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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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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 ...
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Touch Bar ESC sometimes does not work when switching applications

I will very frequently switch applications using Command-Tab. Many times frequently I will extend this process by holding command for multiple tab processes. i.e. Command-Tab-Tab-Tab,.... Sometimes I ...
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MacOS Mojave and Dark Theme - Preview for .png file with transparent background not white

Not surprisingly at all, with MacOS Mojave and Dark Theme OS Mode, Preview displays transparent background with gray. How can I set it to be white only for preview but keeping MacOS Dark Mode ? File ...
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Safari cached “Failed to open page”

Page I'm working with, accessible only via VPN. My VPN connection drops when MacBook goes to sleep, and on wake it reconnects to VPN. But during this 5 seconds delay, Safari can't open this page, as ...
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Cusor won't react to hyperlinks when using Safari

Problem Descriptions: Normally when hovering the mouse cursor on a hyperlink, the cursor turns into a little hand, and the link will show the CSS hover effect. But a weird Safari bug kept this from ...
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change safari audio output device [duplicate]

I want to change the audio output device only for Safari.app. How do I do that? I know I can change system-wide settings, that's not helpful to me. I am hoping for a macOS built-in, code-injection ...
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How to put a tab detached from fullscreen Safari back into it

Start Safari full-screen Safari open at least 2 tabs click and drag one of them away from the tab bar release left-click it creates a new full-screen Safari instance, with that tab as the only tab ...
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iPhone: Safari and Chrome stop working when I connect iPhone to MacBook

Whenever I connect my iPhone to my MacBook using the USB cord, the Web browsers on my iPhone stops working. I can't browse the web using Safari or Chrome. However, I can still surf Instagram without ...
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Handoff webpages in Safari from iPhone to MacBook without the Dock

I have a webpage loaded on my iPhone. Now I want it in Safari on my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid-2015). The only way I found so far: Click the icon in the Dock (on my MacBook). But I don't want to use ...
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When opening a new tab in Safari, the browser immediately changes page

I have an older iMac running macOS High Sierra. Safari is my browser of choice. Safari is set up so that when I open a new tab using the + sign shown below circled in red, it opens the Favorites page. ...
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Safari: kCFErrorDomainCFNetwork error 1 on local (HTML) files

I keep a lot of local HTML files on my machine, including my home page. Whenever I first open Safari, and often when going to any local file, I will receive an error. Hitting refresh (or, for the ...
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Blocked websites on Safari

I was using a public WiFi spot at the airport and noticed that certain websites on Safari were being blocked. I was able to go to these websites when I used my own data, but I have limited data so is ...
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YouTube keeps crashing on Safari

It's been a while since YouTube has been crashing while playing long videos on Safari. In particular, a noisy grey screen appears with the error message "An error has occurred, please try again later"....
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Safari 12.1.x problem with using certificates

I have an application which is using Crypto Token Kit and I have certificates which I should be able to use on web pages. The application is working for Safari version 12.0.3 and Google Chrome. For ...
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Is it possible to see time visited for browsed websites in Safari for macOS? [duplicate]

When viewing browsing history in Safari for macOS, I can't see what time I visited a website. How can I view it?
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Can I copy a URL from Safari address bar as percent-encoded string?

What Safari currently does is quite annoying, it copies the URLs as-is, for example: https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-cn/中國 While I understand why Safari does it (for human readability), many ...
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IOS Browser Masquerading

Is there a simple way to task the IOS Safari browser to masquerade as an OS X Safari Browser? I understand that Win-tel browser have this capability and thought that Safari might have similar ...
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Change color of loading page in Safari

When a webpage is loading in Safari, a white screen appears, be it Facebook, Gmail or any other website. If it's contents haven't appeared, then the tab appears completely white (maybe my Internet is ...
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How can I download all downloadable links in a list on a website? [duplicate]

I need to download all files listed in a url I received (each link basically contains a pdf file, a ".rar" file and a text file. Is there a way to download all of them at the same time in this long ...
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Quick Email Access

What is this 'Quick Email Access' app and do I need it? I just got a new laptop and it has this app. I've used gmail for years and never had any problems without this app. Whether this is related or ...
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Safari Password preference pane and Login keychain requiring different passwords to unlock

I'm running Safari 12.1.1 on macOS Mojave 10.14.5. Unlocking Password preference pane in Safari and login keychain require different password. When I access Safari → Preferences → Passwords, I have ...
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macOS: Switch to last active window

When task switching from Google Chrome to another window and then back to Chrome I am taken to a different Chrome window rather than the window I was originally on. E.g. scenario: I have 3 desktop. ...
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How to disable service workers in Safari 12.1? (Mac)

In Safari 12.1 Service workers can’t be disabled anymore via Develop > Experimental Features. I guess it’s not an experimental feature anymore. Is there any other way to disable them? Sometimes the ...
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keyboard shortcut in google docs is same as safari

Google docs uses the ⌘-, shortcut, I can't type this in Safari because it opens Safari's preferences. How can I work around this?
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Any way to batch open all open tabs from Safari on iOS Safari on Mac?

