It’s quite surprising that when I open my MacBook today, I saw a globe instead of Apple logo. Anyone knows why?
Safari Private Browsing
Ok. Let’s talk about Private Browsing of Safari. We all know that with private browsing, whatever we browse won’t come out at the History section of our Safari browser. It’s quite a nice feature that Safari has.
However, it’s quite unfortunate that the shortcut to activate/deactivate private browsing isn’t available by default. Here is a way to assign a new shortcut to activate/deactivate private browsing.
Keyboard & Mouse System Preferences
Maybe you’ve already known that whenever you want to customize new keyboard shortcuts, you need to go into Keyboard & Mouse Preference Panes. After you’ve been inside this pane, go to the Keyboard Shortcuts section.
Add New Shortcuts
You can see all the lists of available keyboard shortcuts here. Scroll down to the bottom of the list. If you’ve already assigned customized keyboard shortcuts for your Safari web browser before, you can see the label Safari there.
Highlight that line (Safari) and click on the “+” button near the left bottom corner of the shortcuts’ list. You should do new shortcut assignment two times and fill the pop-up pane like what are shown below.
Restart Safari and Try New Shortcut
Now, you’ve finished assigning new shortcut to your Safari. You need to restart your Safari for the changes to take effect. When you press Fn-Command-P, private browsing will be activated. If you press it for the second time, your Safari private browsing will be deactivated. Is it useful?
A Little Side Effect
You will see two Private Browsing options when you click on Apple ▸ Safari.