Safari – Mac101 – Get one to one with your Mac ! http://mac.101.freemac.org Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:49:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 Touch Bar Tips http://mac.101.freemac.org/touch-bar-tips/ Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:15:19 +0000 http://osx.tips.onemac.net/?p=10842

The Touch Bar on MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2016) and MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) replaces the function keys at the top of your keyboard and gives you quick access to commands on your Mac. It changes automatically based on what you’re doing and apps that you’re using.

If you need access to function keys (F1–F12), hold down the Function (fn) key at the bottom-left of your keyboard. Touch Bar changes to show the function keys for you to select, and then it returns to its previous state when you release the Function key.

For some apps, you can make the function keys display permanently in Touch Bar:

  1. In System Preferences, choose Keyboard.
  2. Click Shortcuts.
  3. From the left sidebar, select Function Keys.
  4. Click the “+” symbol, then navigate to the app and select it.

Now when you open or switch to this app, Touch Bar always displays the function keys.

     

You can also use an on-screen keyboard to access function keys:

  1. From System Preferences, select Keyboard.
  2. Check “Show Keyboard, Emoji and symbol viewers in menu bar”.
  3. Choose the viewer icon  in the menu bar, then choose Show Keyboard Viewer.

An on-screen keyboard appears with function keys that you can click.

Find system controls and settings in the Control Strip

When you start up your MacBook Pro, the Control Strip on the right side of the Touch Bar shows a few familiar buttons like volume, mute, and display brightness, as well as Siri. The Escape (Esc) button appears on the left side of the Touch Bar.

System controls: Tap  in the Control Strip and it expands, showing system controls like brightness, Exposé, Launchpad, and media playback:

Make your adjustments, then tap . The Control Strip returns to its smaller version on the right side of the Touch Bar, with Esc showing on the left side. You can always tap  to expand the Control Strip and see all the system controls.

Function buttons: To use the F1–F12 function buttons in the Touch Bar, hold the Function (fn) key at the bottom left of your keyboard. The function keys appear:

Learn more about using function keys on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

As you use your Mac, the Touch Bar changes automatically based on what you’re doing to show relevant tools that you already know how to use. Read on for examples of what the Touch Bar can do in your favorite apps, and learn how to customize the Touch Bar to make it your own.

Use Touch Bar controls in apps

Many of the built-in apps on your Mac have Touch Bar controls that make common actions even easier. And your favorite third-party apps can take advantage of Touch Bar as well.

Here’s a look at what Touch Bar can do in some popular Mac apps. Explore your other favorite apps to see what Touch Bar offers.

Finder

Navigate and view: In Finder, tap the arrows in the Touch Bar to move back and forth among items, and tap  to view items in Quick Look.

View and sort: Tap  to see options for viewing and sorting your files and folders.

Share: Tap  to see options for sharing your files.

Tag: Tap  to see tags you can apply to items.

Safari

Visit your favorites: In Safari, tap a favorite website in Touch Bar to open it.

Navigate and search: Click the right or left arrow button to go backward or forward. Tap the search field to begin a search, or tap  to open a new tab.

Mail

Perform common tasks: You can use the Touch Bar in Mail for composing, replying, archiving, marking as junk, and flagging messages.

Use predictive input: In Mail and other apps where you compose text, the Touch Bar predicts as you type. Tap a word or emoji to insert it.

Format your text: As you type a message, select some text and the Touch Bar shows you formatting options like bold, italic, and lists.

Say it with emoji: In apps like Mail and Messages, you can choose emoji instead of words for a fun way to make your point. Tap  to see the emoji you use most, and then tap an emoji to insert it.

Photos

Speed through your library: In Photos, the Touch Bar speeds your search for just the right photo as you slide your finger across the thumbnails. You can tap  to mark a selected photo as a favorite or tap  rotate it.

Edit your photos: After you select a photo, tap  to see editing options (crop, filters, adjust, retouch, and red-eye). You can edit your photo using controls that appear on the Touch Bar.

Maps

Find yourself: In Maps, tap  in the Touch Bar to find your location. Tap the search field to type where you want to go.

See what’s nearby: The Touch Bar shows buttons with categories of nearby locations, like restaurants, hotels, and gas stations.

Get there: When you select a location to visit, you see options for getting directions, calling the business, or viewing its website.

Notes

Take a note: In Notes, tap  in the Touch Bar to create a new note. Tap  to add a checklist item.

Format your text: Tap  to show buttons for aligning text and applying bold, italic, or underscore styles.

Apply styles: Tap  to apply paragraph styles like numbered lists, bulleted lists, or headings.

Calendar

See your day: In Calendar, tap the Today button to see today’s events, or slide across the Touch Bar to select the month—past or future.

Edit your events: Select an event in your calendar, then tap to get the event details, edit the time or place, and add or delete invitees.

FaceTime

Control your calls: In FaceTime, you can make and answer calls, get caller info, and send a message or email when you can’t talk—all from the Touch Bar.

Customize your Touch Bar

In many apps, like Finder, Mail, and Safari, you can customize the Touch Bar.

Choose View > Customize Touch Bar. The customization window appears on your display, allowing you to choose your favorite items:

When you’re customizing the Touch Bar, its buttons jiggle, and you see the Done button on the left side.

Use your cursor to drag items that you want down into the Touch Bar. You can also drag items left and right within the Touch Bar to rearrange them, or drag them up and out of the Touch Bar to remove them.

Tap Done in the Touch Bar or click Done on the screen when you finish.

To customize the Control Strip, select View > Customize Touch Bar in any app that supports customization, then touch the Control Strip region of the Touch Bar to switch to Control Strip customization. You can also customize the Control Strip in the Keyboard section of System Preferences.

Explore and experiment

Most apps include shortcuts, tools, and controls in the Touch Bar for the tasks that you want to do. Tap around to see what you can accomplish quickly and easily.

It’s often easier to tap the Touch Bar than to click or select items onscreen. For example, open Calculator and do quick calculations with the number keys and the functions on the Touch Bar—without moving your cursor, clicking, and typing.

Keep using the Touch Bar to find the best ways to do what you want, and explore your favorite third-party apps as they add a new dimension with Touch Bar features.

Use accessibility options with Touch Bar

The accessibility features that help you use your Mac can also help you use the Touch Bar. Hold the Command key while you press Touch ID (power button) three times to toggle VoiceOver, which reads aloud Touch Bar commands.

Use VoiceOver with Touch Bar

VoiceOver tells you what’s on your screen, and walks you through actions like selecting a menu option or activating a button using your keyboard or trackpad. It can also tell you what’s on your Touch Bar.

To turn VoiceOver on or off, hold the Command key and triple-press the Touch ID button, which is on the right side of Touch Bar at the top of your keyboard:

 

After you turn on VoiceOver, you can use these gestures with Touch Bar:

  • Move one finger over the Touch Bar to change the Touch Bar focus and have VoiceOver announce the element under your finger.
  • Swipe left or right with one finger to move the Touch Bar focus to the previous or next Touch Bar element.
  • Double-tap anywhere on the Touch Bar to activate the element under the Touch Bar focus.
  • Split-tap (touch an item with one finger, then tap the Touch Bar with another) to activate the element under the first finger you use.
  • Double-tap and hold to enter direct touch mode for the element under the Touch Bar focus. This allows you to adjust sliders.

Use Touch Bar Zoom

If you use the Zoom feature on your Mac, you can also turn on Touch Bar Zoom.

Select Apple menu () > System Preferences. Then click on Accessibility, select Zoom, and turn on Enable Touch Bar Zoom.

Here’s what you can do after you turn on Touch Bar Zoom:

  • Touch and drag with one finger on the Touch Bar to see a zoomed view of the Touch Bar on your display.
  • Change the magnification level by holding down the Command key and use a two-finger pinch gesture.
  • While panning with one finger, quickly tap with a second finger to synthesize a tap where your first finger is. Hold the second finger down and move both fingers together to synthesize a tap down and drag where your first finger is.
  • Hold your finger still in one location to enter direct-touch mode, which allows you to interact directly with the control under your finger.

Use Switch Control with Touch Bar

You can use Switch Control to display Touch Bar on your MacBook Pro screen. This lets you access Touch Bar elements with standard pointer controls.

First, turn on Switch Control:

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Accessibility, then click Switch Control.
  2. Click General, then select Enable Switch Control. The Switch Control Home Panel appears on your desktop.

Next, toggle Touch Bar:

  1. In the Switch Control Home Panel, click System.
  2. Click Toggle Touch Bar to show or hide Touch Bar.

Learn more about using pointer controls.

Use Accessibility Options to turn on other features

macOS features an Accessibility Options window that lets you quickly turn on or off common accessibility features like Zoom, VoiceOver, Sticky Keys, and more. To bring up this window on your MacBook Pro, triple-press the Touch ID button.

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Dock Tips http://mac.101.freemac.org/dock-tips/ Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:09:00 +0000 http://osx.tips.onemac.net/?p=10840 The Dock is the bar of icons that sits at the bottom or side of your screen. It provides easy access to many of the apps that come with your Mac (like MailSafari, and Messages). You can add your own apps, documents and folders to the Dock, too.

image of the Dock

To use an item in the Dock, click its icon. If you want to listen to some music, click the iTunes icon (the icon with music notes) to open iTunes. To check your email, click the Mail icon (it looks like a stamp).

When an application is open, the Dock displays an illuminated dash beneath the application’s icon. To make any currently running application the active one, click its icon in the Dock.

Organizing the Dock

The Dock keeps apps on its left side. Folders, documents, and minimized windows are kept on the right side of the Dock. If you look closely, you can see a vertical separator line that separates these two sides.

the trash icon in the dock

If you want to rearrange where an icon appears on the Dock, just drag it to another location in the Dock. The Trash and the Finder are special items, so they are always present at each end of the Dock.

