Safari Website Preferences in High Sierra

Preferences in the Safari browser in High Sierra will remember important settings on a per-site basis. You can stop videos from autoplaying, set zoom levels, enable plug-ins, and turn on Reader view for a website and it will remember those settings for the next time you visit the same site. It is easy to review and manage these settings.

Comments: 11 Responses to “Safari Website Preferences in High Sierra”

    Mike
    2 years ago

    Nice explanation as always Gary. Thanks. Concerning preferences, where did Bonjour go? I use it a lot and it used to be set in the preference page. I cannot find it anywhere in the new Safari.

    2 years ago

    Mike: I haven’t used Bonjour in many many years. What did you use it for in Safari?

    Douglas Brace
    2 years ago

    I believe some of the features are available in Safari 11 even for macOS Sierra. I do not think you have to have macOS High Sierra for all of them.

    Mike
    2 years ago

    Thanks for the reply to my question. Leave it to me to be “old school”. I used Bonjour for logging into my WiFi router and to reset same (remotely) occasionally and my wireless range extender. Also my printers (3). All of which I can still do by using IP addresses (and create shortcuts) but with Bonjour there was a simple “drop down” where all those devices were listed for me. I clicked that nearly daily, hence the reason I noticed it being gone so quickly. Again, many thanks for your tutelage.

    Shirley
    2 years ago

    Is “Content Blocker” automatically turned on? I am not running any extensions like “AdBlock” but when I go to the Safari Menu and select “Settings for this site” it always shows a check mark in “Enable content blockers.”

    2 years ago

    Shirley: Content Blockers only works if you have one installed.

    Chris
    2 years ago

    These new Safari Website Preferences are also available in Sierra, not just in High Sierra.

    2 years ago

    Chris: I don’t have any machines left running Sierra to test. Which version of Safari do you have running? Are ALL of these preferences, including the website-specific ones, available? Some of these are supposed to be High Sierra-only.

    David
    2 years ago

    Re:Bonjour: with printer/scanners’ IP addresses subject to change and not all network printers reporting supply levels through the OS, the removal of Bonjour in Safari means I have to walk around the office, print network configuration reports, then manually type in IP addresses to get the same settings, info I used to get with a click on the toolbar.

    2 years ago

    David: I don’t have this problem with my Wi-Fi printer that never used Bonjour. Perhaps look through all of the configuration options with those printers and set them up again. Or, why not set the printers to have static local IP addresses? Should be configurable through your network router (map MAC addresses to IP slots).

    Anon
    2 years ago

    Bonjour being MIA from Safari is painful. Now I have to buy a network utility to scan my subnets manually to look for devices which have a web management interface. Seriously annoying. Why not remove Continuity or HandOff or a number of other Apple tech that is flakey. Bonjour in Safari was rock solid and useful. Ah… that’s why they removed it. They have Microsoft stooges undermining the macOS system now.

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