Safari Keyboard Shortcuts

Safari is the fast and lean default web browser bundled with Mac safari_OS X. You probably already know a shortcut or two, but there are tons of shortcuts in Safari worth remembering that can really improve your experience browsing the web. We’ll cover 31 different keystrokes, they are grouped into different sections based on use case, and we’ve also included a few multi-touch gestures for those of us with multitouch capable Macs.

8 Shortcuts for Navigating Tabs & Web Pages

  • Switch to Next Tab – Control+Tab
  • Switch to Previous Tab – Control+Shift+Tab
  • Scroll Down by Full Screen – Spacebar
  • Scroll Up by Full Screen – Shift+Spacebar
  • Go to Address Bar – Command+L
  • Open New Tab – Command+T
  • Open Link in New Tab – Command+Click a link
  • Add Linked Page to Reading List – Shift+Click link

7 Shortcuts for Reading & Viewing Pages

  • Strip Styling and View in Reader – Command+Shift+R
  • Increase Text Size – Command+Plus
  • Decrease Text Size – Command+Minus
  • Default Text Size – Command+0
  • Enter or Exit Full Screen – Command+Escape
  • Open Home Page – Command+Shift+H
  • Mail Link to Current Page – Command+Shift+I

5 Shortcuts for Caches, Loading Pages, Source, and Pop Ups

  • Empty Browser Cache – Command+Option+E
  • Reload Page – Command+R
  • Stop Loading Page – Command+.
  • View Page Source – Command+Option+U
  • Disable Pop Up Windows – Command+Shift+K

3 Shortcuts for Finding and Navigating Found Items

  • Find Text on Page – Command+F
  • Navigate Found Items Forward – Return
  • Navigate Found Items Backwards – Shift+Return

8 Shortcuts for Toolbars, History, and Reading List

  • Hide or Show Toolbar – Command+i
  • Hide or Show Bookmarks Bar – Command+Shift+B
  • Hide or Show Status Bar – Command+/
  • Hide or Show Tab Bar – Command+Shift+T
  • Show Top Sites – Command+Option+1
  • Show History – Command+Option+2
  • Show Reading List – Command+Shift+L
  • Show Downloads – Command+Option+L

Bonus: 4 Safari Multi-Touch Gestures

  • Go Back – Two Finger Swipe Left
  • Go Forward – Two Finger Swipe Right
  • Zoom Out / Decrease Font Size – Pinch
  • Zoom In / Increase Font Size – Spread / Reverse Pinch

Mac OS X Lion: 3 Even Smaller Features

Here are another few more subtle features I’ve managed to spot, just thought I should include them too.

Mass Grouping Folders : Here’s a quick way to place several folders under a main folder. Select the few folders, right click and select “New folder with selection”

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new-folder-with-selection

Files Number Indicator : Whenever multiple files are selected and dragged from one place to another, they will flock together; there’s also a small red rounded box indicating how many files are selected.

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number-indicator-lion

 

Resizing At Any Edge : You can now resize an application at any edge.

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lion-resize-anywhere

OS X Lion: New Features + Shortcuts You Should Know

Apple’s latest operating system for Mac, 10.7 or better known as the OS X Lion was officially launched on the 20th of July 2011. But developers, including myself had got an earlier hands-on thanks to Apple Developers Program.

According to Apple, the new $29.99 OS ships with more than 250 new features including the few notable ones like Mission Control, Auto Save, Launch Pad, all new Mail app and a few others.

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osx-lion-features-shortcuts

Now, assuming that most of us will probably start exploring the above-mentioned key features, I’ve decided to skip them and focus on the more subtle (but useful) features. In this post, I’ll show you New features of OS X Lion that can come in handy or may even increase your productivity at work. At the end of the post, I’ve also included a small list of new OS X Lion shortcuts.

Inverted Scrolling

Lion allows you to change the scrolling direction when you scroll down the mouse wheel or swipe down the trackpad. By default, it has changed the direction of scrolling to natural (scroll/swipe down means moving up the screen)

If you are not use to this, you can have it revert. Simply go to System Preferences -> Mouse and uncheck “Move content in the direction …”

For trackpad users, go to System Preferences -> Trackpad, under Scroll and Zoom, uncheck “Scroll direction: Natural”.

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invert-scrolling

File Transfer With “Airdrop”

AirDrop allows you to send files, folders or combination of both regardless their size conveniently and wireless-ly to another OS X Lion powered Mac. AirDrop is not a standalone application; it resides on left sidebar of Finder, right under “All My Files”.

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lion-airdrop

Here are a few of things you should know about AirDrop.

  • AirDrop does not require any setup or configuration.
  • AirDrop automatically discovers computers (within the same Wifi network) when they are near.
  • AirDrop needs to be selected in order to be detected. By un-selecting AirDrop, your computer will not be discovered.

Keep Copies Of Files With Versions

Versions tracks and keeps numerous records of your document activity. It intelligently saves multiple copies of different versions at background. It allows you to:

  • Revert to last opened,
  • Browse (in Time Machine mode) to select the version you are looking for,
  • Duplicate a version,
  • Copy between versions, or
  • Lock a version to prevent overwriting.
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lion-versions-options

However, Versions only works with native Mac applications like Pages, Numbers, TextEdit and few others. In another word, do not expect to work with 3rd party editors like TextMate, Dreamweaver, Coda, etc, at least not now.

