I upgraded to Mountain Lion, there are a lot of differences in Safari 6.

Have the four features below been relocated?

If not relocated, are there fixes?

  • Activity window (previously: Window -> Activity) is gone.
  • Bonjour access from the bookmarks menu is gone.
  • Ability to empty cache (previously: Safari -> Empty Cache) is gone.
  • delete/backspace key no longer works for going to the previous page.
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    Also missing is the RSS reader. That's one reason I'm not updating to Safari 6 for now.
    – lhf
    Commented Aug 6, 2012 at 19:04
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  • In Safari 5, I use the Activity window to see all my tabs of all my windows. Is there a way to do that in Safari 7 ? Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 21:45
  • @NicolasBarbulesco - Can you take a screenshot of you doing that so I can get a better idea of what you mean?
    – pasawaya
    Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 22:03
  • @qegal — Here is a screen photo — not taken by me. There are all the tabs of all the windows. So I can type the first letters of the title, and the line gets selected. I remember that I can also search with Apple F. When I have the line selected, I press Return, and shazam ! Safari gives me the wanted window, with the wanted tab selected. Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 7:28

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The action for emptying caches was moved to the develop menu:

You can still see resources in the web inspector:

To download YouTube videos, reload the page after opening the web inspector and double-click the videoplayback resource. To download it, you have to focus the location bar and press ⌥↩. ⌘S only saves some metadata.

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    It looks like the page resources isn't as comprehensive as it used to be. I'm seeing only a subset of what I used to see in the Activity window. Embedded videos, for example. I used to be able to open the Activity window and option-click (or control-click, I don't quite remember) to download the actual file. But now I'm not seeing them at all.
    – David
    Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 16:43
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    @David It could depend on the way the videos are served. I can't see the files for videos on YouTube, but ones on other sites are shown in both the resource and network request views.
    – Lri
    Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 17:25
  • Ah, it does appear in the network request view. However, I'm not sure how to save from that view. Is there some key-click combination? I've clicked the little arrow and it looks like it's loading the video (could be a while in this case), will it be savable after that?
    – David
    Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 18:50
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    Never mind, I'm able to copy the URL from elsewhere in that display (on the right where the requested resource's details are displayed), paste it into a new tab, and option-return to initiate a download.
    – David
    Commented Aug 2, 2012 at 12:50

Actually, Bonjour is still there, but you have to include it yourself. Just go to Preferences > Bookmarks, and enable what you'd like there.


The delete/backspace key navigation has been removed.

To restore it:

  1. Quit Safari.
  2. Open Terminal and enter this code at the command line:

    defaults write com.apple.Safari com.apple.Safari.ContentPageGroupIdentifier.WebKit2BackspaceKeyNavigationEnabled -bool YES

  3. Restart Safari.


Bring any tab to foreground

I used the Activity window of Safari 5.x to switch between tabs. Effective for all tabs of all windows, including windows that were minimised before quit. Very quick and simple:

  • double-click.

Without the Activity window


The popover works as expected – click and hold the toolbar item to reveal a menu.

The manager, which appears in a separate tab, fails to list reopened windows that were minimised before quit. I reported this bug to the developer, with reference to this post.


Bonjour access from the bookmarks menu is gone.

Well I found out that in Mountain Lion, Bonjour is available from Safari > Bookmarks > Bonjour > Device.

I still haven't figured out the other problems.

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    I don't see a Bonjour entry in the Bookmarks menu?!
    – nohillside
    Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 10:56

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