How to Customize and Secure Your Safari Web Browser

Apple’s Safari web browser is one of the most capable browsers available for macOS. It is fast, secure, and full-featured. But, like any modern web browser, Safari can be confusing; there are lots of settings and options. In this article, I want to show you some of the most useful ways you can customize Safari, and how you can ensure that your security and privacy are respected. If you use Safari, you’ll find many useful tips to make your browsing easier and more efficient.

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Fix Missing iCloud Tabs in Safari on macOS Sierra

The latest update to macOS Sierra, released on January 23, 2017, has a bug which may remove a very useful feature: iCloud Tabs. This feature allows you to view tabs open in a browser on another one of your devices, Mac or iOS. These pages sync via your iCloud account, and you can check a web page, say, on your iPhone, then later, when you get back to your desk, see it there. (As long as you didn’t close it on the iPhone.)

You can view iCloud tabs from the cloud button in the toolbar:

Icloud tabs

You see a list of pages, by device, and you choose one to open it. These tabs are also not visible in Exposé view in Safari in the desktop as they were before.

To restore iCloud tabs, go to System Preferences > iCloud, uncheck Safari, then check Safari again. The iCloud Tabs button will return, and you’ll be able to access your iCloud tabs from that button, or from Exposé view, and you’ll see tabs and pages open on the desktop on your iOS devices.

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Hey Apple, Fix This: It’s time for Safari to go on a memory diet

I like Safari. I’ve used Apple’s web browser for most of my work since it was released. I do use Chrome and Firefox for certain tasks, but Safari is my default browser.

I like the way Safari has tabs, and how you can pin tabs to keep windows available all the time while only taking up a tiny amount of space in the tab bar.

I like Safari’s Reader feature, the way it connects with my keychain to store passwords, and the ability to sync bookmarks, favorites, and other data with my iOS devices.

But there’s one thing I don’t like about Safari: it’s a gourmand.

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Hey Apple, Fix This: Sort Safari Bookmarks Alphabetically

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Remember when you first started using a web browser, how great it was to be able to save bookmarks? It was necessary back in the day, because you couldn’t remember all those URLs, and browsers didn’t auto-complete with addresses of your saved sites. They also didn’t suggest sites when you typed the name of a company or publication, so you needed to know the URL to get where you wanted.

But the more bookmarks you save, the harder it is to find what you’re looking for. Remember that site where you saw that really interesting article last month? You bookmarked it, and you remember the title, but if you look in your Safari bookmarks, you have to either scan the entire list, or search for it. Sure, you can sort bookmarks in folders, but who has the time to do that? And you’d only do that for the sites you visit very often.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could sort bookmarks alphabetically in Safari?

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How to Get the Most out of Apple’s Safari 9 with El Capitan

With every major operating system release, Apple updates its Safari web browser. The release of OS X El Capitan was no exception. While the list of new features in the browser is limited, Safari 9, available with El Capitan, contains some very useful improvements. Here’s a look at all the new features in Safari 9, along with some tips to help you get the most out of Apple’s latest web browser.

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