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iOS 16: How to Limit Browsing to a Specific Safari Tab Group in Focus Mode

Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:39 am PDT by
Apple in iOS 15 introduced Focus mode, an expansion of Do Not Disturb that allows you to set up different permissions for apps, contacts, and more depending on what you're doing. In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple has expanded what Focus modes can do with new features, including the ability to add Focus Filters. This article explains how Focus Filters can be used to associate a Safari Tab Group...

Disappearing Safari Tabs on iPhone or iPad? How to Find Them

Monday April 11, 2022 6:48 pm PDT by
Every so often, a seemingly small bug in Apple's operating systems survives the company's annual OS launches and continues to cause users huge frustration from one software update to the next. The phenomenon of disappearing tabs in Safari is one such problem -– reports of multiple Safari tabs vanishing without a trace go back to at least iOS 13 and the issue still to this day blights the...

macOS: How to Manage Multiple Open Safari Tabs

Friday January 21, 2022 1:29 pm PST by
Browser tabs in Safari are a great way to visit multiple webpages in the same browsing session without having to close any of them, which makes them particularly useful for cross-referencing and researching things online. But all too often, the number of tabs you have open can get out of control. This makes navigating them tricky and it can also sap system resources, so to avoid being...

How to Use Safari Tab Groups in macOS Monterey

Tuesday December 14, 2021 4:56 pm PST by
In macOS Monterey, Tab Groups are a new Safari feature that aim to make organizing and preserving your open browser tabs more manageable without having to have those tabs active and taking up space. Tab Groups are a way to easily save and manage related tabs, such as those used when planning trips or shopping, or groups can be used to store the tabs you visit daily. If you're planning a...

How to Move iOS 15 Safari's Address Search Bar Back to Top

Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:47 am PDT by
During the beta phase of iOS 15, Apple added a new Safari design element that moves the URL and tab interface to the bottom of the screen, a decision that was immediately controversial with iPhone users. After listening to a chorus of feedback from users who didn't like the change, Apple eventually added a toggle that sent the address bar to the top of the iPhone screen instead of the...

How to Turn Off Tab Bar Coloring / Tinting in Safari

Wednesday September 22, 2021 2:29 am PDT by
In iOS 15 as well as Safari 15 for macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina, Apple introduced some Safari interface design changes that haven't been universally welcomed. Fortunately, Apple has made some of these changes optional, such as the ability to disable tab bar coloring. Tab bar coloring on (left) versus coloring off (right) in dark mode Tab bar coloring, or website tinting, happens when the ...

iOS 15: How to Use Tab Groups in Safari

Friday September 17, 2021 5:41 pm PDT by
Tab Groups are a new Safari feature introduced in iOS 15 that aim to make organizing and preserving your open browser tabs more manageable without having to have those tabs active. Tab Groups are a way to easily save and manage related tabs, such as those used when planning trips or shopping, or groups can be used to store the tabs you visit daily. If you're planning a trip, for example,...

iOS 15: How to Customize Your Safari Start Page and Background

Monday September 13, 2021 9:37 pm PDT by
First seen in macOS Big Sur, Safari's redesigned Start Page in iOS 15 is a one-stop shop for all of your Bookmarks, Favorites, Frequently Visited sites, Siri Suggestions, iCloud Tabs, Reading List, and Privacy Report. The Start Page also features several customizable options, such as the ability to choose your own Start Page wallpaper. You can even optionally sync your Start Page appearance...

iOS 15: How to Download and Install Safari Web Extensions

Friday September 10, 2021 5:19 pm PDT by
In iOS 15, Safari now supports third-party web extensions, which can be downloaded and installed through the App Store. Extensions can change how Apple's Safari browser works in useful ways, or even add extra functionality to it. For example, third-party Safari extensions can include content blockers, VPNs, and more that can make browsing more secure, more private and less intrusive. In...

iOS 15: How to Quickly Refresh a Webpage in Safari

Friday September 10, 2021 5:18 pm PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple has completely redesigned Safari with easier-to-reach controls in mind when you're browsing the internet. For example, the URL address bar can optionally sit at the bottom of the screen instead of up top, which makes it easier to access when you're using your iPhone with one hand. Within the address bar, Apple still includes a refresh icon that you can tap to reload the...

