Questions tagged [safari]

Safari is Apple's web browser. This tag is for Safari in macOS. For Safari on iOS, use the mobile-safari tag, and for Safari in Windows, use the safari-windows tag.

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Pin tab does not work in Safari, after creating tab groups

I created a tab group in Safari and added a few tabs to it. It does not give me an option to pin a tab in the tab group. How do I pin tabs in a tab group?
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Remove target="_blank" behaviour from all links

In Safari, how can I prevent any links from opening their pages in new tabs? I would like all links to be totally under my control and always have this behaviour: click: open in current tab, add to ...
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macos 11.6.5 - Safari 15.4 - web inspector - can't disable cache

When I use web inspector to view a page then go to Sources > (site URL) -> Scripts -> select ANY javascript, the right hand view is blank. Popping open the Details Sidebar lets me view the ...
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How to efficiently block YouTube ads in Safari

I want to block YouTube ads in Safari. I can easily block them in Brave, Google Chrome, and Firefox but I was not successful in Safari. I have tried 1Blocker and Ghostery both in free version but they ...
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Safari: adblockers detected on webpages

Safari (V13.1.2, High Sierra) often blocks webpages and I do not understand why. Loading a webpages often results in the message AdBlocker detected. Please disable your ad blocker to use this page ...
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Why doesn't Safari copy URL parameters of a link when using the 'copy' from menu?

I found a strange behaviour on Safari that seems to be affecting URL sharing. If I copy the url by selecting all coping it I can share the full link. Such as www.somesite.com/somepage?params=somename&...
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How to change the color of the white across all applications?

With the advent of Dark Appearance (System Preferences, General) macOS became more pleasant to use on a dark room. Since Dark Appearance turns dark (or darker) many parts which used to be white (or ...
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Under which condition tap + drag to select works for Apple pencil (quick text select with pencil in Safari)?

What I want to accomplish Quickly select text with Pencil when reading things in Safari on iPad What I'm doing: I've accidentally discovered that tap+second tap & drag work to quickly select text ...
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Safari / Chrome can’t connect to internet, FaceTime / Mail still working

My M1 MacBook crashed last night (woke to find the login screen & all users logged out). The Mac asked to send an error report. Since logging in again I can not access the internet from Safari or ...
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Prevent deleted search text from immediately refilling

If I use a search field, perform the search, then wish to remove the last word, it will immediately refill automatically as the 'last remembered search term'. I'm seeing this behaviour on Mojave with ...
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Safari search bar won't autofill anymore

It's been a couple of weeks now since autofill on Safari's search bar suddenly stopped working. If I quit (CommandQ) and reopen Safari, everything works fine, but after a few minutes, the search bar ...
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Where does Safari store material from "fbcdn.net"?

If I disconnect from internet, launch Safari, open Preferences→Privacy→Manage website data, and click Remove All, everything vanishes except a cache from fbcdn.net. Selecting that only and clicking ...
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How to correlate Safari’s favicon in cache with URL

I’m trying to get the favicons for the websites I have visited in Safari. If we switch directories to ~/Library/Safari/Favicon Cache we can find a favicons.db SQLite database and a favicons directory ...
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SelfControl and hosts file failing to block one particular website in safari

I'm having an issue with the app SelfControl not blocking one website, namely Chess.com. It seems to block everything else just fine. I tried entering the domain into my hosts file in terminal as well,...
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How can I uncenter the address field in the Safari toolbar on macOS 10.15 Catalina?

I updated to macOS Catalina, and discovered that in Safari's toolbar, the URL/address field now appears to be centered no matter what I do. This leads to an uneven appearance: When I edit the toolbar,...
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Google Maps in Safari suddenly stopped paying attention to mouse wheels

Like, really suddenly: I was on a Google Maps view in Safari, in the process of zooming the view in, and it stopped. I'm not zoomed in too far or anything, and I can still double-click to zoom in (I ...
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Mac Catalina constantly asking me which browser to use as the default

Mac Catalina is constantly asking me which browser to use as the default - it prompts me with a small modal window with 2 buttons/choices with the options Keep Safari or Use Chrome - or something very ...
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Add self-signed certificate

I would like to access my Synology NAS via HTTPS, but don't have the money to buy a certificate. I've read that you can generate your own and manually trust it. So after following the step here, I ...
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Apply custom web content filter

I would like to block some specific ad domains in Safari (iOS 15), but I can't find a software solution to do that (all ad blocker software I tried do not allow adding manual rules). Manually create ...
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PostScript files do not display in Safari

I can't see PostScript files with Safari. The files are loaded into the browser but the window remains gray. It looks like it opens the builtin PDF preview window but nothing happens. Right-click ...
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Safari web inspector will not work

I clicked the Layers button in the web inspector to see what it would do. Web inspector immediately closed and will not reopen. When I try to open it, either via the Develop menu or the shortcut key ...
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Safari is caching hard, I have to empty for each change in my css

Does anybody know if there is a fix/workaround for Safari so it doesn't cache everything so hard. I'm solving a specific Safari bug and I have to empty the cache for each change I do. They removed the ...
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How to open a website in Safari in Recovery mode

On macOS Desktop, if I want to open www.google.com from Terminal That's easy Just enter: open -a Safari http://www.google.com Then Safari will run and open www.google.com. But, when I want to do the ...
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Syncing opened Safari tab groups between devices

If I have two iPhones/iPads, should I be able to see the same Safari tab groups on both of them? Based on what I have seen online, it sounds like I should. However, it does not seem to be the case for ...
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Permanently change Safari Custom User Agent editing the plist file

I need help with changing Safari's user agent permanently by editing the plist file. Usually one would go to Preferences > Advanced > Show Developer mode in menu bar. Then Develop > User ...
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Sending custom requests through iCloud private relay

