Tips | 10 Safari keyboard shortcuts that everyone should know

Safari is definitely the most energy efficient browser available for the Mac, so it’s wise to use it as your browser of choice, especially if you’re on a battery-reliant MacBook. If you’re going to use Safari as your full time browser, then it makes sense to learn some of the more important keyboard shortcuts to supercharge your workflow. In this post, we’ll consider 10 must-have Safari shortcuts to power up your browsing experience.

Switching between tabs
To quickly switch between tabs using your keyboard, hold Shift+Command and press the right or left arrow key. In my opinion, this shortcut is an absolute must-learn. You can also use Control+Tab or Control+Shift+Tab to cycle through your tabs.

Close a tab
You can quickly close a tab by pressing Command+W.

Quickly reopen the last closed tab
Have you ever closed a tab and instantly regretted doing so? No big deal. Just press Command+Z to undo and bring it back.

Switch between windows
We know how to switch between tabs, but how do you quickly switch between windows? Just press Command+` or Command+Shift+` to switch windows in reverse.

Go back and forward
Let the trackpad and mouse rest, and use the Command+] shortcut to go forward and Command+[ to go backwards.

Scroll a page
To scroll a full page at a time, hold the Option key and press the up or down arrow key. You can also press Space or Space+Shift to scroll up or down a full page.

Quick scroll to the top or bottom of a page
To scroll directly to the bottom of a web page, hold the Command button and press the up or down arrow key.

Show or hide the favorites bar
Every little bit of real estate counts. To show or hide the Favorites bar, press Command+Shift+B.

Open a new private window
To quickly open a new private browsing session, press Command+Shift+N.

Open the sidebar
Want fast access to Bookmarks, Reading List, and Shared links? Try pressing Command+Shift+L.

Of course, there are many more Safari keyboard shortcuts that you should become familiar with, but these 10 basic shortcuts should be incorporated into everyone’s repertoire from the get-go. We’ll be back with additional tips for Safari soon.

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