Simple Safari Tips

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  1. glosterseagul macrumors regular

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    #1
    Following on from the the highly succesful "Simple OSX Tips"

    I'm new to safari..... so I wouuld like some simple tips

    The best one is making Safari act like IE5.22 or netscape etc as My bank will only work with a certain browser.

    Originally Posted by HexMonkey

    1. Quit Safari
    2. Open Terminal
    3. Type in (without quotes) 'defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu 1'
    4. Open Safari. The Debug menu should be to the right of the Help menu. Under the User Agent submenu select the browser of choice.

    If you ever want to turn the Debug menu off, repeat those steps but type 'defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu 0' into Terminal instead.
    :)
     
  2. dukemeiser macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    When you have bookmarks "Auto-Tabbed" in the bookmarks bar, Option-Click to select from the list.
     
  3. glosterseagul thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    Firstly how do you get auto tabs...

    And when I click I dont need to Option-Click????? or am I not understanding correctly?
    ie is Auto tab like the news "News" on the bar? :confused:
     
  4. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    #4
    hold command (apple) and click/press return to open pages in a new tab. works with google search bar, URL address bar or any of the links on a page.

    most everyone probably knew this already...

    click on the web site icon (or the blue circle, by default) on the URL address bar to highlight the entire address with one click.
     
  5. Maritan macrumors regular

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    #5
    Adding to this - Holding command and clicking on any of your shortcuts in the bookmark bar will open it in a new tab.
     
  6. HexMonkey Administrator

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    Also in the Debug menu is 'Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts' which gives a complete list of Safari's shortcuts (as of Safari 1.1 I think). Alternatively, you can get it at file:///Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Resources/Shortcuts.html, provided that Safari is in your Applications folder.
     
  7. glosterseagul thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep that works.....from debug menu

    Web page shortcuts
    (when keyboard focus is on page background)

    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
    Command-Shift-H also does this

    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
    See Tabs preferences for details

    Cmd-Shift-click a link
    Open link in new window or tab
    See Tabs preferences for details

    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
    See Tabs preferences for details

    Cmd-Shift-return in address field
    Open page in new window or tab
    See Tabs preferences for details

    Cmd-return in search field
    Show search results in new window or tab
    See Tabs preferences for details

    Cmd-Shift-return in search field
    Show search results in new window or tab
    See Tabs preferences for details

    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

    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-B
    Show/Hide Favorites Bar

    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-I

    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
    if tabs are enabled

    Cmd-U

    Cmd-V
    Paste

    Cmd-W
    Close Window or Close Tab
    Close Tab if multiple tabs are showing, otherwise Close Window

    Cmd-X
    Cut

    Cmd-Y

    Cmd-Z
    Undo


    Cmd-Shift-A
    AutoFill Form

    Cmd-Shift-B

    Cmd-Shift-C

    Cmd-Shift-D
    Add Bookmark to Menu
    Alternate menu item to Add Bookmark...

    Cmd-Shift-E

    Cmd-Shift-F

    Cmd-Shift-G
    Find Previous

    Cmd-Shift-H
    Home
    Cmd-Home also does this

    Cmd-Shift-I

    Cmd-Shift-J

    Cmd-Shift-K

    Cmd-Shift-L

    Cmd-Shift-M

    Cmd-Shift-N
    Add Bookmark Folder

    Cmd-Shift-O

    Cmd-Shift-P
    Page Setup...

    Cmd-Shift-Q

    Cmd-Shift-R

    Cmd-Shift-S
    Start Sampling
    in Debug menu

    Cmd-Shift-T
    Stop Sampling
    in Debug menu

    Cmd-Shift-U

    Cmd-Shift-V

    Cmd-Shift-W
    Close Window
    only if multiple tabs are showing

    Cmd-Shift-X

    Cmd-Shift-Y

    Cmd-Shift-Z
    Redo


    Cmd-Option-A
    Activity

    Cmd-Option-B
    Show All Bookmarks

    Cmd-Option-C

    Cmd-Option-D
    Show/Hide Dock (System-wide)

    Cmd-Option-E
    Empty Cache...

    Cmd-Option-F
    Google Search...

    Cmd-Option-G

    Cmd-Option-H
    Hide Others

    Cmd-Option-I

    Cmd-Option-J

    Cmd-Option-K
    Mark Page for SnapBack

    Cmd-Option-L
    Downloads
    Cmd-Option-D is more natural, but used by the Dock

    Cmd-Option-M
    Minimize All
    Alternate menu item to Minimize

    Cmd-Option-N

    Cmd-Option-O

    Cmd-Option-P
    SnapBack to Page

    Cmd-Option-Q

    Cmd-Option-R

    Cmd-Option-S
    SnapBack to Search

    Cmd-Option-T

    Cmd-Option-U

    Cmd-Option-V
    View Source

    Cmd-Option-W
    Close All Windows
    when Cmd-W is Close Window (Alternate menu item)

    Cmd-Option-X

    Cmd-Option-Y

    Cmd-Option-Z


    Cmd-Option-Shift-W
    Close All Windows
    when Cmd-Shift-W is Close Window (Alternate menu item)


    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
    in Debug menu

    Cmd-Shift-right-arrow
    Select Next Tab
    if tabs are enabled

    Cmd-Shift-left-arrow
    Select Previous Tab
    if tabs are enabled


    last modified 12-November-2003 for Safari 1.1+
     
  8. SteveC macrumors 6502

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    #8
    Help! :( I typed this in to Terminal...

    defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu 1

    and it didn't work. It says "-bash: defaults: command not found
    -bash-2.05b$ "

    What does that mean?
     
  9. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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    #9
    Check your other thread.. I updated the instructions for using the AppleScript you downloaded.
     
  10. dukemeiser macrumors 6502a

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    #10
    With your bookmarks window open, select Bookmarks Bar. You can create a folder in here by clicking the + button at the bottom. Put your related sites into the folder. To open all the sites at once in tabs select the "Auto-Tab" checkbox.

    Another useful tip: You can spell check as you type by going to the Edit Menu -> Spelling. I just now found this out. If only I had known...
     
  11. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    #11

    Thank you! I've been wanting to know how to do that forever
     
  12. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    #12
    sorry to revive an old thread! but i need help opening a bookmark folder that is in the bookmark bar, its in the first position but when i do :apple: + 1 it will open the first actual bookmark.

    any ideas?
     
  13. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    Are we talking REALLY simple here? I have a few...

    It's all about the favicon. On this Web site, it's the little apple icon to the left of the address. On other sites, it's a different icon, but it's there.

    Single-click it to highlight the address. Better than the triple-click us "switchers" are used to.

    On a site and want to add a quick bookmark to your bookmark bar? Drag that favicon to the bookmark bar.
     

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