After completing a search in Safari (tested on version 13.1.2 and 14.0 with Catalina 10.15.6), the address bar remains in focus after pressing
return. With other major browsers (including Chrome, Firefox, and Edge) the web page comes to focus after pressing
Safari not changing focus from the address bar to the web page is problematic for example when using DuckDuckGo as the default search engine. DDG allows navigation with
k. The navigation requires the web page to be in focus and not the address bar.
Switching the focus from the address bar to the web page seems to require an extra step in Safari (such as pressing
esc or clicking the web page) compared to other major browsers that switch to the web page automatically after pressing
return. Is there a way to change the behavior in Safari to automatically switch focus to the web page after pressing
I have removed extensions and tried various settings.