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Book description

Sure, nearly anyone can get around well enough on the Web in Safari. But Apple has been improving Safari for years, and it has a treasure trove of features that most people never notice. No one ferrets out those features—and their shortcuts—better than Sharon Zardetto. She wrote this ebook to help you use Safari faster, smarter, and better than ever before.

You'll start your advanced Safari education by customizing your environment, especially its toolbar, bookmarks, and top sites. Then you'll explore key browsing techniques, including how to access sites you've visited in the past quickly, load multiple Web pages at once, and sync open tabs among your Apple devices. You'll also find advice on how to go beyond the basics for searching both the Web in general and any page you're viewing, fill out forms, automatically, manage stored passwords, keep pages around to read later, and discover the most worthwhile extensions that expand Safari's feature set.

Table of Contents

  1. Read Me First
    1. Updates and More
    2. Basics
    3. What’s New in This Edition
  2. Introduction
  3. Safari 6 Quick Start
  4. What’s New in Safari 6
  5. Customize Your Safari Environment
    1. Do Basic Setup for the “Bars”
    2. Set Your Starting Pages
    3. Define Font Parameters
  6. Navigate to and within Web Pages
    1. Use the Address Field to Load a Page
    2. Reload a Page
    3. Cancel a Page Load
    4. Interact with a Page
    5. View Recent Pages
    6. Open a Page from Outside of Safari
  7. Wrangle Windows
    1. Switch Windows
    2. Hide Windows with Full-Screen Mode
    3. Minimize Windows
  8. Tame Multiple Pages with Tabs
    1. Set Your Tab Preferences
    2. Take the Tab Tour
    3. Switch Tabs
    4. Understand Your Link-Opening Options
    5. Learn Tab-Window Interactions
    6. Use iCloud Tabs
  9. Manage Your Top Sites
    1. View Your Top Sites
    2. Edit Your Top Sites Gallery
  10. Tune Out Page Clutter with Reader
    1. Learn Reader Basics
    2. Go Beyond Reading
  11. Handle Web-Page Notifications
    1. About Notifications …
    2. Set System Preferences for Notifications
    3. Handle Notifications
  12. Work with the Reading List
  13. Share from the Share Button
    1. The Share Menu
    2. Email Links or Page Content
    3. Share with Message, Twitter, or Facebook
  14. Set Up and Use Bookmarks
    1. Set Your Bookmark Preferences
    2. Flag Favorites with Bookmarks
    3. Learn about the Bookmarks Window
    4. Create Folders for Bookmarks
    5. Work with Bookmarks and Folders
    6. Use the Bookmarks Bar
    7. Take Advantage of Bookmark-Tab Interactions
  15. Retrace Your Steps through History
    1. Define Your History Range
    2. Access the History Collection
    3. Reopen Recently Closed Windows or Tabs
  16. Stealth Browsing
    1. Secret Surfing
    2. C Is for Cookie
    3. Erase Your Tracks with the Reset Command
  17. Know Your Search Options
    1. Search the Web
    2. Search within a Page
    3. Search Your History and Bookmarks
  18. Use AutoFill for Forms and Passwords
    1. Turn On AutoFill Sources
    2. Fill In Forms
    3. Store and Edit Your Passwords
  19. Track Your Downloads
    1. Set the Download Preferences
    2. Work in the Downloads List
  20. Expand Safari’s Capabilities with Extensions
    1. Install Extensions
    2. Work with Extension Toolbar Buttons
    3. Update Your Extensions
    4. Disable an Extension
    5. Uninstall Extensions
    6. Recommended Extensions
  21. Appendix A: Create a Web-Clip Widget
  22. About This Book
    1. Ebook Extras
    2. About the Author
    3. Author’s Acknowledgments
    4. Shameless Plug
    5. About the Publisher
  23. Copyright and Fine Print
  24. Featured Titles