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I'd like to have two "tabs" open in one window, but with the content of the two displayed pages simultaneously visible like this:

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|  content of 1  |
|  content of 1  |
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|  content of 2  |
|  content of 2  |
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I don't want the toolbar and location bar atop each content area, but I could tolerate this.

The difference between this arrangement and just two Safari windows opened one atop the other is that if I resize the single containing window, the panes resize in lockstep with it.

By the way, it would be even better still if I could have these groups of panes within a tab, and tab between such groups (again, like vi(m) tabs/splits).

This doesn't seem remotely possible with basic Safari, but maybe a plugin enables it?

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I am not aware of anything, Safari extension or otherwise that would allow you to split a tab in that way (one over the other, both visible, if I understand correctly). Though I am not the end-all oracle of Safari extensions. Searching Safari extensions repositories (apple or others) would be how I would approach this.

Perhaps there is such an extension for Firefox, Chrome or even Opera that I am not aware of?

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    There are indeed extensions/add-ons for Chrome and Firefox, respectively, that accomplish this. I don't believe Safari Extensions have the necessary abilities to perform manipulation like this, though. – tubedogg Sep 8 '16 at 17:07
  • +1; I hadn't thought to search for these as "tiles." Many of the linked extensions seem just to try to make "tiling windows" easier, whereas what I want would be a "window of tiles." (A few of the extensions do seem to attempt that.) Again, the key point is that it's one window, paned/tiled into sub-windows. (@SteveChambers yes, both visible simultaneously is correct.) – Philip Sep 8 '16 at 18:26

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