When opening a new tab or window in Safari, sometimes the address field is selected, and sometimes it isn't. If it's not, there's no way to tab to it. Is there a way to make the bar always selected by default?

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There is no setting to do this but if you press Command+L the cursor will move to the address bar.

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    or cmf shift F to go to the search bar
    – Alexander
    Commented Sep 18, 2011 at 18:16
  • In Safari 5 the shortcut for the search bar is actually Command+Option+F Commented Sep 19, 2011 at 19:20
  • same problem on yosemite OS X 10.10 also
    – carbonr
    Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 16:17

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