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How to Hide the Safari Favorite Bookmark Menu URL Dropdown in OS X Yosemite

Jan 25, 2015 - 8 Comments
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Mac Safari users in the latest versions of OS X have discovered that when the URL bar is clicked in Safari, a panel of bookmark icons and Favorites appears. This is a lot like how Safari iOS works, and these icons can be clicked to visit sites quickly, or moved, removed, and rearranged as desired. … Read More

Move or Remove Icons from Safari Bookmarks Menu in OS X Yosemite

Jan 23, 2015 - 10 Comments
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When you click into the URL bar of Safari in OS X Yosemite, a panel menu of website bookmark icons appears directly under the address bar. This can offer a quick way to access web bookmarks in Safari from a Mac, but it’s fairly likely you’ll discover a few bookmarks in the icon view that … Read More

Troubleshoot Safari Freezes & Crashing in OS X Yosemite

Jan 18, 2015 - 46 Comments
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Some Mac users have discovered the Safari web browser has become significantly less stable after updating to OS X Yosemite. This can range from periodic crashes of Safari that never happened before, to Safari freezing up entirely, to Safari outright refusing to open as it crashes immediately upon launch. Troubleshooting app crashes can be frustrating, … Read More

Safari Updated to Version 8.0.2, 7.1.2, or 6.2.2 for Mac Users

Dec 11, 2014 - 19 Comments
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Mac users will find a new Safari update available to them, with the precise version offered depending on the OS X release they are running. The small software update appears to resolve several bugs, in addition to whatever issues may have appeared in another recent Safari update that was later pulled by Apple.

How to Change the Default Safari Search Engine in iOS

Dec 4, 2014 - 1 Comment
Where to change how Safari searches the web and with what Search Engine, including Google, Yahoo, Bing, and DuckDuckGo

When you tap on the URL bar in Safari on your iPhone or iPad and enter a phrase or term to search for, that search gets carried over to a search engine to find results, and on you go (unless you’re opting for on-page search). Many users don’t realize this, but you can actually customize … Read More

Safari 8.0.1, 7.1.1, & 6.2.1 Released for Mac OS X

Dec 3, 2014 - 23 Comments
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Apple has released a series of small updates to the Safari web browser for users of OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, and earlier versions of OS X including Mountain Lion. The contents of the updates vary per release, but include bug fixes and resolutions to some issues that users were experiencing with specific versions … Read More

Clear Recent Web Browsing History in Safari for Mac OS X

Nov 28, 2014 - 16 Comments
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The Safari web browser has always included an ability to delete all web history, site data, searches, and cookies on a Mac, but the latest versions of Safari for OS X make this task even easier and offer a bit more control with four possible options, allowing users to do any of the following; remove … Read More

How to View a Full Desktop Website in Safari for iPhone

Nov 25, 2014 - 14 Comments
Mobile vs Desktop sites shown in Safari for iPhone

Most iPhone users like to read and use websites specifically designed for mobile usage, which tend to simplify the user experience and focus attention a bit more. Since many websites detect you’re using an iPhone and automatically serve a mobile site (ours included) over the standard desktop site, there isn’t much involvement required from the … Read More

Delete Specific Pages from Safari History in iOS

Nov 21, 2014 - 2 Comments
Access browsing history in Safari for iOS

Safari in iOS has always had the ability to clear all browser history on the iPhone and iPad, but up until the latest versions of iOS, it was either delete all history or nothing. That has changed however, and if you would rather selectively delete individual pages from history instead of clearing out all browser … Read More

Edit AutoFill Information in Safari for Mac OS X

Nov 12, 2014 - 9 Comments
Edit autofill information in Safari for OS X

Autofill is one of the more useful features of Safari that automatically fill online order forms and logins, whether it’s a name, shipping address, login and password, or even payment and credit card information. Of course, if you change any of that information like an address or payment details, that old autofill information filling up … Read More

Use Private Browsing Mode in Safari for OS X Yosemite on a Per-Window Basis

Nov 8, 2014 - 11 Comments
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Safari in OS X Yosemite gained the ability to initiate private browsing mode on a per-window basis. This is a marked difference from how Private Browsing worked previously in Safari on the Mac, which converted all browser windows and tabs that are open in Safari into privacy mode. Now, you can open an individual Private … Read More

Subscribe to RSS Feeds in Safari for OS X Yosemite

Nov 3, 2014 - 15 Comments
Safari RSS Reader in Mac OS X

RSS is a really great way to follow some of your favorite web sites and skim headlines to check out specific articles you most want to read. Many Mac users rely on third party apps for subscribing to RSS feeds, but the newest versions of Safari for OS X have an RSS subscription feature built … Read More

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