iOS 15: How to Turn Off Website Tinting in Safari

Thursday September 9, 2021 5:42 pm PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple introduced a range of changes to its native iPhone web browser, Safari. Some of them were controversial, such as the decision to move the URL address bar to the bottom of the screen, but others were less so, and Apple eventually provided options so that users could customize the browser to suit their own preferences. Website tinting off (left) versus tinting on One of those...

iOS 15: How to Switch Back to the Original Safari Design

Thursday September 9, 2021 5:41 pm PDT by
During the beta phase of iOS 15, Apple added a new Safari design element that moves the URL and tab interface to the bottom of the screen, a decision that was immediately controversial with iPhone users. After listening to a chorus of feedback from users who didn't like the change, Apple eventually added a toggle that sent the address bar to the top of the iPhone screen instead of the...

iOS 15: How to See All the Web Links Shared With You in Messages

Monday July 19, 2021 11:40 am PDT by
iPhone and iPad users enjoy sharing web links with each other over Apple's Messages app, and in iOS 15, Apple has acknowledged this popularity by adding a new section in the Safari app called Shared with You. If someone shares a web URL with you in the Messages app, it will show up in Shared with You in Safari. You can find this new section as a display option in the main Start Page that's...

How to Clear Safari's Cache

Tuesday March 23, 2021 5:32 pm PDT by
Whenever you browse the web in Safari, the browser stores website data so that it doesn't have to download it again each time you revisit a site. In theory this should speed up your browsing experience, but there are some scenarios where you might want to clear the cache and start anew. Keep reading to learn how it's done on Mac, iPhone, and iPad. There are a couple of situations where you...

How to Delete Cookies in Safari

Tuesday March 23, 2021 5:30 pm PDT by
When you browse the web on your devices, websites will often leave cookies on your system so that they can remember you and what your preferences are. Some cookies are genuinely useful, as they allow sites to save your personal information (such as your login credentials) so that you don't have to keep entering it every time you visit. However, for the same reason, cookies can pose a...

How to Import Your Safari Bookmarks to Chrome

Monday March 22, 2021 9:05 am PDT by
Apple's native desktop browser is Safari, but just because it comes pre-installed on every Mac doesn't mean you have to use it. Chrome is actually more popular than Safari by far, and if you're new to Mac, it might already be your preferred browser. If you've tried out Safari and decided you want to switch to Google's equivalent, you can easily import any bookmarks you've used in Apple's...

How to Disable Tab Previews in Safari on Mac

Monday March 8, 2021 4:05 pm PST by
In Safari 14, Apple introduced a new feature called tab previews, where hovering your mouse pointer over a non-active browser tab shows an image preview of the tab's contents. Apple doesn't provide an option in preferences to disable tab previews, which isn't great if you find the feature less than useful or downright distracting. Fortunately, there's an undisclosed but fairly simple way to ...

How to Clear Safari Reading List

Monday March 8, 2021 3:53 pm PST by
In Apple's Safari browser for iOS and Mac, the built-in Reading List feature is a great way to save web pages that you want to read at a later time. Pages added to your Reading List are synced over iCloud to any other devices logged in to your Apple account, and Safari also includes an option that lets you to access pages in your Reading List even when you're offline. But how do you remove...

How to Stop Websites From Asking For Your Location in Safari

Thursday February 4, 2021 6:05 pm PST by
Quite often when browsing the web in Safari, you'll see pop-ups asking you for permission for websites to use data about you, such as your location. There can be good reasons for this – if you're searching for local information such as the nearest grocery store or restaurant, then it makes sense for you to share your location data to get the most relevant results for your area. On the other ...

