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Get the most from Sa­fari

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El Cap­i­tan comes with Sa­fari 9, which has a slew of sub­tle im­prove­ments that help you to jug­gle lots of open browser tabs at once. Hold ≈ and click a tab, then choose Pin Tab. That tab will shrink down to a compact icon and slide over to the left side of the tab bar. Pinned tabs ap­pear on ev­ery new win­dow, even af­ter you quit and then re­open Sa­fari.

Use ≈+† to step through each open tab, or ß+ç and ei­ther [ or ] (the left and right square brack­ets) to move to the one on the left or the right, re­spec­tively. Hold å and click the X on a tab to close all open tabs ex­cept that one.

Al­ter­na­tively, hold ç and press a num­ber key to jump di­rectly to that tab po­si­tion (from left to right) for rapid ac­cess to your first nine tabs. Don’t forget that the num­ber­ing in­cludes pinned tabs.

When a page is play­ing au­dio, the Smart Search field has a blue speaker icon at its right side – solid when sound is from the cur­rent tab, an out­line oth­er­wise. Click the icon to mute the cur­rent tab, or hold å and click it to mute all oth­ers.

Sa­fari’s Reader view (ac­cessed by click­ing the para­graph icon at the left of the Smart Search field when read­ing a long ar­ti­cle) now of­fers a choice of font and back­ground colour as well as text size.

Sa­fari Reader re­moves a lot of the clutter from pages and lets you choose a font and colours.

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