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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Safari browser inactive after 2 hours

I've been trying to resolve this issue with my MacBook for 2 months and finally reaching out for help. When I Power Cycle my MacBook Pro (2017, Catalina 10.15.7), I can use Safari successfully for a ...
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Red screen and glitchy video playback at times

It has been going on always, but I always thought it was just a software bug in the browser or something, but I am more and more often experiencing that video playback on my Mac Pro is glitching and ...
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Can I recover my Safari history after running CCleaner?

I did a default delete of Safari data using CCleaner. Is there any way I can recover my browser history and more importantly the exact timing I viewed a website?
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How to view javascript console logs within a Ionic App WKWebView using Safari (or other tool) [closed]

I am faced with a dilemma. I have an iOS/Android built using ionic 5 (using Cordova tools). We are using the Cordova-plugin-ionic-webview plugin. I am trying to access the WebViews on the app, so I ...
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Big Sur Add trusted certificate via command line (Safari Can't establish a secure connection)

I am trying to have Safari stop preventing me from visiting one of my dev machines with an invalid cert. I am trying to use the solution in this thread but install it using the CLI: security add-...
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Safari: save webpage with CSS / images folders

I'm trying to save a webpage to my computer, and I'm not having any luck doing it with Chrome... so instead I'm trying Safari. I would like it so that it saves all the CSS and images in their ...
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New Cookie Dialog on SE Websites, iPhone only [migrated]

iPhone SE (first generation), iOS 14.4.2 (18D70), iOS Safari I have regularly used this phone to browse the SE sites in which I'm interested: Travel, Expatriates, Mechanics, Home Improvement, and Ask ...
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OSX cmd+tab behavior with multiple windows of same application and monitors [closed]

First of all, my question is not answered in any of the questions with the similar titles. My context is a little different. I have 2 monitors connected to my MacBook Pro. I opened 2 windows of Safari,...
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Where are the tabs in Safari saved (in iCloud or Finder)?

I want to recover several links of a website I had open as tabs for quite a few months now. But once it has been reloaded today, I've been redirected to a notice page of that website (it was ...
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Some sites not blocked, /etc/hosts

macOS layman here, I'm trying to block websites natively with mixed results through Terminal using sudo nano /etc/hosts My syntax is 127.0.0.1 www.website.org ::1 www.website.org I've tried various ...
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What are safe files to delete to free up space?

Apart from deleting old documents and apps that are no longer useful or can be re-downloaded again from the App Store (like iMovie / Garageband), what can safely be deleted from a Macbook Pro? I ...
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Is there a way to print a webpage as PDF in landscape mode using Safari?

Short question is: can I use Safari to print out a webpage as PDF, but in landscape mode, if no printer is added whatsoever? Details: First of all, I cannot use Google Chrome to print out the ...
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Open an URL in Safari with Private Browsing

I want to open an URL in a browser's private mode. --args -incognito does the job with Chromium-based browsers (e.g. open -na "Google Chrome" --args -incognito http://www.example.com). I ...
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How to inspect Safari Web Inspector (aka devtools-on-devtools)

I'm currently on macOS Mojave where it's possible to right-click on the Safari Web Inspector and choose "Inspect Element" to open a new Web Inspector inspecting the Web Inspector: In the ...
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How to make safari suggest me subdomains if enter a main domain?

For example I want to visit b2b.vtt.ru (it is in my history). But I don't remember the subdomain. If I enter "Vtt" safari doesn't suggest me anything. It is annoying. I always used to type ...
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Safari crashes (web page reloaded) when editing a textarea with tinymce. Any ideas?

Using Safari 14.0.3 on MacOS 11.2.3 on early 2014 MacBook Air w/4 GB Ram, but the problem has been around for a while. Using a web page (that I wrote) that has a textarea field with tinymce installed ...
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Recurring prompt to confirm Style Sheet when opening Safari - How can I get rid of it?

Every time I open Safari, I'm asked to choose a style sheet. I haven't ever chosen one. I've tried to find one it suggests (webguard.css from an old application long removed) but it doesn't exist on ...
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How to fix Safari does not open a new tab behind the current tab?

I frequently browse the web using Safari. Sometimes, clicking a link while holding command will not open the link in a new tab behind the current tab. How do I fix this?
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How can I fix my system lagging due to problems with Firefox plugin-container process (IOGraphicsAccelerator, too many contexts)

I was running a google meet call in Firefox and had a few other tabs open, including a gitlab one with an embedded video (which might have been part of the cause of this) when I noticed considerable ...
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Looking to take a fixed screenshot at intervals while changing the page in safari for a book

I am trying to screenshot all the pages of a textbook i have online. I am opening the book in safari, all i want is to automate in some way the ability to take a fixed location screenshot at intervals ...
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How can I record an app in background

Due to my poor organization I have 2 simultaneous lectures this semester, at this moment I'm following one on Phone and I record the other one with the Mac (Quicktime and Soundflower) Is it possible ...
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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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Open link in new private window on iPad with safari

In order to avoid cluttering my history and such I often want to quickly open links in a private window. This is in the middle of a non private session. How I do this in Chrome: Long press link Open ...
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How to use a custom search engine in Safari?

I am experimenting with a new search engine, https://neera.ai/ and I want to make it my default search engine on Safari. Though Safari doesn't give me an option to specify in a new search engine. ...
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Force open link in same tab?

