Get the most from Safari
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.