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Upgraded from High Sierra to Catalina, lost my Safari session with all my open windows and tabs. Is there any way to recover them?

I had been staying on High Sierra for a long time, with Safari 13 I think, the last version that worked with High Sierra. I just upgraded to Catalina and then immediately upgraded Safari to 15.6.1. ...
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iCloud Drive Favorites on iCloud.com?

With the new iCloud.com, is there a way to add a folder within iCloud Drive to the "Favorites" sidebar, so that it is accessible when one accesses iCloud Drive on an internet browser? ...
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How to make Safari on my Mac sort bookmarks like Safari on my iPhone (by date added)?

For the longest time, I thought my bookmarks weren't synching (despite having the iCloud Safari synch turned on on both devices and being logged into the same Apple ID), but I just discovered that ...
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Synronize bookmarks in Books apps

I added a PDF and an ePub to my Books collection on my Mac; they was synchronized between my iPhone and iPad. I added bookmarks to the PDF on my iPad and noticed that they were synchronized with my ...
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How to import bookmarks into Safari without a Mac or PC?

Is there a way to import bookmarks into Safari or my iCloud accout without using a Mac or PC? I'm willing to use third-party apps, the web, a python script, etc. Safari on iOS doesn't have an import ...
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How do I prevent Google Chrome menu search from searching my bookmarks?

I have a lot of bookmarks. Whenever I search menus on Google Chrome (cmd-shift-/) it appears to be searching through all of the bookmarks and it's very slow and actually can crash Chrome. Is there a ...
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Possible to recover old DVD Player bookmarks?

So, it seems that Apple stripped the bookmarks functionality from DVD Player with Mojave, but even in Monterey all the actual bookmarks from older installations are still stored in ~/Library/...
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How to remove Safari.app's "Favorites" Bookmark folder

This is Safari version 15.6 (17613.3.9.1.5) running under macOS 12.5 (Monterey). I'd like to remove the Safari Bookmarks folder. It's easily emptied, but I've found no way to move it (putting it at ...
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Copy/paste/edit bookmarklet in Safari

I have a Wordpress "Press This" Javascript in my Safari bookmarks.  If I right-click on it, there is a "copy" option.  But there is no paste after copying. I would like to ...
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Showing Safari Sidebar Only on New Tabs

Not long ago, prior to a software update (I don't remember which, but I think it was the one that introduced tab-groups), Safari would automatically show the sidebar on new tabs, but not on other ones ...
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Safari's favorites bar - getting images instead of text labels, especially via emojis

The Safari favorites bar seems to allow only text labels on the favorites bar. I would like to replace those with something like a favicon. This is apparently not directly supported at this time. ...
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Safari for Mac: URL bar empties after loading a set of pages from bookmarks

This of on Safari 14.1.2 on MacOS 10.14.6. I have a Safari window open with several tabs, and I also have several bookmark folders pinned on my bookmark bar. I accidentally clicked on one of them, so ...
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Collect Safari Bookmarks 'programmatically' using PlistBuddy

Intended task and limitations about PlistBuddy's -c switch PlistBuddy shall print multiple entries of a given plist file at once (in this example Bookmarks.plist). Actually, the -c switch supports ...
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incorrect and indelible Bookmark/Favorite icons in iOS 15 Safari

I can't correct a website Bookmark/Favorite icon on iOS. (It seems like there are stale cache files of some sort on the iPhone that just refuse to be removed. Looking at Safari in Storage Management ...
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How to sort Safari Bookmark Folders in MacOS Catalina 10.15?

I have lots of saved bookmarks in Safari (v15) on my MacBook, and each is saved in a specific bookmark folder. Thus I have lots of bookmark folders, and I would like to sort the folders alphabetically—...
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How do I get Safari 15 to load multiple tabs in the background?

