Useful Apple Safari Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac Computers

Here are some of the useful keyboard shortcuts in the macOS Safari browser. These keystrokes help in easy action without touching the mouse or trackpad.

The Safari is the default browser in macOS computers. Though you can install the safari alternatives, many users still prefer using the default browser.

The safari browser is known for protecting user privacy and safety. It also has plenty of built-in features that are offered by the competitive browsers like Chrome and Firefox browser.

It has features like the password manager, address and contact profile, reading list, and also got extensions support along with in-built developer support.

Along with all these great features, the Apple Safari also offers support for keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys. You can fully control the safari browser with these hotkey actions.

Apple Safari Keyboard Shortcuts

I’ve listed the best and most useful keyboard shortcuts that you can memorize and make yourself productive. The Safari is only available for macOS machines, but do not support other operating systems like Windows OS.

Apple Safari ActionMac Keyboard Shortcuts
Open a new window + n
Open a new window in Incognito mode + Shift + n
Open a new tab, and switch to it + t
Reopen previously closed tabs in the order they were closed + Shift + t
Switch to the next open tabControl + Tab
Switch to the previous open tabControl + Shift + Tab
Switch to a specific tab + 1 through + 9
Switch to the rightmost tab + 9
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 + w
Close the current window + Shift + w
Minimize the current window + m
Quit Apple Safari + q
Show or hide the Bookmarks bar + Shift + b
Open the Bookmarks Manager + Option + b
Open the History page + y
Open the Downloads page in a new tab + Option + l
Open the Find Bar to search the current page + f
Switch to the next match to your Find Bar search + g
Switch to the previous match to your Find Bar search + Shift + g
Open Developer Tools + Option + i
Move cursor to the address bar + l
Open options to print the current page + p
Open options to save the current page + s
Reload the current page + r
Reload the current page in reader mode, strips styling and html + Shift + r
Stop the page loadingEsc or + .
Open a file from your computer in Edge + o + Select a file
Save your current webpage as a favorite + d
Save your current webpage into reading list + Shift + d
Turn full-screen mode on + Control + f
Show all active tabs in thumbnail size grid view + Shift + /
Make everything on the page bigger (zoom in) and +
Make everything on the page smaller (zoom out) and
Reset page zoom level + 0
Open a link in new background tab + Click a link
Open a link, and switch to it + Shift + Click a link
Add link to reading listShift + Click a link
Open reading list in sidebar + Control + 2
Download the target of a linkOption + Click a link

These are the most useful safari shortcut keys that I think one should be memorized. If you make less use of mouse or trackpad and use these hotkeys then it can help to speed up the work and make you productive.

I’ve also posted the keyboard shortcuts for all other major browsers that you can learn:

  1. Best Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Productivity
  2. Microsoft Edge Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows, Linux, and Mac
  3. Helpful Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts for Linux, Windows, and Mac

Let me know if we are missing anything that you think should be considered in the list.

Please share your favorite hotkeys on the safari browser? Which keystrokes do you use often? 

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

WindowsMacOSiOSAndroidLinux
Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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