I'm asking myself if it is possible to send custom requests (including custom headers) via the iCloud private relay, as I could do it with a normal VPN ? If not, is there any program made to send ...
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Safari on iOS crashes, white screen

When I open Safari, it shows white screen for a few seconds, and then crashes. I did the delete websites data in Settings, and restart, but they didn’t help. I have the latest iOS, 15 point something. ...
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How to see PDF bookmarks in Safari

When I view a PDF with Preview I can toggle on Table of Contents to see the bookmarks for sections and chapters. If I use Safari to read the PDF how can I see the table of contents?
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AdGuard services were not started correctly

I am using macOS Monterey version 12.3. Safari Version 15.4. In this answer (https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/398362/209103) I am adviced to use Adguard to block ads in Safari. When I try to enable ...
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In synched Safari on MacBook and iPhone a new folder in "Favourites" has a different position

I've recently updated my MacBook Pro (late 2016) to Monterey 12.3 and my iPhone 8 to iOS 15.4. Then from the Mac, on Safari, I've created a new bookmarked folder inside "Favourites". The ...
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Safari keeps reloading and moves back to previous pages

On Safari MacBook Pro 2021 (macOS version 12.3), when I open a new tab and I start typing something in the address bar and then I press return, Google appears and then disappears automatically; ...
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Safari web inspector cannot be docked

The web inspector somehow got detached from the main window. Apparently this is a significant problem because I see lots of articles about how to get it docked. Usually they refer to going out of full ...
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Is Allowing Full Disk Access to Safari Dangerous?

I have created a front-end tool for work using only HTML, CSS and Js. I'm trying to have my coworkers simply open the html file in their own browsers, but the browser gives an error that requires ...
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How to get text selection work in the .pdf viewer in Safari?

UPDATED QUESTION After many users giving greatly valuable input, we verified that the below-described behavior is a result of a bug. Using Safari up to version 15.4 (17613.1.17.1.13) will crash the ...
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Has anyone noticed a problem with Safari closing down when selecting a print option on some websites

I have been on two websites recently using Safari; pressing the print document option on the website caused Safari to close down. Very annoying as I had just submitted a whole set of company accounts ...
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What does 'Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=100' mean?

We recently migrated our website to a new server and in the process some of our older Macs can no longer access it. All other computers are fine. These devices run MacOS 10.12.6 (I'm not sure about ...
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Is there a secure way to block ads in Safari?

Is there a secure method to block ads within Safari? In order to block ads, most ad blockers require that they can see and change your encrypted traffic. This means that they would be able to see ...
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How to fix Slack not loading new messages in Safari after upgrading Mac to Monterey?

I use Slack in Safari browser to save memory usage and indirectly reduce battery usage from Slack. Slack in Safari browser used to display notifications and load new messages automatically till macOS ...
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All browsers hang simultaneously for 10 minutes, then work again

I'm experiencing a weird issue on my M1 Mac (MacOS 12.3) where Chrome will suddenly hang and all browser windows will become unresponsive. When this happens, Safari also hangs and will not resolve any ...
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Disable Safari from saving every webform in keychain even if I click "never for this website"

I'm using "passwords" to store some of my access data but today I've noticed that Safari saves every site there even if I clicked "never for this website". After visiting 100-200 ...
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How to sync passwords between Windows Chrome and iCloud Keychain?

How can I sync passwords between Chrome and iCloud Keychain, i.e. import passwords stored by Chrome on a Windows desktop computer to the iCloud keychain in order to be used on an iPhone?
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Can Safari be set to "search on type" within the page displayed without having to use CMD + F?

This used to be a feature of Firefox, yeah, the awesome browser that would blow Google Chrome out of the water on any day of the week and twice on Sunday. So, if it is, how is it possible on Safari?
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iOS Safari open link in private tab group

When I long-touch a link in Safari on iOS, it shows a command called Open in Tab Group... but the Private tab group is nowhere to be found in the list of Tab groups. Am I missing something or has ...
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iPad screen resolution for webpages

Web pages (like http://whatismyscreenresolution.net/) "see" the screen resolution as 768x1024 in Safari (and also Chrome, didn't test others). Even in landscape mode. Why is that? Shouldn't ...
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'Not allowed to load local resource' security on WebKit?

I just bought a 2021 software version of this famous tax program, but I'm unable to use it because the "submit" buttons do not work. Upon close inspection (inspect element), I see the ...
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Stop Safari omnibar suggesting website root

How can I make Safari's omnibar take me to https://www.evernote.com/client/web (for example) instead of https://www.evernote.com/ when I type evern into the omnibar and press enter. At the moment, ...
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Is it possible to suspend/pause the Safari download queue?

MacOS Monterey, 12.2.1. I'm wondering if it's possible to 'suspend' or 'pause' Safari's download queue, in a similar way to a printer's queue. In other words, files wouldn't actually start downloading ...
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"Use Strong Password" autofill does not meet webpage's password criteria: Is there a way I can change Keychain's autofill suggestion?

Keychain suggested autofill password does not meet webpage's password requirement. Is there a way I can change the criteria of the autofill password feature to meet the requirements? The password does ...
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How to make DuckDuckGo.com use a font with spaces in its name in Safari?

DuckDuckGo.com makes it easy to define your own display font. It works well, except for fonts with a space in their name, like "IBM Plex Sans". I tried "quotes", escaped%...
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How do I know which Experimental WebKit Features (located in Safari iOS’ advanced settings) are supposed to be toggled on vs. toggled off?

I notice that with every new iOS update, many of the Experimental WebKit Features either are no longer relevant, or newer EWF’s appear out of nowhere. Some of the features that were initially toggled ...
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