I have iCloud Sync setup for Safari both on my macOS and iOS devices. I know how to and can successfully see the open tabs in Safari on iOS in my Mac's Safari. I know both ways (via either the "show ...
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macOS: Unable to unlock passwords under Safari Preferences → Passwords

I am unable to unlock the Passwords tab under Safari preferences in macOS. None of my known passwords work, not my macOS user password either. How can I unlock this or reset it? I can't get to where ...
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Can Safari request web pages in my language, regardless of location?

I've been traveling a lot lately, and I notice web servers often serve me pages in a language that matches my current location. If I'm in Greece, I get the page in Greek. If I'm Spain, I get a page in ...
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Change safari microphone input device

My microphone is not working in Safari, but works in all other apps. I can't even find the Safari audio input/output settings.
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Decrypt Safari's Form Values file

Back on Mac OS 10.7, there was an encrypted file called Form Values in the folder /home/Users/${user}/Library/Safari. This encrypted file contained all "auto-fill" form values in Safari. I don't know ...
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AppleScript : to do Javascript action in Safari repeatedly

I created this script to highlight some data points in Safari. This was working fine but I had to restart the script often as shorting the data in a different order remove all the highlight ... I ...
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Test if application has windows on current space

Scripting different desktops in recent macOS versions is difficult, but one scenario I wanted to accomplish is to open a document in Safari in a specific window: If a Safari window is open in the ...
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Stop Safari asking for my password when autofilling my password

When using Safari, it will attempt to autofill passwords and credit card numbers for me. However sometimes (more than once per login) it will ask me for me computer login password. Previously it ...
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Calling Screencapture of a Web Page in AppleScript

As a newcomer to AppleScript, it is quite possible that I am missing something obvious, but I would appreciate feedback! My intention is to use Safari to load a series of images from an issue of The ...
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HTTPS error with mobile ios

I have a site that works without problem on Windows, Android, and Mac. For reference: https://xamina.co.kr However, only on mobile ios such as ipads and iphones, does my site fail miserably. On the ...
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Auto removal of Safari browsing history synced across macOS & iOS?

In Safari for macOS it is possible to select how often is the browsing history removed. I selected "after one day". In iOS there is no such setting and my question is that in case I switch iCloud on ...
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Strange problems with MBP (flickering Safari, popping noise, accent menu)

I already asked for help today in another posting: MacBook Pro 2018 Battery not correctly working I don't know if this problem does relate to my new problem so I'm writing a new post. My MacBook Pro ...
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Applescript : refer to an app from a variable

I sometime use Safari, sometime Safari Technology Preview, I was thinking that would be nice to just refer it once in a variable a bit like this set SafariBuild to "Safari Technology Preview" tell ...
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In-app user agent change

My organisation is using Okta for authentication, and Okta blocks away your login if your machine is running macOS, based on the User Agent. I managed to log into O365 by changing User Agent in ...
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How to decide which is the better browser for me: Google Chrome or Safari? [closed]

Consider that it is often said that... Safari is more battery/CPU efficient. Most people will never run across a web site that runs better on Chrome than on Safari (excluding Google explicit sites). ...
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Unable to customize Safari toolbar

Running El Capitan 10.11.6. Observed that there is no home button on Safari tool bar. Attempted to add home button via "View/Customize Toolbar" but dragging any icon to toolbar has no effect, and ...
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AppleScript : Remove class if [closed]

How can I remove each class on Safari, only for specific text ? I know this script bellow would remove every class named : sortable itemDescription tell application "Safari Technology Preview" ...
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How do I disable adblocking in safari?

I am using Version 12.1 (13607.1.40.1.5) of Safari. If I go to Safari->Preferences->Extensions is shows that I have no extensions installed. When I visit http://kmlviewer.nsspot.net, I press the "...
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Search Issues on MacOS [duplicate]

For the past 2-3 months, I am having a weird issue on my Macbook Air. I was hoping if someone here can help me out. First, spotlight stopped searching on my mac. In the picture below, I am searching ...
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Does Safari browser history DB contain transition type?

The browser history of Safari is stored in ~/Library/Safari/History.db which is a regular SQLite database. For example, it can be viewed using SQLite Browser or queried using Python. The database ...
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Control data usage of Safari and other Web browsers on Mac

I find that Web browsers like Safari tend to consume data even after my Web pages are loaded sufficiently to be browsed/read. May I know why? As an example, I use TripMode to control the data usage ...
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Applescript refer to a tab

I'm trying to find a tab on safari and save the tab number. This work fine : tell application "Safari Technology Preview" repeat with w in windows if name of w is not "" then --in case of ...
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Safari in a strange mode where pages randomly zoom in and pages slide to the right

Recently Safari has gotten into a mode where unwanted events are happening. Pages I'm viewing will randomly zoom in with no known way to zoom out. Pages will also "slide" off the app by sliding ...