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Anyone know of a way to make Safari show favicons in Yosemite? I was using Glims under Mavericks but that no longer works. I tend to have lots of tabs open and sometimes it's easier to find the proper tab by the favicon rather than the text.

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    FYI I've given up and moved back to chrome. Safari just can't compete when dealing with a large number of tabs. – dstarh Oct 29 '14 at 18:10
  • @Glorfindel, why mark this as a dupe when it was asked before the other? – dstarh Aug 16 '17 at 15:53
  • Because that question has a higher score, an upvoted answer and more views (so it's likelier to be found when Googling). See meta.stackexchange.com/q/147643/295232 – Glorfindel Aug 16 '17 at 15:57
  • About time, they just added it back in the latest macOS beta! – dstarh Jun 7 '18 at 0:48
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As of Safari 8, favicons no longer show up on the tab bar, to my disappointment.

One solution is to use SafariStand & EasySIMBL. Once installed (see instructions on the SafariStand site), open the SafariStand settings and check "Show Icon on Tab Bar". This will return favicons to the tabs.

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  • Thanks but I've just given up, as much as I want to like safari I just can't do it. – dstarh May 4 '15 at 1:40
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You can't. But a workaround is to use this Safari Extension to add emoji to the tabs instead of favicons. For a lot of popular sites there is an emoji that closely matches the favicon or brand!

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    While this might be a valuable answer, there's no need to post it twice. Next time, please flag the question as a duplicate. – Glorfindel Aug 16 '17 at 15:03
  • Curious why that extension uses emoji rather than the site's favicon – dstarh Aug 16 '17 at 15:54
  • Safari doesn't support favicon in tabs (and many other places), it just displays the page title text. Emoji is just text, so I just change the page title. @dstarh – Matt Sephton Aug 16 '17 at 16:25
  • @MattSephton ahh that makes sense. Still one of the main reasons I don't like safari – dstarh Aug 17 '17 at 13:46
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Instead of favicons, try zooming out with a trackpad or a mousepad. It will show you previews of all your open tabs.

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  • That's hardly a solution to what pretty much every other browser does. I'm aware of the feature and it's just way too time consuming for normal tab switching – dstarh Nov 18 '14 at 21:00

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