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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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How can I search for a specific page in Safari tab groups?

Apple introduced tab groups some time ago and now I have many of them. The problem is I can't remember sometimes which group I put a particular page into. I looked everywhere for how to search the tab ...
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Cmd + W on safari inconsistent?

Sorry if this has been asked before or has an obvious solution, I couldn't find either a reason or solution online when searching for this. ⌘ Command W closes tabs on Safari. The problem is, I don't ...
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Can I change Safari's dispatch thread limit of 512?

When trying to launch Safari on M2 Macbook Air with 24GB Ram, Activity Monitor shows that the thread count quickly jumps to about 309, and then 517, at which it becomes non-responsive. When reading ...
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Safari keyboard shortcut to move to next URL link on webpage

In Safari, is there a keyboard shortcut to move to the next URL link on webpage. For example if I do a Google search that returns a full page of URL links, is there a keyboard shortcut to move the ...
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Should ordinary web users somehow implement end-to-end protection of their DNS requests? [closed]

I've read that, when browsers send website requests, the DNS lookup part of the request is not encrypted, and is therefore a security vulnerability. Also, I'm aware that routers have DNS settings, ...
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To save a file to the last folder you have used in Finder

Here is what I mean. For example, usually you save your Safari downloads to ~/Downloads. But today you have found a useful PDF on the web, and you want to save it to ~/Documents/your_project. You have ...
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How to make Safari Frequently Visited option to work

I’m on iPhone 13 Pro iOS 17.4.1 and I’m trying to get Safari Frequently Visited sites option to work. It’s never worked on this phone which was new and set up as new. I’ve toggled the option off/on ...
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How to install any App Store app directly from the Safari address bar?

In short: I want to install any App Store app directly from the Safari address bar. Sometimes when I type the name of an App Store app in the Safari address bar, the Safari address bar will show me a ...
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How do I make the sound from youtube page play on the speaker which has already bluetooth paired?

I have bluetooth paired my speaker, but safari won't play the sound to it. Safari (Chrome too) still uses my macbook to play the sound. But if I use a headphone, Safari can play the sound to the ...
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Can Safari's sidebar hover pop-out hint be disabled?

Sites that have a left-edge menu frequently cause Safari's tab-bar to pop-out, I presume as a discoverable hint that the sidebar can be extracted for tabs, reading list, etc. This animation is ...
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How to open a 'save webpage' with all the photos on iPhone?

My intention is to download a particular Facebook page and read it offline. As described in this site, I did Ctrl + S and have now a folder and .html file saved on my PC. Now, how do I open this ...
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To quit Safari instead of closing its window

I have a Safari window on my Mac with multiple tabs. If I press Command-W or click the red Close button instead of pressing Command-Q, the next time I click the Safari icon in the Dock, the tabs are ...
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Safari download of CSV not using UTF-8 character set

I am downloading a CSV file, which Safari (annoyingly) puts directly onto the page. This CSV file is encoded with UTF-8, and has been verified to be correctly encoded with UTF-8 from the source file, ...
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Why IDN domains are not shown properly in Safari?

For example https://почивнидни.com is shown as https://xn--b1aekbb1acci5f.com in Safari. There is no problem in Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Also https://детскиградини.бг is shown ...
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Is there an SSLKEYLOGFILE equivalent for Safari to capture TLS session keys for debugging?

I'm trying to debug a Safari specific issue, but I can't see the data being passed in the TLS stream from a packet capture because I need the ephemeral keys to decrypt the session. In Chrome or ...
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macos doesn't allow default safari window open rightmost bottom of the screen [duplicate]

This is almost the same question as here - Script for setting Safari window position. theXposition "doesn't allow the window to move to rightmost bottom corner of the screen, (just like a chat ...
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How do you select a URL in Safari and open it

In Safari you can select an area and right-click gives a menu including an option to search for it. However if the region was a URL I would like to open it directly. How can this be done? the URL is ...
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Handoff url from laptop to mobile?

I use Firefox on Mac and Safari on iOS. Whenever I open Safari on my phone I notice an icon for Firefox with a mobile symbol appearing in my dock on Mac and if I click it, whichever URL I was on on ...
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Allow and deny notifications directly from a webpage in Safari

How can I allow and deny notifications for a site directly from the webpage? Going into Settings - Websites - Notifications and looking for the site is cumbersome. The menu under Safari - Settings for ...
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Persistent screen sharing icon in safari after google meet call

I was on a Google Meet call using Safari, during which I shared my screen. After ending the call, the icon indicating screen sharing persisted. Closing Safari didn't resolve the issue; only restarting ...
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Prevent websites from regaining tab focus in Safari on macOS

macOS Safari somehow allows unfocused tabs to regain focus. This can be very annoying as tabs keep changing in the middle of doing something else. One such example is https://www.kiwi.com On this ...
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Extension to bring back the full height loading bar in Safari (15+)?

Until Safari 4, the loading status filled the address bar completely, which was clearly a clever design feature. Even if the actual one mimics this feature, it would be make even more sense to bring ...
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Clear all browsing data in Safari

In Edge, Chrome, Firefox, I can clear all browsing data which lets me delete everything, including history, cache, cookies, site permissions, page zoom, passwords, form data, etc, all in one click. ...
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Cannot find duplicate root CA for development Safari claims to have

I use three Macs for development of a web application. On each of the Macs (macOS 14.4) I used mkcert to install a local CA and to issue developer certificates (all separately). Accessing the web app ...
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How to disable / effectively remove Safari on iPhone

I have installed my preferred browsers on iOS and, insofar as I was able to disabled Safari (and Siri, as various posts indicate that Safari and Siri are intertwined) and set Firefox as my preferred ...
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Logged out of Google in Safari on iOS every time I close it

I am on iOS 17.1.1. A couple of months ago, I started having a problem wherein when I close Safari and reopen it, or turn my iPhone off and back on, I am logged out of my Google account. I am bot ...
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For some sites, safari 16.6 web inspector can't modify CSS

I was looking into making my banks website more ergonomic for myself and wanted to use developer tools - inspector to test some CSS modifications. But the inspector won't let me modify anything in CSS ...
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Is there a way to change the URL of a mac safari web app once created?

