Open Safari bookmark group via keyboard shortcut
Oct 15, '08 07:30:00AM
Contributed by: DevMac
One of the most unused features of Safari 3.x is opening, loading, and reloading a group of favorite sites in tabs with a single click of the mouse. Here is my solution, which uses QuicKeys X3 to automate the action with a hot key no matter if Safari is closed, open, or hidden on the desktop.
In Safari, prepare a set of bookmarks to open with a single click:
- Create and name a new folder on your Bookmarks Bar, e.g., Fav
- Place all your favorite sites in Fav
- Control-click on Fav and choose Open in Tabs to open all the tabs at once, just to test and make sure you've got what you want.
- Use the Auto-Click column on the Show All Bookmarks page to make the Fav folder open with a single click. (Alternatively, select Add Bookmark For These ## Tabs from the Bookmarks menu when creating the bookmark. This action will automatically duplicate the folder and allow you give it a new name, e.g., FavTab, and then place it on the far left side of the Bookmarks bar.)
In QuicKeys X3, create the following shortcut steps:
- Choose » Create » Open Files » Open application Safari
- Choose » Create » Quickeys » Wait for Application Safari. Use these additional settings:
- Window Name: blank
- Window Type: Any Type of Window
- Window Is: Main Window
- Window State: Exists
- Choose » User Action » Clicks » Click » Click at location 0h 0v. Set up to click on the FavTab in Safari using 'relative to focused window.' Click the "Set Location..." button and set the following fields:
Note: The location H & V sets for CLICK and RELEASE should be the same.
- Click Location: Relative to focused window
- Release Location: Relative to focused window
- Scopes & Triggers: All Applications. Assign a Hot Key
[robg adds: I haven't tested this one.]
- Clicking FavTab will open or reset all bookmarks with a single click.
- Bookmark Tabs should be placed on the far left side of the Bookmarks bar to ensure that they are clickable when the application Safari is first opened, reloaded, or reopened.
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