To browse the web on a Mac, you will probably use Safari, the web browser that comes with macOS. This video can introduce the interface and primary controls in Safari.
- [Nicholas] Mac OS comes with a web browser which is known as Safari, I'm going to launch it here from the dock, and of course, this is a web browser like Chrome or Firefox. You've got an address bar up here at the top, that's this text field. If you know the address for a web page that you want to go to, you can click on that field, and you can type in that address. Type it in, press return, and it will load that page. Or if you don't know a specific web page address, you can do a search instead. Click on that same field, delete whatever's there, and then you can just type a word or a few words, anything that does not fit the format of a website address will perform a search. So I'll search for Antarctica, press return, and we get a bunch of search results here. And this lets us work with links. Usually a link is represented by blue text, like this here. But a picture can be a link as well. Really, anything that you point at, and you see your mouse cursor change from the arrow to this pointing finger, that's a link, and you can click on it and it will load another page. So let's click on this link here. It loads this page, and actually on this page, there are a whole bunch of other links. So I could click on one of these and it will load that page. Now if you ever want to take a step back to the previous page you were on, you can click the back button up here in the top left, then you take a step back. You could also go to the address bar up here at the top and there's this circular arrow button, that's the reload button. So if you ever think the content on your page has changed since you last loaded it, you could click the reload button to refresh. Now, if you want to have more than one webpage open at a time, you could right click on something, you get this menu, and you can choose to open it in a new tab or a new window. Let's choose a new tab, so now I have these two tabs up here at the top, and I can click back and forth between them so I can have multiple pages open at the same time. And when you're ready to close one, you can point at the tab, you'll see this x will appear. Click on that and the tab is now closed. Now, if you find a page that you want to visit again later, you can bookmark it. To do that we'll go to the bookmarks menu and I'll choose add bookmark. In this save window, you have a menu here where you can choose whether you want to save it in your favorites or in your bookmarks. So to start with, I'm just going to save it in bookmarks, then I'll click add. So to see how a bookmark works, I'm going to quit Safari, and later let's say we launch Safari and we want to go back to that same page. To do that, we'll go to the bookmarks menu, and you can see that page that we just saved as a bookmark is listed here. So I can just click on that, and it takes me straight back to that page. All right, let me click on one of these links here on this page just to get to a different page, and I want to bookmark this one, we'll do it a little bit differently. So once again, we'll go to the bookmarks menu, we'll choose add bookmark, but this time, we're going to go to this menu and switch it to favorites and click add there. So there are a few ways to access your favorites. One way is to use the favorites bar. So if you go to the view menu and choose show favorites bar, I now have this bar underneath the address bar at the top, and there are a bunch of links there by default, but of course, I have the one that I just saved. So anytime I want to go back to this page, I could click on it right here. Or you could click on your address field up at the top and you can see your favorites here. You may need to click show more to show all of them, and then you can see that button is right there for the page that I saved. Now let's look at how you can manage and remove bookmarks later. I'm going to go into the bookmarks menu and choose show bookmarks, which opens up this panel over here on the left side. I can see the bookmark that I've saved, and if I click this arrow next to favorites, I can see all of my favorites. If you want to remove one, you can right click on it and choose delete, but you could also do that from the favorites bar up here, just right click on it and choose delete, and you'll see that will remove it. When you're finished with this panel, just go back to the bookmarks menu and choose hide bookmarks, and that panel will close. And we'll stop here, having seen how to browse webpages and bookmark pages in Safari.
- Launching and managing applications
- Browsing the web with Safari
- Use the Messages app with iCloud
- Use FaceTime for audio and video calls
- Using bundled applications
- Import and organize pictures
- Use the App Store to install and update applications
- Install software from the web
- Using Siri for voice commands
- Manage notifications
- Share files and data between devices