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A style of window management most commonly seen in web browsers, whereby multiple pages can be contained within one tabbed window.

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Pin tab does not work in Safari, after creating tab groups

I created a tab group in Safari and added a few tabs to it. It does not give me an option to pin a tab in the tab group. How do I pin tabs in a tab group?
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Syncing opened Safari tab groups between devices

If I have two iPhones/iPads, should I be able to see the same Safari tab groups on both of them? Based on what I have seen online, it sounds like I should. However, it does not seem to be the case for ...
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iTerm2: Duplicate tab opens in a different directory

When I duplicate the tab, instead of opening it in the same directory, it opens up in a new directory that is not even home. I am assuming it's remembering the previous session but how do I make the ...
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iOS Safari open link in private tab group

When I long-touch a link in Safari on iOS, it shows a command called Open in Tab Group... but the Private tab group is nowhere to be found in the list of Tab groups. Am I missing something or has ...
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Tab Group Confusion – How do I leave Tabs like I found them?

I'm confused about Tab Groups, the new feature of Monterey. When I go to a tab group, I'm generally going to open up the home page of a website (which is what I desire & how I set it up). But if I ...
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Name and/or color-code finder tabs w/o changing folder name

I was wondering if it was possible -through native monterey or an 3rd-party extension- to color code or name my finder tabs. For my work, I often have 2 or 3 tabs open. Of course the name of the ...
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Safari keeps closing newly opened tabs, re-opening the tabs that I just closed or navigates back when using with Tab Group

To illustrate the issue, think opening new tabs from Reddit's homepage for the posts that you find interesting and then Safari sometimes will just close the last tab you opened as you keep opening new ...
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Rules for Safari tab groups

I organised my daily work (on MacOS 11.6) more or less in Safari tab groups. One thing is still missing though. For example: I get a notification e-mail of our ticket system, which contains a link. ...
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Where does Safari find the files that it uses for the icons in tabs

It is very easy to find information about how to deal with problems in Safari tab icons--namely "fix the problems by clearing the icon cache." That is not what this question is about. I have ...
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Safari can't open pages because server does not respond + problems with delayed response

For some time, I have been experiencing problems with Safari. I have faced these two issues: When a tab is opened, and some page is loaded and I try to search for something through the search bar, ...
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Syncing tab groups in Safari Tech Preview

It seems that only Safari is sync tab groups between devices. Safari Technology Preview does not seem to share them. Is there a trick? Was it just disabled for STP? At worst, is there any handy one-...
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Where Safari 15 store tabs opened in groups?

"Regular" tabs (tabs not opened in groups) are stored in ~/Library/Safari/CloudTabs.db but tabs opened in Tab Groups aren't there, so where are they stored?
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Does Safari 15.1 (15.1 on macOS and iOS 15.1) fix losing tabs opened in groups?

I had problems in Safari 15 (not 15.1) with tabs disappearing. Few times iPhone have different tabs opened in some groups and when it synced this group with Mac it basically overwritten what tabs I ...
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Is there a way to open tabs in the background? I don't want new tabs grabbing focus

I often like to open several folders in new tabs, but keep the focus on the parent folder I'm selecting from. My ADHD brain gets distracted by the OS auto-switching the focus to the latest new tab ...
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Always open links from other apps in "N Tabs"?

Clicking on a link in another app when Safari is open to a tab group other than "N Tabs" (that must have a name) opens a new window rather than switching the "N Tabs" and opening a ...
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Is it possible to recover my open tabs on safari ios after clearing history and website data from settings?

I stupidly tapped the 'Clear History and Website Data' option from Safari's settings on iOS, without realizing it would close my open tabs. Now I want them back. I check my other devices to see if I ...
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iOS Safari revert tabs after arranging

In the new update, you can arrange tabs in alphabetical order by title or by website, but after you cannot go back to the original order. As someone with tons of tabs, rearranging them individually is ...
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Bring all PHPStorm windows under a single window as tabs

When I open multiples projects in PHPStrom sometimes they are opened as tabs and sometimes in separate windows. I do not know why it seems to be random. How can I merge all open PHPStorm's windows ...
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With Tab Groups in Safari 15, opening in new tab creates blank tab

The new Safari 15 Tab Groups are helping my browser tabs stay organized. I'm liking it. However, more often than not, opening a link in a new tab (command + click a link, or even trying to open a ...
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Open external links in existing Safari window with tab groups

I started using tab groups in Safari on Mac but now every time I click a link in another app it opens a completely new Safari window. Is it possible to get it to use the same window? Edit: Just to ...
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How to rearranges collapsed/pinned tabs in Safari?

I am using Safari Version 15.0, macOS Big Sur Version 11.6. In Safari, on the left top side I can see the collapsed/pinned tabs, example: In the previos Safari version, when I clicked one of the ...
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How do I get Safari 15 to load multiple tabs in the background?

I have a bookmarks folder that is set up to open all the bookmarks with a single click. (I think this is Automatically Replace Tabs, or ⌘-Click on the folder). Before Safari 15 all of the tabs would ...
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The max amount of tab groups (safari 15+)

We know safari already has a max limit of 500 tabs total, and with the new iOS 15 update, the number of tabs you currently have open is nicely displayed. However, iOS 15 also introduced tab groups, ...
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How to clear recent closed tabs on an iPhone?