Adding and removing Dock items

If you want to add an application to the Dock, click the Launchpad icon in the Dock. Then, drag an app icon from the Launchpad to the Dock. The icons in the Dock move aside to make room for the new item. If you want to add a file or folder to the Dock, just drag its icon from any Finder window (or the desktop) and drop it on the Dock.

To remove an item from the Dock, drag its icon an inch or more off the Dock and wait a couple seconds. Then release the icon and it disappears in a poof of smoke.

dragging an icon off the Dock

Removing an item from the Dock doesn’t permanently remove it from your computer. If you want that item back in the Dock, locate the app, file, or folder in the Finder or Launchpad, and simply drag it back into the Dock.

Learn more

To learn more about the Dock, click a topic below. You can also search for the word “Dock” from the Help menu at the top of your screen.

Minimizing Windows

If you minimize a window (click the round, yellow button in the upper-left corner of any window), the window is pulled down into the Dock. It’s held there until you click its icon to bring up the window again.

 

Stacks

You can also choose how to display folders in the Dock. You can either view them as a folder icon, or as a stack.

dock stack

Stacks display a folder’s contents as a fan or grid when you click them in the Dock. Learn more about Stacks here.

 

The Trash

The Dock includes the Trash (its icon looks like a waste basket). Drag any documents you no longer want to the Trash to get rid of them.

When you move items to the Trash, you haven’t completely deleted them. You can click the Trash icon in the Dock to see what it contains. When you’re ready to permanently delete files or folders that you’ve dragged to the Trash, click and hold the Trash icon in the Dock and choose Empty Trash.

the trash icon in the dock

If you drag a disk or other mounted volume to the Trash, it changes to an eject icon to let you know that this action ejects or removes the item rather than erasing or deleting it.

eject icon in dock

 

If you don’t see the Dock

You can also set the Dock so that it isn’t visible until you need it. If you don’t see the dock, try moving your pointer to the bottom or side of your screen to see if it appears. To turn Dock hiding on or off, choose Dock > Turn Hiding On or Turn Hiding Off from the Apple () menu.

 

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Safari Tips http://mac.101.freemac.org/safari-tips/ Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:04:58 +0000 http://macapps.onemac.org/?p=2231 1. Cut through your bookmarks clutter

Overwhelmed by bookmarks? The first step is to organize them into folders (Bookmarks > Add Bookmark Folder). The next step is to organize the bookmarks within the folders. It’s not hard if you use the Finder to alphabetize them.

Go to your bookmarks window (Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks or Command-Option-B), and drag a folder from the Bookmarks sidebar to the Desktop. This action copies the folder to the Desktop, and the contents automatically sort by name.

You can’t drag a folder directly into the Safari sidebar; so, instead, drop your sorted folder into the list area of the Bookmarks window, and then drag it from there to the sidebar. Unlike in the Finder, folders with the same name can exist in the same location in Safari, which means now you’ll have two. After you place the organized folder, delete the original.

2. Easily share pages through email

Safari 6 makes it simple to share content you see on the Web. Click the newShare button in the Safari 6 toolbar to do so quickly. There you have the option to email the page, add a bookmark, add the page to your Reading List, or send a link to it through Message, Twitter, or Facebook.

Selecting ‘Email this Page’ from Safari 6’s Share button menu (or from the File menu’s Share submenu) sends you to Mail.

If you tend to email webpages, you might think this button offers little advantage over the File > Share submenu. When you use that menu, you can choose between mailing a webpage or just its link by pressing the Shift key while selecting. (If you’re using keyboard shortcuts, press Command-I or Command-Shift-I, respectively). But no matter how you start, you wind up in Apple’s Mail, where you can change your mind about how to send the page and choose from two more options.

In Mail, look above the message area to see the easy-to-miss ‘Send Web Content As’ menu on the right. This menu lets you send the webpage itself, a link to the page, a PDF of the page, or a version that matches what you see in Safari’s Reader window (View > Show Reader). The Reader version includes easy-to-read type, no ads, and multipage articles threaded together in a single document. The application remembers the option you choose for the next time you use the Share command. Note that the Reader option isn’t available for all webpages; if View > Show Reader works on the page in Safari, you’ll be able to send it that way, too.

In Mail, use the ‘Send Web Content As’ menu (circled) to choose how to send the webpage.

3. Get what you want with modified clicks on links

Safari has long let you Command-click a link to open it in a tab. (This default behavior is set up in Safari > Preferences, under the Tabs pane.) Safari 6 adds two new link-clicking options: Shift-click to send the linked page to the Reading List, or Option-click to download it to your Downloads folder. But that’s just basic information.

Here’s the tip: Watch the status bar at the bottom of the window (choose View > Show Status Bar if it’s not there) to check what your modified click will do. This crib sheet is especially helpful when you’re adding the Shift key to a window- or tab-opening click to toggle between having the link open in the foreground or the background. There are a lot of modifier options to remember. If you give up on learning your modified-click behaviors even with the status-bar crib sheet, you can always Control-click a link to see a list of options.

The status bar tells you what will happen when you click a link. At the top is an unmodified click: The destination page will fill the current window.

4. Reverse your ‘never save password’ decision

You enter a password for a webpage, Safari asks if you want to save it, and you click ‘Never for this Website’. But what if you have second thoughts? You can rescind your decision because, although the password wasn’t saved, your “never” choice was. Choose Safari > Preferences, and click the Passwords tab. Select the site in the list (it will say ‘Passwords Never Saved’ in the User Name column) and click the Remove button. Visit the site again, and this time let Safari remember your password.

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Safari Tips http://mac.101.freemac.org/safari-tips-2-2/ Fri, 03 Jan 2014 18:19:41 +0000 http://ipad.onemac.org/?p=1868 Smart search field

Safari on iOS 7 has a unified “smart search field” that allows you to type the url of the website or search for text. When you start typing, it displays the top url hit, suggestions from Google Search or your favorite search engine, your Bookmarks and history, and results of the text search on the webpage in real-time. To save you time, Safari also preloads the top hit result.

safari smart search

Quickly type web addresses

To quickly type commonly used domain name extensions when entering a website address in Safari, long tap the “.” key to get a list of extensions, including ones specific to your region.

ios 7 keyboard dot com 1

Safari Reader

You can tap on the icon to the left of the smart search field to access the Safari Reader feature, which displays web articles without ads or clutter. The icon turns white when the Reader functionality is activated.

safari-reader

Increase or decrease font size

As you might know, iOS 7 introduces a way to globally set the text size for apps that support “Dynamic type”. Safari doesn’t apply this font size to webpages, but the Reader mode does respect this setting. To set your preferred font size, go to Settings > General > Text Size and adjust the slider according to your needs.

font-size

Add websites to favorites

  • When you open a new tab, you’ll notice that Safari shows you a grid of websites with their favicons so that you can have one-tap access to your favorite websites. You can rearrange the icons by long pressing any one of them, and dragging it to the position you want, much like how you arrange home screen icons.

favorites-grid

  • To add a website as a favorite, tap on the share button, then tap on Bookmark and add it to the Favorites folder.

favorites-safari

  • You have the option to select which folder should be the favorites folder via the Settings app (Settings > Safari > Favorites).

change-favorites-folder

  • Safari also syncs your bookmarks (including your favorites) using iCloud. So bookmarks from Safari on the Mac, or from Chrome, IE or Firefox on Windows (via iCloud Control Panel) will sync to iOS and vice versa.

Shared links

  • Safari on iOS 7 has a cool new “Shared Links” view that shows links shared by people you follow on Twitter.

shared links 1

  • Tapping any of the links will open the page in a new tab, with the tweet displayed at the top for additional context.

shared links 2

Reading list

  • If you’ve come across a long article that you find interesting but don’t want to read right now, you can add it to Safari’s Reading List, which syncs across all your iOS devices and Macs.
  • You can save items to your Reading List by tapping the share button in Safari, then tapping on the glass icon. iOS 7 also lets third parties add items to Safari’s reading list, so you could even add links from the Share menu in apps.

reading-list-1

  • You can access your Reading List by tapping the Bookmarks icon in Safari’s toolbar, and switching to the tab with the Glasses icon.

reading-list-2

Search on current page

  • To search for something on the current webpage, type your search text in the new smart search field, and right at the bottom, you’ll see a section called “On This Page” that shows you the number of matches.

find on page 1

  • On tapping the last cell under the “On This Page”, Safari will take you to the first occurrence of your search text on the current page, and from there you can jump through all the occurrences using the back and forward button at the bottom.

find on page 2

Close and reorder tabs

  • To close a webpage, just swipe a tab offscreen to the left or tap on the x button. Sadly, you can close only one tab at a time, and there is no option to close all tabs.

close tab safari

  • You can also reorder tabs by tapping and holding on a tab, and moving it to the place you want it.

rearrange tab safari

  • Not very useful, but the tabs in the tab switcher view react to device movement by moving in the opposite direction.

iCloud tabs

iCloud tabs let you access the tabs you’ve opened on your Mac on your iOS device and vice versa. You can access your iCloud tabs, by scrolling down beyond your local tabs. They’re displayed as a list against a translucent background, sorted by device.

icloud tabs

(Screenshot via)

Full screen view

Screen real estate is quite important for web browsing, and in iOS 7, the address bar and the toolbar disappear when you’re browsing, and shows you the content with domain name of the website in the status bar.

full-screen

Go back to the top

Tap just above the top of the smart search field to go to the top of the page, so you don’t have to spend time swiping down.