How to Add a Start Page Wallpaper in macOS Safari 14

Wednesday September 23, 2020 6:39 pm PDT by
Ahead of the release of macOS Big Sur, Apple has released the Safari 14 update for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave users, bringing with it a number of new features and improvements. One of the most dramatic changes is the overhauled Start Page, which now includes a browsing privacy report, iCloud tabs, Siri suggestions, and more. It also features several customizable options, such as the...

iOS: How to Translate Webpages in Safari on iPhone

Wednesday August 5, 2020 12:48 pm PDT by
In iOS 14 and later, Apple includes a Translate app that can translate several different languages in real-time, and Safari has integrated translation capabilities, too. Thanks to its webpage Translation feature, Safari will automatically detect if it can translate a foreign webpage you visit based on your Preferred Languages list. Keep reading to learn how it all works. At the time of...

How to Search a Webpage for Specific Text in Safari on iPhone and iPad

Wednesday June 10, 2020 9:46 am PDT by
If you've ever used Safari on Mac to search an open webpage for a specific word or phrase, you've probably selected the Edit -> Find command in your browser's menu bar or used the Command-F shortcut. On iPhone and iPad, the way you search within a webpage in Safari isn't so obvious. There are two different methods you can use in Apple's browser, both of which are described below. Once you've...

How to Choose When Safari Clears the Downloaded File List on Your Mac

Friday June 5, 2020 12:58 pm PDT by
In Apple's Safari browser in macOS, the Downloads pane is where you can find information on things you've downloaded from the web to your Mac's hard drive. You can access it from the Safari toolbar by clicking the Show Downloads button, or by selecting View -> Show Downloads from the menu bar. Once it's open, you can click and drag it to a more convenient location on your screen. The...

How to Change Where Safari Downloads Are Saved on Your Mac

Wednesday June 3, 2020 2:20 pm PDT by
In macOS, Apple's Safari browser includes a download manager that you can use to keep track of any currently downloading files, restart partially downloaded files, and reveal downloads in Finder. By default, Safari's download manager saves files in the "Downloads" folder of on your Mac, but you can easily customize the storage location by following these steps. Launch Safari browser on...

How to Use Pinned Tabs in Safari Browser on Mac

Friday May 29, 2020 3:12 pm PDT by
In macOS, Safari's pinned tabs feature lets you better organize your tabs, especially if find you have too many open at the same time. It's particularly useful if you have certain websites that you tend to visit frequently throughout the day. The neat thing about pinned tabs is that they stay in place, even when you open a new Safari window or quit and reopen Safari. And when you click a link...

How to Watch Picture-in-Picture Video on Your Mac

Wednesday October 23, 2019 1:46 pm PDT by
In macOS, Picture in Picture (PiP) allows you to play video in a resizable floating window that isn't blocked by other windows, so you can watch video while doing other things. PiP is a handy feature supported by apps like Safari and iTunes that allows you to watch your favorite show while you browse the web in another tab or catch up on email. Keep reading to learn how to use it. How to ...

How to Choose an Image Size When Uploading a Photo in Safari for iOS

Tuesday August 27, 2019 6:09 pm PDT by
When it comes to uploading an image to a website using your mobile device, you may be concerned about your data cap or the time the upload is going to take, especially if the original image is in a very high resolution. Happily, in the latest version of Safari for iOS 13, Apple has added an feature that lets you choose what size image to upload. The options include Actual Size, Large, Medium,...

How to Delete Frequently Visited Sites From Safari's Start Page in iOS

Monday August 26, 2019 4:46 pm PDT by
In Apple's Safari browser for iPhone and iPad, every new window or tab you open automatically displays the start page, giving you convenient one-touch access to your favorite websites and any other sites you frequently visit, as well as Siri Suggestions and websites recommended to you by friends and family. Your Frequently Visited sites appear immediately below your Favorite sites. If there's...

How to Save an Open Tab as a Bookmark in Safari on iOS

Monday August 26, 2019 4:42 pm PDT by
Website bookmarks are a great way to build and organize a list of sites that interest you, so that you can refer back to them quickly in your favorite browser. In Safari on Mac, saving a tab as a new bookmark is as easy as selecting Bookmarks -> Add Bookmark... from the menu bar. In iOS, the option is a little more hidden, but once you know where it is, it's just as easy to use. In Safari, ...

