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Safari Shortcuts For The Safari Web Browser On Windows Operating System

There are many references to Safari shortcuts for OSX on Apple computers but not as many for Safari shortcuts on Windows computers so I figured it may help some people to have a reference for Safari shortcuts on computers running Windows. The below shortcuts have been specifically tested on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and Windows XP Professional 32-bit  but I assume the below Safari web browser shortcuts will work on any version of Windows including all variations of Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 7. Many of the Safari shortcuts for Apple are identical to the Safari shortcuts for Windows below. There are however many Safari shortcuts that are different because of keys being named differently on Apple keyboards versus Windows keyboards.

Below are five different sections of Safari keyboard shortcuts including Browser Window Shortcuts, Bookmarks View Shortcuts, Downloads View Shortcuts, Activity Window Shortcuts, and Menu Shortcuts.

Safari Browser Window Shortcuts For Windows OS:

Ctrl Action
up/down arrow key Scroll page vertically by a small amount (more than click on scroll bar arrow)
left/right arrow key Scroll page horizontally by a small amount (more than click on scroll bar arrow)
Alt-arrow keys Scroll page by a screenful, minus a small overlap
Ctrl-up/down arrow key Scroll to top-left or bottom-left corner of web page
Page Up key/Page Down key Scroll page by a screenful, minus a small overlap
Home key Scroll to top-left corner of web page
Ctrl-Home key go to the Home page Ctrl-Shift-H also does this
End key Scroll to bottom-left corner of web page
Spacebar Scroll page down by a screenful, minus a small overlap
Delete key Go Back
Shift-Delete key Go Forward
Ctrl-click a link Open link in new window
Ctrl-Shift-click a link Open link in new window, behind current window
Alt-click a link Download file
Press and hold Back or Forward button Pop up a menu showing up to 10 back/forward entries by page title
Alt-press and hold Back or Forward button Pop up a menu showing up to 10 back/forward entries by page URL

Safari Bookmarks View Shortcuts For Windows OS:

Ctrl Action
Delete key Delete selected bookmarks
Enter key Start or stop editing name of selected bookmark
Tab key When editing, move to next editable cell
Esc key When editing, cancel changes (not yet implemented)
Double-click Open selected bookmark
Ctrl-Double-click Open selected bookmark in a new window
Alt-click New Folder button Put selected items in new folder

Safari Downloads Window Shortcuts For Windows OS:

Ctrl Action
Double-click on icon Reveal downloaded file

Safari Activity Window Shortcuts For Windows OS:

Ctrl Action
Double-click Open selected item
Ctrl-Double-click Open selected item in new window

Safari Menu Shortcuts For Windows OS:

Ctrl Action
Ctrl-A Select All
Ctrl-B Show/Hide Favorites Bar
Ctrl-C Copy
Ctrl-D Add Bookmark
Ctrl-E Use Selection for Find
Ctrl-F Find
Ctrl-G Find Next
Ctrl-H Hide Safari
Ctrl-J Jump to Selection
Ctrl-L Open Location
Ctrl-M Minimize
Ctrl-N New Window
Ctrl-O Open File
Ctrl-P Print
Ctrl-Q Quit Safari
Ctrl-R Reload Page
Ctrl-S Save As
Ctrl-T Show/Hide Address Toolbar
Ctrl-V Paste
Ctrl-W Close
Ctrl-X Cut
Ctrl-Z Undo
Ctrl-Shift-D add bookmark to menu
Ctrl-Shift-G Find Previous
Ctrl-Shift-P Page Setup
Ctrl-Shift-Z Redo
Ctrl-Alt-A Activity
Ctrl-Alt-B Show All Bookmarks
Ctrl-Alt-D Show/Hide Dock (System-wide)
Ctrl-Alt-E Empty Cache
Ctrl-Alt-F Google Search
Ctrl-Alt-L Downloads
Ctrl-Alt-M Mark Page for SnapBack
Ctrl-Alt-P SnapBack to Page
Ctrl-Alt-S SnapBack to Search
Ctrl-Alt-V View Source in TextEdit
Ctrl-1 to Ctrl-9 first 9 bookmarks (not folders) in Bookmarks Toolbar
Ctrl-? Safari Help
Ctrl-[ Back
Ctrl-] Forward
Ctrl-. Stop
Ctrl-, Preferences
Ctrl-\ Show/Hide Status Bar

The above should assist anyone that uses the Safari web browser on a regular basis on the Windows Operating System. Again I also wanted to mention that this has been tested specifically on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and Windows XP Professional 32-bit. I do believe there should not be any problems using the same Safari web browser shortcuts  across all Windows versions including XP, Vista, and Windows 7.


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