I have a bookmarks folder that is set up to open all the bookmarks with a single click. (I think this is Automatically Replace Tabs, or ⌘-Click on the folder). Before Safari 15 all of the tabs would ...
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Focus in Bookmarks Sidebar

I cannot seem to get focus to set into the Bookmarks Sidebar. None of the following shortcuts accomplish this: shift ⇧-command ⌘-L Toggle Sidebar control ⌃-command ⌘-1 Toggle Sidebar w/ Bookmarks ...
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Reset Safari in MacOs Big Sur

My Safari browser freezes immediately upon launch, so I want to completely reset all settings. (the problem is I accidentally bookmarked a Jupyter server in Favorites, and this freezes the client ...
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AppleScript to prompt for url input, open url in safari, then open bookmark with specific name

I have a bookmark that runs some JavaScript code on the website the user has open at the time of running the bookmark - I'm aware there is a way using AppleScript to execute JavaScript on a Safari ...
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Move set of open Safari windows/tabs to another Mac

I have a bunch of windows & tabs open in Safari. I want to view all the same windows and tabs on another Mac. ☞ Is there a set of URLs or bookmarks somewhere used by Safari to remember open ...
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Where can I find the URL for shortcut app icon bookmarks?

When you add a Shortcut as an app icon to your home menus it calls it a “book mark.” Is the URL visible somewhere? So I could save it as a Safari bookmark instead?
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How to prompt Safari 14.1 bookmark changes?

Two Macs are both running updated Catalina. Safari bookmarks that are added to one machine are automagically updated on the other, because of the same AppleID. Bookmarks were organized into folders ...
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I'm tinkering with my Safari Bookmarks and want to better understand what's between me and syncing them with my Chrome Bookmarks

In /Users/myusername/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/ I see a "Bookmarks" & "Bookmarks.bak" file. They both appear to have the same or similar data—but what ...
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Is there any way to "unmerge" Bookmarks and History after disabling iCloud Syncing on Safari?

Recently, I logged in to iCloud from my MacBook. When it asked me if I wanted to merge my bookmarks and Reading List with iCloud, I carelessly clicked yes, and continued on my business for the next ...
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How can I redirect the save to reading list button to save somewhere else?

In the Safari search bar, there's a plus button that saves the current page to the reading list. Is there any way I can change it to save to another Bookmarks folder or add a button from an extension ...
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Where are the Safari bookmarks stored on a computer

I just purchased a new iMac. I want to know how to transfer my old bookmarks from my old iMac running High Sierra to my new iMac running Catalina.
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Mac chrome can't drag and scroll in bookmark folder

I tried asking reddit and chrome forum but I think it's a Mac thing, something with scrolling, anyway I can't drag bookmarks up or down a folder on the bookmark bar, it gets stuck, from googling I ...
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Sync bookmarks between Safari and Firefox on same MacOS?

Is it possible to have same set of merged bookmarks in Safari and Firefox on same local MacOS?
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Solution for removing duplicate Chrome bookmarks

My Chrome bookmarks keep duplicating and old ones previously deleted last year are back. Are there any suggestions on how to stop this from happening?
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In Safari, can a set of bookmarks in a folder be opened programmatically (e.g. using AppleScript)?

I have a set of bookmarks in a folder. Usually, I open them by selecting the folder and then "Open in New Tabs". Is it possible to do this using a script? I imagine AppleScript would be the right ...
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"Add to Home Screen" saves wrong URL

I saved a web application to my home screen, but the icon on the home screen opens a different URL. Somehow the URL of the bookmark that was saved to the home screen does not match the URL that was in ...
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Prevent saved home screen icons opening a browser without address bar?

