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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As of iOS 13, what filetypes does Safari's Download Manager support?

As of iOS 13, Safari now includes its own built-in Download Manager; the idea is that for supported filetypes, a user can simply tap on a link from within a web page and Safari will offer to either ...
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ipad: “Recents” in safari fileupload offers outdated document version

When selecting recent in safari fileupload on ipad, the version of the files offered there tend to be not the current version of the file. In more details: In goodnotes5, I export the current ...
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Prevent movie from exiting full screen on Safari

Suppose I am watching a youtube video and I make this video fullscreen by clicking on the fullscreen icon on the video itself. I am not talking about Safari in full screen. I am talking about the ...
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Safari randomly changes to first tab

Every so often, while typing in Safari, I randomly got switched to the first tab in the window. I don't have clear steps to reproduce. It seems to happen primarily while typing. First I thought I ...
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Browsing macOS Safari Browser Cache? [closed]

Is there any way to look through a browser's cache in any sane, meaningful way? It looks like all of the cache files these days get globbed together into some kind of archives that can't easily be ...
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How can I select a password for a website with my keyboard?

I store passwords for websites in my safari keychain and when I visit a website there is the key icon in the username field. I can click on this key and autofill the username and password, but I hate ...
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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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Safari is sluggish and many websites produce a message about using significant memory

I'm running High Sierra on my older iMac with 16 GB of ram. I use Safari and I often have 5 or 6 websites open at once. Throughout the day I will very often encounter a website that will produce the ...
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How can I distable coub.com weekly notifications

Every week I receive a Mac notification about Coub.com weekly. If I click into it it will take me here on Safari browser. I was trying to disable it by changing the preferences -> notifications -> ...
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How to get rid of “open in app” bar in Safari

I am using the new iPadOS Safari browser which has the feature for full desktop website viewing. This is great that I can work on the full google suite on Safari. However, it keeps popping up at the ...
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Safari: how to control where tabs are opened when a link is followed?

In Safari, if I press comand+click to follow a link, the new tab is placed in what looks to be some random location among the tabs in my window. I don't understand what algorithm is being used to ...
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Clicking a link in an imail msg brings up safari in split screen

I would prefer that it open in a full screen. How can I change this back? I’m on 13.2.3 on iPad.
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How to have different passwords within the same domain with Safari (13)

AT&T has its main site at att.com and it has a community forums at forums.att.com ... they do not have the same identity management on their backend so there is two different accounts with ...
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How to remove frames and have text wrap itself to borders in iOS Safari?

The attachment shows a typical email showed in safari on iOS13. The white frame is the body of the email, through which I have to scroll with the finger left and right, up and down and I find this ...
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Will signing out of a redundant iCloud account delete my iOS bookmarks?

I have several hundred bookmarks on an old iPad Air running iOS 10.0.2 that used to belong to my father. The iPad is signed in to his iCloud account but all sharing options are disabled (no data is ...
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Can't automate typing in Safari with AppleScript when Safari is not the current window

I've searched all over the web but can't seem to find an answer to this. I developed this applescript to type in safari with the intended purpose for it to keep typing in the background while I worked ...
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How can I restore an Application state from a cloned system?

I successfully restored my iMac after a hard drive failure, but the Time Machine backup was a bit old. I can access the "failed" hard drive as read only, which contains my most current files. I ...
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“SafariBookmarksSyncAgent quit unexpectedly” Keeps Popping Up and Cannot Open Safari

I updated safari to 11.1 yesterday and ever since it has been popping up the same message "SafariBookmarksSyncAgent quit unexpectedly" and it just continues to come back. I cant open Safari either ...
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How to show French site results instead of English sites on iOS Safari without setting French as the system language?

I set French as the system language on iOS 13 and when I searched for something like iPhone 11 Pro in Safari, I got search results in French (such as French Wikipedia article of iPhone 11 Pro or Apple ...
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Mac OS X Server failing to install the MDM SCEP

Hello, I am trying to set up a lab in my house to get a sense and understanding of how Mac OS X Server Application works and in the specific how the Profile Manger service works and how can I enroll ...
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Browser stuck in form design mode?

Please see the attached image. It's a web-based application Juno EMR, but they've never seen this before, and it's also occurring for pages on other websites, typically those for which the content is ...
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Reset Safari as if never run

How can I reset Safari as if it was never run, so that it opens with a "Welcome to Safari" window? I've tried removing all traces of Safari in ~/Library without luck. I am just curious where this ...
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Missing Plug-in error while placing dashboard web clip widget on the desktop

Hi before updating my macOS to 10.13.6 I was able to use the next command: defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode YES to drag my safari web clip widgets from Dashboard to my desktop, but after ...
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Camera QR Code Scan always open in different safari

I have eCommerce website with number of products QR code. When user scan products 1 by 1. It always open new Safari window. So session is not maintained for that user. For each product there will be ...
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Safari SSH Tunneling Troubleshooting Diagnostics

What diagnostics / troubleshooting can be performed to meet the goal? Goal: tunnel through a remote router, with port 22 enabled for SSH access via SSH. Asus RT68U Router outfitted with Merlin ...
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Media keys Next and Previous don't work in safari

