Safari's history doesn't seem to include Google search result pages.

Steps I go through which re-create this issue every time:

  1. Search for anything from Safari's omnibar.
  2. Visit a result (by clicking it).
  3. Optional step: do anything else in Safari.
  4. Hit +Y to load up the history.
  5. Enjoy not seeing that intermediary Google results page in the list.

This is really frustrating.

How can I force Safari to show me Google search result pages in history?

I'm using Safari 11.0 (13604. and macOS High Sierra 10.13.

  • I guess you can add Google as a favorite bookmark, and turn on the ⌘1 shortcut to go to the first favorite bookmark from Safari preferences
    – Oion Akif
    Oct 25, 2017 at 5:32
  • @SkeletonBow how does that help me out?
    – minseong
    Oct 25, 2017 at 8:34
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    Also, I've found that if you don't click a result then the results page will be saved ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    – Mike S
    Apr 5, 2019 at 18:49
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    This also occurs if you go to www.google.com directly and then search, rather than using the omnibar to search
    – M. Justin
    Nov 11, 2022 at 23:41
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    This appears to only be the case (in my version of Safari at least) when using Google. The other supported search engines in Safari do not remove the search page from the search history.
    – M. Justin
    Nov 11, 2022 at 23:46

1 Answer 1


Click History > Search Results SnapBack or ⌥⌘S via keyboard shortcut

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    This has some unfortunate limitations over it simply appearing in the history: it only works in the same tab the search was performed, and it only works for the most recent search performed in that tab.
    – M. Justin
    Nov 11, 2022 at 23:40
  • You mean use this instead of the back button?
    – minseong
    Nov 12, 2022 at 22:30
  • @theonlygusti At the time this post was created Safari had an annoying behaviour that navigating via the back button skipped Google search results pages. It appears to have been fixed since then, thankfully!
    – Lorenzo d
    Jul 13, 2023 at 5:19

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