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 favorites disappeared on my iMac

I have an iMac running High Sierra and Safari version 12.1.2. I have saved a selection of sites to Favorites. There were about 60 sites in the group. Just now something changed and when I select 'show ...
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How to export Safari history to either Firefox or Chrome?

The title pretty much explains. I've tried searching and couldn't find any reliable info. Almost all posts in the internet are asked many years ago.
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Work computer shows “This connection is not private” warning on almost all sites

My workplace allows me to use a Mac, but doesn't have much experience with them; their support is minimal if well intentioned, and generally as much harm as help. This includes installing antivirus ...
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Quick Shortcut to skim through web search results

I wish to utilize all the shortcuts I can, but I'm not sure how it is called in the first place. (that must be why I cannot find the shortcut for it by searching..) I've seen a friend use it to speed ...
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Can I force Safari to show the toolbar in login windows?

When I buy something on a website, Safari often opens a popup window for payment (e.g. for logging into PayPal). This popup doesn't have a toolbar, which means my password manager extension (...
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Safari browser popup message

This happened to my friend. Whenever Safari closes and reopens she gets a small popup as follows in her iMac (OS X 10.11.6, Safari v. 11.1.2). She never clicks the button but in order to try and stop ...
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Webpage Login Issues — How to Diagnose

I have two Macs: a 2015 iMac that lives on my desk, and a 2013 MacBook Air. I have accounts at usaa.com, and like to use Safari. While I can log into USAA's webpage easily on the Air, I'm not able to ...
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curl-config --ca returns a blank line, and other cert problems

This is a repost/update of this question on stackoverflow, which didn't get any attention so I'm trying a more specific stackexchange. My problem was originally that Cargo (Rust's dependency manager) ...
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Safari giving “kCFErrorDomainCFNetwork error 303” when visiting a site

I am currently having problems visiting archive.org example link Safari 12 (and 13 b4) on Mojave shows the following error: kCFErrorDomainCFNetwork error 303 Things I've tried: disable all ...
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Individual iCloud passwords randomly/occasionally disappear

Every few months I notice a password or two I need is no longer in the iCloud passwords list found in Mac Safari preferences. This issue has happened on several (6+) occasions over the past year. The ...
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Left-align Safari Favorites labels

Is there a hack to make the items in Safari's Favorites bar be left-aligned rather than centered? I've never gotten used to having to scan visually for the folder I want.
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Disable TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 on Safari

Safari would disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1 next year. I would like to disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1 before that, so I got the benefit right now. I did it to my Firefox, but I use Safari more. Is it possible to do ...
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Change Safari User Agents Persistently

Is it possible to change the user agent so that it doesn't change. Currently to change the user agent I go to Develop > User Agent > Other, and then I enter in a custom user agent. However I have to ...
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Suppress cookie warnings

Cookie warnings (I think coming from EU directives) are becoming more common and more annoying. Cookies are not blocked in Safari (12.1.2) preferences. AdBockPlus (2.06) is also installed, which does ...
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Safari search/url bar resets on change

I'm using the latest Safari but have noticed this in previous versions too. When I'm on some page, http://example.com/page/111 And I'm trying to type and go to another page http://example.com/page/...
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Websites with heavy use of websockets skyrocket CPU usage in Safari

(Problem reported to Apple Jul 5, 2019 but I got no answer as of Aug 1, 2019) If you work for Apple please review FB6505912. I have sent to you system reports and Samples from the process. I am ...
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IOS Safari keeps snapping back to location or zoom size

Safari (iPad 6, latest OS) has started doing this weird thing. If you try to zoom, or conspicuously, un-zoom, Safari zooms but then "blinks" and snaps back to the previous size. If you try to ...
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Can I prevent Safari from using the .download extension or not have Safari register .download as a package

When Safari downloads a large file, it temporarily creates a .download folder and stores data inside there. This .download folder is actually registered as a package. Confirmed by looking at /...
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Stop Safari (MacOS) from suggesting password on captive portal

I'm often logged into a non-public Network, where I was given a user name and password for the captive portal to gain internet access. In Safari on my MacBook, I made a bookmark for the portal page ...
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How to mute a tab in Safari when it isn't playing audio?

The "Mute this tab" menu item is greyed-out on http://www.donttap.com I think that's bc the tab doesn't play audio except in the moment you click a tile. But I don't want it to make noise when I ...
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keyboard shortcut move tabs in safari [duplicate]

How can I create a keyboard shortcut to move a tab left or right in Safari? I don't even see a menu item for this so I don't know how to start with an AppleScript.
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Facebook video calling problem in Safari

I have a little issue with Safari. I can't make video calls with Facebook Messenger in Safari. I know that with Google Chrome or Firefox we can avoid this problem, but as you know Safari is optimized ...
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macOS hide tabs in safari permanently with multiple tabs

Is there any script to permanently hide the tab bar in safari in macOS when I have multiple tabs open? It is an extra vertical space I could use to display contents of the web page rather than an ...
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Frequently visited not showing up from OSX Safari

I removed all my caches, removed ~/Library/Safari folder and disabled&enabled iCloud Sync but Frequently Visited section of new page tab doesn't show up. I checked that I enabled Frequently ...
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This webpage is using significant memory: how to stop it appearing?

