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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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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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Safari Google calendar iframe embed broken [on hold]

I can't seem to get an embedded shared Google calendar to show up on Safari. The calendar is being displayed on my company's Intranet. The calendar is shared with individual employees, and therefore ...
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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 ...
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How can I stop MacOS 10.14.4 Safari from automatically logging me in when I select a password?

When I go to a site that has a password saved and I select the password, Safari attempts to log me in immediately. However, this completely breaks functionality on some websites (ex adding accounts to ...
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Massive Amount of Random Files appearing in Documents

Really hope someone can help me with this issue! For the past few months, I have had an annoying issue whereby I have multiple 2-character 0-byte random folders appearing within Documents, along ...
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How can I repair a keychain in Mojave?

Whenever I encounter a password field in Safari which it wants to auto-fill using my keychain, it freezes up for a few minutes and shows nothing but the beach ball. I presume it has to do with a ...
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Safari bug renders browser useless

Here's a video of what's going on. I've tried to completely reset Safari by following several methods on the web but the issue persists. I'm on Mojave using Safari 12.1. I have no idea what this ...
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Start a window on top of a full screened space [duplicate]

How can I open a window on top of a full screened space? I full screen a video in Safari. I want to run some app that opens a little window on top of that full-screened video. I don't mind what ...
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How to unlock or restore Safari

One day my Safari got blocked. I doesn't allow me to close it, or even to change the URL, neither interact with the website. As you can see in the image bellow most of the menu options appear disabled....
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How to bring back Safari RSS functionality from circa 2010?

Before Apple killed RSS support in Safari, there was a very simplistic yet effective RSS reader built into the bookmarking system of the browser. When the user added a feed to bookmarks, the browser ...
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AppleScript : two class with same name

I'm getting some text from Safari in a column. I used to use this script to add all text from this column in a list : PS the class is class="sortable null" tell application "Safari Technology ...
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How to run bookmarklet in Safari on iOS

With Chrome, the only way I can run a bookmarklet is by typing the bookmarklets name into the address bar and then clicking the suggested result. In Safari on iOS, it displays a result saying that ...
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AppleScript : next/Previous tab in safari

I'm trying to change the focus on safari for the next tab (and the previous tab) I wrote this which is not working : tell application "Safari Technology Preview" tell window 1 set ...
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macOS: Safari: Full screen mode: bringing focus to address bar in a new window

When we open a new tab in Safari, it automatically brings focus to the address bar. But in full screen mode, after pressing alt-cmd-N(or the private mode counterpart), the new window that opens is ...
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macOS: Safari hide Toolbar but show tab bar in full screen mode

In full screen mode, I want to see tab bar which helps me to decide x in cmd-x shortcut. The existing method in the linked questions is to "Always show Toolbar in full screen mode". But I don't need ...
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macOS: Get Safari to show web page load progress bar in full screen mode

It's annoying to hover over the Menu bar or Toolbar of Safari to see if my click is being responded, or how much of the next page has loaded in when running Safari in full screen mode. How can I get ...
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Unable to connect to a website on some WiFi networks?

I'm unable to connect to nytimes.com as of now with these WiFi networks in my college: secure, secure High-speed(5-GHz) and Eduroam recently (All are one time Sign-on and show lock icon in WiFi list). ...
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Mac Mojave, how to remove Safari

How do I remove Safari from my Mac, OS 10.14.3? Is this at all possible? I have tried to drag it to the trash bin and it does say Safari is required by the OS but I wondered whether there was a way ...
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Safari won't play Amazon Prime Video on my iMac?

If I try to play videos on my iMac using Safari it won't play, but it plays fine using Chrome. I'm using macOS High Sierra and I'm running Safari version 12.1. When I try using Safari I get a black ...
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Why do applications open Safari, even if another browser is selected as the default?

For example, when I use a specific VPN application, the authentication path opens the Safari browser, which cannot work with Yubikey. Is there a way to convince the application to use a different ...
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“which” command doesn't work / path of Safari?

Why can’t I locate programs like Chrome or Safari or FireFox with the which command line tool? pasocon:~ ThisUser$ which python /anaconda3/bin/python pasocon:~ ThisUser$ which firefox pasocon:~ ...
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Change default browser based on location?

I use Chrome for work stuff and Safari for my personal stuff (each signed into my respective email). Is there a way to easily switch the default browser based on location? In the past I've used both ...
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How to force Safari to open links clicked in other apps in a “public” window

I wrote an AppleScript (saved as an app) awhile back that opens a new Safari Private window to a web-app site that requires a private window in order to have multiple windows to that site open and not ...
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Stop Safari 12.1 from auto-submitting forms

Since the recent macOS 10.14.4 update which includes Safari 12.1 (14607.1.40.1.4), last started to automatically submit web forms with login & password fields once a value for password or login is ...
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Can I prevent websites from disabling the context menu in Safari on macOS?

More and more websites seem to disable the context menu in web browsers. Can I prevent websites from disabling the context menu in Safari on macOS?
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Maps, Grapher, Audio and many other apps keep popping up 10.14.4

Since today, when i go to google.com it launches grapher If i go to maps.google.com it launches maps app even. Safari still working meaning loading the website google maps but still in the ...
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I use Chrome as my default browser on Mac, but use Safari exclusively on iPhone - How can I keep bookmarks in sync?

