When I want to navigate to a new page using the address bar in Safari without taking my hands off the keyboard, I use the keyboard shortcut Command + T, which opens a new tab and places the cursor in its address bar.

This is fine when I want to keep the original page open in another tab. But sometimes I want to replace it with the new page. Sometimes I can get back to the address bar by pressing Tab or Shift + Tab several times, but the number of times depends on the amount of tab-selectable fields on the page.

Is there a keyboard shortcut to select the address bar for the current page in Safari?

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Command + L is the keyboard shortcut you are looking for.

This shortcut is corresponding to Open Location... command which can be found under File → Open Location... in Safari Menu bar.

  • Thanks! It's strange that this command doesn't appear on Apple's list of Safari keyboard shortcuts: support.apple.com/guide/safari/…
    – Crowder
    Commented Feb 18, 2019 at 16:14
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    @Crowder It's called the Open Location command and can be found under File → Open Location..., with the keyboard shortcut Command + L.
    – Nimesh Neema
    Commented Feb 18, 2019 at 16:17

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