If I play music via safari (YouTube music or soundcloud.com) I can't skip the song or move to the previous one using media keys on MacBook or Bluetooth keyboard. Stop/Start buttons work well, as well ...
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AppleScript : Repeat until document.getElementsByClassName is true

I'm trying to wait for a element to be available on Safari before the script can continue repeat set JSChecker to "Not Found Yet" try tell application "Safari Technology Preview" ...
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Automator - is it possible to repeat Watch me Do for each clickable div element in a div list on a webpage

I'm trying to have automator click on a series of div buttons that have the same html structure in a long table-list (actually divs) on a webpage. (after clicking each one, do the same thing click on ...
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Safari's “Quick Website Seach” Address Bar Feature Redirects Google to Ask Different

My default search engine in Safari is Bing (Amazon Gift cards FTW!). I usually search Google by starting to type "goo" and hitting tab to to autocomplete, which enters search engine mode. However, ...
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How to upgrade Safari from v11 to v12, not v13?

Currently Safari 13 is the latest version. I'm running Safari 11, but want to upgrade just to 12 (12.1). https://support.apple.com/downloads/safari only lists Safari 13. Is there any place where I ...
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Proof (data access) of a confirmation pop-up online

On Safari 11.0.3, I placed bids on an auction website a few days ago and after making each bid, I saw a confirmation pop-up that told me "Thank you for the offer". I thus have concluded the ...
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Diagnosing Failed Web Requests Safari

I am having some trouble with Safari not loading any sites. When I enter a URL the site appears to load forever without making progress. There are no errors, and this state will continue until I ...
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Disable “do you want to allow downloads from” prompt in Safari

Since Catalina, Safari has been prompting me Do you want to allow downloads from example.com? Every time I try to download something. How do I completely disable this prompt?
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Is there a way to stop inline video clips from playing on mobile Safari?

This question applies to the mobile versions of Safari, either as proper content (for example, supporting a news story) or inline video ads. Mobile means iPadOS and iOS on the iPhone and iPad. The ...
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Where does Safari store the open tabs?

I'd like to know where does Safari store all the open tabs. My daughter did who-knows-what on my laptop and all tabs were closed (except hers of course...) and the "Reopen from last session" is greyed....
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Protocol error in Safari for some wikipedia articles' resources

Safari is displaying the "can't open" page with error The error is: “The operation couldn’t be completed. Protocol error” (NSPOSIXErrorDomain:100) for URL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo_(...
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Lookupshare and Extralist appear when Safari is open, causes Safari to quit

I've run into a problem with my MacBook Pro (2017, 15", 256GB, running macOS Mojave 10.14.6). Occasionally, when I boot up my Mac, I'll open Safari and as soon as I do so, an extra icon appears on ...
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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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Close Safari tab and return to previous app in a single action on iOS?

TL;DR Is there a single-tap or single-gesture action that closes the current Safari tab and returns to the previous app? Motivation In many apps, when clicking a website link, it will be opened in ...
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Safari doesn't remember desktop notifications after quit and launch

I opened a couple of sites that ask for desktop notifications, like WhatsApp and Telegram. I allowed that, and i even see those sites in the 'Websites -> Notifications' panel in Preferences. I've also ...
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How to run an AppleScript when Safari starts up?

To use uBlock Origin in Safari 12.1.1, I run it using Extension Builder 1. But I have to go by the builder tool at every Safari startup, so the blog suggested adding the script to ~/Library/Scripts/...
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Disable / Enable localStorage on Mobile Safari

I'm a web developer and I encounter a lot of error messages in regards to localStorage so I'm testing an object detection script. However using mobile Safari 13 I can't find any options to enable/...
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On iOS, clear Safari history without discarding open tabs?

In most browsers, clearing the history leaves currently opened tabs untouched. In Safari on iOS however, the only method of clearing the history I know of is Settings → Safari Clear History and ...
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How to re-enable auto-login for Safari that is removed after new update?

I had this feature after updating to Safari, which automatically logs in to websites with the autofill (so I don't have to click Log in or Submit buttons or press enter). However, this option was ...
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Block youtube on safari in hosts file

When I try to block websites on terminal (etc hosts..) it works. But when I try to do it with Youtube, it doesn't. Typing youtube.com as a url won't open it, but if I search youtube on google for ...
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Safari: Shortcut to switch between developer window and safari

In every other application (including Chrome I'm coming from - before the Catalina update) I was able to switch between windows with Cmd + ` (on a German keyboard that is Cmd + >). Is there a ...
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YouTube videos in Safari don't react to mouse in full screen mode

I use Safari and MacOS version 10.14.6 Recently I am facing a problem when playing youtube videos in full screen mode. Earlier when a video is running in full screen mode, I could use the controls ...
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Not seeing new start page for Safari on Catalina

Downloaded the new update to Catalina that was supposed to come with a new look to the Safari start page. I see things exactly the same as they were before. Am I supposed to do something to enable ...
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How to disable name suggestion in web browsers?

Whenever I am entering a person name in safari browser, it starts suggesting me names. I want to disable this feature. so that I am able to type the name manually, It really gets annoying when drop ...
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Safari stuck on “Make Safari the default browser”

Whenever I open Safari it prompts "Make Safari the default browser", but the dialog does not have any buttons and cannot be closed. The only way out is to force-quit. Any ideas?