possible to remove it from the Safari browser, while keeping McAfee and its internet security benefits?
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How to use my iMac 27" with new Mac pro [duplicate]

I currently have a iMac (27-inch, Late 2009, Intel Core 2 Duo) which I would like to use as display for a new Mac Pro. How do I do that?
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Is it possible to play youtube video in safari browser on WiFi in iOS devices?

I have a query regarding playing you tube videos in iOS devices (like iphone,ipad).I can able to play youtube videos in safari browser in iphone on 3G data connection but can not play the same video ...
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Right-clicking PDF in Safari shows “Open with Safari.app” not “Open with Preview.app”

Obligatory system info: I have a late-2013 retina MBP 15" running OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 and Safari 7.0.3, although I've had this bug for years (I think), even on my previous Mac, whose data was ...
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Change plist and make it stick

I'm sure I can get into all sorts of trouble by doing this, but that's what this site is all about right? I found a key in ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist called TopSitesGridArrangement ...
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Does clearing Safari's cookies actually help the iPhone's overall performance?

There's an iPhone 4 that has been getting pretty slow lately, so I figured I'd browse a bit about how to fix it. One particular tip several sites seem to suggest is clearing Safari's cookies. I am ...
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How can you mark every item in Safari's reading list as “read”?

I just want to mark every item in my Reading List as read. All 200+ of them. Is there a CLI solution, or a way to edit the ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist file to mark them as read?
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Safari 7 user agent defaults on redirect

I have recently seen that when there is a redirect on the webpage that you are browsing and your user agent is set to iPhone3 on the page that did the redirect, Safari defaults to Automatically Chosen ...
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Delete downloaded files in Firefox and Safari

I have a Mac Pro with Firefox and Safari as browsers. I have tried several methods to delete individual downloaded files while in both browsers. How can I delete downloaded files?