Six Simple Must-know Keystrokes for Safari Users
Safari is my browser of choice in Mac OS X, I like Chrome and FireFox a lot but it doesn’t have the same Apple polish to it, and page rendering seems speedier in Safari (my opinion, no intention on sparking a browser war here).
If you’re a Safari user, here are some key strokes that you should know about that will make web browsing a speedier and more pleasant experience. These keyboard shortcuts are particularly useful for laptop users since the hands tend to be situated on the keyboard more often.
|Action / Explanation||Keystroke|
|Navigate to left tab||Shift + Command + Left Arrow|
|Navigate to right tab||Shift + Command + Right Arrow|
|Select Google search box||Command + Option + F|
|Scroll down a screens length||Command + Down Arrow|
|Scroll up a screens length||Command + Up Arrow|
|Close all tabs except specified one||Option + click the close button on the tab you want to maintain open|
If you found these keystrokes to be useful, you can expand your knowledge even further by mastering this list of 31 keyboard shortcuts for Safari on Mac OS X, where you’ll become a web browsing wizard in no time at all.
While this is obviously going to be focused on the Mac, it’s worth noting that Safari is also available in Windows, and most of the keystrokes work the same in the Windows side of things too by replacing the Command Key with the Control Key. If you frequently use a Mac and PC and want to experience true cross platform browsing, Chrome may be a better fit thanks to it’s cloud syncing abilities and greater similarities across all platforms it runs on. That said, Safari is an excellent browser, particularly for Mac users who also have an iOS device, where cloud syncing and Handoff features allow for easy switching between browsing sessions.