Pause a download: Click the Stop button to the right of the filename in the downloads list. To resume, click the Resume button. Find a downloaded item on your Mac: Click the magnifying glass next to the filename in the downloads list. If you move a file or change the download location after downloading it, Safari can’t find the file.

Safari User Guide

Download music, PDFs, software, and other items by clicking links on webpages.

Important: If a download contains software, an alert appears when you open the item. To be safe, don’t open it if you weren’t expecting a software program or if it’s not from a trusted source.

Download an item

  1. In the Safari app on your Mac, click anything identified as a download link, or Control-click an image or other object on the page.

  2. Choose Download Linked File. (Some webpage items can’t be downloaded.)

    Safari decompresses files such as .zip files after it downloads them.

    Note: If you download an item that you previously downloaded, Safari removes the older duplicate so it doesn’t take up space on your Mac. See Optimize storage space on your Mac.

See items you downloaded

  1. In the Safari app on your Mac, click the Show Downloads button near the top-right corner of the Safari window.

    The button isn’t shown if the downloads list is empty.

  2. Do any of the following:

    • Pause a download: Click the Stop button to the right of the filename in the downloads list. To resume, click the Resume button .

    • Find a downloaded item on your Mac: Click the magnifying glass next to the filename in the downloads list. If you move a file or change the download location after downloading it, Safari can’t find the file.

      Tip: To change where downloaded items are saved on your Mac, choose Safari > Preferences, click General, then click the “File download location” pop-up menu and choose a location.

    • Clear the downloads list: In the downloads list, click Clear. To remove one item, Control-click it, then choose Remove From List.

      By default, Safari automatically removes an item after one day. To change when items are automatically removed, choose Safari > Preferences, click General, then click the “Remove download list items” pop-up menu and choose an option.

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A good deal of the Mac users knows how to select one or two files in macOS. However, some have trouble coping when it comes to selecting multiple files especially when the list of files in question is long and disorganized.

So how do you select multiple files on a Mac?

  • Using the click and drag approach
  • The Shift + Click command
  • The Command + Click approach
  • Using select all

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Click and Drag or Shift + Click to Select Continuous Group

If the files you want are in a continuous list, you can select them by Clicking, holding and dragging over the files you want to select. The curser draws a transparent outline that highlights anything that falls within it. Once you’re done covering all the continuous files you want, you can release your right click.

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Alternatively, you can click on the first file in the list and click the last file on the list with the Shift key depressed. This works best when the files are in the list view.

Select Multiple Non-Continuous Files

If you want to select individual files that aren’t next to each other on the list, you will have to use the Command + Click option. All you have to do is scroll to the file you want, press and hold the Command key and click on the file. This will give you multiple disjointed selections.

You can mix the approach with the drag to select or shift + click option by selecting a bigger list and using Command + Click to deselect the few files you don’t want in the list.

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Command + A to Select Everything

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Finally, you can use the Command + A command to select everything on your open Finder window. You can also activate this option by clicking the edit window in the Finder view and choosing ‘select all’ in the menu.

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Remember to activate the Finder Status Bar when working with multiple files as it will constantly update, telling you how many files are selected and their size.