How to Open Safari on Your Mac Using Shortcut?

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Are you looking for an easy way to open Safari on your Mac? Using the keyboard shortcut is the quickest and most efficient method. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how to open Safari using a keyboard shortcut.

The first step is to locate the Safari icon in your dock. It looks like a compass and can be found near the bottom of your display. Once you’ve located it, click on it once to open Safari.

Once Safari is open, you can access its menu system through the Menu Bar at the top of the screen. The Menu Bar is separate from the Safari window and contains all of Safari’s menus and commands.

To open a webpage or PDF in a new tab, simply Command-click on the link or Favorites icon. You can also Command-click on either the Back or Forward buttons to open up either of those web pages in a new tab as well.

Now that we know how to open a webpage or PDF in a new tab, let’s look at some other great shortcuts for navigating within Safari:
• Ctrl + l (or Alt + d or F6) will take you directly to the address bar;
• Ctrl + k (or Ctrl + e) will allow you to search from anywhere on the page;
• Type in any website name plus Ctrl + Shift + Enter to add www. and .com and then open it up in a new window;
• Type any search term plus Alt + Enter to open up a new tab and perform a Google search;
• Control-Tab (or Shift-Command-) will go to the next tab;
• Control-Shift-Tab (or Shift-Command-) will go back one tab.

These are just some of the many shortcuts that make navigating around within Safari much easier and more efficient! If you want even more shortcuts, check out our complete list of shortcuts for opening tabs, navigating pages, and more here!

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Using Shortcuts in Safari

Shortcuts in Safari are keyboard shortcuts that allow you to quickly access various features of the web browser. For example, Control-Tab will take you to the next tab, while Control-Shift-Tab will take you to the previous tab. You can also use Shift-Command -] and Shift-Command -[ for the same purpose. Additionally, there are many other shortcuts available in Safari menus in the menu bar that can be used to quickly perform certain actions or access specific functions.

Opening a Browser Using a Shortcut Key

The shortcut key to open a browser depends on the type of operating system you are using. On Windows, you can press the Windows Key + R to open the Run window, then type in the command “explorer” and press Enter. On MacOS, you can press Command + Spacebar to open Spotlight search, then type in the name of your preferred browser (e.g. Chrome or Safari) and press Enter. On Linux, you can press Alt + F2 to open the Run dialog box, then type in the name of your preferred browser (e.g. Firefox or Opera) and press Enter.

Opening Safari on Mac

To open Safari on Mac, click the Safari icon which looks like a compass in the Dock at the bottom of the display. Once clicked, Safari will open in its own window with a menu bar at the top of the screen. From this menu bar, you can access all of Safari’s features and settings.

Opening a Safari Page

To open a webpage in Safari, you can simply click on the link or type the URL into the address bar at the top of your browser. You can also open a new tab by pressing Command + T on your keyboard or clicking on the “+” sign on the right side of your existing tabs. To open a PDF in Safari, you can either drag and drop it into an open tab or use Command + O to locate and open it in a new tab.

Using Safari Instead of Chrome on Mac

To use Safari instead of Chrome on Mac, open System Preferences and select Desktop & Dock from the sidebar. In the “Default web browser” section, select Safari from the pop-up menu. Once you’ve done this, Safari will be opened as your default web browser whenever you click a link or open a web page. You can also manually open Safari by clicking the blue and white compass icon in your dock.

Opening Safari Without a Mouse on a Mac

To open Safari without using a mouse on your Mac, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command+Space to bring up the Spotlight search menu. Then type in “Safari” and press Return to launch the browser. You can also use the Dock—simply click on the Safari icon in the Dock with your trackpad or arrow keys until it is highlighted, then press Return to open it. Finally, you can also use Finder to locate and launch Safari—click on “Go” in the Menu Bar at the top of your screen, then select “Applications” from the drop-down list. Scroll or search until you find Safari, then double-click it to launch.

Restoring Safari Homepage

To get your Safari homepage back, you can use the History menu. First, open Safari and then click on the History menu in the top menu bar. After that, select Home from the list of options. This will open your homepage in a new window. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + H to quickly open your homepage in Safari.

Opening Safari with Google

To open Safari with Google, first open Safari on your Mac. Then, click the search bar in the top right corner of the screen. In the left corner of the search bar, click the magnifying glass icon. From the drop-down menu, select Google. You can now use Google to search for whatever you need in Safari.


In conclusion, opening Safari on a Mac can be done quickly and easily by clicking the compass icon on the Dock. Alternatively, you can use keyboard shortcuts such as Command-click, Ctrl+K, or Ctrl+E. Additionally, there are several ways to open a webpage or PDF in a new tab, including Command-clicking a link on a webpage or Favorites icon, Command-clicking the Back button or Forward button, and more. With these methods, you can easily access your favorite websites and documents with minimal effort.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.