How to Browse the Web with Safari from OS X El Capitan
With your Internet connection set up, you’re ready to browse the web from your Mac running OS X El Capitan. Safari is the web browser installed with OS X El Capitan.
If you don’t care for Safari, check out Firefox or Chrome, which are both free browsers and have features you won’t find in Safari. It never hurts to have a spare in case Safari has issues with a particular website.
To begin, just open your web browser. No problem. As usual, there’s more than one way. You can launch Safari by any of these methods:
Single-clicking the Safari icon on the Dock or Launchpad (look for the big blue compass that looks like a stopwatch, as shown)
Double-clicking the Safari icon in your Applications folder
Single-clicking a URL link in an email or other document
Double-clicking a URL link document (a .webloc file) in the Finder
When you first launch Safari, it displays the default Top Sites page, and you’re ready to browse.