So as per the title, I use Chrome on my mac but Safari on my iOS devices. I'm struggling to find a way to sync the bookmarks I add on my Mac computer to Safari as a whole, previously it seemed as ...
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macOS Mojave Safari favicons

I have a MacBook Pro model A1502. It's got Mojave version 10.14.4 and Safari 12.1. I use Top Sites a lot, and they've always had favicons. Today that changed so that when I go to top sites, it ...
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Why is a new website/domain restricted on iOS Safari? [duplicate]

Edit 1: I'm sorry, but the answers provided in the duplicate question do not answer this question. To clarify: I'm not asking how to whitelist a domain, I'm asking WHY a domain is blacklisted - ...
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Google Search is URL Encoded

When I try to use the top bar in Safari to Google something, it sometimes URL-encodes the entry. Safari treats this as a URL and gives an error, since this is not a valid URL. If I ignore this it ...
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Safari spontaneously partially re-launches for one user

macOS 10.13.6, Safari 12.1, running on a MBP (Retina) mid-2014. The system software and Safari are both up-to-date and the App Store shows no updates available. Safari partially loads, however, when ...
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Upgraded iPhone Safari to 12.2 from 11 and MacBook Web Inspector no longer works

Upgraded iPhone Safari to 12.2 from 11 and MacBook Web Inspector no longer works I have the Develop Menu in Macbook Safari, and I have enabled "Web Inspector" in Safari on iPhone. It was working ...
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Safari randomly and periodically loses cookies

It's been a while now that I'm facing this issue. From time to time, and on some websites, I have to either: Accept again the cookies, and/or Login again. I'm using macOS 10.14.4 and Safari 12.1. It'...
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Can Siri be instructed to scroll pages for me in Safari?

I’m curious if I can do some hands free browsing through Siri. How integrated is Siri with Safari?
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How do I change the Services sub component to not use Safari web browser

When I right click and use the "Search Google for" different things happen. For one, if I am in Chrome it opens a new tab in Chrome and searches as I want. However, if I use this menu anywhere else in ...
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iCloud Keychain in Safari Requires Password

I'm running macOS 10.14.4 with iCloud keychain. Safari is asking me to use touch ID or password every time I want to fill-in credentials. That wasn't the behavior since lately. I saw some articles ...
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Safari - not to download existing files

Is there a way for safari to not download something if it already exists in my Downloads folder? Or if you can't do that, can you make it so that it asks you if you are sure you want to download it? ...
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After latest Safari update, bank websites don't recognize my computer or autofilled name+pwd

I'm running 10.13.6 on a late-2014 MBP. After the latest Safari update (to 12.1), bank websites don't recognize my computer and/or autofilled user name+password. Facebook says it doesn't recognize ...
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Faster way to open a private window from a link?

To open a link in a private window, you have to hold down the option key and right click on the link and then select private browsing from the menu. It's mildly irritating. Anyone know of a way to ...
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Google Chrome and nslookup: works. Safari and ping: do not work

So I'm on a hotel WiFi that has been working fine for several days. Suddenly, I'm not able to use many programs on the internet. Safari says "Can't find server". Ping says "Can't resolve: Unknown ...
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How can I block email signup overlays or javascript popups in Safari?

Is there a Safari extension or something that will block the Javascript modal popups that are now ubiquitous (soliciting mailing list signups)? Failing that, are there extensions that will simply ...
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Remove bookmark on iOS with content restriction on

I have turned on Content Restriction on my son's iPad. However, there is a bookmark for a restricted site on his Favorites. I can't Edit Favorites with Content Restriction turned on. (So this is not ...
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How to disable Cmd-Option-number shortcuts to navigate to websites?

On Safari, if I open a page with a URL and navigate to another page, Cmd-Option-8 navigates back and Cmd-Option-9 navigates forward, which is also the behavior in Finder. But with a brand new tab and ...
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Safari can't connect to localhost

I'm trying to use Focus, an app that redirects blocked websites through localhost. However, while this works properly with Chrome and Firefox, Safari gives me an error message as in the attached image....
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Google Calendar Reminder Crashes Safari

If I have Google Calendar opened in a Safari tab on my MacBook pro, any reminder from it crashes that tab along with all other open tabs. The browser doesn't shut down, but all tabs display blank ...
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safari not respecting non proxy hosts

In the system networking config, I specify some hosts which should be connected to without a proxy: However after adding the entry for iad.ocir.io, when trying to connect (safari or chrome) I see an ...
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Safari won't load pages after system restore

I hope someone can advise please... A few days ago I had to restore my whole system from Time Machine backup after a power outage stopped my Mac from booting up. Everything seems fine, except for ...
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Shortcut to speak Safari Reading list

The attached Shortcut open Safari Reading list but doesn’t do anything else. How can I edit the shortcut so that it opens Safari Reading list and speaks the text of articles?
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Unable to access WhatsApp web on Safari for iPad

WhatsApp Web (https://www.whatsapp.com/) works as epxected on Firefox running on Ubuntu Desktop and Safari for macOS. At one point in time, Whatsapp web functioned on the iPad Safari browser. ...