How to Stop Bookmarks From Popping up on Safari Mac
Safari Mac is a popular web browser that comes pre-installed on Apple devices. While it offers a seamless browsing experience, some users find it frustrating when their bookmarks constantly pop up while they are trying to navigate the web. If you’re facing this issue, here are a few simple steps to stop bookmarks from popping up on Safari Mac.
1. Open Safari Preferences: Click on the Safari menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select “Preferences.”
2. Go to the Tabs section: In the Preferences window, navigate to the “Tabs” tab.
3. Disable “Automatically Show Favorites”: Uncheck the box next to “Automatically Show Favorites” under the “Open pages in tabs instead of windows” section.
4. Disable “Show Frequently Visited Sites”: Uncheck the box next to “Show Frequently Visited Sites” under the “New tabs open with” section.
5. Disable “Show Frequently Visited Sites”: Uncheck the box next to “Show Frequently Visited Sites” under the “New windows open with” section.
6. Close Preferences: Click on the red “X” button in the top-left corner of the Preferences window to close it.
7. Restart Safari: Quit Safari completely and relaunch it to ensure that the changes take effect.
1. Why are my bookmarks popping up?
Bookmarks may pop up due to the Safari preferences that automatically show favorites or frequently visited sites.
2. Can I still access my bookmarks after disabling these settings?
Yes, you can still access your bookmarks by clicking on the bookmarks icon in the Safari toolbar or using the keyboard shortcut Command + Option + B.
3. Will this method affect my browsing experience in any other way?
No, disabling these settings only prevents bookmarks from popping up. It does not affect any other browsing features or functionalities.
4. Can I selectively choose which bookmarks to hide?
Unfortunately, there is no built-in feature in Safari to selectively hide specific bookmarks. Disabling the settings will hide all bookmarks from popping up.
5. Do I need to repeat these steps after updating Safari?
No, these settings are persistent and will not change after updating Safari.
6. Can I enable these settings again if I change my mind?
Yes, you can always go back to Safari Preferences and re-enable the settings if you want your bookmarks to pop up again.
7. Will these settings affect other web browsers on my Mac?
No, these settings are specific to Safari and will not affect other web browsers installed on your Mac.
By following these simple steps, you can prevent bookmarks from popping up on Safari Mac and enjoy a clutter-free browsing experience.