This webpage is using significant memory. Closing it may improve the responsiveness of your Mac. This banner appears at the top of some websites I use sometimes. If I close it, it reappears again ...
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Technical reason why Safari 9 doesn't support modern sites

I am still using Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks) on one of my machines so as to be able to run older versions of Adobe software etc. I prefer to use Safari as a web browser because it is designed for the ...
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iPad 1st generation, using as full screen browser (kiosk mode)

I have an old 1st generation iPad, which I want to recycle as a family photo/info display. I plan to create a website with the required info and want to have the iPad to display just that site, ...
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ESC exits fullscreen mode in Safari. How to disable this? [duplicate]

There are a variety of answers already given to this question. Each of them is a gross, fragile hack. Except the one apparently preferred by the mods, which is a gross, fragile hack which no longer ...
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What can I do as a website admin to get my site whitelisted from Apple parental controls?

I work for a governmental website where by nature there is no explicit content whatsoever. If web page content restriction is turned on in iOS, some parts of the site cannot be accessed with Safari, ...
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Select All in iOS Safari

When selecting text in iOS, you get a "Select, Select All, Speak Sentence" popup as soon as you place the cursor. This doesn't seem to work in Safari where trying select something only brings up "Copy,...
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Apple iPhone won't connect to insecure website

A certificate is expired of an application of ours and a client still wants to access it. He is using an Apple iPhone and gets the message Safari cannot open the page because it could not establish ...
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Whatsapp Click to Chat link openning in AppStore when URL shortener used

When SMS with shortened Click to Chat URL for WhatsApp is received on the iPhone, clicking it leads me to the App Store instead of opening chat in WhatsApp, despite WhatsApp being installed on the ...
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How to flush the DNS cache of Safari on macOS Mojave without restarting the system?

I've experimenting with configuring dnsmasq on macOS for Apache vhosts instead of creating entries in /etc/resolver/<domain> for each domain. In my case, I configured dnsmasq to resolve .dev to ...
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Slow download speed via Web browser on macOS Mojave

I am trying to download a big file from the internet (~4GB), but for some reason the download is extremely slow. An Internet speed test says I have a 4Mbps download speed, but the browser download ...
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How can I reset Safari when Safari is broken?

I started up Safari and let it import history from Firefox, but now Safari is behaving very strangely. For example, many of the menu options are greyed out. I want to reset Safari to a blank slate, ...
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Open url in new tab and paste the copied text

I'm new to AppleScript. I want to use AppleScript with Sci-hub page. In my scenario, I highlight DOI address -> AppleScript will open "Sci-hub.tw" page in new tab on Safari -> paste DOI address to ...
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How to copy URL with page title from Safari to Pages

In earlier versions of Safari and Pages drag&drop of an URL from Safari to Pages resulted in a link with the page title as the text, and the URL as a link "behind" it. It still works that way in ...
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Download video via Web links to iPhone

Sometimes I want to download files straight from the link on a website as it can be done on a desktop computer. I'm not talking about streaming video sites like YouTube, just plain href links designed ...
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Stop Ctrl+v doing page down in mail and safari apps (Mojave)

I have same problem as Using CTRL +V in Mail app on Mac Os X but in Mojave and for more apps. I have Ctrl+v setup as paste in System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts. This works fine in many ...
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Where is the “Open URL” Service?

I created a service using Automator called "Open URL in Public Window". Its purpose is to never open a selected link in a private window (which will happen if the current front-most Safari window [...
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How Do I Know When I am in Private Mode?

Using Chrome, there is a little icon indicating that I am in Private mode. Maybe I am missing something, but how do I know in Safari? I don't see any indication. Thanks.
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iOS Safari redirects users from the .org to the .cn version of the site when clicking Request Desktop Site

A user of a site that I work on reported that when they used the Request Desktop Site feature on their iPhone, they were redirected from the main site that ends in .org to to the Chinese .cn version ...
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2.7GHz Intel Core i7 vs 2.6GHz 6‑core 9th‑gen Intel Core i7 [closed]

I have a 15" 2016 2.7GHz Intel Core i7 MacBook Pro. It has 16GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 and a 1TB SSD. I'm considering upgrading to the latest MacBook Pro, which has: 2.6GHz 6‑core 9th‑gen Intel Core i7 ...
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How to pin a video to watch independently from Safari tabs

There's a feature on Touch Bar in MacBook Pro which allows you to pin the video in Safari and watch it even after changing to another tab. Here is the button in the Touch Bar: What's the shortcut ...
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Various troubles playing Web videos across different browsers

YouTube/Facebook videos fast-forwarding in Safari, not playing at all in Chrome, out of sync with sound in Firefox For the past few weeks or so I found that on both my Macs (an iMac Late 2013 running ...
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Safari hijacked by Safe Finder. Change homepage preference greyed out

I must've downloaded this virus when I was prompted to download Flash thinking it was the real software. Now whenever I open Safari I get linked to this search engine. I had this issue with Chrome ...
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Is it possible to block access to Safari's extensions?

I'd like my son to have access to Safari but not to the extensions, as these provide content blockers to innapropriate material. Is there a way to do this? Thanks
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Visited links in Google search results aren't colored differently in Safari on macOS

In Safari 12.1.1 for macOS (or perhaps since version 12.0), I've lost the ability to see which of Google's results I've already clicked on. The links corresponding to visited sites aren't colored ...
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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 ...