Quickly unhide toolbar and address bar

Of course the full screen mode might become annoying when you want to switch tabs, since the toolbar isn’t visible. To bring it back quickly, just tap at the bottom of the screen. Here’s a video demo:

Private browsing

  • It is easier and quicker to turn on or turn off private browsing session in iOS 7 Safari. To enable or disable private browsing, enter the tab switcher view by tapping the tab button at the bottom, followed by the Private button on the bottom left corner. (In iOS 6, you had to go through the hassle of accessing the Settings app to enable or disable Private browsing.)

private-mode

  • You’ll see the interface change to black to help you differentiate between private and normal browsing mode.
  • Note that Safari’s private browsing mode is much safer than the one on other third-party browsers, including Chrome’s incognito mode, since they may preserve your private searches even after you exit private browsing.

Restrict websites

You can restrict certain websites from loading in Safari by using iOS’ inbuilt parental control tools. Open Settings and navigate to General > Restrictions > Websites under Allowed Content and you can:

  • Limit Adult content

ios-7-safari-restrictions-1

  • Blacklist certain websites
  • Allow access to specific websites only. Apple has added a list of children friendly websites like Discovery Kids, Disney, National Geographic – Kids etc. Parents can also add a website by tapping on the “Add a Website” option.

ios-7-safari-restrictions-3

Gestures to go back and forward

Instead of using buttons, you can use edge-swipe gestures to navigate between webpages. Swipe from the left edge to go back one page and swipe from the right edge to go forward. These gestures are very useful in full screen mode, since you don’t have the buttons immediately available.

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Quickly open a webpage in Chrome

If you use Chrome, but arrived in Safari because iOS can’t set a default web browser, you can quickly open the same page in Chrome by replacing the “http://” in the smart search field with “googlechrome://”. If there’s no http in the URL, simply prepend “googlechrome://” in the field and press go.

open-in-chrome

Add a Credit Card

If you do a lot of purchases on your iPhone, you’ll be happy to know that you can add your credit card information to Safari’s autofill, so that you don’t have to manually fill it again. To enter your credit card info, open Settings and navigate to Safari > Passwords and AutoFill > Saved Credit Cards > Add Credit Card.

credit-cards-safari

Share a page using AirDrop

You can share a URL with people nearby using the new AirDrop feature in iOS 7. Tap on the share button in the toolbar at the bottom, followed by AirDrop. Then tap on the Contact from the list to send the URL. Check this post for a video walkthrough of how to use the AirDrop feature.

See page load progress of all tabs on iPad

On iPad, Apple utilises the tab bar to show the page load progress of each of the tabs by using thin blue progress bars. Pretty useful if you open a lot of tabs at once, and don’t want to switch to each one of them, just to view its progress.

tab progress

Recently closed tabs on iPad

If you’ve mistakenly closed a tab, or simply want to open a tab you’ve closed from your last browsing session, just tap and hold the “+” button on the iPad to see a list of all your recently closed tabs.

closed tabs

Access History:

You can access the browser history for a particular tab with a long tap on the back or forward button, so you can quickly jump to the site you had visited. Thanks drumrobot for the tip!

Here’s the video walkthrough of the tips for Safari on the iPhone:

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iOS Safari Tips http://mac.101.freemac.org/safari-tips-2/ Fri, 03 Jan 2014 18:15:17 +0000 http://iphone.onemac.org/?p=1665 Smart search field

Safari on iOS 7 has a unified “smart search field” that allows you to type the url of the website or search for text. When you start typing, it displays the top url hit, suggestions from Google Search or your favorite search engine, your Bookmarks and history, and results of the text search on the webpage in real-time. To save you time, Safari also preloads the top hit result.

safari smart search

Quickly type web addresses

To quickly type commonly used domain name extensions when entering a website address in Safari, long tap the “.” key to get a list of extensions, including ones specific to your region.

ios 7 keyboard dot com 1

Safari Reader

You can tap on the icon to the left of the smart search field to access the Safari Reader feature, which displays web articles without ads or clutter. The icon turns white when the Reader functionality is activated.

safari-reader

Increase or decrease font size

As you might know, iOS 7 introduces a way to globally set the text size for apps that support “Dynamic type”. Safari doesn’t apply this font size to webpages, but the Reader mode does respect this setting. To set your preferred font size, go to Settings > General > Text Size and adjust the slider according to your needs.

font-size

Add websites to favorites

  • When you open a new tab, you’ll notice that Safari shows you a grid of websites with their favicons so that you can have one-tap access to your favorite websites. You can rearrange the icons by long pressing any one of them, and dragging it to the position you want, much like how you arrange home screen icons.

favorites-grid

  • To add a website as a favorite, tap on the share button, then tap on Bookmark and add it to the Favorites folder.

favorites-safari

  • You have the option to select which folder should be the favorites folder via the Settings app (Settings > Safari > Favorites).

change-favorites-folder

  • Safari also syncs your bookmarks (including your favorites) using iCloud. So bookmarks from Safari on the Mac, or from Chrome, IE or Firefox on Windows (via iCloud Control Panel) will sync to iOS and vice versa.

Shared links

  • Safari on iOS 7 has a cool new “Shared Links” view that shows links shared by people you follow on Twitter.

shared links 1

  • Tapping any of the links will open the page in a new tab, with the tweet displayed at the top for additional context.

shared links 2

Reading list

  • If you’ve come across a long article that you find interesting but don’t want to read right now, you can add it to Safari’s Reading List, which syncs across all your iOS devices and Macs.
  • You can save items to your Reading List by tapping the share button in Safari, then tapping on the glass icon. iOS 7 also lets third parties add items to Safari’s reading list, so you could even add links from the Share menu in apps.

reading-list-1

  • You can access your Reading List by tapping the Bookmarks icon in Safari’s toolbar, and switching to the tab with the Glasses icon.

reading-list-2

Search on current page

  • To search for something on the current webpage, type your search text in the new smart search field, and right at the bottom, you’ll see a section called “On This Page” that shows you the number of matches.

find on page 1

  • On tapping the last cell under the “On This Page”, Safari will take you to the first occurrence of your search text on the current page, and from there you can jump through all the occurrences using the back and forward button at the bottom.

find on page 2

Close and reorder tabs

  • To close a webpage, just swipe a tab offscreen to the left or tap on the x button. Sadly, you can close only one tab at a time, and there is no option to close all tabs.

close tab safari

  • You can also reorder tabs by tapping and holding on a tab, and moving it to the place you want it.

rearrange tab safari

  • Not very useful, but the tabs in the tab switcher view react to device movement by moving in the opposite direction.

iCloud tabs

iCloud tabs let you access the tabs you’ve opened on your Mac on your iOS device and vice versa. You can access your iCloud tabs, by scrolling down beyond your local tabs. They’re displayed as a list against a translucent background, sorted by device.

icloud tabs

(Screenshot via)

Full screen view

Screen real estate is quite important for web browsing, and in iOS 7, the address bar and the toolbar disappear when you’re browsing, and shows you the content with domain name of the website in the status bar.

full-screen

Go back to the top

Tap just above the top of the smart search field to go to the top of the page, so you don’t have to spend time swiping down.

Quickly unhide toolbar and address bar

Of course the full screen mode might become annoying when you want to switch tabs, since the toolbar isn’t visible. To bring it back quickly, just tap at the bottom of the screen. Here’s a video demo:

Private browsing

  • It is easier and quicker to turn on or turn off private browsing session in iOS 7 Safari. To enable or disable private browsing, enter the tab switcher view by tapping the tab button at the bottom, followed by the Private button on the bottom left corner. (In iOS 6, you had to go through the hassle of accessing the Settings app to enable or disable Private browsing.)

private-mode

  • You’ll see the interface change to black to help you differentiate between private and normal browsing mode.
  • Note that Safari’s private browsing mode is much safer than the one on other third-party browsers, including Chrome’s incognito mode, since they may preserve your private searches even after you exit private browsing.

Restrict websites

You can restrict certain websites from loading in Safari by using iOS’ inbuilt parental control tools. Open Settings and navigate to General > Restrictions > Websites under Allowed Content and you can:

  • Limit Adult content

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  • Blacklist certain websites
  • Allow access to specific websites only. Apple has added a list of children friendly websites like Discovery Kids, Disney, National Geographic – Kids etc. Parents can also add a website by tapping on the “Add a Website” option.

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Gestures to go back and forward

Instead of using buttons, you can use edge-swipe gestures to navigate between webpages. Swipe from the left edge to go back one page and swipe from the right edge to go forward. These gestures are very useful in full screen mode, since you don’t have the buttons immediately available.

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Quickly open a webpage in Chrome

If you use Chrome, but arrived in Safari because iOS can’t set a default web browser, you can quickly open the same page in Chrome by replacing the “http://” in the smart search field with “googlechrome://”. If there’s no http in the URL, simply prepend “googlechrome://” in the field and press go.

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Add a Credit Card

If you do a lot of purchases on your iPhone, you’ll be happy to know that you can add your credit card information to Safari’s autofill, so that you don’t have to manually fill it again. To enter your credit card info, open Settings and navigate to Safari > Passwords and AutoFill > Saved Credit Cards > Add Credit Card.

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Share a page using AirDrop

You can share a URL with people nearby using the new AirDrop feature in iOS 7. Tap on the share button in the toolbar at the bottom, followed by AirDrop. Then tap on the Contact from the list to send the URL. Check this post for a video walkthrough of how to use the AirDrop feature.

See page load progress of all tabs on iPad

On iPad, Apple utilises the tab bar to show the page load progress of each of the tabs by using thin blue progress bars. Pretty useful if you open a lot of tabs at once, and don’t want to switch to each one of them, just to view its progress.

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Recently closed tabs on iPad

If you’ve mistakenly closed a tab, or simply want to open a tab you’ve closed from your last browsing session, just tap and hold the “+” button on the iPad to see a list of all your recently closed tabs.

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Access History:

You can access the browser history for a particular tab with a long tap on the back or forward button, so you can quickly jump to the site you had visited. Thanks drumrobot for the tip!

