Dude, Where’s My Safari Address Bar?

There are two possibilities, depending on what you’re seeing. This is how the top of your Safari window should look, with the address bar:

correctly displayed address bar

If it looks like this instead:

address bar hidden

Then you have accidentally hidden the address bar. To remedy this, you can either hit control-| (note that that is not an uppercase i, but a character you can get by hitting shift-backslash), or you can go to the menu item View > Show Toolbar as shown here:

Show Toolbar menu item

Now if your problem looks a little more like this:

Address bar removed

Then your address bar has been accidentally removed. I have seen this happen a couple of times, but have never been able to figure out how it got removed in the first place. The good news is, replacing it is pretty simple. First, go to the menu item View > Customize Toolbar as shown below:

Customize Toolbar menu

Then drag the address bar/Google search bar back up. You can tell these items are being dragged because they’re slightly greyed out:

Dragging the address bar back

Once it stops being grey and snaps into place as shown below, then you can hit the “done” button.

Address bar replaced

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