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When opening a new tab in safari while not browsing in full-screen mode, the safari window expands, in order to preserve the content of the webpage shown. I think this is quite annoying, is there a way to prevent this?

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I understand that the window grows in height, to welcome the bar of tabs. – Nicolas Barbulesco Jun 4 '14 at 17:05
Yes, I am aware of that, but it would be nice if I could turn it off. – Tim Vermeulen Jun 4 '14 at 23:08

I'm not sure of an elegant solution, but choosing to always show the tab bar will never have to increase the size of the window, since it would always be there

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That's indeed a solution, but not what I was looking for... – Tim Vermeulen Mar 16 '12 at 15:58

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