Here’s the video walkthrough of the tips for Safari on the iPhone:

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Translates any foreign-language web page into your browser’s language.
Just Drag this >> Translate << in to your Browser Bookmark Bar.

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Safari 5.1 http://mac.101.freemac.org/safari-5-1/ Mon, 14 May 2012 09:30:00 +0000 http://onetip.onemac.org/2012/05/14/safari-5-1/ The Safari 5.1 web browser window
Below is a typical Safari 5.1 window in OS X Lion. Some of the window elements can be customized, as described below.

  1. Show the previous page / Show the next page *
  2. The “+” button to add Bookmark, Reading List or Top Sites for the current webpage loaded *
  3. Smart Address (URL) Field / History and Bookmark search field (blue progress bar appears when loading a webpage) *
  4. Bookmarks bar, includes icons on the left for Reading List, Bookmarks and Top Sites
  5. Tabbed browsing bar
  6. RSS feed icon; other icons that may appear there include Reader, Private (see below)
  7. Reload / Stop / Progress button (if there is a progress indicator, hover the cursor over to see the stop button)
  8. View recent searches / search engine selection button
  9. Smart Search Field *
  10. Add Tab button
  11. Search field SnapBack (visible after loading a webpage from a search)
  12. Full Screen Browsing button, OS X Lion only.
  13. Scrollbar, in OS X Lion only appears when you scroll

* Collectively, these elements make up the Safari 5.1 toolbar. You can customize the Safari toolbar if you wish, as described below.

Note: In OS X Lion you can resize any corner or edge of the Safari window. Click and drag the corner or edge you would like to resize.

Reading List
The Reading List is a quick way to add a link to a webpage you want to read later. It will keep track of what webpages have been read. iCloud keeps your reading list up-to-date on all your devices. Once you are done with the webpage, you can remove it from the reading list.

Tip: Click the “Unread” button in the Reading List column to only see webpages you haven’t read yet. Click the “All” button to see all webpages in the Reading List.

To add webpages to the Reading List, use one of these methods:

  • Click the “+” button (item 2) then select “Reading List” from the pop-up menu.
  • Shift (⇧) click a link on a webpage.
  • Click “Add Page” button at the top of the Reading List column. Note: Click the Reading List icon (item 4) to show / hide the Reading List.
  • Select Bookmarks > Add to Reading List
  • Press shift-command-d (⇧⌘D)

Note: You will see a Safari icon fly to the Reading List icon when you add a webpage.

To remove webpages from the Reading List, use one of these methods:

  • Click the “x” icon that appears on the right of the webpage preview in the Reading List column when the cursor hovers over it.
  • Control click on the webpage preview in the Reading list and select “Remove item”
  • Click the “Clear All” button in the Reading List column then click the “Clear” button in the confirmation sheet to clear all webpages.

Multi-Touch Gestures in OS X Lion
Multi-Touch is built into Safari in OS X Lion, so you can tap, scroll, and swipe your way around the web.

Two finger side to side swipe to navigate: Swipe forward (to the left) and back (to the right), and the web pages you visit slide in and out of the Safari window.

Double-tap to zoom: Double-tap the trackpad with two fingers to magnify part of a web page. Double-tap again to return to the original size.

Pinch to zoom: Zoom in and out of web pages more precisely. Just move your thumb and finger to pinch in or out.

Two finger scroll: Slide two fingers up or down the trackpad to scroll through websites. Momentum scrolling makes browsing feel even more natural.

Full Screen Browsing in OS X Lion
Click the full screen button (item 12) for Safari to enter full screen mode. Safari will move to its own space and expand to fill the screen. Press the escape (esc) key on the keyboard to exit full screen mode.

Resume in OS X Lion
When you open Safari in Lion or restart the Mac, Safari automatically restores the open windows and tabs from your last browsing session, so you can continue right where you left off.

Tip: To open Safari without resume, hold down the shift key (⇧) as you open Safari. Safari will then open with the options you selected in the “General” tab of Safari preferences, options like your homepage.

In Mac OS X v10.6 and Microsoft Windows, you can choose to have Safari automatically restore your windows in the “General” tab of Safari preferences.

Safari Reader
Safari Reader can remove ads and other visual distractions from online articles. It works like this: As you browse the web, Safari detects if you’re on a webpage with an article. Click the Reader icon that appears on the right of the Smart Address Field (item 3) or press ⇧⌘R (Shift-Command-R), and the article appears instantly in one continuous, clutter-free view. You see every page of the article–whether there are two or twenty. Onscreen controls appear when you hover the cursor near the bottom center of the Reader webpage. These let you zoom in and out, email or print Reader content, and close the Reader. Change the size of the text, and Safari remembers it the next time you view an article in Safari Reader.

 

Set your homepage
A home page is the webpage that your browser starts with when you open it or open a new window. To set your Safari 5.1 homepage:

  1. Navigate to the webpage you would like to set as your homepage (such as http://www.apple.com )
  2. Choose Safari > Preferences…, or press ⌘, (Command-comma)
  3. Click the General icon
  4. Click “Set to Current Page”

Smart Address (URL) Field / History and Bookmark search field

You can easily type or paste web addresses here to search. As you begin to type an address in the address field, Safari automatically completes it with the most likely match called the Top Hit and highlights it. Simply press the Enter key to connect to the highlighted site.

If the Top Hit is not the site you intended to visit, check the list of relevant suggestions, which are drawn from your bookmarks and browsing history, that Safari displays. Click the site you want to visit or use the arrow keys to highlight the site, then hit Enter.

You can also type or paste the full web address if you wish.

Smart Search field 
Here you can choose your search engine: Google, Yahoo!, or Bing.

This field lets you find what you’re looking for instantly. As you enter text:

  • Safari recommends relevant searches via your selected search engine
  • Lists your most recent searches
  • Lists search engines to choose from
  • Helps you find text on the webpage Safari has loaded

Improving your searches

  • Use quotation marks to find the exact phrase.
  • If you are looking for an article about “Troubleshooting printer connections” put quotation marks around the phrase as shown.
  • Confine your search to a specific website or subdomain of the website.
  • To confine your search results to a website, you can add site:[website] to your search. For example, entering: “Troubleshooting printer connections” site:apple.com …will show webpages only from apple.com.
  • To confine your search results to a subdomain of a website, you can add site:[subdomain.website] to your search. For example, entering: “Troubleshooting printer connections” site:support.apple.com …will show webpages of only the support section of the apple.com website.

 How to exclude a word(s) in your results.

  • To exclude words from your search results, use a hyphen ahead of the word(s) that you would like to exclude. For example, entering: “Troubleshooting printer connections” site:support.apple.com -discussions …will search for the exact phrase of “Troubleshooting printer connections” on the Apple support website that do not contain the word “discussions”.

Customize the toolbar
If you want to change the items that are on your Safari 5.1 toolbar, or restore an item that was accidentally removed:

  1. Choose View > Customize Toolbar…
  2. The sheet shown below will appear, allowing you to add and arrange items on the Toolbar by dragging them to where you would like them to appear.

For example, you can add items such as the “Open in Dashboard” tool by dragging it from the customize Toolbar sheet to the Safari 5.1 Toolbar.
Or, you can drag the default set into your toolbar, if you want to restore it to default.

 

Top Sites
Safari automatically identifies your favorite sites and displays them as a wall of graphic previews. To visit one of your top sites, click its preview. As you browse, Safari identifies the websites you’re most interested in based on how often and how recently you visit a site. As you explore the web and discover new websites, your Top Sites will change to match your tastes.

Graphic previews with a star icon in their upper-right corner indicate new content is on that webpage since you last visited it.

Whenever you want to return to your Top Sites page, click the Show Top Sites button in the bookmarks bar.

To manually add a webpage to Top Sites:

  1. Navigate to the webpage in Safari 5.1.
  2. Drag the website icon located in the left side of the smart Address (URL) / History and Bookmark search field, to the Show Top Sites bookmark bar item . This will add the graphic preview of the website to the upper-left position in Top Sites.

To customize Top Sites, click the Edit button.

  • To see 24 graphic previews click the Small tab. To see 12 graphic previews click the Medium tab. To see 6 graphic previews click the Large tab.
  • To arrange the order of your graphic previews, click and drag a graphic preview to the location on the Top Sites grid where you would like it to appear.
  • To remove a top site, click the X icon in the upper left of the graphic preview.
  • To lock a top site, click the “Push Pin” icon in the upper left of the graphic preview. The icon will turn blue when locked. Click it again to unlock.

Full History Search
Instantly find pages you visited in the past with Full History Search. To find a page you want, enter your search term(s) in the Search History field in Top Sites. You can search for anything that was on a page you visited, including metadata-like photo captions. There’s no need to remember page titles or complex URLs. Safari displays search results using Cover Flow, so you can flip through large graphic previews to quickly pick out the site you’re looking for.

A date indicator helps you sort through your history.

Full-page zoom to change the size of webpage text and graphics
Zoom in or out on web content using keyboard shortcuts, Multi-Touch gestures, or the Zoom toolbar button for more comfortable reading. Images and graphics scale up while text remains razor sharp, keeping the webpage layout consistent as you zoom. To add the Zoom button to your toolbar, simply choose Customize Toolbar from the View menu and drag the button onto your toolbar.

Use keyboard shortcuts: 
⌘+ (Command-plus) to zoom in 
⌘- (Command-hyphen) to zoom out.

On a multi-touch trackpad you can pinch out to zoom in, and pinch in to zoom out.

At any time you can also press ⌘0 (Command-zero), or choose View >; Actual Size to return the webpage contents to the default size.

Private Browsing
For privacy, you can choose Safari > Private Browsing…

When you surf the web using a shared or public Mac, Private Browsing can protect your personal information. You can check your email at the library, or shop for birthday presents on the family Mac. When you turn on Private Browsing, Safari doesn’t remember the pages you visit, your search history, or your AutoFill information.