I browse using Safari on my iPad. I find an interesting web page. I save a link to the page via “Add to Home screen”. Nice icon, all seems well. Later, I “click” the icon. The page opens in the ...
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Safari favicons mess

I have been playing with Safari's favicon on my 2014 MacBook Pro (running Catalina) for a couple of days, replacing ugly or non existent icons of my bookmarks (mainly using this). All of a sudden the ...
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How to solve Safari bookmarks syncing via iCloud problems

I have a 2018 MacBook Air running the latest non-beta Catalina (10.15.3 as of this writing). For as long as I can remember, I have used Safari’s bookmark syncing via iCloud, and it has worked very ...
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Mac Chrome bookmarks folders are gray

I was looking for answers and I can't find any. How can I make the bookmarks folders yellow again? A similar question was asked here but is not helpful. They are gray on my mac, however in my ...
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Bookmark all tabs in Chrome on iOS?

Is there is a way to bookmark all of my tabs at once without having to go one by one while in Chrome for iOS?
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Safari tabs sync on two macs and an iPhone does not work

Syncing using iCloud with 2 macs and an iPhone does not work. I use iCloud to sync safari, and my MacBook is perfectly synchronized with my iPhone. The problem is that my iMac is not synchronized at ...
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Syncing iCloud bookmarks with Opera GX?

I work on a MacBook on the go, an iPhone when on the train and a Mac Mini Server for other stuff - it is actually stuffed in my parent's place. But... I also game on a Windows maschine. Now, since I ...
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How can I correct the wrong icon for a website bookmark?

In Safari, the icon of Reddit is displayed as the icon of StackOverflow. How can I correct it? Things I have already tried are: Deleting the bookmark, and re-adding it Using Command+R to refresh the ...
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opening a web site via the bookmark bar results in focus not going to web page

When I open a link from my bookmark bar (either by command-option-1, etc) or by clicking on the bookmark bar item, the cursor focus will not be on the web page. This requires that you were on a new ...
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How to change "Favourites" and "Recently Visited" icons in Safari?

My homepage in Safari is the default one, the one that shows Favourite and Recently visited files. However, when I opened Safari today the icons were bigger than they were previously. Is it possible ...
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Mozilla like Dynamic bookmarks in Safari browser

I was using Mozilla previously and Mozilla has a very good bookmark feature, also known as dynamic bookmark. It would allow me to pass a variable to a bookmarked URL and the variable's value will be ...
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Firefox bookmark editor

Safari auto edits bookmarks such that the https:// and .com/... are cut off, so that one can see the book mark name without all the gak. And one can still further edit the left hand (name) column ...
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How to completely reset or remove and restore Safari in Mojave

Safari is bugged in my macbook. It's a macbook air 2019 with mojave 10.14.5 The problem is I can't delete bookmarks nor save new ones on it because it ask to keep or remove firefox bookmarks, which ...
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Why is my ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist "damaged"?

I'm trying to edit my Safari bookmarks programmatically. When I try to open the file ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist, I get an pop-up with the error: “Bookmarks.plist” is damaged and can’t be ...
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Add bookmarks to bookmarks bar via policy

I am capable of adding bookmarks to a "managed bookmarks" folder with the following code and deploy that via a policy. But to make things easier on the younger students, I would like to deploy ...
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I use Chrome as my default browser on Mac, but use Safari exclusively on iPhone - How can I keep bookmarks in sync?

So as per the title, I use Chrome on my mac but Safari on my iOS devices. I'm struggling to find a way to sync the bookmarks I add on my Mac computer to Safari as a whole, previously it seemed as ...
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Remove bookmark on iOS with content restriction on

I have turned on Content Restriction on my son's iPad. However, there is a bookmark for a restricted site on his Favorites. I can't Edit Favorites with Content Restriction turned on. (So this is not ...
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Bookmark all open tabs in mobile safari [duplicate]

I've got an iPhone with ~500 open tabs (500 is the limit). I'd like to bookmark all of the tabs so I can review/read them later on other non Apple devices and potentially in non-apple browsers. Is ...
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Import Chrome bookmarks to Safari under iOS

I just wanted to know if it is possible to import Chrome bookmarks into Safari on iOS? I’m using Safari on my iPhone but I am using Chrome for work. And now I just want to have all my bookmarks ...
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