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How to Use site-specific settings in Safari
1 View site settings
To view settings assigned to the site you’re reading, go to Safari > Settings for This Website. A panel opens under the site address. By default, Safari enables content blockers, and stops media with sound from playing.
2 Use Reader
If you put a check mark next to “Use Reader when available,” Safari’s Reader view will always load when it can. Not all sites are compatible, but when one is, you’ll see only an article’s headline, byline, imagery, and text.
3 Configure Reader
Although mostly used to immediately delve into web page content, Reader can also be an accessibility aid. Click the AA in the search field, and then adjust the view’s font style/size, and the background color.
4 Adjust zoom settings
If you don’t use Reader, you can adjust a site’s text size using Page Zoom in the site’s settings – just click and choose a new value. Unlike in older versions of Safari, your choice is assigned only to the current site.
5 Halt distracting videos
Under Auto-Play, Safari should by default stop media with sound, ensuring videos don’t play over other audio you’re listening to. If that doesn’t work on a site – or silent videos distract – set Auto-Play to Never Auto-Play.
6 View all your settings
For an overview of all your settings, click the Websites tab in Safari’s preferences, and then choose a sidebar item. For each of them, you’ll see settings split into configured websites and currently open websites. 7 Change your settings
To update a configuration setting, click a pop-up menu and choose a different option. To delete a configuration entirely and revert to its default state, click the item and then the Remove button (or press 8 Define Safari defaults
When in the Websites tab, the pop-up menu at the bottom-right of the window sets Safari’s default value for the current category/ feature. The choice you make here defines Safari’s default behavior for all other sites.