In Safari 5.1, a “PRIVATE” button appears on the right side of the smart Address (URL) field when you are in Private Browsing. Click it to see a “Turn off private browsing” confirmation sheet.

Clearing history
Safari keep tracks of webpages you’ve recently visited. If you want to manually clear your browsing history, click on the “Clear History…” button in History search or choose History > Clear History…

If you want Safari to automatically clear the history after a certain period of time, not at all, from the Safari menu choose Preferences… > General . From the “Remove history items:” pop-up menu, choose your preferred setting (After one day, After one week, After two weeks, After one month, After one year, or Manually). The default setting is “After one month”.

Until you close the Safari 5.1 window, you can still click the Show the previous page / Show the next page buttons to return to webpages you have opened.

Searching for words in a page
To quickly find a word or phrase that’s on a webpage, either press ⌘F (Command-F), or choose Edit > Find > Find…, and type the word or phrase to find. Press ⌘G (Command-G) or click the forward-pointing triangle to the left of the search field to see the next occurrence of that text on the page.

Safari Extensions
Extensions are a great way to customize Safari. Safari Extensions are built with web standards such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. They can have all the power and functionality of advanced web applications.

For example, there may be an extension that provides a toolbar showing you how your favorite sports team is faring in today’s game, or a contextual menu item that sends a link to a social networking site.

All extensions are digitally signed for improved security.

You can view a list of featured extensions by choosing Safari > Safari Extension Gallery. Find one you like and install it with one click. There’s no need to restart Safari.

As your list of extensions grows, you can easily manage them in the Extensions pane of Safari Preferences. If you want your extensions to update automatically, enable “Install Updates Automatically” option in the “Extensions” pane of Safari preferences.

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SafariSupport http://mac.101.freemac.org/safarisupport/ Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:08:00 +0000 http://onetip.onemac.org/2012/02/27/safarisupport/ Get Safari Tips, News, Updates and Extensions right from your Dashboard !
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Safari http://mac.101.freemac.org/safari/ Sat, 19 Dec 2009 20:38:00 +0000 http://onetip.onemac.org/2009/12/19/safari/

Restart the Flash plugin without quitting Safari 

Safari will often get stalled out and need to be restarted. In many cases, this can be traced to the Flash plugin getting overloaded. You can quite simply restart just the Flash plugin and make Safari work properly again.

You will need to use the Terminal to quit the WebKitPluginHost process. Safari sees that this process has died and automatically restarts it. Refreshing a page that was using the Flash plugin will then reload the plugin.

Open the Terminal from the Utilities folder in /Applications:

Type: ps -ax | grep WebKitPluginHost

This will return something that looks like this:

16154 ?? 11:37.18 /System/Library/Frameworks/WebKit.framework/WebKitPluginHost.app/Contents/MacOS/WebKitPluginHost

Take the PID (Process ID) and kill it. It will be different each time. In the example above it is 16154.

Type: kill -9 16154 (substituting the correct PID).

Go back to Safari and refresh any pages that were using the Flash plugin.

Try this whenever Safari gets slow or freezes with the beachball. Flash 10.1 does appear to have improved the situation somewhat, but hasn’t eliminated it.

Browse in Privacy with Safari:

Under normal circumstances, Safari retains records of your web browsing activity. It remembers the pages you visit, the data you download, and your web searches. It may also store your personal data in order to automatically complete online forms.

While these features can save time and help you retrace your online steps, there are occasions when you might prefer to leave no footprints — for example, when browsing on a public computer.

The solution is simple: Before you begin browsing, go to the Safari menu and select Private Browsing. When the warning box appears, click OK. Now Safari stores none of the aforementioned info.

What if you decide you need privacy after you’ve been browsing?
You have several options: You can remove individual pages from Safari’s page-view history, erase the entire history, or clear all traces of your activity, including any cookies and cache files you may have accumulated.

To review the pages you’ve visited and delete them as desired, go to the History menu and select Show All History. Here you can select pages and clear them with the Delete key.
To wipe the entire Safari history, select Clear History from the History menu.
For a completely clean slate, go to the Safari menu and select Reset Safari.

Note that the Private Browsing option does not prevent Safari from collecting cookies (the preference files automatically generated by many websites). The Reset Safari option clears all cookies.
If you want to delete only certain ones, choose Preferences from the Safari menu, click the Security tab, and then click Show Cookies.
You can select and delete individual cookies from the list that appears.
Careful, though — if you’re a frequent web user, this list can be very, very long.

Searchin’ Safari:

Safari’s search features are more powerful than ever in Mac OS X Leopard.

To search a web page for text, type Command-f, which opens the Find banner near the top of the browser window. Type your search term. (No need to press Return.)


Safari instantly tells you how many times the term appears on the page. The first occurrence is indicated in your highlight color, and all subsequent ones are framed in white. The remainder of the page dims to gray.

You can advance from one occurrence to the next by pressing the Return key (or typing Command-g). Holding Shift while pressing return (or typing Command-Shift-g) steps you backwards between occurrences. When you’re finished, press the Done button next to the search field, closing the Find Banner.

For Google searches, just type Command-Option-f. This jumps your cursor to the main Search field, ready for you to type a search phrase.

It’s easy to revisit your Google search results. Each time you enter a new search, Safari remembers the search results page. Click through to as many pages as you like — if you want to snap back to the Search results, simply click the orange arrow to the right of the Search field.

Create a Bookmark:

You Tube, the Onion, Apple Hot News, your bank, your local Craigs List, Wikipedia — if you visit the same websites on a regular basis, you can save yourself some time and keystrokes by creating bookmarks for those sites. Let’s say you keep up with environmental news with regular visits to grist.org. The easiest way to create a bookmark is to:

1. Go to the site for which you’d like to create a bookmark.
2. Click the + sign in the Safari toolbar.
3. In the Sheet that drops down, type “grist” (or whatever name you’d like to use for the site), choose the folder — “News,” for example — where you’d like to keep it, and click the Add button.

And you’re done. Next time you want to catch up on environmental news, instead of typing the name of the site, simply click the News folder (found in the Bookmarks bar of most Macs), and choose grist from the menu that appears.



Create Your Own Dashboard Widget:

Thanks to Mac OS X Leopard, you can make your own custom Dashboard widget. In seconds. They’re called Web Clip widgets, and they’re easy to create. Here’s how:

Click the Web Clip button in the Safari toolbar.

Position the clear box that appears over the Videos being watched right now section, click once to place it, then resize the box using the handles that appear along the sides of the box.

When it’s the size you want, click the Add button.

And your part’s done. Mac OS X Leopard does the rest, creating your widget and opening Dashboard, so you can check your handiwork. Since your new Web Clip is live, its contents will update automatically. Click the little information button in the lower, right-hand corner to customize your widget’s border.

One more thing. Click a video (or a link on a featured story), and Mac OS X Leopard closes Dashboard, launches Safari, and takes you to the page whose link you clicked.

Block Internet Ads:

Tired of seeing pop-ads when you visit websites? You can eliminate the vast majority of them quickly and easily in Safari. Here’s how:

1. Open Safari.
2. Choose Block Pop-Up Windows from the Safari menu

Wasn’t that easy?

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Safari Shortcuts http://mac.101.freemac.org/safari-shortcuts/ Wed, 24 Dec 2008 21:21:00 +0000 http://onetip.onemac.org/2008/12/24/safari-shortcuts/

General shortcuts:
up/down arrow key
Scroll page vertically by a small amount (more than click on scroll bar arrow)
left/right arrow key
Scroll page horizontally by a small amount (more than click on scroll bar arrow)
option-arrow keys
Scroll page by a screenful, minus a small overlap
Command-up/down arrow key
Scroll to top-left or bottom-left corner of web page
spacebar
Scroll page down by a screenful, minus a small overlap
Delete key
Go Back
Shift-Delete key
Go Forward

Other browser window shortcuts:

Page Up key/Page Down key
Scroll page by a screenful, minus a small overlap
Home key
Scroll to top-left corner of web page
Command-Home key
Go to the Home page
End key
Scroll to bottom-left corner of web page
Esc key
If location field selected, restore viewed URL
Cmd-click a link
Open link in new window or tab
Cmd-Shift-click a link
Open link in new window or tab
Option-click a link
Download file
Shift-click the Add Bookmark button
Add bookmark directly to menu
Cmd-return in address field
Open page in new window or tab
Cmd-Shift-return in address field
Open page in new window or tab
Cmd-return in search field
Show search results in new window or tab
Cmd-Shift-return in search field
Show search results in new window or tab
Press and hold Back or Forward button
Pop up a menu showing up to 10 back/forward entries by page title
Option-press and hold Back or Forward button
Pop up a menu showing up to 10 back/forward entries by page URL
Cmd-Shift-right-arrow
Select Next Tab
Cmd-Shift-left-arrow
Select Previous Tab

Bookmarks view shortcuts:

Delete key
Delete selected bookmarks
Return key
Start or finish editing name of selected bookmark
Tab key
When editing, move to next editable cell
spacebar
Open selected bookmark
Double-click
Open selected bookmark
Cmd-Double-click
Open selected bookmark in a new window
Option-click New Folder button
Put selected items in new folder

Activity window shortcuts:

Double-click
Open item in browser window
Option-double-click
Download item

Downloads window shortcuts:

Option-click status field
Toggle between time remaining and download rate
Double-click file icon
Open the downloaded file

Menu shortcuts:

Cmd-A
Select All
Cmd-C
Copy
Cmd-D
Add Bookmark…
Cmd-E
Use Selection for Find
Cmd-F
Find…
Cmd-G
Find Again
Cmd-H
Hide Safari
Cmd-J
Jump to Selection
Cmd-K
Block Pop-up Windows
Cmd-L
Open Location…
Cmd-M
Minimize
Cmd-N
New Window
Cmd-O
Open File…
Cmd-P
Print…
Cmd-Q
Quit Safari
Cmd-R
Reload Page
Cmd-S
Save As…
Cmd-T
New Tab
Cmd-V
Paste
Cmd-W
Close Window or Close Tab
Cmd-X
Cut
Cmd-Z
Undo
Cmd-Shift-A
AutoFill Form
Cmd-Shift-B
Show/Hide Bookmarks Bar
Cmd-Shift-D
Add Bookmark to Menu
Cmd-Shift-G
Find Previous
Cmd-Shift-H
Home
Cmd-Shift-N
Add Bookmark Folder
Cmd-Shift-P
Page Setup…
Cmd-Option-A
Activity
Cmd-Option-B
Show All Bookmarks
Cmd-Option-D
Show/Hide Dock (System-wide)
Cmd-Option-E
Empty Cache…
Cmd-Option-F
Google Search…
Cmd-Option-H
Hide Others
Cmd-Option-K
Mark Page for SnapBack
Cmd-Option-L
Downloads
Cmd-Option-M
Minimize All
Cmd-Option-P
SnapBack to Page
Cmd-Option-S
SnapBack to Search
Cmd-Option-U
View Source
Cmd-Option-W
Close All Windows
Cmd-Option-Shift-W
Close All Windows
Cmd-1 to Cmd-9
first 9 bookmarks (not folders) in Bookmarks Toolbar
Cmd-?
Safari Help
Cmd-[
Back
Cmd-]
Forward
Cmd-.
Stop
Cmd-,
Preferences…
Cmd-/
Show/Hide Status Bar
Cmd-|
Show/Hide Address Bar
Cmd-
Show Page Load Test Window
Cmd-}
Select Next Tab
Cmd-{
Select Previous Tab
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Using RSS Feeds http://mac.101.freemac.org/using-rss-feeds/ Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:48:00 +0000 http://onetip.onemac.org/2008/12/18/using-rss-feeds/
Many websites offer RSS feeds. Using RSS feeds, you can scan articles from several websites in one window, be notified when a website has new articles, and use a bookmark to search specific websites for specific terms.

An RSS feed provides the titles and summaries for many articles on a website.
Safari displays this information in a simple list.
You can search the list for articles on a specific subject, choose the length of their summaries, and sort them by date or title.

To find an RSS feed for a website:

  • If Safari can find the RSS feed for the site you’re viewing, an RSS button appears in the address bar. Click it to view that feed. To return to the website, click the button again.
  • Choose Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks, and click All RSS Feeds. Safari lists all RSS feeds from your Bookmarks menu, Bookmarks bar, and Bookmarks library. You may find the one you want here. If an RSS feed appears in more than one location, it’s listed multiple times. The Parent column displays the folder that the RSS feed is in.
  • Search the website for links to its RSS feeds, and click one. (RSS feeds are sometimes called XML feeds.)

Many websites have more than one RSS feed. For example, a newspaper’s website may have separate feeds for news, sports, and entertainment articles.
The RSS button in the address bar displays just one of those feeds. To find the others, search the website for links to them.

Displaying an RSS feed’s articles as a screen saver:

If you have bookmarked the RSS feed for a website, you can display the headlines for that website’s articles as a screen saver.

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Desktop & Screen Saver, and then click Screen Saver.
  2. In the Screen Savers list, click RSS Visualizer.
  3. To select the RSS feed to display, click Options.


For more information on setting up a screen saver:

Go to the Finder, choose Help > Mac Help, and search for “screen saver”.

Transfer Safari RSS Feeds to NetNewsWire:

NetNewsWire is simply the best solution for reading RSS feeds on the Mac for anyone who needs something more powerful than Safari’s RSS or Google Reader.
If you currently read your feeds in Safari, and want an easier and better way to read them, you’ll want to transfer your current feeds to NetNewsWire.
Doing this is actually quite simple.

1. First of all, launch Safari.

2. Then, click on the bookmark icon on the far left of the bookmark bar.

3. In the Collections bar on the left, select “All RSS Feeds”.

4. Highlight the first feed you want in NetNewsWire, and drag it over to the NetNewsWire icon in the dock. NetNewsWire will ask where to put the feed in your folder hierarchy.

5. Choose, then go back to Safari and repeat this for all your feeds.

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More Safari Tips ? http://mac.101.freemac.org/more-safari-tips/ Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:22:00 +0000 http://onetip.onemac.org/2008/12/18/more-safari-tips/ Having issues with docx attachments in Gmail on Safari (pre-Leopard)?

The solution is actually easy:

You are accessing gmail on a Mac using Safari (2.x or 3.x BETA – 3.x on Leopard is fine), someone sends you a new Microsoft Office .docx format file, you download it, and it shows up as a .zip file.
Or worse, that zip file automatically decompresses to a folder – Ugh.

The solution is actually easy, but it’s an annoyance since Firefox on Mac will download the file correctly – so it appears to be a problem specific to Safari in these pre-Leopard versions:
Google Groups : “The new default file format is zipped xml, which can get interpreted as a zip file by some software.
If this is the case, rename the file extension to .docx and then download the word2007 converter for the version of office you are currently using…”

NOTE: If you have Safari setup to automatically decompress files, you’ll have the added hassle of finding that docx.zip file on your desktop as a folder. In this case, delete the folder and then retrieve the .zip version from your Trash and modify the extension on that.

Also, if you don’t have Word for Mac, or the converter mentioned above, it’s worth noting that NeoOffice for Mac supports the .docx file format – and it’s free.

Use Save As in Safari 1.3’s contextual menus:

Apple has changed some of the default contextual menu behaviors in Safari 1.3.
Previously, the default in contextual menus was “Download linked file as…” and “Save images as…”. These have changed to automatically download or save to your downloads folder (configurable in the Preferences).
To get prompted for a location for the downloads and saves,
press the Option key when the contextual menu is visible.

NOTE: This is improved in Safari 3 – it’s now an option in the contextual menu by default with no modifier key needed.

Smarter Saving Files in Folders in Safari:

Whenever you choose “Save File As…”(or Link As… and so forth) in Safari it opens the typical window that allows you to choose whatever folder to want to save the file by mouse.
However often I want to save an Emacs or Vim configuration or script to their respected hidden folders (~/.emacs.d or ~/.vim) and you can’t choose a hidden folder by default.
The inefficient way is to just download the file to some visible folder and then either move the file in the finder or use the mv command in the terminal.

The efficient and smart way is to go to the “Save File As…” window in Safari and do Command-Shift-G.

The window below will come up:


Now you put in the folder that you want, for example I would put in ~/.emacs.d and it would come up and I can choose so save my file in the hidden folder.

Inquisitor: Amazing Spotlight-like Search Add-on for Safari:

Inquisitor offers spotlight-like results for searches as you type. It is the killer app that got me using Safari again.

Not only does it display search results as you type, it can also guess what your searching for. It even offers other suggestions for your search. After a single day of using this I was hooked.
Add the fact it’s one of the most beautiful applications on OS X and you’ve got a killer app.
Inquisitor does such an amazing job of integrating with Safari, it’s easy to forget you’re using an add-on.
Inquisitor also offers other useful features, like tracking searches and sites you’ve previously visited.

Did I mention Inquisitor is free?

It pays for itself through affiliate links, which are disclosed now after a little controversy.
If this bothers you, there’s the option for disabling this in preferences.

If you’ve never played with Inquisitor, I highly suggest you give it a try. Pretty soon you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
The developer of Inquisitor, David Watanabe, also develops other high quality Mac apps such as Acquisition, Xtorrent and the recently free Newsfire.

Download Inquisitor 3

Close All Tabs Except One in Safari:

A nice keyboard shortcut in Safari allows you to close all tabs in a window except for one.
To do this, simply hold down option and click on the little “x” at the left end of the tab that you want to remain open.
All the other tabs will close.

Open Safari Tabs with 1-Click:

This is an extremely simple command that has changed my life, I’ve bee using it for years.
Just hold and then click on the link you want opened in a new tab.

Spell Check in Safari:

OS integration is one of the greatest things about OS X.
One of the things this allows is using the cross-application spell checker in Safari.
To activate spell check in Safari, press Command-: (colon) while in a text box, or select “Edit,” “Spelling and Grammar,” and finally “Show Spelling and Grammar.”

Create a Makeshift Saved Session in Safari:

An annoying thing about Safari is that it does not have a feature that enables you to save your session for the next time you launch the application.
However, there is a makeshift way to do it.
Make sure multiple tabs are open, and neither is empty.
Control-Click on the tabs bar, and select “Add Bookmark For These [#] Tabs….”
This will let you add a bookmark, which by default is called “Saved Tabs” and is placed in the bookmarks bar, containing the open tabs.
Now, you can press it the next time you launch Safari and it will bring up all the tabs you were working with.

Show Status Bar in Safari:

Safari can show a useful status bar at the bottom of each window that displays URLs when you mouse over links, as well as information about pages loading and other similar things.
To activate the status bar, simply enter Command-/ (Forward Slash) or select “View” from the menu bar, and then “Show Status Bar.”

Merge Windows in Safari:

One of the new features in Safari 3 is the ability to take multiple windows of the application and merge them into one window as tabs.
To do this, simply open up multiple windows and select “Window” in the menu bar, and then “Merge All Windows.”

Reopen Lost Windows in Safari:

If you ever accidentally quit a Safari window that had multiple windows open, there is an easy trick to recovering the workspace.
Simply relaunch Safari, select “History” in the menu bar, and click on “Reopen All Windows from Last Session.”

