Safari is the default browser in macOS computers. Though you can install the safari alternatives, many users prefer using the default browser.
The safari browser is known for protecting user privacy and safety. It also has plenty of built-in features offered by competitive browsers like Chrome and Firefox.
It has features like the password manager, address and contact profile, and reading list, and it also got extensions to support along with in-built developer support.
Along with all these great features, Apple Safari also offers keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys support. You can fully control the safari browser with these hotkey actions.
I’ve listed the best keyboard shortcuts to memorize and make yourself productive. Safari is only available for macOS machines but does not support other operating systems like Windows OS.
|Apple Safari Action||Mac Keyboard Shortcuts|
|Open a new window||+|
|Open a new window in Incognito mode||+ +|
|Open a new tab, and switch to it||+|
|Reopen previously closed tabs in the order they were closed||+ +|
|Switch to the next open tab||+|
|Switch to the previous open tab||+ +|
|Switch to a specific tab||+ through +|
|Switch to the rightmost tab||+|
|Open the previous page from your browsing history in the current tab||+ or +|
|Open the next page from your browsing history in the current tab||+ or +|
|Close the current tab||+|
|Close the current window||+ +|
|Minimize the current window||+|
|Quit Apple Safari||+|
|Show or hide the Bookmarks bar||+ +|
|Open the Bookmarks Manager||+ +|
|Open the History page||+|
|Open the Downloads page in a new tab||+ +|
|Open the Find Bar to search the current page||+|
|Switch to the next match in your Find Bar search||+|
|Switch to the previous match in your Find Bar search||+ +|
|Open Developer Tools||+ +|
|Move the cursor to the address bar||+|
|Open options to print the current page||+|
|Open options to save the current page||+|
|Reload the current page||+|
|Reload the current page in reader mode, strips styling and html||+ +|
|Stop the page loading||or +|
|Open a file from your computer in Edge||+ + Select a file|
|Save your current webpage as a favorite||+|
|Save your current webpage into a reading list||+ +|
|Turn full-screen mode on||+ +|
|Show all active tabs in thumbnail size grid view||+ +|
|Make everything on the page bigger (zoom in)||and|
|Make everything on the page smaller (zoom out)||and|
|Reset page zoom level||+|
|Open a link in a new background tab||+ Click a link|
|Open a link, and switch to it||+ + Click a link|
|Add the link to the reading list||+ Click a link|
|Open the reading list in the sidebar||+ + 2|
|Download the target of a link||+ Click a link|
These are the most helpful safari shortcut keys that should be memorized. If you use the mouse or trackpad less and use these hotkeys, then it can help speed up the work and make you productive.
I’ve also posted the keyboard shortcuts for all other major browsers that you can learn:
- Best Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Productivity
- Microsoft Edge Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows, Linux, and Mac
- Helpful Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts for Linux, Windows, and Mac
Let me know if we are missing anything you think should be considered in the list.
Please share your favorite hotkeys on the safari browser. Which keystrokes do you use often?
These Commands are really helpful for those who are new to MAC OS and could use some help on how to use Safari effectively.