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Safari 12 improved the security of the browser by killing off the older API. Unfortunately in doing so it killed the very handy Sessions: https://sessions-extension.github.io/Sessions/

I can easily go find the tabs I had open when I upgraded.

My challenge - where do I find a robust tool that remembers all of your tabs even after a crash?

(Yes I know of the preference "reopen open all windows from last session" - past experience says that this doesn't work if the browser crashes).

  • I wouldn't go all "off-topic" on this one as it is about Safari. Granted, it's about a Safari Extension but it is still Mac software. Also you might have to wait a while for a developer to dig into re-creating that extension for Safari 12. Have you contacted the dev about it? Who knows, it might not even be practical any more... – Steve Chambers Sep 23 '18 at 23:40
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    SessionRestore from sweetpproductions.com works fine on Safari 12. – Marc Wilson Sep 24 '18 at 2:39
  • Cool I didn't know SessionRestore existed anymore it doesn't show up when searching the extensions in the app store. – Mark Levison Sep 25 '18 at 0:33
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I have had the same question and found no answer. So I myself developed a Safari extension named Tab Space which could handle this task for me. Try it if you want.

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Followup to my own question. Based on Marc Wilson suggestion I'm trying SessionRestore from SweetProductions: https://sweetpproductions.com/ - thus far it does work.

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  • SessionRestore doesn't seem to work right for me. It only saves some of the tabs and closes out all existing windows when restoring a session, so I lose the old tabs while the new window that opens doesn't include all the tabs that should have been saved. – Jefferson Dec 11 '18 at 6:47
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You can still manually install Sessions, which will probably only work for one more release, Developer tools is bound to pull support for it soon!

https://georgegarside.com/blog/macos/install-any-safari-extension-macos-mojave/

(I used the json export at https://sessions-extension.github.io/Sessions/export.html to export the tabs sets & import into Sessions)

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  • That could work. As you note that will still die in a release. – Mark Levison Sep 27 '18 at 13:53
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Tabs Saver for Safari (https://apps.apple.com/in/app/tabs-saver-for-safari/id1440006971?mt=12) is a good one.

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I have develop this open source Tab Manager for Safari, maybe its useful to you. I hope you like it. All the comments are welcome.

https://github.com/morsamatias/UltraTabSaver

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  • Thanks for finding some duplicate questions. – bmike Apr 9 at 1:25

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