All My Files View

“All My Files” is a pretty neat feature. It resides in Finder, giving you an overall view of all your files on your Mac regardless of where they are located in an organized manner.

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all-my-files

Don’t panic when you hear the phrase ALL my files. Technically it is not really showing all files; it lists files you frequently access while the system files remain hidden.

You can also change the way files are sorted (arranged) to better manage “All My Files”.

all-my-files-options

all-my-files-options

Keeping Copies Of Same File

Under normal circumstances, you are only allowed to keep one copy of a particular file if they are of the same file name. It’s either you keep them separated by folders, or you replace one over the other.

OS X Lion allows you to keep both, or more copies by adding the word “copy or an incrementing digit at the end of the file name whenever a duplicate copy is detected.

file-replace

Quick Preview With More Options

Quick preview gives you an instant preview of the file content when you select the file and hit the Space. This feature was first introduced in OS X Leopard and now, further enhanced in OS X Lion.

In OS X Lion, whenever you quick preview a file, it allows you to open with suggested application or View in full screen mode. Right click on the “Open with …” button will list you more application suggestions.

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quick-preview

Suggested Words On Textedit

Can only vaguely remember the correct spelling of a particular word? Not a problem if you are working on TextEdit. Simply hit F5 at any point of the word and you will be given a list of suggested words.

word-suggestions

word-suggestions

Screen Sharing Enhanced

Screen Sharing allows you to connect to another Mac within the same network, share its screen to observe or control it. Here are two new features I noticed in OS X Lion worth mentioning.

  • Go full screen. You can now share a screen and go full screen all the way; controlling it as though you are running your own mac.
  • Observation mode. Observation mode allows you to monitor a remotely connected Mac without interfering user on the other side. Mouse and trackpad movements will be disabled in observation mode. You can switch between Controlling or Observing mode by using the shortcut Option + Command + X.

Better Spotlight

Spotlight is an easy, quick and powerful way to locate any particular file stored in your Mac. In OS X Lion, it is even better. Here are two new Spotlight features I discovered.

  • Drag-drop any file. Search and drag your item instantly into email, browser, folder, AirDrop or anywhere!
  • Instant preview. Move your cursor over any of the result and get an instant preview of its content. Works for .HTML, .TXT, all image file formats, bookmarks, and more.
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lion-spotlight

Look Up Any Word

OS X Lion allows you to conveniently look up the definition of any word you come across. Highlight the word, right click and select “Look up …”.

Look up will return you results from Dictionary, Thesaurus and Wikipedia. You can also click into each to learn more.

This feature supports only native Mac applications like Safari or TextEdit.

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lion-lookup-any-word


Mac OS X: Lion New Shortcuts

Last but not least, some new OS X Lion shortcuts to help speed up your activities.

Mission Control

  • Initiate Mission Control : Control + ↑ or F3
  • Back to Desktop from Mission Control: Control + ↓
  • Move between spaces in Mission Control : Control + ↑ then →
  • Move between spaces on Desktop : Control + ← or Control + →
  • Focus on app(s) of the same type : Control + ↓ or Control + F3
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lion-mission-control

Textedit

  • Quick search with Google : Shift + Command + L + text
  • Launch Sticky note : Shift + Command + Y + text
  • Select any region of text : Option (hold) + drag over texts

Safari

  • Launch Reading List : Shift + Command + L + text
  • Add current page to Reading List : Command + D
  • Add any link to Reading List: Shift (hold) and click on the link.

Others

  • Launch Full Screen : Control + Command + F
  • Quit Full Screen : Esc


Mac OS X : “Screen Sharing” Enhanced

Screen Sharing allows you to connect to another Mac within the same network, share its screen to observe or control it. Here are two new features I noticed in OS X Lion worth mentioning.

  • Go full screen. You can now share a screen and go full screen all the way; controlling it as though you are running your own mac.
  • Observation mode. Observation mode allows you to monitor a remotely connected Mac without interfering user on the other side. Mouse and trackpad movements will be disabled in observation mode. You can switch between Controlling or Observing mode by using the shortcut Option + Command + X.

Mac OS X Lion : Look up any phrase

OS X Lion allows you to conveniently look up the definition of any word you come across. Highlight the word, right click and select “Look up …”.

Look up will return you results from Dictionary, Thesaurus and Wikipedia. You can also click into each to learn more.

This feature supports only native Mac applications like Safari or TextEdit.

lion-lookup-any-word

lion-lookup-any-word

Mac OS X Lion : Greater Spotlight

Spotlight is an effortless, fast and effective way to locate any distinct file stored in your Mac. In OS X Lion, it is even far better. Right here are two new Spotlight functions I learned.

  1. Drag-drop any file. Search and drag your product instantly into e mail, browser, folder, AirDrop or wherever!
  2. Immediate preview. Shift your cursor over any of the consequence and get an instant preview of its content material. Works for .HTML, .TXT, all image file formats, bookmarks, and much more.