20 Mac Safari Tips Which Will Make You More Productive

As safari is the default browser on Mac which provides better performance of the battery. Apple gives the claim that people can do the use of browse for about 2 hours and can watch Netflix for 4 hours as compared to Firefox or Google Chrome. Safari is still not the browser which is user-friendly until you have the settings in the appropriate form for the use of it in a productive way.

Here we have discussed a few of the ways which will help you in making you understand how you can increase the productivity of Safari and can take a better experience of it.

1. Reader View – Blocking of the ads

It is the best option which gives the allowance for the viewing of the given content in the page without any of the disturbance of the ads and the sidebar content. When there is the support of the website for the reader view, then Safari will show the wrench icon which is at the leftward site address at the address bar.

Select it to get the view of the plain content of the given webpage without any of the disturbance of advertisements. The reader view can also be accessed under the View option then open the Show Reader and you will get the view of the web page.

2. Viewing the Source of Web Page

This feature not only provides the knowledge of the various designed concepts of the given page but also it offers to learn HTML/CSS easily. For web developers, such elements will also save time for them. Through the default safari browser, you will not get the options of developers like Firefox, or Google Chrome. Though, you can enable them under the tab of Advanced of the given preferences there.

As when it gets enabled, Safari will show the “Develop” menu. When you will do right-clicking on the given page, it will show you the “Show Page Source” option and the “Inspect Element” option. People can do the use of such tools for viewing the source code of the required webpage.

3. Viewing the Full URL

The default in safari will show you the domain name in the given address bar without the full URL which also includes the page name. It may appear as fine when you will go to the random sites, but it may cause various issues for the users in exploring the different categories on the required site by viewing the URL.

Also, the developers create websites that want to know the full URL other than the domain name. People can easily enable the viewing of the full site address in the Safari by going to the Safari and then opening the preferences in it. You can also enable there smart search field which is shown as “Show full website address”.

4. Using the Extensions of Safari

It is easier to get the extensions of browser for Firefox, and Google Chrome. Also, various extensions are available for safari. Open the browser of Safari and do the navigation of Apple’s Safari page of the extension. There are various extensions available as translators, Adblocker, screen capture tools, and even many more. For adding the extension to the safari, click on the button of “Install Now” for it.

5. Pinning of the tabs

Pinning tabs gives the allowance on the browser for the addition of the icons of sites on the leftward side of the given tabs. Such tabs will be there inactive formin the background even if the particular tab is closed. It helps with the reopening of the page quickly.

It is the most useful feature to easily go to the page which is needed for viewing the various sites on the single window of the browser. At the time when you are on the page, then visit the Window and open the Pin tab there. It is for the addition of the icon to the required site to the leftward side of the given tabs of the browser.

6. Clearing the Caches and the History

By the use of Safari, there may be most of the data which is not necessary. It is accumulated as the cache and the history there. It will slow down the safari performance when you will view the web pages of it.

People can clear the history under the menu of History and then clicking on the Clear History option. As when you will enable the developer menu, then you can also do the deleting of the cache under the option of Develop and then clicking on the Empty Caches.

7. Disabling the Tracking of Website

The website tracker does the use of the user’s activity for the different kinds of needs with full interest which is based on the technology of advertising, as well as the websites of which Google uses the tracking of the data. It is used for showing the various ads on the sites where the people visit.

If we take an example, then if you have seen a page that is related to the web hosting you will see the further pages which you will open and it will have the web hosting related to ads. For the requesting of the websites for not allowing them in the tracking the activities, enable the option of “Ask website not to track me” under the tab of Privacy in the given preferences of Safari.

8. Showing off all the Tabs and icons

The icon of Show all tabs” is available at the upward right side to the corner on the given browser of Safari. It will help people in opening the tabs in the single browser window which is classified under the various domains. People can easily do the selection of the tab which they require when they have opening many tabs.

9.Tab Navigation by the use of Command + Number

When people open more than one tab, then it is easier to get o the required tab by the use of + number. If we take an example, then do the use of + number to visit the first tab and click on the +5 number for visiting the fifth tab on the given browser. It is the setting of default in Safari and people can enable it through the various preferences.

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10. Doing the use of iCloud with Safari

If you are in use of various devices of Apple which are iPhone, iPad, and Mac, then by the use of iCloud you can easily store the reading list, bookmark, and passwords in all of the devices.

11. For sharing of the icon

It is easier for sharing of the article which you are viewing on the browser of Safari. By just clicking on the Share icon for sharing of the article on the social sites in external form like Twitter or Facebook or can do the adding of the page to the bookmarks or reading list.

12. New Tabs Preferences

Let’s visit the Safari Preferences and then go to the Tabs. There you will find the set of checkboxes and pay attention to it. The first one which you will find there is whether or not the Command clicks which will open the link in the new tab. The second one is when it is opened is made in an active form. It is preferred to have the first one checked along with the second one not checked. When you will look into the webpage and view the link and you won’t open it but want to continue reading what you are reading right now. So for that, Command-click on a link and you can see it opened up in a new tab here. There you will not go away from the article and you can keep reading it.

