Questions tagged [safari]

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

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How do I block non educational content on youtube recommendations for Safari? [migrated]

There've been a plethora of posts about users wanting to completely block all youtube recommendations. I too was considering the same thing, as I find it can be quite distracting. However I do use ...
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Google Meet Audio not Working on Safari for SOMETIMES only, but always on chrome

I'm a MacBook user. Recently I have noticed about the security and privacy problems on google chrome, which I'm using it since I have my MacBook, so I changed my default browser from Chrome back to ...
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Website blocking by changing host file not working (Mac)

I've tried blocking websites via the redirect to 127.0.0.1 but it won't work on Safari. Fixes I've tried so far: entering all sorts of addresses for the website like website.com , www.website.com , ...
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Why would Safari passwords not be in Keychain?

My friend’s Mac has been saving Safari passwords for the past 4 years. But somehow they are all gone now. I tried looking in his keychain and they aren’t in there. Is this a case where — for some ...
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Using Gmail to send an email to 2 recipients [migrated]

I am helping someone with administrative duties, and they very frequently have to send emails to the exact same 2 email addresses. The two email addresses are extremely similar, and I have to double ...
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How can I find the CSS selector of an element with iOS Safari?

I use an ad blocker with iOS Safari that has the ability to also block specific elements based on CSS selectors. If I am near my Mac, I can connect it to my iOS device and use the web inspector ...
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What is the meaning of a “grey” tab in Safari?

In Safari, sometimes a background tab will turn "grey". I have no idea what this means. It happens on my MacBook and my iPad. See the "index.html" tab in the screenshot.
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Why websites fall asleep in Safari?

I am wondering if my question could be answered here. Lately I have had this problems where websites 'fall asleep,' where websites would just become unresponsive and take roughly a dozen seconds to ...
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FFMPEG on Ubuntu server introducing green screen in the intro for IOS devices, ex: Safari on Mac and iPad

I have been using the FFmpeg command on my local to encode the videos and get a dash file to play it. The videos processed on my local machine (Mac) play perfectly, but the same code on my EC2 ...
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How to block ads of the youtube player for safari?

I tried many extensions for safari, and also tried blocking via hosts file on mac, but the ads within the youtube videos are still not blocked. Do these ads not come from pagead2.googlesyndication.com?...
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Why does Safari use 100% cpu when doing nothing

If I close all windows in Safari, and leave it doing nothing for a while, it still use 100% CPU. I have tried deleting all Safari stuff under ~/Library and it doesn't seem to help at all. There are ...
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What does the mortar and pestle Safari address bar icon indicate

I just noticed that there is a mortar and pestle icon that shows up in Safari on my iPad when I open my smartmail.com web page and was wondering if anyone knows what it means? Its in the same location ...
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Private browsing allows local storage on Safari

Private browsing isn't completely private because websites are allowed to leave data in local storage. I'm not really sure what it does, but it's awfully hard to get rid of. I delete it from the ...
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Save WEB-page with Safari and all the rest of browsers

Some years ago I switched to macOS from Windows because of corporate politics. I still own MacBook, but sometimes I need to use different platform and OSes and their local Internet browsers. There is ...
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Distorted Audio when converting Video File which has been captured using Safari 14 Live Capture

I have a video file which has been captured clientside on a Safari (14.0) browser using MediaRecorder & MediaDevices, the video is captured as an mp4 file. This video file plays correctly when ...
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I can't open other apps when on safari

Usually, when I double click on app icons, they open automatically, but when I'm on safari it doesn't work. When I'm on a different app it still works, so I'm confused as to why it only doesn't work ...
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How to delete Safari cache using AppleScript?

I searched this forum and I can only find how to delete history! Yet, I am interested on how to delete cache from the "Develop" menu. I do not wish to "reset" Safari neither! I am ...
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Chrome extension for link preview, like Safari's

Safari has a feature that lets you three-finger tap to preview a link. When you tap on the link, the referenced website pops up so that you can quickly scan it and decide whether you want to commit to ...
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Website thehill.com uses lots of CPU resources. Where do I start to investigate?

On Chrome and Safari, any page that I load from thehill.com will cause cpu usage to increase sharply and stay there. How would I go about in trying to notify this problem? i.e. a Chromium developers ...
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Safari freezing for some seconds before prompting for saving password

Every time I enter my user and password in a website it freezes for about 5 - 10 seconds before prompting if I want to save this password. It doesn't happen if this credentials are already saved. No ...
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How to prevent Safari from implicitly converting character in XHR request?

I picked this character 〉 as a separator for my combo-key-field for my DynamoDb database. That character surfaces in the browser as part of a next-page-query token. (in an endless scroll list view) ...
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Safari on Catalina not loading PDF

Using Safari 14.0.1 on Catalina 10.15.7, I'm unable to view a certain PDF. Safari loads a black screen with a "Blocked Plug-in" message in the middle. Other PDFs, such as this one, will load ...
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Safari: Can't attach files

I have a safari 14.0.1 problem on macOS 10.14.6 When I am running gmail or another app which needs attachments over safari, and I click on the paperclip icon in either app, the browser file select ...
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freeze in 30-60 seconds on a macOS Catalina when connecting bluetooth headphones

I use a MacBook Pro 2018 (Catalina 10.15.7), the lags started a month ago and to this day they enrage me. The problem itself is that when you connect any bluetooth headphones (JBL Live650BTNC or ...
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Can I merge two different (history.dp) files

Is there a way to combine "merge" two safari history.db files? or convert these files to plist? Thanks!
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How do I set Safari 14 to ensure that Safari prompts me before closing all tabs?