Starting with macOS Sonoma, you can use Safari to save any webpage as a web app. I have a website that redirects the URL after you enter the original URL. I'm unable to edit the url domain once the ...
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To get rid of Safari "top hits"

Is it possible to prevent Safari on Mac from showing me top hits? I was told that I need to clear the history and bookmarks for this first, and yes, if you delete history and bookmarks, you won't see ...
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Prevent "Search Google" to be selected in address bar

If I open Safari on my Mac and type foo in the address bar, it will be foo — Search Google This is fine, but if I need to copy this text, I press Command-A and then Command-C, and this selects the ...
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Can I use Applescript to have Safari save a specific page’s contents as source?

I need to have Safari visit a specific URL, and "Save As... page source" to a specified location in my Home folder. I don't want to actually see Safari while this is going on - unless that's ...
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How to make Safari always start with a blank page on iOS 17.3.1?

The Safari start page can be customised to show Favourites, frequently visited sites, recently closed tabs, etc. But how can Safari be set to start with a blank page? This is on iOS 17.3.1.
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cmd+click in safari not always opening website in a new tab

I'm experiencing this issue that some links on websites I can right click and click open in new tab and it works correctly but cmd+click does not. I was under the impression that this is the exact ...
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MacOS drops internet connection when Safari is open, that affects my RDP sessions

I frequently use RDP connections for work, and if Safari is opened i always get 0x407 error - that means that internet connection was dropped. Tested with another browsers, like Chrome or Edge - and ...
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Safari http site keep loading forever

I found that http sites (e.g., http://eu.httpbin.org/) keep loading forever, which I did not visit before. Safari does not switch it to the HTTPS. Rather, it keeps loading forever; do you have any ...
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How to make a webpage with an icon on the iOS home screen open Safari with full functioning?

In iOS 17.3.1, is there a way to put an icon for a webpage onto the home screen so that when clicked it opens Safari in fully-functioning mode, complete with address bar and so on, rather than in a ...
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Safari does not stream certain video

I cannot play certain video streaming in Safari, while there is no problem in FireFox and Chrome. The platform is iMac 2012 OSX 14.3 (OCLP). On iOS there is no problem.The error is 'playback video ...
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Getting strange and creepy notification on macOS

I'm using a Macbook Pro, Apple M1, Monterey. Recently I keep getting a strange notification on my Mac and it does look like a virus (Please see attachment). I tried to use an antivirus but it couldn't ...
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WhatsApp Web emoji GIF menu not displaying GIFs in macOS Safari

I've found no matching results for this issue on Ask Different or elsewhere. I've got WhatsApp Web set up as a Safari app on Sonoma 14.2.1. When I try to find a GIF to post in a conversation from the ...
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Font Weights for System Fonts Messed Up in Multiple Web Browsers

I've noticed this effect in multiple web browsers and it seems to have come on suddenly. I've tried booting into safe mode, changing my display settings, and disabling all browser extensions. Here's ...
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FritzBox: "fritz.box" resolving to strange .box url in Safari?

Trying to connect to our FritzBox through Safari (running Ventura 13.5), but (both) fritz.box (and http://fritz.box) is resolving to a strange site, see attached. iPhone is opening https://fritz.box ...
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Any possibility to open new page as tab, not windows using groups of tabs

How do I tell Safari to always open links as a new tab? I know about "Prefer tabs when opening documents" option. But it doesn't work with groups of tabs. If I'm using some active group of ...
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How can I view this webpage

I have disabled all ad blockers for this page (to my knowledge!) as one can see in the settings window on top right, and yet I cannot see it: I am using Safari 13 on a 2013 iMac.
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No date, time, and battery icon on Safari toolbar, iPad 17.2

I updated my iPad to version 17.2. Now the Safari toolbar, the bar on the top where the address box is, no longer has the date, time, battery, and Internet icons. The toolbar is now just like in the ...
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How do you see your safari search history in finder

I am looking to restore some safari search history in Time Machine, but is it possible to see the title of the search in finder files? (ex. Ask Different | www.askdifferent.com the part in bold is ...
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Safari Search History for Discord username

I had an old friend on Discord and I'm attempting to find their username. I had the account but eventually got locked out of it forever, and I ended up deleting it. Now, I want to add this person back....
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How to make Safari view PDFs instead of downloading them

When I click a link to a pdf on Safari on Mac, it downloads the pdf file instead of viewing it in the browser tab. Reading previous similar questions, it seems like this behavior is supposed to be ...
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How to temporarily disable iCloud Private Relay for a specific website on macOS with Safari?

I know it's possible on iPadOS and iOS (source: How to Temporarily Disable iCloud Private Relay for a Specific Website on iPhone and iPad) but I can't find a way to do the same on Safari for macOS
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Closing duplicate tabs in macOS Safari

I have nearly 300 tabs open and going through them by hand is going to take forever. I know I can sort them to make it a bit easier but it's still going to be very time consuming and doesn't really ...
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Is there a method to have all links from a Chromium PWA application open in my default browser, Safari?

Problem Statement On macOS, Is there a way to open all links from a Chromium PWA application in my default browser, Safari? Any advice or workarounds would be greatly appreciated. Scenario Open Bing ...
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