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No problem! Safari rocks but not so much when the address bar is missing. No problem at all. It can be a little scary when the address bar is missing from your browser. No problem. It is always nice to hear feedback from people who have used our articles to solve technical problems which is specifically the reason we spend the time to write these articles so thanks for taking the time to leave feedback. The Safari Address Bar can be hidden on accident possibly using a Safari keyboard shortcut.

If you would like to know more about Safari shortcuts on Windows click here to see a list of Safari shortcuts that we converted from using the Apple keys to using the Windows keys for all of the available Safari web browser shortcuts. The above Safari keyboard shortcut may not be the specific reason the address bar is missing but it is definitely one of the possibilities and hopefully gives you an idea of how the Safari Address Bar could go missing on accident.

Thanks again for taking the time to leave us feedback. Reading comments like the one you posted make us want to continue sharing technical articles with others. The easiest way to recover the recover the Safari address bar is by following the directions in the artcile above. Again though if there was a problem with the article please let us know. The only thing that is there is my bookmarks. There is no way I can find the Safari menu bar, I have looked. I also tried uninstalling and installing it again. It is possible for this to happen.

You might try clicking the F10 key to see if the menu bar will display at which point you could then follow the instructions above to get the address bar to display again. At the end of the article above I added some details regarding clicking the F10 key to get the menu bar back. Hope this helps. Thanks so much.. My address bar just disappeared on my IMAC.. I accidently dragged it to the top of the screen and it vanished, thanks for the help.

Thanks so much for the simple answer. I wish there was a delete for all the debris getting here. Happy students are the best students. Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback. My address bar has simply disappeared and I have tried the F10 and F11 key and the customized toolbar. Nothing has worked. Might you have any more suggestions? Thank you soopoooo much. Bright Blessings, Fran. Clicking F10 should make the toolbar appear again unless something else is wrong. Depending on your situation you might try upgrading Safari, reinstalling Safari, or just taking your computer to a Mac store near you so they can look at the issue.

I appreciate the offer but we do not provide personal email addresses to people via our site unless they are contract customers paying for a service. I hope you can help. I was trying to modify my toolbars for Safari. Everything I find does not address my specific problem.


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I use Safari with windows. While the notes in the article may not have worked for you it actually works in most cases and did as well in mine which is why I wrote the article. We do appreciate offering a different method to recover the address bar in Safari though. PS: I think your caps lock key is stuck. This article is specifically about the address bar itself and I have yet to see the issue you mention though I do not use Safari as my primary browser. Have you received any errors or tried anything else to resolve the issue?

Do you have any other suggestions? Thanks :. I had done a safari update and the toolbar disappeared after it. This was a surprisingly simple solution. Regardless we are glad you got it worked out. Thanks for taking the time to note your experience. Thanks all other sight i tried were so far off the mark with bad answere for a simple problem. Are you kidding me? Many thanks to Dan Baker and you folks for the path I needed to get back in operation with my Safari problem bar missing etc … your info herein got me on track immediately.

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Hi All. Try clicking the Alt button to display the navigation bar and from there click on view and customize your toolbar settings from there. I have tried this and it will not let me drag and keep. If I drag it to my toolbar it does not stay. I am sure I am soing something wrong…I just do not know what it is.

Not sure to be honest. It should allow you to drag exactly as explained in the article. If you find the solution let us know so others that run into the same issue will see how to accomplish the end goal. Thanks worked like a charm using view then customization and sure enough it was at the bottom of the box, then I clicked and dragged it back where it used to be. Thanks for expanding on the location of the icon and for taking the time to leave feedback. If you address bar is missing, then you can put it back in three easy steps Step 1.

Open go to the Safari menu at the top of the page Step 2. Click on the View item Step 3. Thanks for taking the time to post another solution to have the address bar display again in Safari. Thanks Tom Davis! I appreciate your comment except you should realize its not always the exact same scenario.

I decided to take the time and write about my experience to not only assist others but also to open the discussion which I believe has been accomplished. I have tried to drag back the address bar from the customize tool bar section to where it should be, however it wont drag. No matter how many time I do it, any suggestions?

It just lowers my volume. Your email address will not be published. Skip to content. Feb 15 This will open the customize toolbar configuration window as shown below. Related posts. Hello Nathan, Sorry… just noticed I never responded to this. Nathan — No problem. None of it works for me! The only thing that shows for me is my Bookmarks bar! Help me please!!!

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Hello Chris, If you can provide details to exactly what the problem is and what in the steps above did not help you then we might be able to assist. Good luck. Hello Terry, Try the cntrl-f10 tip that Babymomma noted right below…. Hope that helps. Hello George, Good to hear!

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Hello Babbymomma, Thanks for the time to post an extra tip! Hello Tessa, No problem! Hello Andrew, No problem. I was pretty worried for a second…. You can, therefore, preserve your long-term web history while just removing more recent history. Pretty simply actually.

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Once selected, you can choose options from the pull down menu for how much browser history to clear:. Safari has had a Private Browsing feature for a while. However, it was again an all or nothing option. You had to enable Private Browsing for ALL web tabs and windows and then remember to disable it afterwards. You can now just enable it in a new browser window, allowing you to perform your unmonitored browsing in one window while leaving all your usual websites open in other windows. Again this is easy to do once you know how.

Any browsing you perform within this window, including any tabs you create and use, will have its history, cookies and other info deleted once you have closed the window. Plus any tabs you open, will not appear on your other devices if you are using the same iCloud account on multiple Apple devices. This allows you to remember easily which Safari window is the private browsing window:. Safari now has a nice feature to show you a clear view of all currently opened tabs in the current window.

Now I have 4 tabs open, 2 of which are from the same website. This new view has a handy feature where it will group Tabs from the same website. See in the image below that the 2 tabs from www. Even better, if like me you have a Mac but also an iPhone or an iPad signed into the same iCloud account, this Show All Tabs feature will also show you any open tabs on any of your other iOS devices or even another Mac. Handy for when you regularly share webpage links with the same person. It will also remember for you HOW you share with that person. In the below example, I have shared a weblink as an iMessage to myself, which has been sent to my iPhone :.

Most of us regularly visit the same core collection of websites every time we go online. Should you wish to remove this feature, select the Safari main menu and open the Preferences. New Feature 6: Importing bookmarks into Safari. Importing your bookmarks from other web browsers was sometimes not that easy. Even requiring exporting an HTML file first. Safari in Yosemite has improved importing. The sub-menu will offer you dedicated options for importing from Chrome and Firefox, as well as the HTML import option:.

Safari supports importing bookmarks, history and passwords from Firefox and bookmarks and history from Chrome:. In years gone by before social networking kicked off, I used to love using Safari to subscribe to news feeds known as RSS.

After the initial moaning, I got over it and found other ways to keep up to date such as following news feeds on Twitter. Just click on the RSS link within any website and Safari will bring up a window asking if you would like to add this feed to your Shared Links:. If you have logged into social media accounts such as Twitter and LinkedIn, these will also have their feeds displayed here:. Shared links are displayed by the date that they were posted.

So you may find RSS feeds and social media feed posts merged. To remove a social media feed, un-tick the box. Imagine that I have Googled the Apple Watch. Safari will now have learned that I have searched within www.

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Notice that Safari has suggested www. Select the Safari main menu and open the Preferences. It now only shows you the main URL of a site or its domain name. The idea here is to protect users from phishing scams by showing you just the base URL a web link has come from. Now the good news is that I now know that the link I am going to is officially from Apple. But if you wish to see the full URL by default, you just need to know where to enable it.