How to Customize Your Favorite Sites in Safari for iOS

Monday August 26, 2019 4:38 pm PDT by
In Apple's Safari browser for iPhone and iPad, every new window or tab you open automatically displays the start page, giving you convenient one-touch access to your favorite websites and any other sites you frequently visit, as well as Siri Suggestions and websites recommended to you by friends and family. Your favorite websites appear at the top under Favorites, and you can customize these...

How to Create a New Window From a Link in Safari on iPadOS

Tuesday August 13, 2019 5:32 pm PDT by
In iPadOS, Apple's Split View and Slide Over multitasking features allow you to use one app alongside another app, or view two documents at the same time in the one app. In the case of Safari, Split View or Slide Over can be used to reference two webpages side by side. You can even open a link in another window without navigating away from the original page. Here's how it works. Hold your...

How to Disable Content Blockers for a Specific Website in Safari for iOS

Monday August 5, 2019 4:34 pm PDT by
Web browsing on your iPhone and iPad is designed to be a smooth and enjoyable experience, and not one cluttered by annoying ads, which can take up valuable screen space, slow down webpage loading times, and eat up valuable bandwidth. That's why Apple's Safari mobile browser includes native support for third-party content blockers. Content blockers prevent ads like popups and banners from...

How to Enable Content Blockers in Safari for iOS

Monday August 5, 2019 4:32 pm PDT by
Web browsing on your iPhone and iPad is designed to be a smooth and enjoyable experience, and not one cluttered by annoying ads, which can take up valuable screen space, slow down webpage loading times, and eat up valuable bandwidth. That's why Apple added native support for content blockers to its Safari mobile browser. Content blockers offer a simple one-click solution for preventing ads...

How to Temporarily Disable Content Blockers in Safari for iOS

Monday August 5, 2019 4:30 pm PDT by
Web browsing on your iPhone and iPad is designed to be a smooth and enjoyable experience, and not one cluttered by annoying ads, which can take up valuable screen space, slow down webpage loading times, and eat up valuable bandwidth. That's why Apple's Safari mobile browser includes native support for third-party content blockers. Content blockers prevent ads like popups and banners from...

How to Change Where Safari Files Download in iOS

Friday August 2, 2019 4:44 pm PDT by
With the release of iOS 13, Apple added a Download Manager to the mobile version of its Safari browser that's similar to the one found in Safari for Mac and Safari for Windows. It helps you keep track of any currently downloading files and can be used to navigate to the storage location of your downloads. By default, Safari's Download Manager saves files in the "Downloads" section of the...

How to Change When Safari's Downloaded File List is Cleared in iOS

Friday August 2, 2019 4:43 pm PDT by
With the release of iOS 13, Apple added a Download Manager to the mobile version of its Safari browser that's similar to the one found in Safari for Mac and Safari for Windows. The feature helps you keep track of any currently downloading files and can also be used to navigate to the storage location of your downloads. By default, the Download Manager file list is cleared after one day,...

How to Access the Download Manager in Safari for iOS

Friday August 2, 2019 4:42 pm PDT by
If you've ever used the desktop version of Safari, you'll likely be familiar with the browser's Downloads pane, which helps you keep track of any currently downloading and downloaded files. With iOS 13, Apple has brought a similar feature to the mobile version of its Safari browser in the form of the Download Manager. Now, when you choose to download a file, such as an image or document, a...

How to Configure iOS to Auto-Close Safari Browser Tabs

Friday August 2, 2019 4:41 pm PDT by
In iOS 13, Apple has added new functionality to its Safari mobile browser that makes it easier for you to manage how many tabs you have open at the same time. The number of active browser tabs in Safari can quickly get out of hand on iPhone because of the way the browser displays tabs in a vertical array when viewed in the popular portrait orientation. Hyperlinks that open websites in a new...

How to Access Website Settings in Safari for iOS

Friday August 2, 2019 4:38 pm PDT by
With the release of iOS 13, Apple introduces some additional features to its native Safari mobile web browser. One of the most welcome new changes in Safari is the ability to customize a range of settings for individual websites. Like Safari on Mac, the Website Settings section allows you to configure different viewing and security options for specific websites, and Safari then applies them...

