In previous versions of Safari the JavaScript console in the Developer Tools (aka Web Inspector) had a little 'clear' button at the bottom that emptied out console items, which was useful for getting rid of clutter between debug sessions.

As of Safari 6, the new Dev Tools don't seem to have such a button. Manually using clear() and console.clear() doesn't work either. The 'Clear Console' item in the contextual menu doesn't seem to do anything for me.

Short of console.log("\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n"), is there a way to clear the console in Safari 6?

2 Answers 2


Use Command-K (+K) to clear Safari 6 Web Inspector console.

  • 1
    That's awesome! Thanks so much, this has been driving me nuts. Undocumented shortcuts FTW :P Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 15:38
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    The command-K thing was working for me for a little while, then it stopped. Seems like Safari 6 is pretty inconsistent.
    – user31170
    Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 23:42
  • It looks like the shortcut only works when the console (not the prompt) has focus. Although it doesn't seem documented, it's at least consistent with Terminal.app. :)
    – jmk
    Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 0:51
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    you really saved my nerves ;)
    – lupatus
    Commented Jan 19, 2013 at 23:56
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    undocumented, where as clear() is documented and doesn't work!
    – vol7ron
    Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 4:58

As of May 2019:

Even though, current Safari version is far beyond 6 (it is 12, actually). A shortcut that works for me in FireFox 67.0, Safari 11.1.2, Chromium 76.0.3802.0 is:

P.S.: posting just in case somebody will come here looking for "cross-browser" solution (like I did).

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