Clean Up Old Tabs in Safari in iOS with This Quick Trick

Every time you tap a link to open a Web page in Safari on your iPhone or iPad, it automatically opens a new tab. That’s fine until you realize that you have oodles of old tabs open, making it difficult to find any particular tab. To close all your old tabs in one fell [...]

By |2019-06-03T11:00:16+00:00May 21st, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Clean Up Old Tabs in Safari in iOS with This Quick Trick

Look before You Leap with Safari’s Link Preview

When you follow a link in Safari, you generally don’t know where you’re going to end up. That’s fine most of the time, but what if you’re concerned that a site might be trying to trick you into going somewhere malicious? Safari provides an easy way to look at the URL under a link. [...]

By |2019-04-02T19:46:28+00:00April 16th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Look before You Leap with Safari’s Link Preview

Make Safari Tabs Easier to Identify by Adding Icons

Do you end up with so many tabs in Safari that it becomes impossible to read the truncated tab titles? There’s no shame in that, and Safari 12—which comes with macOS 10.14 Mojave and is a free update for 10.12 Sierra and 10.13 High Sierra—now offers an option to add an icon representing the [...]

By |2018-10-01T14:03:14+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Make Safari Tabs Easier to Identify by Adding Icons

Swipe Back and Forth between Web Pages for Easier Navigation

For navigation, every Web browser offers back and forward buttons, generally represented by arrows in the upper left of the toolbar. You can also navigate by choosing menu commands and typing keyboard shortcuts—did you know that Command-Left arrow and Command-Right arrow work too? But if you’re using a Mac with a trackpad, you can [...]

By |2018-02-01T19:52:50+00:00February 27th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Swipe Back and Forth between Web Pages for Easier Navigation

Learn How You Can Adjust Web Site Behavior with Safari’s Site-Specific Settings

Although macOS 10.13 High Sierra was light on new features, it did bring one welcome addition to Safari—site-specific settings. Imagine that you regularly visit a blog that you prefer to read using Safari’s Reader view. Rather than invoke it each time you visit, you can now set Safari to use Reader automatically on that [...]

By |2018-01-25T14:52:02+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Learn How You Can Adjust Web Site Behavior with Safari’s Site-Specific Settings

Here’s Your 30-second Crash Course in Dealing with Broken Web Pages

We’ve all hit a Web page at some point that doesn’t load fully, looks wrong, or doesn’t work as it should. It’s not your fault, but here are a few things you can try on your Mac. First, press Command-R to reload the page. Second, quit and relaunch Safari. Third and finally, try a [...]

By |2017-08-03T15:14:25+00:00August 29th, 2017|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Here’s Your 30-second Crash Course in Dealing with Broken Web Pages

Pin Frequently Used Web Sites in Safari Tabs

Everyone has a few Web sites that they check every day, or even multiple times throughout the day: a social network, a Web-based email app, a go-to news Web site, or a favorite online comic. The desire to access certain sites quickly and repeatedly isn’t new, of course. Over the years, Apple has added [...]

By |2017-03-07T17:32:36+00:00March 7th, 2017|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Pin Frequently Used Web Sites in Safari Tabs