How to Bookmark Multiple Open Tabs in Safari for iOS

Friday July 26, 2019 1:34 pm PDT by
In Safari on iOS, the number of tabs you have open can quickly get out of hand because of the way the browser displays tabs in a vertical array when viewed in portrait orientation. Using the close all tabs gesture is one solution for restoring order to your browser session, but that's no good if you're not finished looking at the open tabs, especially if you're busy researching a project or a...

How to Hide the Toolbar in Safari for iOS

Friday July 26, 2019 1:33 pm PDT by
In the Safari browser for iOS 13, Apple has added a new Website View menu that brings together useful options for browsing web pages, making them less challenging to navigate and easier on the eyes. The Website View menu includes one-tap settings that let you change text size options, request the desktop version of a website, and more. Here we're going to check out the new Hide Toolbar...

How to Make Text Bigger in Safari for iOS

Thursday July 25, 2019 4:57 pm PDT by
In the Safari browser for iOS 13, Apple has added a new Website View menu that brings together useful options for browsing web pages, making them less challenging to navigate and easier on the eyes. This article introduces you to the Website View menu's text size controls, which allow you to adjust the font size of a web page. In many cases, these controls work even if the website doesn't...

How to Perform a Quick Website Search in Safari

Tuesday November 27, 2018 5:02 am PST by
There are several ways to search the web in Apple's Safari browser. In this article, we're going to highlight a way of searching specific websites using a lesser-known Safari feature called Quick Website Search. The option is designed to work with sites that have a built-in search field, like the one you can find at the top of the main page at MacRumors.com. Here's how it works. Let's say...

How to View the Desktop Version of a Website on Your iPhone and iPad

Monday October 22, 2018 4:04 am PDT by
Most popular websites these days come in both desktop and mobile versions, with the latter rendering content in a more responsive fashion for a consistent browsing experience across a variety of tablet and smartphone screens. Mobile-friendly websites are often stripped down and streamlined for easier navigation, with the result that some full-page content isn't displayed at all – and even...

How to Snap Back to Your Search Results When Browsing in a Safari Tab

Wednesday May 2, 2018 12:28 am PDT by
Say you want to look up a topic online, so you type a search word or phrase into Safari's address bar. The first link in the returned results looks promising, so you click it. On the site you're sent to, you see another link about a related topic, so you click that, too. Moments later another link grabs your attention, and you check it out. Soon you're distracted by some other tangential...

How to Make Web Pages in Safari for Mac Easier to Read

Tuesday March 20, 2018 3:04 am PDT by
In Apple's Safari web browser, there are several ways to make viewing web pages easier on the eyes. All of them involve adjusting the font size or the zoom level that Safari applies when it loads web page content, which can be helpful if you're using a small screen or a large display set at a high resolution. To increase or decrease the zoom level of both text and images when viewing web pages ...

How to Use Safari's Private Browsing Mode and Delete Your Browsing History

Wednesday January 31, 2018 10:50 am PST by
This article explains how to use Safari's Private Browsing mode, which prevents your browsing history from being logged on your Apple devices. It's a useful feature if you're buying gifts online for friends or family, for instance, and you don't want anyone with access to your devices to find out what you're up to. Of course, if you've already been browsing where you shouldn't have and didn't ...

How to Use the New Safari Web Browser Settings in macOS High Sierra

Monday September 25, 2017 3:27 pm PDT by
With the public release of macOS High Sierra, Apple introduced some additional features to its native Safari web browser. Here we'll cover just what they are and how you can customize them to make your web browsing experience a more enjoyable one. Individual Website Settings One of the most welcome new changes in Safari 11 is the ability to customize a range of settings for individual...

Safari in iOS 11: Enabling Cross-Site Tracking Prevention to Protect Your Privacy

Wednesday September 20, 2017 4:34 pm PDT by
Safari in iOS 11 introduces a new tracking prevention feature that's meant to protect your privacy and make it harder for companies to track your browsing habits across multiple websites. Disabling Cross-Site Tracking isn't going to cut down on the number of ads that you see, but it will make it harder for advertisers to gather data about what you've been browsing to deliver targeted ads....

