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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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What is Safari Networking and why does it make CPU usage go mental?

If I sign into iCloud.com on my Safari browser the fans go into overdrive. Checking the Activity Monitor I notice that Safari is hogging 99% of the CPU.
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Where is the documentation/referance for Safari for iOS automatic content-flagging? (Keyword causes links to fail)

This setup will fail to open the download link on all recent versions of Safari for iOS: <h1>Download For Apple Devices: <a href="mysite.com/download">click here</a></h1> But ...
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Safari iCloud tabs don't sync between macOS and iOS. How do I debug this?

The problem is, history DOES sync, but tabs don't. There was a period where a stale list of tabs did show up, both on my iPhone and on my MacBook, but that didn't update. After toggling the safari ...
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Bookmarks not being synced from macOS to iOS

I'm on High Sierra 10.13.6 on a MBP 13" 2015 and iOS 11.4.1 on an iPhone 7. I have been using iCloud for several years and have never had any trouble with it. However a few days ago, I noticed the ...
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Move tabs to the side of Safari

Some employees in my office are having computer literacy score less than 100. They are getting confused by tabs on the top of Safari. It is a serious problem and is affecting productivity. I need to ...
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AppleScript application as a Safari Webpage

I currently using an AppleScript application that launches a website (phpMyAdmin) in Safari. I keep it in my dock for easy access. What I am looking for When clicking on the ASA (AppleScript ...
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Safari downloads slow until download is restarted

Very frequently when I am downloading a file, I notice that it downloads very slowly on Safari. This occurs from just about any website I am downloading a file from. However, after a restart of the ...
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Problem connecting MacBook to TV [on hold]

I was able to watch Netflix on my TV using a ThunderBolt cable to connect previously, however since the last upgrade all I get now is a picture of a screensaver nothing else. How can I fix this?
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Want to write AppleScript that will Open URL from Certain Emails and Fill Out and Submit a Form [closed]

I receive regular work emails that contain a unique URL that requires me to: open the url fill in the same information each time and click a submit button. I want to automate this process by writing ...
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Safari: Can I tab through smart search field options?

In Firefox, I can start typing in the search bar and it will bring up options from my history, bookmarks, etc., and I can tab through those options. Safari's smart search field does something ...
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Moving websites saved to the iPad Home screen to Safari bookmarks on Mac

Context: My dad (not the best with tech) saved a lot of websites to the home screen of his iPad 2 (running iOS 9.3.5). He now has a MacBook Pro (new, running macOS 10.13 High Sierra), and I was tasked ...
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Safari notifications

I've disabled prompts for notifications in Safari but still get them. What do I do? I've got the latest macOS version with all the updates. Update #1 some screenshots
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Fine-tuning “Open safe files after downloading”

Is it possible to fine-tune the "Open safe files after downloading" setting in Safari? For example, to make Safari open files like ".ical" et. al., but not Zip-files. If macOS has no built-in support ...
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How does Safari (on iOS) decide when to present an SSL client certificate

I've installed a SSL client certificate into the version of Safari that comes with iOS 11.4.1. It apparently allows me to access a protected site as expected. Are there any specific privacy issues ...
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Why is my partner's iphone safari history showing up on my macbook history?

For some weird reason my partner's iphone safari history is showing up on my macbook's safari? Only my phone is connected to my macbook (for imessages and icloud), so I can't understand how his ...
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Building an Applescript to get user input, and automatically fill out website to download a file

I'm very new to AppleScript, so please forgive me if this seems like amateur hour. Here is what I want to do with my script. I want to collect user input via a dialog box, so they can search a ...
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Web content is not displayed - just white screen

I faced an issue on High Sierra that seems to be similar to problems reported in other threads months or years ago such as White screen of death or Safari does not render pages, but it is slightly ...
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Credit card numbers stolen. How to check if my MacBook has a keylogger installed?

My credit card numbers have been stolen recently. I suspect that was because of my MacBook. I'm thinking that because I had never had the issue before, until recently, after I started using a MacBook ...
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How to debug iPhone slow/hung wifi network problem

PROBLEM I have a very strange problem: my iPhone network seems to hang every few minutes. It happens in Safari, Mail, News, Twitter, Tweetbot, YouTube, and other apps. Here are some ways it happens: ...
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Keychain Won't Remember Router Administrative Password

macOS High Sierra, Safari 11.1.2, MacBook Air mid-2013, Netgear R6400 wifi router. All the software on the computer and router is up to date. Both the Mac and Safari work without difficulty. The ...
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Browser connection breaks due to inactivity

I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to post this question but I really didn't know where to ask otherwise. My Mac isn't working properly with my new Internet router: if it turns to sleep mode, or ...
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How to change Google Chrome's address-bar-text font size (the 'https://…')?

How does one change the text for Chrome's address bar font size? I need to make it larger, more readable, especially for high-resolution monitor displays. This font size is NOT for the displayed web-...
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Change router's IP address? [migrated]

I take care of two separate networks, one at our home and one at a relative's place a few miles away. Our house has a microwave connection to the local ISP, the other place has a DSL connection. Both ...
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Locking MacBook with shortcut breaks Safari's search function

When I lock my MacBook with Command+Control+Q while Safari is open and unlock it, Safari's search function becomes broken. Before I lock my laptop, I can just type something in the url bar and Safari ...
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How to stop Amazon Prime Day popups

My iMac runs High Sierra, and I use Safari. Both are fully updated. This week, I am presented with recurring popups advertising Amazon Prime Day. I have cleared Safari's caches and cookies for all ...
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How do I turn off or temporarily suspend keyboard shortcuts?