On my iPhone when I press the tabs button, then hold the + button, it shows all closed tabs. For some reason it isn’t showing my recent closed tabs but old ones. How do I clear this closed recent tabs ...
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Terminal command to force open new tab in Safari

While running the open https://www.google.com command in Terminal consecutive times, I have noticed the second time I run the command it just shows the original window of google.com instead of opening ...
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Getting rid of Terminal tabs

Until today, when I opened a new Terminal window, it had only one bar, the kind of window bar all windows have, with at the left the red/yellow/green disk-shaped buttons for close/minimize/maximize. ...
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Multiple tabs in apple notes

is there a way to open multiple notes in apple notes at the same time. It is the app I use for note taking at the moment (I keep changing but recently I've been using apple's default apps) and if I ...
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What Visual Cue Is Available To Show Safari 14.1's Tab Bar Is Scrollable?

What visual cue is available to show that Safari 14.1's tab bar is scrollable? I understand that I can scroll it when there are too many tabs to fit. Other than trying to scroll it and looking to see ...
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Safari: shortcut to close one single tab without loading the webpage?

I always have a lot of tabs open. I would like to close them quickly, but since there are a lot of them and they are very small, I don't see the “x” that closes a single Safari tab. Looks like I need ...
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How to delete zombie Safari open tabs in iCloud synchronization?

Recently I’ve restored my iPad from an iCloud backup and now Safari open tabs synchronization doesn’t work for it anymore. There are two devices in my iCloud: iPhone and iPad. Both of them are running ...
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Where are the tabs in Safari saved (in iCloud or Finder)?

I want to recover several links of a website I had open as tabs for quite a few months now. But once it has been reloaded today, I've been redirected to a notice page of that website (it was ...
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Big Sur Finder tab changes when focus returns to Finder

I am on Big Sur 11.2.3. Tabs change on Finder when I return to Finder from another desktop or switch focus to it from another application on the same desktop. Here are the steps to reproduce this I ...
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Fixed tab-spacing for TextEdit on Mac

Is there a way to set a fixed number of spaces for a tab indent? If not, can someone recommend a program that is simple like TextEdit, but also does have fixed tab spacing?
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How to show open tabs on other devices on Mac Safari?

I want to show open tabs on other devices that share the same Apple and iCloud account, but for some reasons there is no open tab on Mac Safari when I click the top-right icon (the icon of two tabs ...
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Safari on OSX closes all tabs (crash?) after playing a YouTube video

MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 Sometimes Safari (14.0.1) closes all open tabs after playing a YouTube video (most often in full-screen mode). My typical scenario: I have several opened tabs I watch a youtube ...
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Safari - ignore pinned tabs when switching via cmd-number

Is there a way to ignore pinned tabs when switching via the cmd-number shortcuts, e.g. if I have two pinned tabs and press cmd+1, instead of opening the first pinned tab - open the first regular tab. ...
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Is there a way to make a Safari window narrower than the width of all the pinned tabs?

I use a lot of pinned tabs. So many that the width of all of them is greater than the screen width on my MacBook Pro. On Catalina if a Safari window got larger than the screen width (typically due to ...
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Safari reuses already existing tabs instead of opening new ones

If I click a link in say an e-mail or application and that exact link already has an open tab, Safari will focus that tab instead of opening it anew at the end of the current window. I would prefer ...
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Favicons + text for wide tabs, just text for narrow tabs

Safari 14 recently launched and started putting favicon back in the tabs, alongside the webpage's name. When you open too many tabs (as I may be wont to do...) the page name is dropped and the tab ...
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Next tab shortcut not working with right side keys

I often navigate my many many open Chrome tabs using shortcuts for 'goto left tab' and 'goto right tab' using cmd + alt + left/right. I'm using an apple keyboard and this works fine using the alt + ...
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New Finder windows are opening in tabs when I want them to open in a new window

If I have a Finder window open, whenever I try to open another Finder window it opens as a new tab in previous window. The checkbox in Finder Preferences is not checked. See image below. I'm trying ...
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Can't restore closed Safari tabs on Catalina!

I have a big problem with Safari. I had about 30 tabs opened and I restarted my computer. Safari opens itself empty, without restoring any tabs and the "restore all tabs from previous session" is ...
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Open files in Tabs in Numbers

When I choose File > New or File > Open from Numbers menu, the file opens in a new window. How can such a file be opened in a new tab rather than in a new window? It would also be great to have the ...
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How to save list of open Safari Tabs in a text file?

I open a lot of tabs which are important for me. Isn't there an easier way to install something that creates a TextEdit file on my desktop with all URLs open at the time? In the past I used Eelee's ...
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Setting for keeping the states of Finder tabs in macOS Catalina

I upgraded to macOS Catalina recently. Before the update, I was able to reinstate the last state of the Finder Tabs. However, after the update, I am unable to find any settings which do this! Can ...
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Is Safari's "Close Tabs to the Right" a new feature released in macOS 10.15.4?

After updating to macOS Catalina 10.15.4, I've noticed a new Close Tabs to the Right option when right clicking a Safari tab: I'm not 100% sure if this came with the 10.15.4 update thought, since the ...
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Can I drag a window into a new tab of another window

I have two Finder windows open. Window A has a single tab (or no tabs) while Window B has multiple. Now I want to drag Window A to join the tabs in the Window B. Is there any way to do that? Thanks
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Bookmark all tabs in Chrome on iOS?

Is there is a way to bookmark all of my tabs at once without having to go one by one while in Chrome for iOS?
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Finder: Colored tabs

Is there any app or trick to color Finder tabs? Something like this:
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Safari: how to control where tabs are opened when a link is followed?

In Safari, if I press comand+click to follow a link, the new tab is placed in what looks to be some random location among the tabs in my window. I don't understand what algorithm is being used to ...
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