I am relatively new to Mac, and I am trying to get used to using Safari, after using Chrome for years.

I'll click on a link in Chrome, and see a status saying "Loading..." or something to that effect. But with Safari, I don't get any status messages. I've turned on the status bar in the View menu. Should I expect to see these kinds of messages in the status bar?

I am on the latest OS (High Sierra).


There should be a small blue bar in the bottom of the URL field that indicates that a page is loading.

It should look like this:

Safari loading page

I'm not aware of any loading indicator in the Status Bar. As far as I know, the status bar only display the link's full address when holding the pointer over a link (Apple Support Article).

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