I'm using the site ShorcutFoo to drill keyboard shortcuts for Pro Tools on my Mac. My problem is that entering a shortcut such as Command+D in a practice session naturally conflicts with the ...
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How to open a link in a non-browser app without being prompted?

URL have long been the domain of web browsers, but some apps challenge this assumption by asking your browser to open a link in their dedicated app. Problem: Safari Keeps Asking Permission For ...
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limitations of .aspx web pages rendered in OS X Safari

Specifically, The goal is to understand the degree of compatibility of Safari with .aspx services. Is there a comprehensive list of .aspx functionality that fails in Safari? OR Is there a method \...
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Downgrading from Safari beta

Installing Safari beta version is apparently only possible by replacing the builtin Safari version. In this case version 11.1.2 with 12. If beta version does not work, gives too much trouble or is ...
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what is ?client&channel=mac_bm

Macbook Pro -Safari, preferences, general, new window opens with - Favorites. -File, new window. I see Favorites, right click on the google icon, click on edit address. What I see here is https:/www....
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Why does Safari “forgets” GMail passwords?

Recently, Safari started to act differently and to bounce me out from my GMail, so I need to login after reboot or long sleep etc. Any idea why is this happening and how to solve it -- to make Safari "...
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Fullscreen issue

I've got a MacBook Air (early 2015) and time to time I have a problem with fullscreen mode. When controls disappear (cursor as well) video may become darker or change the saturation. I'm not sure what ...
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Prevent Spam Downloads on Safari

Background A new spam page has started to appear throughout many "questionable" sites (movie sites, etc.). This new spam page fits in to the category of fake scans, MacKeeper, "YOU HAVE A VIRUS", etc....
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Method to force Safari to open new tabs in background using right click only

I've been happily using LinkThing to force Safari on OS X to open links in background tabs, however Mojave breaks the extension. I doubt it will be updated. So, is it possible to force this behaviour ...
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How to enforce Safari settings for users?

Like in Chrome, where I can place a modified .plist file in the /Library/Preferences directory to enforce the settings for all users, I can't do the same for Safari. Is there any way I can enforce ...
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Offline reading for Safari on IPhone stopped working

I've been reading a light novel on my daily commute for several weeks now and have been saving the direct file link to my reading list which seemed to allow for offline reading. I've read over a ...
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How to always reveal the Safari Downloads Folder despite it being on another desktop?

I use different desktops as project spaces. This generally works great and feels organized. I can work on multiple concurrent projects and context-switch at will when I want to resume work on a ...
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Why does Safari suddenly stop accepting cookies?

After some recent update, Safari on my Mac seems to suddenly stop accepting cookies after two or three days of use. I've tried disabling all installed extensions, toggling the "Block all cookies" ...
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Is Safari allowing extensions to be installed by stray clicks in a web page?

Sometimes when I go to visit my parents, they ask me to fix their Macbook because something is wrong with Safari. The find that there is an extension installed and that it has set the home page in the ...
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How suppress “Open in app” banner in Safari on iPhone?

When I view some photos at a web site in Safari on my iPhone 6 under iOS 11, I get a banner on top suggesting I open the photo in the Google Photos app (as you can see below): For reasons not worth ...
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MacBook autocorrects “The Bible” to “the Bible”

What I'm trying to do is have the flexibility to write the following sentences: The Bible says in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes ...
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How to print from Google Docs in Safari?

For some reason when I press CMD + P or go to File>Print in Google Doc's instead of printing, the document is downloaded as a PDF. I then have to navigate to my downloads folder, open the PDF, and ...
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Why do colors appear washed out on macOS Chrome and Safari versus Firefox?

I'm using a new MacBook Pro 15" with macOS 10.13.4 configured with the default Color LCD color profile. I'm doing some graphic design work and noticed that all colors in Chrome and Safari appear "...
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Open web page with macOS Safari in different language

Is it possible to make Safari open a web page in a different language without having to change the whole system language? I need to test if the Angular translations come out right but changing system ...
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Safari and Chrome loading the wrong website

My client is having an issue that is exclusive to her computer. When viewing her website on any other computer the website that shows is the current one being hosted by Squarespace. When viewing on ...
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Safari (macOS) does not play sound for web push notification

I enabled notifications for slack.com in Safari to get push notifications for new messages. However, I don't get any sound with those notifications. The just appear in the top right corner of the ...
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How to disable Top Sites in Safari on High Sierra

I've found instructions for previous macOS versions, but none that work for High Sierra. Does anyone have solution that keeps your favourites, but just removes top sites permanently. The answers ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move tabs left or right?

Is there a Safari keyboard shortcut to move a tab? If not, how can I make one? I wouldn't even know how to write an AppleScript for this, the only method I see of moving tabs is to drag them.
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How to run a menu service with automator?

I'm trying to make a bot with automator to fill out a text box and click two buttons. I've created a separate service with the text it needs to fill in that appears in the safari menu like it should. ...
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What can I use to save/restore Safari's history?

Is there a way to save/restore the browser history on Safari? I'm asking because I found a way to show the hidden Debug menu on the browser where there is an option Sync iCloud history. The thing is ...