A WebKit-based web browser designed by Apple. The default browser on OS X.

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“Safari Web Content” process uses loads of memory even with a single tab open

When looking at OS X Activity Monitor under the "Real Mem" column, I frequently find a process called "Safari Web Content" using 1gig+ of memory. I understand that this happens when I open a lot of ...
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Chrome and Safari show the same behavior on OS X

This has been bugging me for a while, and apologies for poorly constructed title, but it seems like Google Chrome and Safari are the same thing on OS X. I use Chrome exclusively on OS X Mountain ...
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Cloning browser data to another computer [closed]

I have 5 different browsers on the same computer. Is cloning the passwords/usernames and other data as easy as copying over the information under App Data for Windows? Edit: As mentioned below, are ...
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Sync chrome tabs with safari locally

I want to be able to check my open tabs on my iOS devices that I have open on my Mac's Chrome browser. I have looked up if its a possibility to sync Chrome directly with iCloud but its not possibile. ...
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How can I copy the URL of a Google search in Safari (after searching via address bar)?

When I enter www.google.com in Safari's address bar and enter a search term in Google's search box I can later copy the URL of that particular Google search from the address bar. However when I ...
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How to automatically auto play youtube videos?

Can I make youtube always autoplay videos on page load? I know everyone always wants to stop this it seems... Specifically embedded videos.
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Remove all web sites data

Does the "Remove all websites data" in Preferences → Privacy on Safari 5.1.7 remove them only from Safari or all other browsers installed on the computer? I get a warning: Are you sure you ...
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mailto behaves abnormally in Safari browser

I have Safari 5.1.7 installed on my system.I have installed and set default email client Mozilla Thunderbird. I have an application which has link like <a ...
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change of default search-engine on Safari

So I got this problem - I installed Internet Explorer on my Mac and an add-on program came with it (XQuarz). And after this all the default search engine in Safari is got changed to ChatZilla (wtf?!) ...
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How does my browser know I've visited a page if the URL is redirecting?

How do Chrome, Safari, Firefox or other browsers know you've visited the destination URL of a redirecting link? I've always found it interesting that the browsers know the URL a redirecting URL lands ...
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How can I make the Page Up and Page Down keys scroll a full screenful in browsers?

For as long as I can remember I have been frustrated by the browser behavior whereby using the Page Up and Page Down keys on the keyboard doesn't scroll the web page by a full screenful. Whenever I am ...
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Safari developer tool search

How to search content in all sources in safari developer tool? I know that in Chrome developer tool the shortcut is: Ctrl+Shift+F. Thanks.
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Safari - how to make menubar permanently visible

How to make the ‘standard’ Safari /File/Edit/View 'button/menu' bar permanent i.e. always visible at top of screen and not occasionally disappear. I have a MacbookAir
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Separate Cookies Per Tab

I purchased a program that runs a .json script to purchase products from a specific website for me. The program automatically opens my browser. And I can also run multiple instances of the program at ...
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Open mailto link with another client in Safari

I would like to have the option to right-click on a mailto: link in Safari and tell it to open in another mail client. Currently I have Outlook set as my default mail client as that is my work client, ...
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How to allow safari through firewall windows 7?

I turn on my windows 7 firewall and was unable to search for option to allow safari access to internet. Can anyone help me?
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Launch Safari from Chrome

I have a web application which has compatibility issues with MAC chrome, is there a way I can launch the same web application in Safari using any script after checking if the browser is chrome. ...
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Annoying Safari pop up when I click show password in preferences and no favicon support

An hour ago I decided to switch to Safari 6.0 on Mac OSX 10.7.4 from Google Chrome and here I am with two issues. Issue 1: Visiting preferences I eventually went to Password Tab as shown in ...
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Is there a way to make Safari open a bookmark in a new tab automatically without a keystroke?

The only way I can see to open the selected bookmark in a new tab is with a keystroke (control-click, or control-shift-click). I'd like to set Safari to automatically open a selected bookmark in a new ...
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Cannot view mail contents

I have a very strange issue with Gmail. When trying to view the contents of an email I end up having a screen like below: I have tried disabling all extensions, one-by-one, while viewing Gmail but ...
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Where is safari cache folder in Mountain Lion?

I want to search for some cached MP3 files in the cache folder but cannot find it... I've searched online for 10mins but the result I got is all about how to clear cache. I want to know where is the ...
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Safari: the BACK button doesn't work

In general, my back button works fine, as does everything else in Safari. But there is one webpage (an online quiz for a class) which opened in a popup window, I filled in my responses, hit the ...
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How do I toggle Java on/off in Safari browser?

In Safari preferences there is an option to disable Java which is nice but a bit cumbersome. Is there a plugin/addon/extension or an easy way to toggle Java on/off?
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Embedded Google videos do not show in Mac OS X

I am trying to watch older videos (from Google Videos days) in my browser, like: http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/3377 I'm using Mac OS X. The video "Play" button appears in Safari, Firefox ...
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Sahi doesn't work with Safari 5.0.1 on MacOSX

I installed Sahi Open Source on Mac OS X v10.6.4 and it installed correctly and the dashboard loads properly. However, Sahi doesn't work with the Safari 5.0.1 that is installed on the machine. When I ...
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SWF file only plays an abbreviated version when not accessed through an internet connection on Safari- How can this version be saved for offline use?

