The biggest benefits of using Safari might be its integration with OS X and the speed of the websites when you’re browsing. But it has many more tricks up its sleeve than you might realise. With a few clicks you can add the Develop option to the menu bar, and with it, access many extra functions to the app.
To enable the option within Safari, first open up the Settings menu by choosing Safari>Preferences in the menu bar, then select the Advanced tab in the new window.
2 Switch it on
At the bottom of the Advanced tab is the option titled ‘Show Develop menu in the menu bar’. Check this box and the new option should appear at the top of the screen instantly.
3 Open elsewhere
The first option in the menu gives you the ability to instantly open the page you’re viewing with another of the browsers that you have installed on your Mac with just a click.
4 Web Inspector
Choose Show Web Inspector and a new menu will appear at the bottom of your screen. You can click Inspect then choose a specific element of the website to inspect.
5 View Source and more
If you want to view the source code of the website you’re on, click the View Source option. The menu at the bottom will show the source code of the website you’re viewing.
6 Start developing
If you want to start developing web extensions, you can choose the Show Extension Builder option. Just click the ‘+’ icon and start creating a new extension within Safari.
7 Timeline recording
8 Cache options
Sometimes, you can solve problems that you’re having with Safari by clearing the caches of data that the app has saved – and in the Develop menu you can do so with a click.
9 Disable options