Expedite Opening a Group of Pages in Safari:

A nice feature in Safari is being able to open up all the bookmarks in a folder at once by control-clicking on the folder if it is in the bookmarks bar, or just navigating through the menu bar if it is in the general bookmarks area.
To make opening up all the pages in a folder even more quickly, hold Command as you click on a folder in the bookmarks bar.
All the bookmarks stored in that folder should open up now.

Use the Zoom in and Screen Shot shortcuts to watch videos in full-screen mode:

Some youtube-like flash players lose the full-screen function when they’re embedded into websites.
However, you can use the Zoom in and Screen Shot shortcuts to achieve this.

Here’s what you do:

1. Zoom in until the video becomes as large as you want, but still small enough so that you can watch the whole screen.
You can achieve this with the Zoom in shortcut, which comes predetermined as option+command+’+’.
If that doesn’t work, you can enable it and redefine the shortcut in System Preferences –> Keyboard and Mouse –> Keyboard shortcuts.

2. Center it by moving the mouse around.
You’ll have to put the pointer right at the center of the video screen.

3. Once you’ve done that, get rid of the pointer in the middle by using the Screen Shot function.
You’re going to want to use the “Copy picture of SELECTED AREA…” instead of the “Take picture of screen”.
It’s usually command+shift+4, but you might want to check it first in System Preferences.

4. The pointer will change from the regular black arrow to a target-like symbol, which means it is waiting for you to select the area you want to take a picture of.
Instead of doing that, you should just move the mouse to the side, away from the screen, and not click on anything.
The result is your video on large-screen mode (it is not strictly full-screen, but it’ll be as large as it gets), and no picture will be taken since you will not actually select any area.

Once you’re done with watching the video, just Zoom out (option+command+’-’) and press Esc to recover your regular pointer.

It’s important to mention that this method will not cancel your Screen Saver or your Energy Saving mode. Therefore, make sure you disable them before applying this.
If you forgot to do it and get the Screen Saver in the middle of your video, you will not be able to disable it by simply moving the mouse, you will have to press Esc first.

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More Safari Software ? http://mac.101.freemac.org/more-safari-software/ Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:21:00 +0000 http://onetip.onemac.org/2008/12/18/more-safari-software/

  • Saft is a Safari plugin to add features like draggable tabs, full-screen browsing, searchable bookmarks and history, URL shortcuts, kiosk mode and more. Updated recently for Leopard
  • 1Password is a Password Manager that uniquely brings you both Security and Convenience. It is the only program that provides Anti-Phishing protection and goes beyond password management by adding Web Form Filling and Automatic Strong Password Generation.
  • Videobox allows you to quickly and easily download Flash video from most all of the popular video sites on the internet. Videobox will convert the video into a native Quicktime format so it’s ready to view on your Mac, iPod, iPhone or iTunes.
  • Web Snapper lets you capture web pages – exactly as they appear in your browser. You can send them to a file, as images or vector-based, multi-page PDFs.
  • Safari AdBlock blocks ads in Safari. It is free of charge and under the GPL license.
  • Download Safari 3 For Windows XP or Vista (Safari 3 for Mac OS X Tiger is now included in the free 10.4.11 software update) or as part of Mac OS 10.5 Leopard.
  • The Safari Microformats plugin notifies you when the author of the website has published Microformats and allows you to easily import hCards and hCalendars in Address Book and iCal.
  • iPhoney gives you a pixel-accurate web browsing environment—powered by Safari—that you can use when developing web sites for iPhone. It’s the perfect 320 by 480-pixel canvas for your iPhone development. And it’s free. Now that both the iPhone and the iPod touch support web browsing, the user base who may be enjoying content optimized for the “mini Safari” experience will certainly grow. iPhoney is a great tool for basic testing if you don’t happen to have hardware on hand.
  • SafariSource is a SIMBL plugin that adds syntax coloring to Safari’s source view.
  • DeliciousSafari: Use and create del.icio.us bookmarks from the Safari web browser via a file-menu style interface
  • Safari Bookmark Exporter is designed to do one thing and do it well: export bookmarks from Safari. Browser support:
    Camino, Firefox, OmniWeb, Mozilla.
  • Bookdog is the world’s premier shepherd and guardian of your bookmarks for the world’s premier operating system, Mac OS X. Bookdog can sort, organize, eliminate duplicates, automatically verify, migrate and synchronize bookmarks between Safari, Camino, Firefox, OmniWeb and Opera.
  • SafariStand is another extension that offers a number of enhancements. Including an undocumented way to directly download flash video files from sites like YouTube (see BrandSpankingNew blog for details on this).
  • The Safari Tidy plugin is a small plugin that lets you validate the webpages you browse for (x)html compliance.
  • SafariBlock is a seamless extension to Safari Web Browser that supports ad-blocking.
  • ForgetMeNot is a Safari plug-in which remembers the tabs and windows you have opened when you quit Safari, and reloads those same windows and tabs when you restart Safari.
  • The Red Snapper is a light-weight Safari plugin that lets you capture web pages and save them out as a graphic or a PDF. Because the Red Snapper captures the “whole” web page – leaving out “unnecessary” elements like the browser trim.
  • Cooliris is a set of free browser extensions that give you the power to quickly preview the underlying content of links without clicking. Simply rest your mouse over a link and see the content immediately.
  • Safari Tidy plugin: The Tidy plugin for Safari checks websites for (x)html compliance using, what else, Tidy.
  • MappingService is a utility for working with mapping websites. Select text (e.g. an address) in an email, webpage or other document, then choose Map from the Services menu to display a map using one of the following sites: Google Maps; ZoomIn Australia; ZoomIn New Zealand
  • Safari Icon Manager: This little piece of software can browse, edit, and empty your Safari icon cache.
  • AcidSearch is a search enhancement for Safari. It adds unlimited “Search Channels” to the Google search field (Free).
  • Safarilicious parses your Safari bookmarks and allows to export them to your del.icio.us account. And even more, it has a nifty Update Option which, if activated, only exports those bookmarks which are not on your del.icio.us account yet.
  • BM Safari Tabs 1.0 is a script that allows you to bookmark all of Safari’s currently open tabs.
  • Inquisitor 3 – “It’s like Spotlight for the web. Start typing and websites pop up immediately, along with ideas to refine your search. It’ll auto-complete your words (is it reading your mind?) and you can add more search engines to Safari with customized keyboard shortcuts.” (Now Free)
  • PithHelmet is an extended site preferences and ad blocking plugin for Apple’s Safari browser. The basic purpose of the plugin is to empower you the user to view the web as you like. You can block ad images, Flash, Shockwave or horrible midi loops – the world is your oyster.
  • delicious2safari imports your del.icio.us bookmarks to Safari.
  • SafariBookmarkChecker allows you check the validity of your Safari Bookmarks, FAST !, ie it can check 1’000 bookmarks in less than 2 minutes on a 1GHz machine.
  • Safari Scrapbook is a standalone program; you can’t access it from within Safari, nor does it require Safari to be running to work. It collects URLs from Safari’s History folder. You can use it to keep track of websites visited with Safari months or even years from the visit date. Without it, Safari’s History lasts only 14 days. Other options let you print the currently selected page or export the contents of a page in view as a text file, Stickies file or iPod Notes folder.
  • Paparazzi! is a small utility for Mac OS X that makes screenshots of webpages. It uses the WebKit framework, so captures will look like page views in Safari.
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Block Internet Ads http://mac.101.freemac.org/block-internet-ads/ Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:18:00 +0000 http://onetip.onemac.org/2008/12/18/block-internet-ads/ Tired of seeing pop-ads when you visit websites?
You can eliminate the vast majority of them quickly and easily in Safari. Here’s how:

1. Open Safari.

2. Choose Block Pop-Up Windows from the Safari menu

Wasn’t that easy?

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Create a Dashboard Widget http://mac.101.freemac.org/create-a-dashboard-widget/ Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:17:00 +0000 http://onetip.onemac.org/2008/12/18/create-a-dashboard-widget/ Thanks to Mac OS X Leopard, you can make your own custom Dashboard widget.
In seconds. They’re called Web Clip widgets, and they’re easy to create.

Here’s how:

Click the Web Clip button in the Safari toolbar.

Position the clear box that appears over the Videos being watched right now section, click once to place it, then resize the box using the handles that appear along the sides of the box.

When it’s the size you want, click the Add button.

And your part’s done. Mac OS X Leopard does the rest, creating your widget and opening Dashboard, so you can check your handiwork. Since your new Web Clip is live, its contents will update automatically.
Click the little information button in the lower, right-hand corner to customize your widget’s border.

One more thing: Click a video (or a link on a featured story), and Mac OS X Leopard closes Dashboard, launches Safari, and takes you to the page whose link you clicked.

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Create a Bookmark http://mac.101.freemac.org/create-a-bookmark/ Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:15:00 +0000 http://onetip.onemac.org/2008/12/18/create-a-bookmark/ You Tube, the Onion, Apple Hot News, your bank, your local Craigs List, Wikipedia — if you visit the same websites on a regular basis, you can save yourself some time and keystrokes by creating bookmarks for those sites.
Let’s say you keep up with environmental news with regular visits to grist.org. The easiest way to create a bookmark is to:

1. Go to the site for which you’d like to create a bookmark.

2. Click the + sign in the Safari toolbar.

3. In the Sheet that drops down, type “grist” (or whatever name you’d like to use for the site), choose the folder — “News,” for example — where you’d like to keep it, and click the Add button.

And you’re done.
Next time you want to catch up on environmental news, instead of typing the name of the site, simply click the News folder (found in the Bookmarks bar of most Macs), and choose grist from the menu that appears.

Creata A fully functioning Bookmarks bookmark in your Dock:

If you’re looking to make a bookmark in your Dock that will bring up all of your bookmarks, there is a way to do it with Safari.
First, you may not know it, but you can enter bookmarks:// in the Safari address bar and it will bring up all of your Bookmarks, just as if you pressed the Bookmarks button in the Bookmarks Bar.
If you try to drag this down into your Dock, though, Launches Services doesn’t quite know what to do with it, so it won’t actually launch your Bookmarks.

