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Useful Apple Safari Keyboard Shortcuts on Mac

We have a list of useful keyboard shortcuts for the Safari browser on the macOS. These keystrokes help in easy action without touching the mouse or trackpad.

Apple Safari offers keyboard shortcuts that can help perform actions and manage the browser. If you master these shortcuts, you can be productive and use the browser like a pro.

The browser app is available for macOS and does not support other operating systems like Windows OS or Linux. Here are the shortcut keys:

Apple Safari Action Mac 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 tab Control + Tab
Switch to the previous open tab Control + 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 in your Find Bar search + g
Switch to the previous match in your Find Bar search + Shift + g
Open Developer Tools + Option + i
Move the 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 loading Esc 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 a 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 a new background tab + Click a link
Open a link, and switch to it + Shift + Click a link
Add the link to the reading list Shift + Click a link
Open the reading list in the sidebar + Control + 2
Download the target of a link Option + Click a link

These are the useful shortcut keys that should be memorized. If you do not like to use the mouse or trackpad then these hotkeys can help speed up the work.

We’ve also posted the shortkeys for all other major browsers that you can learn:

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2 comments and feedback

    1. Use Cmd + ~ to switch between open Safari windows. Ensure the other window is not minimized in the dock, else this shortkey will not work.

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