Favourite Safari Tricks

Here’s a few of my most used Safari tricks…

Find on Page

This feature has been around on the Mac version of Safari for over a decade and is still my favourite. Finding information on the internet often leads you to long wordy webpages or discussion forums. When you’re looking for a specific topic in a sea of words its extremely helpful to be able to search the page for a word or phrase.

In Safari on your Mac, (to do this on your iPhone or iPad check out this previous blog post) press Command-F on your keyboard.

Mac-OS-X-Keyboard   F

Find on Page Safari - GoMac Tips - GoMac Blog
In the example above, I’ve come across a webpage discussing things to do in Abbotsford. I’m really just after a good cup of coffee so I’ve press Command-F and the Find on page bar has appeared. I’ve typed the word coffee into the search field and it’s showing that “coffee” appears 7 times. Pressing the arrow buttons will jump to all of the references to that word!

Reader View

Safari on your Mac, iPad, or iPhone has a fantastic feature called Reader View for removing clutter and easier viewing when you’re reading an article or even a blog post like this one! Here’s an example of the same sports article,  before and after Reader View:

Without Reader View:

Safari Reader View Before - GoMac Tips

Reader view turned on:

Safari Reader View After - GoMac Tips

How to turn on Reader View

When Safari detects that the page you’re viewing is an article for reading, you’ll see a group of lines on the left side of the address bar at the top of Safari.

Safari Reader View - GoMac Tips

Tap or click these bars to enter reader mode. Not only is this a cleaner view for reading articles, you even have control over the font size, style and background colour!

Once you’re in reader mode, you’ll notice a lower and upper case aA on the right side of the address bar. Tap or click these to access size, style and background colour options.

Safari Reader Settings - GoMac Tips

To exit Reader View just tap the lines in the address bar again

Safari Reader View - GoMac Tips

I hope you found these tricks useful. Give them a try!



6 Responses to “Favourite Safari Tricks”

  1. Just wanted to say that I don’t know what I would have ever done without your expertise. Now, these tricks that I will really use, but didn’t know before. Thanks Jeremy for all your lessons, both on here and at the Reach. Your classes are awesome and very easy to understand.


  2. sandra giannoulis December 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Merry Christmas Jeremy, and a prosperous New Year.
    Thanks for all the educating tips you provide and the classes to keep us up to date!

  3. Great Tips, Jeremy. Thanks for sending them out.

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