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How to Enable Flash Plugin for Specific Web Sites Only in Safari for Mac OS X

Dec 18, 2013 - 2 Comments

Safari 7 now provides finely tuned controls over what websites can use which browser plugins, and there are few better uses for such a feature than selectively limiting the Adobe Flash Player plugin to only be enabled for specifically approved websites. Basically this means you can have the Flash player installed on your Mac, but … Read More

Give Safari a Speed Boost on Older iOS 7 Devices by Ditching Web Javascript

Dec 6, 2013 - 6 Comments

It’s a fairly widespread complaint that iOS 7 can feel sluggish running on the oldest supported iPad and iPhone hardware, but with a few tweaks you can usually speed it up enough for the performance difference to barely be noticeable, if at all. Those adjustments are limited to the general iOS experience though, and they … Read More

Show the URL of ‘Safari Web Content’ Process ID in Activity Monitor for OS X

Nov 23, 2013 - 1 Comment

Regular users of the Safari web browser will be pleased to discover a great little trick that has been added to the Activity Monitor app in OS X Mavericks; the ability to see what URL is associated with each “Safari Web Content” process ID, thereby providing the ability to quickly find exactly which web pages … Read More

5 Helpful Safari Keyboard Shortcuts for iPad with iOS 7

Nov 10, 2013 - 4 Comments

The latest versions of Safari in iOS support new keyboard shortcuts to help speed up web browsing and general web navigation for iPad and iPhone users that have external keyboards attached to their devices. Those who have memorized the keyboard shortcuts for Safari on the Mac will find these to be identical to their OS … Read More

Add Web Sites to Safari Favorites Page in iOS

Nov 8, 2013 - 6 Comments

When opening a new page in Safari for iOS, the first thing seen is the “Favorites” page, which is basically a collection of website recommendations and bookmarks. That Favorites page is what you see when you have no active pages open in both normal and private mode, and also what you see when you tap … Read More

How to Use Private Browsing with Safari for iOS 7

Oct 19, 2013 - 4 Comments

Private Browsing is an optional Safari browsing mode that causes no data from the browsing session to be saved, this means no cache files, cookies, or browsing history will be stored or collected in iOS, making for a fairly anonymous session on the client side. It’s a popular browsing choice for a wide variety of … Read More

Search for Text on a Web Page in Safari with iOS 7

Oct 3, 2013 - 6 Comments

Finding words and searching for text directly on webpages in Safari post iOS 7 has changed slightly, and though there seems to be significant confusion about how to use the new find words and phrases feature, rest assured the feature has not been removed from Safari, the find feature is just accessed slightly different than … Read More

How to Save Web Pages as PDF Files on the iPad & iPhone

May 18, 2013 - 7 Comments

One little feature that iOS really needs is the ability to natively “print to PDF” directly on the iPad and iPhone, a popular trick on the Mac and in the PC world that allows you to digitally print anything and, in this case, save the contents of any web document or web page as a … Read More

Zoom Web Browsers & Increase Font Size for Easier Reading on the Web

May 3, 2013 - Leave a Comment

Though most web pages pick a reasonable text size, some are just too hard to read because the font size is either too big, or more typically, just too small. Sometimes it’s not the web sites fault though, and a web page that is perfectly viewable on one computer may become teeny-tiny on another display … Read More

Allow the Java Plug-In on a Per Website Basis with Java & Safari Updates for OS X

Apr 16, 2013 - 11 Comments

Two new updates are available for Mac users that aim to increase security and control over how the Java web plugin runs in the Safari web browser. Named as Java for OS X 2013-003 and Safari 6.0.4 (or Safari 5.1.9 for older versions of OS X), the updates are available right now through Software Update … Read More

Add International TLD’s to the Quick-Access Keyboard in Safari for iOS

Apr 4, 2013 - 5 Comments

Most iOS Safari users know by now that you can quickly type out TLD (top level domains) for websites in Safari by hitting the “.com” button on the keyboard, and that by tapping and holding on that same “.com” button a variety of TLD’s will be available that are relevant to your default keyboard language. … Read More

How to Sync Safari Bookmarks Between Mac OS X, Windows, iPhone, & iPad

Mar 28, 2013 - 1 Comment

Bookmarks saved within Safari will sync between all of your other iCloud equipped devices, assuming you have iCloud configured correctly do so. This means a website you bookmark on your Mac will sync over to an iPad, and something bookmarked on your iPhone will sync back to your Mac, iPad, and Windows PC, and vice … Read More

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