Safari

Jump To Right Most Tab In Safari

Last week saw the release of updates for all of Apple’s platforms including macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, as well as bringing improvements to performance and stability it also added a few new features.

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This quick tip will show one of the little features added in this update. If you have several tabs open in Safari, something that happens to me on a regular basis when doing research, it can be a pain to tab across your tabs in order to get to the right most one.

With the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 you can just hit the key combination Command ⌘ + 9 and you will be automatically taken to the right most tab.

A shortcut I will definitely be making use of.

Show Full URL In Safari

When Apple released Yosemite in October 2014 one of the changes that went virtually unnoticed by casual Mac users was that Safari stopped showing the whole URL in the search/address field. This means instead of Safari showing https://www.themacquad.com/home/2018/2/15/homepod-a-review it only shows themacquad.com this probably not an issue when browsing in Amazon where the URL can be several lines long but if you are in a smaller website you may want to know the complete URL of the article you are reading.

You can click on the search/address field to display the full address but you can also change Safari’s settings so the default is to show the whole URL.

How To
Open Safari’s preferences (Command ,) or preferences from the Safari menu.

Now select the ‘Advanced’ tab (img.1).

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Then tick the Show Full Website Address checkbox (img.2).

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Safari will now always show the full website address.

Disable Downloads Automatically Opening on Safari

Just a very small piece of security advice.  If you are using Safari make sure that downloads are not automatically opened once they have completed. Even though Safari considers certain file types to be “safe” (PDFs, Movies, Pictures, etc.)  there is still a risk that these files can contain Malware. By not having downloads automatically open any accidental download or suspicious file can be checked prior to being opened. 

How To
Load in Safari and click on Safari in the menu bar, in the drop down menu select preferences.  A preference box will be shown and then select the General tab at the top of this box, the image below should be visible (img.1). Once this is on the screen simply make sure the Open “safe” files after downloading box is unchecked. Downloaded files will no longer be automatically opened. 

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When you download a file from a reliable source you will have to double click to open it but this extra step is, in my view, worthwhile for a little extra security.