In Safari I can hold cmd to open a link in a new tab, I can hold cmd + shift to open in a new tab and focus the new tab, I can hold cmd + alt to open in a new window. Is there any combination I can ...
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Opening Windows From Dock in MacBook with Second Monitor

Newer to Macbook so trying to figure out all the shortcuts. I want to maximize all minimized Safari windows. I've used the Cmd + Tab and then switching to Cmd + Option and releasing just Cmd, but that ...
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Differences between options to save webpages in Safari and Chrome

When using a Chromium browser on macOS, if you try to save a webpage using Command + S, you get a save dialog box where you can choose the output format of the webpage. Among the options are "...
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Safari Bugs after Catalina Upgrade

Recently (finally!) upgraded my 2017 Pro to Catalina, and am seeing a couple of unwanted changes in Safari. Wanted to ask if these were design changes, or if the update borked some preference settings?...
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Double click on Safari title bar to fit screen

When I double-click on the title bar of most Apps they automatically fit the whole screen. If I do so in Safari it only fits the height. If I want it to fit the width as well I have to double click ...
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Showing the Tab list on the side instead of on top

MacOS Big Sur, is it possible to show the tabs list of Safari in the Left/Right sidebar (or other bar), instead of the default view of horizontal bar on top of each window?
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AppleScript: set window_count to count of windows doesn't update

I have some AppleScript that looks like (*this block is nested in a bigger function*) tell application "Safari" set window_count to (windows where visible is true) repeat with ...
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How to view the Safari history, pages opened on current device?

I rarely use a Mac, but I often use an iPhone and an iPad. I needed to find a page in the history of Safari that I once browsed with a Mac. But I found that in Safari the history is completely ...
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AppleScript: “Repeat” Loop Only Works With Variable

Very curious as to why this works (the context is an open and activated/frontmost Safari window displaying the "Customize Toolbar" sheet): tell application "System Events" tell ...
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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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Voice Control dictation in Safari's search bar not working

Big Sur, pointer is at Safari's address/search bar, using a very good microphone. Speaking something like type microsoft dot com is not working at all (it types nothing), and the only phrase that ...
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How to run a Shortcut from a web page in iOS

I am trying to use the Shortcuts feature of iOS. I want to run some simple JavaScript on a web page. I made a new Shortcut, added "Run JavaScript on Web Page". The contents of the JavaScript ...
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Choose from list apple script service execution from Safari opens Firefox to display the dialog with list

Im trying to use following Apple Script to display a choose from list and perform certain actions based on the choice of selection: on run {input, parameters} set selT to "42" set ...
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Safari opens a bookmark when I insert media

I am getting strange behavior, and I'm not sure where to start. Each time I insert an SD card into my card reader, Safari comes to the foreground and pops open the same old bookmarked page (not the ...
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Word suggestions in Safari’s searchbox

In MacBook Pro’s touchbar, why specifically in the searchbox there are no word suggestions? How to show them? The option is turned on
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iPadOS 14.3 Safari: in many pages appears book description instead of the actual page

When I navigate to many book sites, the site start loading, but when the page loads, another page with a book description appears and I can't exit it! How can I fix that? On my iPhone this doesn't ...
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Why won't my website favicon show up in Safari favorites bar automatically?

My website was not displaying the Favicon in the menu bar as in this question. See the copied image below but in this case we would be Google and trying to get that icon to populate without user ...
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Prevent Safari from opening minimized window

When I’m doing research for a project I’ll have one window with lots of tabs. When I’m doing other work, I like to minimize that window to save it for later. What bothers me mightily is that I now ...
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Disable weather.com in Safari

In Safari if I type a place name or place name + weather and press enter, I get taken to the weather at weather.com How can I make it do a google search instead?
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Safari Speech Voice is low-quality and does not respect system setting

I'm using this: Safari > Edit > Speech > Start Speaking. The voice is low-quality, even though I've installed better voices in System Preferences > Accessibility > Spoken Content. Where ...
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How to prevent safari from opening links in third party apps on macOS

Some services like Zoom or BlueJeans have capabilities of working both in app or in the browser. However when an appropriate app is installed links are automatically opened in the app by safari (macOS)...
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iCloud folders visible in Finder but not in 'file upload' dialog in Safari, how to enable this?

MacOS 10.14.6 (Mojave) / Safari 14.0.3 In Finder I can see the following section and folders in the sidebar: iCloud iCloud drive Documents Desktop However, if I open safari, go to a site where I can ...
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How to view page source in Safari browser on an iPhone?

I thought there'd be an easy way to do this, but I may have been wrong. How can I view the source for a web page using Safari browser on an iPhone?
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How to view a website as it appears on mobile safari from desktop safari?

On chrome on desktop, it's easy to view a website as it appears when viewed on chrome on many other devices. That is, simply cmd + option + j to open dev tools, then clicking on the 'Toggle Device ...
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How to make Safari use the List view not the Column view

When I use Safari File-->Open File, it uses the Column view.How can I get Safari to use the List view instead?
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How to actually select the tab that you search for on safari

I love how you can search for tabs in safari by typing shift⌘\ and you get something like this However the most important part to me is actually simply selecting that tab and start using it. Right ...

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