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iOS 15 Safari Extensions Worth Checking Out

Wednesday September 22, 2021 2:49 pm PDT by
With iOS 15, Apple introduced a new design and a range of new features, including better support for extensions. Safari in iOS 15 supports web extensions, which can be downloaded and installed through the App Store, so there are a much wider range of extension options for you to choose from. We've rounded up some of the most useful iOS 15 extensions that we've found so far. 1Password...

iOS 15 Safari Guide: Tabs, Extensions, Search Bar, and Other Changes

Friday September 3, 2021 2:10 pm PDT by
Apple's Safari app has undergone a number of changes during the iOS 15 beta testing process. Apple started out with a radical new design that moved the address bar from the top of the app's interface and introduced a floating tab bar, but after a multitude of complaints, there were several redesigns that culminated in an option to undo the iOS 15 design entirely. Subscribe to the MacRumors ...

Safari iOS 14 Guide: Privacy Report, Built-In Translation, Compromised Password Alerts and More

Friday August 7, 2020 2:06 pm PDT by
Apple introduces improvements for almost all of the built-in apps with each new iteration of iOS, and iOS 14 is no exception. For Safari, Apple has added some useful new features like built-in translation and a Privacy Report that provides a rundown on all of the trackers that Safari is blocking. This guide includes all of the new features and tweaks you'll find in Safari 14 for iPhone and...

10 Long Press Tips to Reveal Hidden Functions in Safari on iPhone and iPad

Tuesday January 14, 2020 1:54 pm PST by
On iPhone and iPad, a long press (also known as a press-and-hold) gesture will often initiate a different action in an app that isn't immediately obvious, such as revealing an icon's contextual menu. On recent iPhones, a long press will sometimes also offer haptic feedback in the form of a vibration, which Apple calls Haptic Touch. Apple has made extensive use of the long press gesture and...

Protecting Your Privacy in Safari for OS X El Capitan

Friday August 5, 2016 10:27 am PDT by
Every time you visit a website you are sharing information about yourself with the outside world. This article runs through a number of methods you can use to gain more control over what gets shared, and who it gets shared with, whenever you use Apple's Safari browser to access the web on a Mac. It also covers methods you can use to prevent traces of your browsing history from showing up on...

Protecting Your Privacy in Safari for iOS

Thursday July 28, 2016 12:36 pm PDT by
Every time you visit a website on your iPhone or iPad, you are sharing information about yourself with the outside world. This guide runs through a number of methods you can use to gain more control over what gets shared, and who it gets shared with, whenever you use Apple's Safari browser to access the web on an iOS device. It also covers some methods you can use to prevent traces of your...

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Microsoft Edge Overtakes Safari as World's Second Most Popular Desktop Browser

Tuesday May 3, 2022 4:45 am PDT by
Microsoft Edge has overtaken Apple's Safari to become the world's second most popular desktop browser, based on data provided by web analytics service StatCounter. According to the data, Microsoft Edge is now used on 10.07 percent of desktop computers worldwide, 0.46 percent ahead of Safari, which stands at 9.61 percent. Google Chrome remains in first place with a dominant 66.64 percent...
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Web Developers Form Advocacy Group to Allow Other Browser Engines on iOS

Wednesday March 2, 2022 3:29 am PST by
Apple is being challenged by a group of developers to end WebKit's dominance on its mobile devices and allow other browser engines on iPhone and iPad, following accusations that the current situation amounts to anti-competitive conduct. For those unfamiliar with WebKit, Apple's browser engine powers Safari and other areas of the operating system where web content is displayed. Apple requires ...
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Apple Working on Safari Dark Mode Toggle for Viewing Specific Websites

Tuesday March 1, 2022 3:42 am PST by
Apple appears to be working on an upcoming Safari feature that will introduce a Dark mode user preference for individual websites, based on references found in open-source WebKit code. WebKit is Apple's browser engine that powers all browsers on iOS, and the new option, spotted by 9to5Mac, is referred in the GitHub-hosted WebKit code as "overriding the system color-scheme with a per-website...
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Should Apple Continue to Ban Rival Browser Engines on iOS?