How do I set a preference to ensure the Safari prompts me before closing all tabs? This version is being used on a Mac so I'm not sure if that makes a difference.
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How can I start my network log in Safari right from the launch?

So far I have seen how I can use the Developer menu in Safari in order to analyze my network traffic and how I can preserve the logs. But I have to re-open my browser very often. Therefore I want to ...
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Why is video playback in Safari much smoother than in Chrome or Firefox?

I have noticed an issue within the last 4 months that seems to be new. In short, videos play flawlessly in Safari, but not on Chrome or Firefox. CPU usage is 200%+ (on a 400% scale in Activity Monitor)...
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How to import cookies from Safari to Chrome using a custom Chrome extension

I would like to import my cookies for a specific website from Safari to Chrome. I am currently following this answer. The main problem I'm having is I do not know how to indicate which cookies I would ...
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Removing WebAuthN credentials from onboard-tpm on iOS/MacOS?

With iOS 14, Apple is now allowing users to use Face ID and Touch ID to authenticate using the Web Authentication API (WebAuthN).This is great - except for one major caveat: being seemingly unable to ...
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Safari doesnt load certain webpages

Safari on my MacBook Pro 2015 running latest version of Catalina has recently decided to not load pages from certain sites, e.g. Twitter, The Indpendent, Bathroomer, but is ok with others. Sits there ...
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Is there a built-in option to force websites to use Dark Mode in all major browsers?

Google Chrome can do so using chrome://flags/#enable-force-dark: Do other major browsers (like Edge/Firefox/Safari) have a similar built-in flag?
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Does Google transfer location data between devices when logged out?

I recently went on holiday taking my iPhone but not my Mac. Once home I noticed, on my Mac, the location Google shows at the bottom of the search page was the exact place I had been on holiday - I had ...
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AppleScript use Safari window ID to create new tabs

I have an AppleScript that creates a new Safari document, then opens multiple URLs in that window using a repeat loop. I would like the script to continue using the same window even if it's not the ...
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Mac OS - Any way to make Firefox/Chrome/Safari play/pause video (BetterTouchTool key trigger)? F8 not working

my F8/PlayPause key on Mac OS Catalina (10.15.6) only opens and controls the Music app. Previously, it used to play/pause the active video on Chrome or Safari. This is especially useful for doing ...
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from terminal, open a local html file in a new background tab in safari

Currently, in terminal, I use open sample.html command to open sample.html in the foreground. But I would like safari to open one tab in the background and open sample.html in that tab. ps: background ...
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Constantly getting ERR_CONNECTION_RESET or ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED on Chrome that goes away after a couple seconds

I am having an issue with Chrome on 2017 Macbook Pro. I am constantly getting ERR_CONNECTION_RESET or ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED on certain websites. This happens once every few days and started recently. ...
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How do I automate KeyCode on Mac?

basically I need this for a dating app (for Safari or Google Chrome) I am tried of just pressing the right arrow on my keyboard so I need something which could assist me through Automator or script ...
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How to set favourites' icon in new tab page for safari browser?

In my mac safari browser, favourite site lists are shown as icon. I've modified it according to my choice. However, the icons are not showing up as expected. Gmail Inbox is showing as "I", ...
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Open a video in fullscreen mode without opening the browser in fullscreen mode

Is it possible to open a video in fullscreen mode without losing access to other tabs like in Safari? In Safari when the video is opened on a separate Desktop the browser window stays on the main ...
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Paste Without Formatting won't work safari

I am able to use the "Paste Without Formatting" option in every browser except Safari. In Safari, neither the keyboard shortcut (Shift + Cmd + V) or menu>paste without formatting works. When I right-...
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Safari - How do I stop Facebook showing the 'Leaving Facebook' message every time I click an external link?

I recently switched back to using Safari after using Chrome as my main browser on Mac for a few weeks. Safari was slow to adopt the new Facebook layout, but it finally has. However, every time I click ...
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Unable to play a local mp4 video on macOS Virtual Machine (running on Mac Pro host)

I am unable to play a local mp4 video on macOS Virtual Machine running on Mac Pro host. The video doesn't play in QuickTime Safari The video does play in Firefox. Also, the same video plays just ...
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How to transfer 250 or so Safari browser tabs to a new iPad?

I have an iPad Pro which I have for a few years now. Now with the new keyboard for the iPad Pro, I decided it's a good time to upgrade to the newest iPad Pro with the new keyboard. The problem is ...
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How do I recover Safari's usual nimbleness on macOS?

I'm using Safari 13.1 and Chrome 81.0. I've been normally using Safari for browsing, and Chrome for web development. This worked well because Safari spares me from the endless and persistent tracking ...
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Zoom app on Mac leaves open an invisible Safari window

I am using the Zoom app on macOS Catalina for meetings. I see there's a strange behaviour that happens. Even when I completely close Safari (quit) or when I restart the Mac, I still can see there is ...
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Safari renders font correctly when Chrome and Firefox do not on macOS

I've had an annoyance for a while when visiting websites in Chrome that use the Palatino font: lowercase y and z don't show at all, and lowercase x shows as a double quote ("). I just tried installing ...
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What is UtilityParze?

I’m using a Macbook Air with OS X Catalina. Today when I opened Safari a security dialog popped up asking whether to allow UtilityParze to access Safari. I haven’t found any mention of this ...
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How to support byte range requests in ingress-nginx for Kubernetes

I am using ingress-nginx for Kubernetes to serve mp4 video files. It is working fine except in iOS browser. According to Apple developer site: https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/...
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Add favicon to websites that do not already have them Safari

When I launch Safari to the favorites page, most of the websites I have saved do not have favicons. They instead show one letter in the box. Is there a way I could add my own favicons for these ...

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