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25 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do In Safari

Browse the web like a bo$$.

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2. With the Safari Keyword Search extension, you can look up different websites (like Google, Amazon, and Wikipedia) for information right from the address bar. / Via

For example, to Google Jared Leto, you'd just type "g Jared Leto." To look up the potato famine on Wikipedia, you'd type "w potato famine." More keyboard searches here.


9. Essential keyboard shortcuts. / Via

- Scroll in larger increments = Option + arrow key

- Close all tabs except for selected = Option + click the close button on the tab that should remain open

- Add link to Reading List = Shift + click link

- Add current page to Reading List = Shift + Command + D

- Switch between tabs = Control + tab

10. Close a page that's open elsewhere.

To use this feature, you'll need to be signed into iCloud on both your Mac (in System Preferences > iCloud) and iPhone or iPad (in Settings > iCloud).

Click the Show All Tabs button (circled in red) to see a list of pages open on other devices...

11. Automatically resize windows to page width by pressing option + the green resize button.


12. Don't know what to read next? See what links people are sharing on Twitter.

Sign into your Twitter account in System Preferences > Internet accounts. Then click the sidebar button (circled in red) and select the "@" tab.

If you don't see the sidebar button, control + click on the toolbar and select Customize Toolbar. Drag the sidebar button to the toolbar to add it.

13. Three-finger tap a link (on a trackpad) to see a preview of the webpage in a pop-up.

This only works in the latest version of Mac OS X Yosemite, 10.10.3.

First, open System Preferences > Trackpad > enable Look Up. Now, when you tap the trackpad with three fingers, you should see something like this:


17. Quickly add a website to Safari Favorites by dragging the little icon (AKA favicon) into the Favorites bar.

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"Favorites" are the sites that show up in your bookmarks bar, when you open a new tab, and when you click on the address bar (shown here).

19. Turn on "Quick Website Search" to look up queries within sites like Wikipedia, Reddit, and Amazon.

Here's how it works: go to your favorite websites and use the search field to look something up. When you go to the Settings app > Safari > Quick Website Search, a list of those websites should appear (though, not all work).

So now, when you open Safari, and type "Reddit [search term]" in the URL bar, you'll get an option to search within Reddit itself.


22. Is your iPhone storage full? Get back some data by going to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data.


To view your reading list, tap the Books icon and select the Glasses tab.

Stay fly, Safarians.