How To Display View Source On Mac Computers

The ‘View Source’ command on a Mac or PC is helpful for looking at the background code that makes up a webpage. You can view the meta-tags, keywords and all kinds of useful information that is behind the scenes. ┬áThe ‘View Source’ command is just a right click on a PC but may not be available on a Mac depending on the OS.

If you cannot see the ‘View Source’ command try the following steps when viewing a webpage in Safari:

In Mac OSX Mountain Lion:

Go to Safari tab (top left corner)> Preferences. Check the ‘Show Develop menu in menu bar’ (this may be disabled by default). If the ‘Show Develop menu in menu bar’ option is not showing click Advanced, then ‘Show Develop menu in menu bar’.
The word Develop will now appear in your menu toolbar at the top of the page. From the Develop menu you can choose the items you wish to see such as page source, change user agent, disable images…

Other OS versions have similar steps to enable the ‘View Source’ command.


Posted on February 1, 2013 No comments

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