How To View Source HTML In Safari Under Mavericks

Remember the good old days when Safari had a ‘View Source’ option in its menu? It’s now gone as default but here’s how to get it back:

1. Go to Safari Preferences / Advanced, then check the box ‘Show Develop menu in menu bar’ then close your preferences.

2. You’ll see that there’s now a Develop menu in Safari:


3. Go to the Develop menu and select ‘Show Page Source’:


4. That’s it – the Safari Web Inspector comes up and off you go. To remove it just select ‘Close Web Inspector’ from the same Develop menu in Safari.

Hope that helps!

How To Send An Email Link To A Web Page in Safari (OSX Mavericks / El Capitan / Sierra)

UPDATE: have confirmed that below works identically in OSX Yosemite, Mavericks, El Capitan and Sierra.

You’ve probably noticed that in the last couple of OSX updates, some pretty standard things in Safari have changed. One that has annoyed the hell out of me is the “removal” of the ‘Email Link to this Page’ option in Safari. So here’s to to send an email link to a web page.

It turns out the option isn’t removed, just buried. To get the option, you still go to the File > Share menu in Safari, where you’ll see the ‘Email This Page’ selection. Just hold down the shift key and it’ll change in front of you:

I’d be interested to hear from you: do you more often want to email a link to a page rather than the whole damn page? It seems to me Apple have it backwards in that you should hold down shift to email the whole page, with the link option the default. What do you think?

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