Keyboard Shortcuts for Safari

September 2016

Tabbed browsing makes it easy browse multiple web pages and manage content from different information sources (mail services, social network updates, instant messaging, live news, etc.) within a single browser window. In addition to the regular keyboard shortcuts, the Safari web browser also features some extra shortcuts dedicated to tab management.

This tip will help you to get your hands on these keys combos and use Safari like a pro.


How To Optimize Safari for Tab Management

Safari Keyboard Shortcuts

[Command] + Number key ([1] to [9]): open a tab at the specified position.

Hold down the [Command] key and click on a link: open the selected link in a new tab.

Hold down [Command] + [Shift] and click on a link: open the selected link in a new tab and switch to the new tab immediately (set as active tab).

Hold down the [Options] key and click on a link: open the selected link in a new window.

Hold down [Options] + [Shift] and click on a link: open the selected link in a new window and switch to the new window immediately (set as active browser window).

[Control] + [Tab]: move to the next tab.

[Control] + [Shift] + [Tab]: return to the previous tab.

[Command] + [Home]: return to your homepage.

Hold down the [Command] key and click on a folder in the Favorite bar: open all the bookmarks contained within the selected folder.

Hold down the [Options] key and click on the x button: close all but the selected tab.

Pin Your Important Tabs

Mac OS X El Capitan also allows you to pin browser tabs to Safari's tab bar, which is convenient for permanently displaying your frequently visited web pages. For more information, please read our article on How To Pin Browser Tabs in Safari.

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