You can go through and open up the variety of new tabs and then after reading this, you can go through and visit such tabs. By Command-clicking it will take you away from the original link. This trick is for knowing how Command Shift and Command-click will work for you.

13. New Tabs Open with Empty Page

If you will visit to the General Preferences, then you will see the New Windows to open with and New Tabs to open with. Also, you can do the selection of a variety of things. The Top Sites, Favorite page, specified homepage, or a similar page on which you are currently there. It is preferred to use the Empty Page for both of them.

It is the fastest known method. Now if you will go to Command T, then it will open the new tab. It is full blank and instantly gets opened. You will find the blinking cursor there in the Address field and can easily start visiting the new page. By going to the Duplicate tab, you can also visit the same page. Along with this, you can make the keyboard shortcut in the System Preferences if you want to do the use of it.

14. Quick Website Search

The Quick Website Search can be the best time-saver in safari. By finding the settings in Preferences under the Search and then Enable Quick Website Search. And by clicking on the Manage Websites you will get the list of various websites. They will be the websites on which you have before done a search. For instance, you will get the search field there. Other than using the Search filed, you can simply do the typing in the given address bar the name of the required site. Type the site and then give space and search for something there.

You will notice there a special section under the site. It will say search (site) for the required thing. Do the selection of that and then move to the Search Results. As if you want to do Wikipedia and search for something, then you will get the various options there. You can search Wikipedia for the required term but the various results will appear there and do the selection of them.

If you want to get something in the given list of suggestions then here you don’t need to do the use of a mouse. By the use of arrow for going one by one or by the use of Command down arrow for jumping to the first item in each of the sections. Then simply click on the return button to jump over it.

15. Show Full Website Address

On the website page, you will notice at the top in the given address bar the full URL. It is the full path to the webpage. Though it will show just the small URL on the screen. By visiting the Safari and then Preferences under the Advanced it shows the setting for a full view of the website address.

You will find that by default, it is off. Turn it ON for getting the full webpage. As keeping it off will appear as the same thing. As various complex websites have different sections that are why it is necessary to view the full website address.

16. Favorites Bar

In Safari, you will notice that the list of Bookmarks is right under the given Address Bar. It is the Favorites bar. As you will turn it on under the View, and it will Show/Hide the Favorites Bar. Click the Shift Command B. It is the Bookmark that is in the Favorites folder. When you will visit the Bookmarks, you will get the various folders there just at the upward side along with the various things at the upward level.

You can get any of them by going to Bookmarks and then at the downward you can access those. You can also click there and can have a list of them on the left. Any of the Bookmarks’ folders you will put there will be little Dropdown Menus. There you can store the various Bookmarks bar and can get to the site you need to visit the fastest of it.

17. Address Bar to Search Bookmarks, History

Now as the Address bar can show various things this includes the Quick Website Search. You can do the selection of the Address bar at any moment by the use of Command L. Anything which you will type there will show you the various different results which will give you more knowledge about it. It also includes the section of Switch to Tab. If you have a tab which is already opened there, it will show you the result there. Now you can use it as an easy way for getting the various tabs. There you will also get the Bookmarks and History.

Other than having to visit the Bookmarks and searching through or opening the Bookmarks sidebar and dragging down, do the use of the search field. You can perform the same with History through all the various history there or by Show All History and then going to Search. You can simply start off straight by typing there something and looking in the Bookmarks.

18. Tab Overview Search

Another way for searching for the tabs is by clicking on the tab button and it will show you Tab View. You can easily get the previews of all of the tabs. Along with this, you can also get it by going to View, and then Show Tab Overview. The Shift Command backslash will get you there even more easily. If you will access the Command F then you will get the Search Field there and you can search the tabs which you have opened there.

19. Start Web Searches in Spotlight

As if in the current condition, you are not in Safari. You are in use of another app or just on the desktop and are wishing to go to Safari and start the website search. For that, you can do it quickly without having the activation of Safari. It is easy by the use of Spotlight. Do the use of Command-Space to bring the Spotlight menu. Type there the required search term. There you will get a few of the search results. It will also show you the Bookmarks and History. Also, it will show the searches for files.

20. Quick Access to Custom Website Settings

As Safari have the custom settings for each of the website. Visit preferences there and then go to Websites and you can see the list of websites that have custom settings. You can do the selection of any of them and can go through the various settings for that website. The best way to get it is by clicking on the Address Bar and doing the selection of Settings for that website. Also, you can access the toolbar.

Wrapping Things Up

Going through here in this topic will make you understand better about the various ways by which you can increase the productivity of the Safari browser. It will be great in understanding the various things by which you can increase the productivity of the safari. Tell us as a comment on it and go through for our more topics.

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