When Yosemite made its debut, the Safari favorites bar is turned off by default.  The Favorites Bar Menu is  a quick way to access all the sites that you visit most often.  Here’s how to view, add to and edit the Safari Favorites Bar.

Open Safari > click on View >  Click Show Favorites Bar

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The Favorites Bar will be directly above your open tabs.Screen Shot 2016-02-08 at 1.53.39 PM.png

The easiest way to add a webpage to your favorites bar is to simply drag and drop it there from the status bar.

Screen Shot 2016-02-08 at 2.24.34 PM.pngYou can edit the name of a “favorite” by clicking and holding on the name until it highlights, then make your changes.


To view your Favorites and all your Bookmarks, click on the Sidebar icon. Screen Shot 2016-02-09 at 2.30.43 PM.png    This will open on the left side of your screen.  You are able to visit the page from here and also manage your favorites and bookmarks: add, search, edit or remove your bookmarks.

One more way to view your favorites is to click in the address bar and a drop-down menu will appear with all your favorites as square icons.  Just click on the square to visit that page.

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