Make Safari 9 work better for you
1 Hide frequently visited pages
The previous version of Safari introduced a new way of presenting your favourite sites, displaying them as site icons when you clicked the Smart Search field. Below those sites you purposefully added to your list of favourites, the app presents your frequently visited sites. You’re able to remove pages that appear in that area, but they might return after repeated visits. While Safari 9 lacks an option to, you can now disable the list of frequently visited pages by clearing the check mark next to Bookmarks > Show Frequently Visited in Favorites.
2 Repeat last search
After entering search terms into Safari 9‘s Smart Search field, the browser shows suggestions of what you might be looking for. If none of them looks suitable, press ® to submit your terms to your chosen search engine, just like in previous versions of the app. What’s new is that if your search engine returns results that look worse than Safari’s original suggestions, click the Smart Search field again (or press ç+L if you’re a fan of keyboard shortcuts) and you’ll find that Safari has remembered your previous input and displays its previous suggestions again.