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If you ever find that a web page seems to not be working properly in Safari on the Mac - where you perhaps click a button but nothing seems to happen - it may be that Popups are blocked on that website. You may notice that, when you click the option/button, a message appeared in the search/address bar but nothing else happens.
This is a security feature of Safari, where websites are blocked from using Popups - which can often be dangerous - unless you specifically choose to allow them. Once I enabled popups for the website, my problem was solved.
I know that many Mac users choose to use Chrome instead of Safari as their web browser. Often this is because they have been told by someone that Chrome is better than Safari - something that I disagree with.
I get asked which one I use for my own web browsing. When I say that my preferred browser is Safari, I am asked why. Here's the answer to this question.
nIf you have a web page that you access on a regular basis, a great feature on your iPad and iPhone is that you can make that web page appear as a App on your Home Screen.
Then, whenever you want to access that web page, all you need to do is to tap on that App - and you will be taken straight to that web page in the Safari App.
I am currently in the process of upgrading all of iTandCoffee's Introduction to the Mac book series, to include all the latest features and screens from macOS 11 Big Sur.
In the Backup, Apps and Preference book (part 3 of the series), I cover some great tips for using Safari. Here are a couple that are new in Big Sur.
This one was last published December 2019, but I am including it again because it came up as a question at our iPad and iPhone User group last week.
In the past, when you 'downloaded' a PDF when using Safari on the iPad or iPhone, you would have the option to choose what to do with the download - for example, whether to 'Open in Books'.
With recent changes to the iPhone/iPad operating system, the way that downloads work has changed - and you may find your downloads appear to have disappeared into a black hole!
A parent at one of the two Keeping Kids Safe on iPad and iPhones sessions run by iTandCoffee at Melbourne schools this week asked a really good question - the answer to which I figured was worth including in this blog for other parents.
We were talking about how the Limit Adult Content setting of Screen Time on iPads and iPhones can be used to not only limit their access to 'adult' websites and images, but to also stop a child from clearing their browsing history - in case you want to do any checks of where they have been on the internet and what they have been searching.
The question from this parent was around the DuckDuckGo search engine and whether it can be used by children to avoid tracking of browsing history.
There is a feature of Safari that many people have not yet discovered.
It is called Safari's Split View and it allows for the seamless use of two Safari windows at one time - just like having two devices side-by-side using the Safari app.
This is a problem that occurred on a couple of iTandCoffee's older iMacs, immediately after the upgrade to macOS Mojave.
I found that, on these computers, the font for the body text of the iTandCoffee website - which is normally Verdana - became a sans serif font (like Georgia) instead. It looked all wrong!
There are a variety of solutions to this problem in online forums. Here are a couple that worked for me.
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If English is not your native language, or if you are learning a new language, you may want to be able to convert a web page that is written in English into a different language.
This is easy to achieve on your iPad and iPhone using the Safari app.
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