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With the new combined address/search bar in Safari 6, I'm wondering if there's a way to quickly choose an option from the Bookmarks & History suggestions using the keyboard. Or some way to have bookmarks titles match as Top Hits the way URLs seem to.

In old versions you could quickly access a bookmark by typing the first few letters of it's name, hitting down and enter. But in Safari 6, you have to skip over 5 Google suggestions first, or just click with the mouse, neither of which is terribly efficient.

I suspect this is a quixotic request, but I'd love to be proven wrong.

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Not a real solution, but a little faster then pure down. You can jump over the different sections with command-down.

  • Thanks, that's close enough. I tried some different key combinations, but somehow I guess I missed that one. Go figure. Still not happy with the pattern matching decisions Apple made, but this is better than nothing. – robmathers Aug 6 '12 at 3:51
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You can remove the suggested keywords by checking "Prevent search engine from providing suggestions" in the privacy preferences. There will still be a single action for searching for the text on the location bar, but that's actually useful in a lot of cases.

And if you're used to searching in history and bookmarks, it's much better than this:

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