I have a young niece who has gotten hooked on online flash games but has no internet connection at home. I've been trying to save them on a hard drive for her to access offline, and so far have been ...
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How to change Safari's default HTTP concurrent max download setting's?

I am currently reading a javascript book. It says that browser's have a user setting for HTTP request limit that can be changed from the default of 2 simultaneous downloads to whatever you'd like. I ...
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Safari forces user to select client certificate even if it is optional

This question is loosely related to another one: IIS7.5 SSL Question, Safari users get a prompt of certificate to select, but since it was asked more than a year ago I thought that there may be some ...
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Safari minimize button is disabled

I have a MacBook Pro with Mac OS X version 10.7.5. Safari's minimize button (the one with a '-' in it in left top corner) is disabled (turned gray) and now either I have to keep Safari on the desktop ...
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How can I use Java 7 with browsers in OS X 10.8?

I've downloaded Java 7 Update 9 from java.com. I've installed it. I can see the icon in my System Preferences. So now I quit and reopen Safari v6.0.2 and try to use Java and I get a dialog asking ...
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OS X 10.8.2 not supporting Java application

Even with the latest update for Java (JRE 7u9) on my Mac book (OS X 10.8.2), I am unable to run Java applet from Safari. Does anyone have idea why this happening? PS: Now that I've enabled the Java ...
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Safari Javascript Console Autoscrolling

Is it possible to make the javascript console in Safari 6 automatically scroll down to show the most recent log? Currently, I have to manually scroll down every time I log something.
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How can I develop for Safari 6 without buying a mac?

I've always found that just developing in Windows, and using Safari for Windows has been sufficient. However, Safari 6 has now been released, and I've got at least one user who has contacted me, ...
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Use Automator to open shell script, see output in terminal

I have a fun little problem, running on Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. I have a script (WebKit's run-safari) which launches Safari in dev mode (it sets some environmental variables and then runs arch ...
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Safari: how to open a URL while in search mode?

In Chrome you can open a search-highlighted URL with CTRL + ENTER (and thus obviate the need for using a mouse). How do you do that in Safari (6.0.1)?
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Safari: how to directly jump from 'omnibox' (ie. 'smart search field') to search results (as in Chrome)?

In Chrome, TAB takes you directly from 'omnibox' to search results. This doesn't seem to be the case in Safari (it takes ~12 TABs). Is there any way to remedy this?
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Safari: how to re-open MULTIPLE previously closed tabs?

CMD + Z in Safari (6.0.1) will re-open the last closed tab. Is there any way to re-open multiple previously closed tabs (as in, say, Chrome)? A closely related question from 2011: Are there any ...
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Why is Adobe Flash Player downloaded as a “.dmg.mdlp” file?

When I download the current Adobe flash player installer from the Adobe website using Safari 6.0.1 under OSX 10.8.2, I end up with a file named 'install_flash_player_osx.dmg.mdlp' in my downloads ...
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How to add a bookmark to an arbitrary URL in Safari?

This is more 'merely competent user' than 'super user' but how does one create a bookmark to a URL in Safari? If I have a URL to a download (i.e. a resource with a MIME type that causes a download ...
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Improving Chrome performance on OSX

There are a number of sites that do not display properly on Safari and I need to switch to Chrome. Although when the content of the sites requires flash player, Chrome will consume a significant ...
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Where does Safari 6 store cookies?

Seems like Safari 5 would store cookies in ~/Library/Cookies/Cookies.plist - but cookies will remain present in Safari even after exiting Safari, removing this file, and then restarting Safari. Where ...
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Safari 5 cookies DB location

I am trying to locate Safari 5 cookies SQLite DB file location under Windows 7, but can't find it under the path \AppData\Local\Apple Computer\Safari\ Can someone please help and tell me where I can ...
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Safari can’t verify the identity of the website

Why I am getting this pop-up, regardless of whatever website i open? Because of this its not loading developer.apple.com too!! Any suggestions?
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Run Safari from command line with URL parameter

I'm trying to open Safari (on OS X 10.8) from the terminal by executing the following: open -a /Applications/Safari --args "http://www.example.com" Safari opens and tries to navigate to the url: ...
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Safari — new window button in toolbar

Is it possible to have "new window" button on toolbar in Safari (6+)?
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Safari crashed often

My safari crashed recently with the following log. What's the problem and what should I do? I have tried to restart my mac but useless. Thanks in advance! Process: Safari [419] Path: ...
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Alternatives to the ClickToPlugin Safari extension for Chrome users

I have been using Safari with ClickToPlugin and was wondering if there was anything similar for Chrome. I am looking for both the click-through to plugin functionality as well as the HTML5 video ...
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Is there a quick and easy way to switch Tor on/off in Chrome and other browsers?

Recently I was playing around with the Tor Browser. It is quite slow though, so it got me thinking that perhaps there is a better way to use Tor. I attempted to follow instructions on a few websites ...
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How does the Apple Safari web-browser store its settings on Windows?

I'm a programmer and am tasked with the following problem for my Windows application, which performs a reset/change of the Apple Safari web-browser preferences, the home-page setting in particular. ...
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How do I tab through search results in Safari?

In Chrome, after a Google search, it is possible to press Tab to cycle through the search results. Then you can press Enter to select and open that link. Is possible to do the same on Safari 6? After ...