Friday February 25, 2022 6:39 am PST by
Apple requires all apps that browse the web in iOS and iPadOS to use its own browser engine, WebKit, but amid accusations of anti-competitive conduct, should it continue to effectively ban rival browser engines? Big tech has been gripped by accusations of anti-competitive conduct in recent times, with Chief Executive of the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Andrea Coscelli...
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Microsoft Edge Looks Set to Overtake Safari as World's Second Most Popular Desktop Browser

Tuesday February 22, 2022 5:48 am PST by
Microsoft Edge is on the verge of overtaking Safari as the world's second most popular desktop browser, web analytics service StatCounter reports (via TechRadar). According to the data, Microsoft Edge is now used on 9.54 percent of desktops worldwide, a mere 0.3 percent behind Apple's Safari, which stands at 9.84 percent. Google Chrome continues to hold first place with an overwhelming 65.38 ...
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Safari Will No Longer Save Passwords Without Usernames in iOS 15.4

Wednesday February 16, 2022 9:06 am PST by
In the iOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4, and macOS Monterey 12.3 betas, Apple has added a minor quality of life improvement to the way Safari saves passwords. At the current time, Safari will gladly save a password without a username, which can lead to confusion later, but that's no longer the case in the beta updates. When you are prompted to save a password to iCloud Keychain in iOS 15.4, iPadOS...
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Safari Team Asks for Feedback Amid Accusations That 'Safari Is the Worst, It's the New IE'

Wednesday February 9, 2022 6:16 am PST by
Apple's Safari and WebKit team has asked for feedback on Twitter amid criticisms of the browser's bugs and missing support. Jen Simmons, an Apple Evangelist and developer advocate on the Web Developer Experience team for Safari and WebKit, Tweeted that "Everyone in my mentions [is] saying Safari is the worst, it's the new IE." This led her to ask users for feedback, preferably highlighting...
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macOS Monterey 12.2 and iOS 15.3 Release Candidates Fix Safari Bug That Leaks Browsing Activity

Thursday January 20, 2022 12:30 pm PST by
The macOS Monterey 12.2 and iOS 15.3 release candidates that came out today appear to address a Safari bug that could cause your recent browsing history and details about your identity to be leaked to malicious entities. As shared last week by browser fingerprinting service FingerprintJS, there is an issue with the WebKit implementation of the IndexedDB JavaScript API. Any website that uses...
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Apple Prepares Fix for Safari Bug Allowing Websites to Decipher Your Recent Browsing Activity

Tuesday January 18, 2022 5:28 pm PST by
Over the weekend, we reported on a bug in WebKit's implementation of a JavaScript API called IndexedDB that can reveal your recent browsing history and even your identity, according to browser fingerprinting service FingerprintJS. Apple has since prepared a fix for the bug, according to a WebKit commit on GitHub, but the fix will not be available to users until Apple releases macOS Monterey, ...
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Safari Bug Allows Websites to Track Your Recent Browsing Activity in Real Time [Updated]

Sunday January 16, 2022 2:37 pm PST by
A bug in WebKit's implementation of a JavaScript API called IndexedDB can reveal your recent browsing history and even your identity, according to a blog post shared on Friday by browser fingerprinting service FingerprintJS. In a nutshell, the bug allows any website that uses IndexedDB to access the names of IndexedDB databases generated by other websites during a user's browsing session....

