- If you have bookmarks on the Favourites Bar, you can quickly open one by pressing
⌥⌘-1through ⌥⌘-9where the number corresponds to the number of the bookmark.
- You can do the same thing for tabs by pressing
⌘-1through ⌘-9and Safari will switch to the corresponding tab.
- If you do a Google search and go deep into a result, you can pick Search Results SnapBack from the History menu which instatly goes back to your Google results.
- You can reopen your recently closed tabs by long-pressing on the plus button in the top right.
- If you quickly want to switch to a different tab from your keyboard, you can go into the Address Bar with
⌘Land then type the title of the desired tab. Safari will show you search results in the Switch to Tab section. This even works across tab groups and iCloud Tabs.
- If you search for a video on YouTube, Safari will remember that. Next time you can type “youtube whatever you want to search for” into the Address Bar, and Safari will give you an option to search YouTube directly. This works with a bunch of websites, like Amazon, Wikipedia (with autocomplete) DuckDuckGo (with autocomplete).
- You can quickly switch your default search engine by going into the Address Bar, pressing
Space, then picking another search engine from the list.
- If you want to keep and eye on a long-running download, open the Downloads popover from the toolbar, then detach it by dragging the popover off the main window. This will keep the Downloads window open until you close it or quit Safari.
- To disable auto-play on a website (like YouTube), go to the site, Control-click on the Address Bar and pick “Settings for website.com”. This will bring up a popover, where you can disable auto-play for videos.
- In the same popover, you can turn on “Use Reader when Available”, which will automatically bring up the Reader view on the website when you open an article. Useful for cluttered news sites.
- If you regularly want to quickly open the current tab in Chrome or Firefox, you can enable the Develop menu in the Advanced preferences, which will give you an option to “Open Page With” any browser installed on your Mac.