Enable Safari Hidden Debug Menu in Mac OS X
Here’s how to enable the hidden Debug menu in Safari for Mac OS X with the assistance of a defaults command string in the terminal.
How to Enable Safari’s Hidden Debug Menu on Mac
- Quit Safari
- Launch the Terminal and enter the following defaults write command:
- Relaunch Safari
defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeInternalDebugMenu 1
The “Debug” menu will be visible to the far right in Safari’s menubar choices. If you want to disable the menu, go back to the Terminal and type:
defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeInternalDebugMenu 0
Again you will need to relaunch Safari for changes to take effect.
We’ve poked around in the Debug menu before to stop auto-refreshing in Safari by disabling multi-process windows, that is no longer necessary with the latest version of Safari, however.