Samsung Follows Apple and Lets Users Move Mobile Browser Address Bar to the Bottom of the Screen

Wednesday November 3, 2021 2:50 am PDT by
Apple took significant flak from users when it moved Safari's address bar to the bottom of the screen in iOS 15, but Samsung apparently liked it enough that it's now added the same option to its own mobile web browser for Android phones. well gee samsung, I wonder why you suddenly decided to add this option now to your browser, I just can't fathom a guess pic.twitter.com/WTTI98OwQv— dan ...
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Apple Releases Safari 15.1 for macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina

Wednesday October 27, 2021 2:28 pm PDT by
Apple today released Safari 15.1 for macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina, giving Mac users who do not have macOS Monterey installed access to the latest Safari features. Safari 15.1 reintroduces the previous tab design that was available prior to Safari 15. With Monterey and Safari 15, Apple introduced a new "Compact" look that changed the design of the tabs and unified them with the URL bar,...
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Apple Releases New Big Sur and Catalina Safari 15.1 Betas for Developers With Restored Tab Design

Wednesday October 20, 2021 6:24 pm PDT by
Following in the footsteps of the macOS Monterey release candidate seeded earlier this week, Apple has released a fourth beta version of Safari 15.1 for macOS Big Sur and Catalina to developers that restores the previous tab design that was in place prior to Safari 15. Safari 15.1 now features a standard Big Sur tab design, which is enabled by default and is labeled "Separate" in Safari...
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macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15.1 Release Candidates Limit Safari Color Tab Bar Option to Compact View

Monday October 18, 2021 5:52 pm PDT by
With the macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15 release candidates that were seeded to developers today, Apple has eliminated the option to use the Color Tab Bar with the separate tab design in Safari. A tab bar with color in Safari 15 If you want to have a color tab bar that blends in with the background color of a website, you need to toggle on the Compact Tab Bar, which is the tab bar design that...
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macOS Monterey Release Candidate Undoes Safari Changes, Reintroduces Old Tab Design

Monday October 18, 2021 12:33 pm PDT by
Apple has admitted defeat on the Safari design changes that have been present for the entire macOS Monterey beta, and the release candidate that was provided to developers today reverts to the old style that was available prior to Safari 15. Safari design in the ‌macOS Monterey‌ release candidate ‌macOS Monterey‌ now features a standard Big Sur tab design that does have the tabs with spaces...
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Apple Releases macOS Big Sur Safari 15.1 Beta With Relocated Favorites Bar

Thursday October 14, 2021 1:27 pm PDT by
Apple today seeded a new beta of Safari 15.1 for macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina, allowing developers to test the new Safari update ahead of its launch. Safari 15.1 is also the version of Safari that's available in the macOS Monterey beta. In yesterday's macOS Monterey release, Apple tweaked the design of the Favorites bar, moving it back up above the Tab bar where it was before Safari...
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More Safari Tweaks Added in Latest macOS Monterey Beta

Wednesday October 13, 2021 12:35 pm PDT by
Apple is continuing to refine the unpopular Safari design that it introduced in macOS Monterey, and the latest beta tweaks the position of the Favorites bar. The design initially had Favorites located below the tab bar, a departure from the location in prior versions of macOS, including macOS Big Sur. With the tenth beta, Apple has relocated Favorites and put it back above the Tab bar where...
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Google to Fix Bug That Disables Safari AMP Search Results on iOS 15 Devices

Wednesday October 6, 2021 2:55 pm PDT by
A bug in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 is preventing Safari from loading AMP links for Google search results, but the issue is not intentional and Google is preparing a fix that's set to be released in the near future. Developer Jeff Johnson today published a blog post speculating on whether Google had intentionally disabled AMP links for Google search results in Safari on devices running ‌iOS 15‌...
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Safari 15 Extension for Mac Helps You Tell Which Tab Is Active

Wednesday October 6, 2021 12:58 am PDT by
Safari 15 has faced a barrage of complaints about its controversial new design, and while Apple has listened to user feedback and reversed some changes or made them optional, many users still struggle to discern an active tab from a background tab on the Mac browser because of the inverted shading. Unfortunately for users who do not like the new design, Apple has not made any changes to the...
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Safari 15 Users Say New Tab Design is Counterintuitive

Monday October 4, 2021 11:05 am PDT by
Safari 15's controversial new design on the Mac has led to complaints about the way the browser indicates which tab is active. As illustrated by Daring Fireball's John Gruber, there was never any ambiguity about which tab is active in previous versions of Safari, as an active tab is shown with lighter shading that matches the browser's toolbar. In Safari 15, however, tabs have a new...