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Archive for November 3rd, 2015

by Tom Nelson and Mary F. O’Connor

Accessing your favorite web sites in Safari may be as easy as typing the command key followed by a number. But before you start using these bookmark and tab shortcuts, there are a few things to know first.

Safari Bookmark Shortcuts

Safari has supported bookmark shortcuts for quite a while, however, starting with OS X El Capitan and Safari 9, Apple changed the default behavior for the keyboard shortcuts that we used to use to access web sites saved to our Favorites toolbar (also known as the Bookmarks toolbar in some versions of Safari).

SafariKeyboardShortcuts

Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

Apple dropped support for using keyboard shortcuts to jump to web sites you’ve stored on the Favorites toolbar. Instead, using the same keyboard shortcuts now controls Safari’s Tabs toolbar.

Fortunately, you can change the default behavior of the keyboard shortcuts to use them the way you wish.

Read more on About: Macs.

 

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