Useful Tips

How to open links in Safari on iPhone without leaving an open page: 2 ways


Not all Mac users know how to quickly access certain Safari features. We bring to your attention 21 tips that will help you to easily manage your browser windows and tabs, navigate pages and make you a real pro.

Manage windows and tabs

Open link in a new tab or window

Some links open in the browser on the current page, which is not always convenient. In order to open the link in a new tab, while remaining on the current page, you need to click on the link, simultaneously pressing the key ⌘Cmd. You can open the page in a new window by simultaneously clicking on the link and clicking on ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift.

Switch to previous or next tab

If you want to switch to the tab to the right of the current one, click on ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + right arrow. Respectively, ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + left arrow will go to the tab on the left. Alternatively, to switch to the tab on the right, you can click on Control + tab, and on the tab on the left - Control + ⇧Shift + Tab.

Switch to a specific tab

If you have many tabs open and you need to quickly switch to one of them, click on ⌘Cmd and a key with a number from 1 to 9. For example, if you click on ⌘Cmd + 1, the first tab will open (far left), and ⌘Cmd + 5 will transfer you to the fifth tab on the left.

Reopen closed tab

Everyone knows that the keyboard shortcut ⌘Cmd + T used to open a new tab, but far few know that ⌘Cmd + Z allows you to open the last closed tab.

Safari is very convenient for changing the order of open tabs. For example, you can simply click on a tab and manually drag it to another location, drag it from the current window and open in a new one or drag it from one window to another.

To minimize the open Safari window, click ⌘Cmd + M.

Close current tab or window

Of course, you can close a deposit or a window by clicking on the cross, but you can do without a mouse using the keyboard shortcut ⌘Cmd + W to close the tab and ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + W to close the window.

Close all tabs except current

If all open tabs, except the current one, are no longer needed for you, and there is no time or desire to close them individually, you can simply click on ⌘Cmd + ⌥Option (Alt) + W.

Enable read mode

In order to activate the reading mode in Safari, which allows you to open pages that are not cluttered with anything, you need to click on ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + R.

Add page to reading list

Pressing ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + D, you add the current page to "Reading list"And you can return to it later.

Open sidebar

Open the sidebar containing the bookmarks, “Reading list"And"General links", You can use the combination ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + L. Pressing these keys again will close the sidebar.

Enable full-screen mode

In order to open the browser window in full screen, you need to click on Ctrl + ⌘Cmd + F. In order to exit full-screen mode, press this key combination again.

Activate incognito mode

If you want to open a new window in incognito mode (Private window), click on ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + N.

Turn off the sound in the tab

Like Chrome, Safari displays the speaker icon on the tabs of the pages where the audio is played. You can click on it and thereby turn off the sound. You can turn off the sound on all pages by clicking on the blue speaker icon in the address bar of your browser.

Page Navigation

Forward and backward navigation

You can return to the previous page in the current tab by clicking on ⌘Cmd + left arrow. To switch to the next page, click on ⌘Cmd + right arrow.

Page up and down navigation

You can scroll the page you're viewing with Spaces, and to scroll up, simultaneously press Spacebar and ⇧Shift.

Scroll to the beginning and the end

If you need to quickly return to the top of the page, click on ⌘Cmd + up arrow. Respectively, ⌘Cmd + down arrow will open the bottom of the page you are viewing.

Stop page loading

If the page loads for too long, the download can be interrupted. To do this, go back to the top of the page (⌘Cmd + up arrow) and press the key Escape. You can refresh the page using the combination ⌘Cmd + R.

Users having difficulty reading small fonts can zoom in on the page by clicking on ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + equal sign ("="). To zoom out, click on ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + minus sign (“-”), and to return to the original page view - ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + zero (“0”).

Go to the address bar

In order to place the cursor in the address bar, you can use the combination ⌘Cmd + L.

Search by page

If you want to quickly find the desired word or part of the text on the page, open the page search bar by clicking on ⌘Cmd + F.

How to open links in Safari on the iPhone (in the background) without leaving the open page: Method 2

Meanwhile, opening the link in a new window can be even easier, and for this it is not necessary to do complex additional actions. That's just what you need:

Click on the link with not one but two fingers. Everything!

At first it may seem that this simple trick does not work - often users simply don’t notice that a new tab has opened, and not an existing one. But look at this gif, everything is visible here - opening a new tab in the background is accompanied by animation:

You can see the number of tabs loaded in the background by clicking on the icon with the image of two squares in the lower right corner of the screen. Thus, now you can view the page, open pages in the background and read them later.

Step-by-step instruction

In this step-by-step photo example, I will show you two ways to open a new tab in the Safari browser. The first way. Start by pressing the menu button for the current page.

Click the New Tab command.

A new tab is open.

The second way is to simultaneously press the Ctrl + e keys. If the information was useful to you - click Thank you!