macOS High Sierra

Customize browsing settings per website

Choose how you work with individual websites. For example, for a website that has small text and images, you can increase the page zoom. Or another website might need to know your location to work effectively, so you can allow that site to know where you are without always asking for permission.

Customize the active website

  1. Choose Safari > Settings for This Website.

    The dialog that appears below the Smart Search field when you choose Safari > Settings for This Website. The dialog contains choices for customizing how you browse the current website, including using Reader view, enabling content blockers, and more.
  2. Choose the options you want for the website:

    • Use Reader when available: View webpage articles without ads or other distractions.

    • Enable content blockers: Stop ads and other unwanted content from appearing.

    • Page Zoom: Make text and images easier to see.

    • Auto-Play: Choose whether video can play automatically on the website.

    • Camera: Choose whether the website can use your camera.

    • Microphone: Choose whether the website can use your microphone.

    • Location: Choose whether the website can know your location.

Customize any currently open website

  1. Choose Safari > Preferences, then click Websites.

    The Websites pane of Safari preferences, where you can customize how you browse individual websites.
  2. On the left, click the setting you want to customize—for example, Camera.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Choose settings for a website in the list: Select the website on the right, then choose the option you want for it.

    • Choose settings for all websites that aren’t currently customized: Click the “When visiting other websites” pop-up menu, then choose an option.

      You can see websites you’ve customized under Configured Websites. If you don’t see Configured Websites, either you haven’t customized a website yet, or you’ve cleared the list.

    • Choose settings for all websites: Make sure no websites are listed under Configured Websites (to clear the list quickly, select the websites, then click Remove). Click the “When visiting other websites” pop-up menu, then choose an option.