Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers Control Safari Windows With Keyboard Shortcuts Give your mouse a break and work faster by Tom Nelson Writer Tom Nelson is an engineer, programmer, network manager, and computer network and systems designer who has written for Other World Computing,and others. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Tom Nelson Updated on February 25, 2020 The Ultimate Guide to Keyboard Shortcuts The Ultimate Guide to Keyboard Shortcuts Introduction Windows Timesavers The Best Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for Better Productivity How to Use the Shortcut Alt + Underline Shortcut to Create New Folders Essential Shortcuts for iTunes Mac, iOS & iPad Quick Tricks The Best Mac Shortcuts Keyboard Shortcuts for Finder Mac Startup Keyboard Shortcuts 18 Shortcuts for Apple's iOS Shortcuts App iPad Keyboard Tips and Smart Keyboard Shortcuts Android & iPhone Shortcuts The Best Android Shortcuts You Should Be Using Create and Use iPhone X Shortcuts Email Shortcuts The 30 Best Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts for 2020 How to Use Yahoo Mail Keyboard Shortcuts The Complete Apple Mail Shortcut List Shortcuts in iOS Mail Delete Shortcut Keys for Popular Email Programs How to Use Outlook.com Keyboard Shortcuts Create Text Snippets With Shortcuts in Mac OS X Mail Online & Browser Shortcuts Top 36 Shortcuts for Edge and IE 11 Keyboard Shortcuts: Google Chrome for Windows Create Web Page Shortcuts in Chrome for Windows Control Safari Windows With Keyboard Shortcuts Shortcuts for Safari Toolbars Shortcuts for Safari on OS X & Sierra Excel Shortcuts The 23 Best Excel Shortcuts Shortcut Excel's Fill Down Command Shortcut the Current Date/Time Formatting Numbers Adding Worksheets Shortcut to Saving Your Work Creating a Chart MAX Function Shortcut More Office Shortcuts Top 10 Microsoft Word Shortcuts The 5 Best Hidden Word Shortcuts Add Shortcut Keys to AutoText Entries Uppercase Shortcut Key How to Reset Keyboard Shortcuts in Word Shortcut to Speed Up PowerPoint Presentations Other Useful Shortcuts The Best Google Docs Shortcuts 18 Shortcuts for Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon Changing Linux Mint Cinnamon Shortcuts Fedora GNOME Keyboard Shortcuts Maya Keyboard Shortcuts Create or Reassign Keyboard Shortcuts in MS Office Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Photoshop CC Time-Saving Fill Tool Shortcuts in Photoshop The 5 Most Useful GIMP Keyboard Shortcuts How to Use the GIMP Keyboard Shortcut Editor Shortcuts to Type a Tilde Mark Tweet Share Email Safari, Apple's web browser, has supported multi-window and tabbed browsing for some time. You can open and close tabs and windows with clicks and menu options, but faster ways exist that don't use the mouse at all. Here are some keyboard shortcuts that make managing tabs and windows Safari easier. These instructions apply to Safari 10 and later in macOS. Keyboard Shortcuts for Controlling Windows and Tabs Command+T: opens a new tab with a blank page.Command+N: opens a new window.Command+Shift+N: opens a new window in private browsing mode.Control+Tab: moves you to the next tab to the right and makes it active. Performing this shortcut on the right-most tab will move you back around to the left-most one.Control+Shift+Tab: moves you to the tab to the left, making it active. Performing this shortcut on the left-most tab will move you to the right-most one.Command+W: closes the current tab and moves to the next tab to the right. If you only have one tab open, this command will close the window.Command+Shift+W: closes the current window.Command+Option+W: closes all windows.Command+Shift+Z: reopens the last tab you closed. Command + Click Shortcuts Command+click in Safari can perform two different functions, depending on how you set the tab preferences in Safari. Here's where to find and adjust those options to decide which shortcuts are available. Under the Safari menu, select Preferences. You can also press Command+comma ( , ). Click the Tabs heading. The first box you can toggle affects what happens when you hold Command and click a link. If it's on, doing so will open the linked page in a new tab. If not, the linked page will open in a new window. The third option unlocks some other useful keyboard shortcuts. Click it to combine Command with the numbers 1 through 9 to switch between up to nine tabs (numbered left to right). Close the window to save your changes. Command + Click Options in Safari Holding Command while you click on a link in Safari will always do something, but the specifics depend on whether you checked the box in Preferences. Here are all of the things you can do with this command. Checking the box creates tabs with the first two commands, and leaving it unselected creates windows. Command+Click: The link will open in a new Safari tab/window in the background.Command+Shift+Click: The link will open in a new tab/window, which will then become active.Command+Option+Click: The link will open in a new window/tab in the background.Command+Option+Shift+Click: The link will open in a new, active window/tab. Moving Around Pages The following shortcuts help you quickly navigate active web pages. Up/Down Arrow keys: moves up or down a web page in small increments.Left/Right Arrow keys: moves left or right on a web page in small increments.Spacebar or Option+Down Arrow: moves the Safari display down by one full screen.Shift+Spacebar or Option+Up Arrow: moves the Safari display up by one full screen.Command+Up or Down Arrow: moves directly to the top or bottom of the current page.Command+[ or Command+Left Arrow: goes to the last page you visited.Command+] or Command+Left Arrow: goes to the next page (if you'd previously used the Back command.Command+L: Moves the cursor to the address bar with the current content selected.