MacMost: Safari

Understanding Safari AutoFill
8/9/22
AutoFill in Safari makes it easy to fill in fields in forms on web pages with your name, email address, passwords, credit card information and other details. You can use it more effectively if you understand where the information comes from and why it sometimes doesn't work as expected.
Safari Cookies, Cache and History
7/25/22
When you browse the web Safari will save data as cookies, cache and history. Learn what these are and how to control them.
How To Make the Safari Start Page Super Useful
5/24/22
The Start Page in Safari is often ignored, but it can be a very useful tool. By removing some items from it and actively maintaining others, it can be your go-to screen in Safari.
20 Ways You Can Use Web Page Links On A Mac
5/11/22
There are many ways to store and recall Web locations other than just plain browser bookmarks. Learn how to create lists and documents, add to contacts and events, even make Menu Bar and keyboard shortcuts.
Using Bookmarks In Safari On a Mac
1/3/22
You can use bookmarks in Safari to store the locations of web pages so you can return to them easily. You can access bookmarks several ways, search for them, edit them and organize them. Plus many tips and tricks for using bookmarks.
Using Quick Notes Linked To Safari Web Pages
12/9/21
When you create Quick Note in Safari in macOS Monterey it should maintain a link to that web page and allow you to return to that note the next time you visit that page. This could be useful, but the feature is a bit buggy.
Productivity Series: Web Browsers
10/30/21
See what techniques I use to be more productive when browsing the web. I use no extensions, minimal bookmarks and tabs, and try not to overcomplicate things.
Setting Up Automatic Two-Factor Code In Safari
10/21/21
Safari 15 allows you to save a key and get two-factor codes for Google and many other services. This allows you to not only fill in IDs and passwords for sites, but the two-factor verification code as well. No need to pull out your iPhone or use another app.
Search Sites Directly With Safari Quick Website Search
10/14/21
Learn how to use Quick Website Search on your Mac, iPhone and iPad to skip search engines and get results directly from your favorite websites. This saves time and increases privacy.
Using the New Safari Tabs Features On Your Mac
9/22/21
Safari 15 includes major changes to how tabs look and work. You can now choose between two different ways tabs look at the top of the Safari window, and can create tab groups to organize your tabs.
Change How Web Pages Look With Safari Custom Style Sheets
5/18/21
Web pages use colors, fonts and other design elements defined in the Style Sheet from that website. In Safari, you can override those styles with your own. With the help of an extension, you can do it on a per-site basis.
How To Maintain Your Downloads Folder On a Mac
3/12/21
Your Downloads folder is the default location for browser file downloads. Learn how this relates to the Downloads folder in the Dock and the Download icon in Safari. If you don't maintain your Downloads folder it will eventually become filled with files taking up lots of space on your drive.
10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do In Mac Safari
2/25/21
There is a lot of hidden functionality in the Safari browser on your Mac. Here are ten things (actually 13!) that you may not know you can do that will help you when browsing the web.
Keep Your Online Accounts Secure Using Safari Passwords
2/19/21
If you aren't using a third-party password manager, you should be at least using Safari Passwords. This allows you to create strong unique password for your online accounts without having to remember or type them. You can even use those password on your other Apple devices through iCloud.
Get the Most From Safari With the Favorites Bar
1/6/21
The Favorites Bar allows you to have links easily accessible right at the top of your Safari window. You can also add folders to pack in even more links. The links and folders have special features if you use the context menus or modifier keys.
15 Ways To Speed Up Safari
12/23/20
Safari should be fast as loading and displaying web pages on your Mac. If it is slow, here are 15 things you can try to fix the problem.
Customize Safari With These 10 Preferences
10/22/20
Safari has a lot of preferences but you can start customizing how it works by focusing on these 10. Change the behavior of what happens when you open a new window or tab, click on a link, or download a file. Also learn how to reduce clutter when typing in the address field.
Understanding Website Trackers And the New Privacy Report In Safari 14
10/12/20
Safari 14 adds a Privacy Report button prominently to the toolbar that allows you to see the trackers used by the current site. The report is good information, but there really isn't much you can do besides make sure that Safari's privacy features are enabled.
10 Reasons To Make Safari Your Default Browser
9/25/20
The three main browsers for most Mac users are Safari, Chrome and Firefox. Safari should be your main browser for a variety of reasons. But you can also use the others when needed.
How To Use the Safari 14 Start Page
9/21/20
In Safari 14 the new Start Page replaces Top Sites. The Start Page has several sections, including your Favorites, Frequently Visited sites and more. You can customize the Start Page to act much like the old Top Sites page, while also including your Reading List and iCloud Tabs pages.