Safari

How to turn on and edit the Favorites bar in Safari

A few weeks ago, I received a panicked call from my sister. "My Favorites are gone! I don't know where they went and I don't know how to get them back." The favorites in question weren't Instagram likes or Twitter stars — no, her new work Mac had come with its Bookmarks favorites bar disabled.

It's not uncommon to see this in new OS X Yosemite Macs; Safari's default view sports as few buttons and switches as possible, so as to immerse yourself in the Web browsing experience. But it's an easy fix to reenable the Favorites bar and even edit it.

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Secret Safari shortcuts: Ten gestures to speed up your iPhone browsing!

Safari for iPhone spun out of Safari for Mac and was one of the very first fully functional web browsers ever to hit mobile. Taking all that power and making it simple and accessible for the masses meant that, over the years, a lot of shortcuts and time savers got hidden away behind gestures. Luckily, once you know how to long-tap (touch and hold) and swipe your way around, you'll be using Safari for iPhone faster than ever!

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How to quickly translate web pages in Safari for iPhone and iPad

If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can easily translate web pages in the Safari browser thanks to the Bing app and its action extension. Instead of cutting and pasting links or text, or switching apps, you can simply go to the page you want to translate, tap a couple of buttons, and watch as the the language changes right before your eyes.

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How to view websites on your Mac that require Internet Explorer (or a PC)

Once upon a time, the Mac and the Internet did not always get along. Long before Safari came along, Netscape and Internet Explorer were busy waging a war to define the future of browsing — a future that didn't often include the Mac. Most of the time, Mac users were stuck using browsers one or two versions behind their Windows counterparts, with no access to popular plug-ins essential to browsing various parts of the Web.

It was a dark day for the rebellion.

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The case for a 'Safari view controller' for iOS 9

Web views are an incredibly convenient way to handle in-app browsing. Since they're WebKit, you get the same kind of experience and performance as Safari, but you don't have to send people hurtling out of your app and into Safari simply to show them a link. However, web views can't store cookies, so logins can't persist, and having to login to a web view isn't good from a security perspective anyway. So what's the solution?

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Safari updated to fix sync, password issues on Yosemite

Apple is pushing out an update to Safari on Wednesday, bringing it to version 8.0.1 for OS X Yosemite users. The new update addresses usability, stability, and security.

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Safari for iPhone and iPad running slow? Here's how to speed it up!

If Safari on your iPhone or iPad starts to act rather sluggish, it can make for a terrible browsing experience. But whether Safari is slow to load new tabs, is stuttering while loading pages or scrolling, or something else entirely, we've got a few fixes you can try. We've also heard some iOS 8 users are experiencing issues with Safari freezing up on them. If you fall into that group, these options should work for you, too!

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How to use Private Browsing in Safari on OS X Yosemite

Safari in OS X Yosemite is faster and more convenient to use than ever. Among the upgrades is improved Private Browsing, which keeps Safari from keeping track of what web pages you're looking at, what passwords you're entering and more. Here's how it works.

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How to use the Safari toolbar in OS X Yosemite

Safari's toolbar has been dramatically reworked in OS X Yosemite. It's a much simpler setup, but there's still plenty of power under the hood. The first thing you may notice about Safari in OS X Yosemite is how simplified it is. Your favorites are gone, too. Or are they? If these are questions you find yourself asking, follow along for a detailed walkthrough of where your stuff went and how to access it!

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CSS Animations now available on iBooks, CSS Transforms on one day sale — Hurry!

Vicki Murley, former Safari Technology Evangelist at Apple, has released her second book — CSS Animations. It's a follow up to CSS Transforms, but goes even further in making the dynamic web understandable though something that's closer akin to an interactive learning experience than traditional book. Here's what's in CSS Animations:

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