How do you search through Safari's reading list? (macOS)

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  1. patent10021 macrumors 68030

    patent10021

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    I have hundreds of articles in my reading list. I need to search through it.

    There doesn't seem to be a search function for the reading list on macOS.

    Surely there must be a way to search for an article?

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  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    When I look at the reading list sidebar in the Safari window, there is a search bar, right at the top of the reading list.
    It seems to search within the reading list, at least on my Mac running Mojave, with Safari version 12.1.2. Maybe older versions of Safari don't have that feature?
     
  3. chown33 Moderator

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    See here:
    https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/keep-a-reading-list-sfri35905/mac

    Find the word search on that page, and the subheading "Search your Reading List" has the info.

    I found that page using search terms: search safari reading list

    There are more search engine results, and one of those articles may be better for your OS version, or the things you want to search for (e.g. title keywords vs. content).
     
  4. patent10021, Aug 3, 2019
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    patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Actually I didn't see it because it's hidden by default. In my opinion this is a UX flaw.

    If you press the Reading List icon to hide/show the list, the opening view does not show the search bar. Likewise if you are at the very top position and the search bar is showing (but let's say you didn't notice it), and you press the book button or glasses button, that also hides the search bar which means you could miss it and not notice it was there all along.

    In both of those cases you need to scroll manually to reveal the search bar.


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  5. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    I suppose I have the habit of bumping scroll on those kind of windows. I didn't even notice that I had to scroll up to see that search bar. (But, I also don't use the reading list, so it's never showing on my Safari.)

    Not the perfect answer, but now you know where that is.
     

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