Here’s how to fix that:

1. Create a new Safari bookmark for the URL bookmarks://

2. Drag it to your Dock

3. Download and install the freeware application MisFox.

4. In this program click on the Protocol Helper tab.

5. Now press the New button.

6. Enter the protocol bookmarks, and for the Helper choose: /Applications/Safari.app

Now the Bookmarks bookmark in your Dock will correctly open your Safari bookmarks page when you open it.

Open Bookmark Groups with One Click in Safari:

One feature of Safari that is often over looked is the ability to open multiple sites at one time with just a few clicks.
So, if you have group of sites you visit every morning, you can easily load all of them at once in just one click.

To set them up all you have to do is:

1. Make sure the Bookmarks Bar is visible. If you don’t see it select View>Show Bookmarks Bar

2. Click on the Bookmarks icon in the bar to bring up your bookmarks.

3. In the Bookmarks Bar create a new folder (”Apple News” for example)

4. Add you favorite links into the folder

5. You’ll see the folder in your Bookmarks Bar – all you have to do is click it.

All the sites within that folder will open into tabs and load at once.
Be forewarned, however, they will replace any open tabs you have – so be sure you’re done with those other tabs, or open a new window before launching your bookmarked sites.

 

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Searchin’ Safari http://mac.101.freemac.org/searchin-safari/ Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:14:00 +0000 http://onetip.onemac.org/2008/12/18/searchin-safari/ Safari’s search features are more powerful than ever in Mac OS X.

To search a web page for text, type Command-f, which opens the Find banner near the top of the browser window. Type your search term. (No need to press Return.)

Safari instantly tells you how many times the term appears on the page.
The first occurrence is indicated in your highlight color, and all subsequent ones are framed in white. The remainder of the page dims to gray.

You can advance from one occurrence to the next by pressing the Return key (or typing Command-g). Holding Shift while pressing return (or typing Command-Shift-g) steps you backwards between occurrences.
When you’re finished, press the Done button next to the search field, closing the Find Banner.

For Google searches, just type Command-Option-f. This jumps your cursor to the main Search field, ready for you to type a search phrase.

It’s easy to revisit your Google search results. Each time you enter a new search, Safari remembers the search results page.
Click through to as many pages as you like — if you want to snap back to the Search results, simply click the orange arrow to the right of the Search field.

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Browse in Privacy http://mac.101.freemac.org/browse-in-privacy/ Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:13:00 +0000 http://onetip.onemac.org/2008/12/18/browse-in-privacy/ Under normal circumstances, Safari retains records of your web browsing activity.
It remembers the pages you visit, the data you download, and your web searches.
It may also store your personal data in order to automatically complete online forms.

While these features can save time and help you retrace your online steps, there are occasions when you might prefer to leave no footprints — for example, when browsing on a public computer.

The solution is simple: Before you begin browsing, go to the Safari menu and select Private Browsing. When the warning box appears, click OK. Now Safari stores none of the aforementioned info.

What if you decide you need privacy after you’ve been browsing?
You have several options: You can remove individual pages from Safari’s page-view history, erase the entire history, or clear all traces of your activity, including any cookies and cache files you may have accumulated.

To review the pages you’ve visited and delete them as desired, go to the History menu and select Show All History. Here you can select pages and clear them with the Delete key.
To wipe the entire Safari history, select Clear History from the History menu.
For a completely clean slate, go to the Safari menu and select Reset Safari.

Note that the Private Browsing option does not prevent Safari from collecting cookies (the preference files automatically generated by many websites).
The Reset Safari option clears all cookies.
If you want to delete only certain ones, choose Preferences from the Safari menu, click the Security tab, and then click Show Cookies.
You can select and delete individual cookies from the list that appears.
Careful, though — if you’re a frequent web user, this list can be very, very long.

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Tools for Safari ! http://mac.101.freemac.org/tools-for-safari/ Wed, 17 Dec 2008 13:54:00 +0000 http://onetip.onemac.org/2008/12/17/tools-for-safari/
Full Screen
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How can you make your Safari Browser window quickly expand to fill your full screen? Easy, just drag and drop the link below to your bookmarks bar OR bookmarks folder.
Then click on it and the simple JavaScript will expand your browser to fill all available screen real estate.
Drag this link to your bookmarks bar/folder (feel free to edit the name of the bookmark):

Full Screen

 

Resize Browser Window:

Automatically resize your browser window to various standard screen resolutions in order to see how pages will appear (similar to many Firefox plugins). Drag these link to your bookmarks bar or put them in a ‘browser sizes’ folder:

640×480

800×600

1024×768

1280×1024

1600×1200

 

Print “Button”:

Want a mouse-happy way to print the page you are looking at?
Drag this link to your bookmarks bar/folder (feel free to edit the name of the bookmark):

Print

 

“GmailThis!”:

“is an easy way to make a Gmail email without visiting mail.google.com. Once you add the GmailThis! link to your browser’s toolbar, emailing will be a snap. Or rather, a click. Clicking GmailThis! creates a mini-interface to Gmail pre populated with a link to the web page you are visiting, as well as any text you have highlighted on that page. Add additional text if you wish and then email or save as draft from within GmailThis!” (Source: thanks to “From the Hall” blog for this cool link code):

GmailThis!

 

digg this:

“universal JavaScript Bookmarklet, which will automatically submit the URL of the page your browser is currently on, to Digg” (Source: thanks to “Skatter Tech” for this cool link code):

digg this

 

New Window “Button”:

Want a mouse-happy way to open a new browser window?
Drag this link to your bookmarks bar/folder (feel free to edit the name of the bookmark):

New Window

 

Mail to / Email Page “Button”:

This is a simple way to email a link to a friend and it even places the title of the current page into the subject field.

NOTE: I’ve had this one up for a while, it’s not really necessary now that Safari has two different mailing options available via the File menu.

Drag this link to your bookmarks bar/folder (feel free to edit the name of the bookmark):

Mail

 

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Filling out Forms http://mac.101.freemac.org/filling-out-forms/ Wed, 17 Dec 2008 13:41:00 +0000 http://onetip.onemac.org/2008/12/17/filling-out-forms/ Filling Out Forms on the Web:

Safari can use information in your Address Book or data you previously entered in an online form to automatically complete online forms you need to fill out in the future.
AutoFill is a service that helps you complete online forms and log in to Web sites with a user name and password.
You use the AutoFill pane of the Safari preferences to select, modify, or delete which information AutoFill uses to complete a form or log in.
When you use AutoFill to automatically fill in information, Safari highlights the data in yellow so you can see the changes.
If you no longer need the AutoFill service, you can keep Safari from automatically completing forms and log ins. If you run out of room in a text field, you can now resize text fields on any Web page by dragging the corner of the field to make more room and reflow the Web page.

Set AutoFill Preferences:

1. Click the Safari menu, and then click Preferences.

2. Click AutoFill.


3. Select or clear the Using info from my Address Book card check box to enable or disable AutoFill from information in your Address Book.

4. Select or clear the User names and passwords check box to enable or disable AutoFill from Web site log in information you’ve entered.

5. Select or clear the Other forms check box to enable or disable AutoFill based on data from other online forms.

6. For any of the selected check boxes, click Edit to view or remove information stored by AutoFill.

7. Click the Close button.


Fill Out Forms in Web Pages:

1. Select AutoFill data and options in the AutoFill pane of Safari preferences; click the Safari menu, click Preferences, and then click AutoFill.


2. Use any of the following methods to fill out forms using AutoFill:

Complete user name and password in a log in. Display a log in screen, enter a user name and password, and then click Yes to save the log in information so you don’t have to do it again; click Not Now to defer saving the log in information until later; and click Never for this website to not save log in information for this Web site.

Complete a Web form. Open the Web page, and then click the AutoFill button in the Address bar.

Complete individual boxes in a form. Open the Web page, select a text box, and then start typing. If AutoFill retrieves a match, it completes the text. If several items match, a list appears, where you can select the one you want to use.

Submit Form In New Window In Safari:

You probably already knew that Command+Clicking a link in Safari would open the link in a new window/tab.
Did you also know that you can do the same thing with a form button?
Try Command+Clicking a form’s submit button.
Magically the form is submitted to a new window or tab.

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Enable Extensions Menu http://mac.101.freemac.org/enable-extensions-menu/ Mon, 10 Apr 2000 14:36:59 +0000 http://mac.101.freemac.org/?p=2720 Here’s how to enable it.

1. From within the Preferences of Safari 5, select the Advanced tab.
2. Select Show Develop menu in menu bar

safari extensions show develop menu

3. Close Preferences
4. Select the Develop menu
5. Select Enable Extensions

safari extensions enable extensions selection

6. Reopen Preferences and the Extensions tab will now be present.

safari extensions menu

Now you’ll be ready to manage all your Safari extensions.

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Install and Uninstall Extensions http://mac.101.freemac.org/install-and-uninstall-extensions/ Mon, 10 Apr 2000 14:34:28 +0000 http://mac.101.freemac.org/?p=2718 Installing extensions is really easy… maybe too easy.

1. First you will have to enable the extensions menu.
2. Next, download the extension in Safari
3. Click on it

downloading safari extension

4. Confirm that you want to install. Remember only to trust extensions from sources you trust.

installing safari extension

5. Your extension will now be installed and ready for your use. You can confirm this in the extensions section of your preferences.

Uninstalling Extensions:

1. Go to the Extensions section of the Preferences
2. Select the extension you wish to delete and select Uninstall

uninstalling safari extension

3. Alternatively, you can just disable without uninstalling by unchecking the Enable box.

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