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.
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!
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:
Reader view turned on:
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.
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.
To exit Reader View just tap the lines in the address bar again
I hope you found these tricks useful. Give them a try!