10 Safari for Mac (macOS) Hotkeys You Might Not Know

10 Safari for Mac (macOS) Hotkeys You Might Not Know. If you want to be more productive using the Safari for Mac browser, then we suggest that you familiarize yourself with a dozen keyboard shortcuts that will increase the speed of surfing the web. It will be especially useful to know these key combinations in the absence of a mouse.

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Switch between Safari tabs

  • To quickly switch between tabs open in Safari, just hold down the key combination ⇧Shift + ⌘Cmd and switch using the left and right arrows.
  • Using the combination Control + Tab you can switch between tabs sequentially forward, and Control + ⇧

Quick close tabs

  • Everything is simple here – press the key combination ⌘Cmd + W and the active tab displayed on the display will immediately close.

Opening the last closed tab

  • Sometimes it happens that you accidentally close an important tab. To quickly return it and not resort to the services of the browsing history, just press the combination ⌘Cmd + Z and the last closed tab will appear.

Forward and Back button

  • If you want to quickly open the previous page (go back) – press the key combination ⌘Cmd + [. To move forward, use the keys ⌘Cmd + ].

Page scrolling

  • In order not to scroll on the mouse or move up and down with two fingers on the trackpad, just hold down the ⌥Option (Alt) button and press the up or down arrows.
  • Pressing the Spacebar will scroll the page down by a screen size, while holding down ⇧Shift and the spacebar at the same time (⇧Shift + Spacebar) will scroll up by a screen size.

Move to the beginning/end of the page

  • If you want to quickly jump to the top or bottom of a page, hold down the ⌘Cmd key and press the up or down arrows.

Hide/unhide the panel with favorite tabs

  • If at some point you need to hide the Favorites tab bar (for example, if you don’t have enough workspace on your MacBook compact display), then press the keyboard shortcut ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + B.

Opening a new private window

  • Using the combination ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + N, you can quickly open a new window in incognito mode (private window).


  • The quick opening of the side menu is activated by pressing the keyboard shortcut ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + L.

Entering/editing an address

  • To instantly move the cursor to the address entry line, press ⌘Cmd + L.
  • Of course, these are not all possible keyboard shortcuts in Safari for Mac. If you use other options in everyday life, then be sure to write about them in the comments.

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