Questions tagged [tabs]

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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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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Safari Bugs after Catalina Upgrade

Recently (finally!) upgraded my 2017 Pro to Catalina, and am seeing a couple of unwanted changes in Safari. Wanted to ask if these were design changes, or if the update borked some preference settings?...
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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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Open documents with Preview in the same window from a different space

Assuming I have Preview assigned to space 2, a document already open there, and Dock > Prefer tabs set to always, I am asking if someone knows a way to: Go to space 1 (or any other space) Double-...
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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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Catalina - Window menu shows all Finder windows tabs instead of current window tabs

I had to do the update to MacOS Catalina because of freezes following high sierra security update 2020-002 One of the problems i have now with Catalina has to do with Finder Window menu Let's say ...
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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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Safari: Auto close old tabs/windows?

iOS Safari has a tab auto-close setting. Is there a way to or a utility that can automatically close old tabs/windows in/for Mac Safari? Preferably while saving the urls somewhere. Thanks!
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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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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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Where does Safari store the open tabs?

I'd like to know where does Safari store all the open tabs. My daughter did who-knows-what on my laptop and all tabs were closed (except hers of course...) and the "Reopen from last session" is greyed....
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What is an iPad app that will allow viewing AND editing/markup of PDF documents in multiple tab views?

I need to find an ipad app that will allow users to do the following: View PDFs Edit PDFs (at least simple markups) Open multiple PDF documents in tabbed views Link with a DropBox account for cloud ...
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Tab Stack like unsupported burkeware

I was wondering if there is a script I can add to Safari 13.0.1 to make the active tab move to the left. The description of what I am trying to do is here; https://blog.burkeware.com/2015/12/01/tab-...
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Tabs not reopening when closing Safari on iPad with iOS 13.1

Since upgrading to iOS 13.1 on my iPad (5th Gen, 9.5"), whenever I close the Safari app or turn off iPad, my open tabs are NOT restored. This was working fine before the upgrade. Anyone else or any ...
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iCloud Tabs no longer a feature in Safari 13?

Prior to updating to Safari 13, iCloud Tabs was a feature that, when turned on and on clicking the tabs button on "Desktop" Safari, would show you tabs that were open on other devices at the bottom of ...
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Switch tab in Firefox with swipe left/swipe right gestures

I have a MacBook and I'm using Firefox. Using the editor on the about:config page, I wish to modify the options of browser.gesture.swipe.left (or right) such that it will switch to the tab to the left ...
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AppleScript : next/Previous tab in safari

I'm trying to change the focus on safari for the next tab (and the previous tab) I wrote this which is not working : tell application "Safari Technology Preview" tell window 1 set ...
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macOS: Safari: Full screen mode: bringing focus to address bar in a new window

When we open a new tab in Safari, it automatically brings focus to the address bar. But in full screen mode, after pressing alt-cmd-N(or the private mode counterpart), the new window that opens is ...
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Can I permanently lock certain chrome-tabs to the same desktop on Mac?

I am working on five different projects and use one desktop for each of the projects. Is there a way to permanently lock certain chrome-tabs to the same desktop on Mac? I swipe between 5 desktops and ...
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Bookmark all open tabs in mobile safari [duplicate]

I've got an iPhone with ~500 open tabs (500 is the limit). I'd like to bookmark all of the tabs so I can review/read them later on other non Apple devices and potentially in non-apple browsers. Is ...
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In macOS 10.14 (Mojave), can Finder remember previously opened tabs like Safari pin tabs?

First of all, I am not asking to re-open Finder tabs on OS reboot, we all know it works. I am asking for a solution when I accidentally clicked on the red-cross (aka close window button) on Finder ...
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Can't Turn off Finder Tabs on Mojave

MacBook Air with Mojave (14.2) and the option in Finder > Preferences > General NOT Checked: "Open folders in tabs instead of new windows." Yet Finder stubbornly opens all new windows in tabs. For ...
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Close all tabs in Safari except for one

I spend an awful lot of time in Safari conducting research. As you can imagine this often results in me having lots of tabs open. So I find myself settling on one tab and wanting to close all the ...
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Are tabs broken in macOS Mojave?

Let's say you have two tabs in a Terminal window. One of the things with the bug is, if I tap on the left tab, it opens the right one. If I tap on the right tab, it opens the left tab. Same problem ...
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Blank Safari Tabs [closed]

All of the tabs on Safari are blank. I have tried settings, closing and re-opening, re-booting the computer, etc. I can no longer use Safari because it's too difficult without being able to see what'...
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Text to PDF without losing/destroying the set tabs

I tried to print out a huge text file to a PDF file (DIN A4 landscape or A3 landscape). Unfortunately, every way I try, I always lose the formatting of the tabs I used for tabbing some tables with the ...
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Can I “put” an open tab/page on my iPhone from my Mac?

I recently, stupidly, deleted all my Safari data on my iPhone and in the process lost all my open tabs (191 in total, yes, that's how I do things). Anyway, I managed to get to my Mac before it ...
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Keyboard shortcut or AppleScript to move current tab into a new window

Recent versions of macOS bring tabs to applications that didn’t seem to support tabs before (e.g. Anki flashcards), via the Dock preference to always prefer opening things in tabs. Stock apps and ...
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AppleScript : searching for a tab on chrome and saving the tab as a variable

I'm using this script which is finding the tab I want, then bring the tab to focus. set searchString to "Tab I'm Looking FOR" tell application "Google Chrome" set win_List to every window ...
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How do I get Safari to search all tabs from all Safari windows in the Tab Overview, instead of only those in the current window?

When I press the shiftcommand\ keyboard shortcut, it goes into 'expose' mode and allows to search thru only the tabs in the current window, not all windows. It would be super handy to be able to ...
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Browsers open all links in a new tab

Suddenly all the browsers begin to open all links in a new tab. Even when the link is deliberately intended to leave me at the same page (say, uncollapsing some text). I tried Safari, Chrome and ...
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Safari opening similar tab on 2nd iPad?

Whenever I open a new tab in Safari on one of my iPads, it automatically opens the same tab on another iPad. How do I stop this?
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How to select multiple tabs in Mac Safari

Having used Google Chrome for a long time, I've previously taken it for granted that multiple tabs in a given browser window can be selected, either one at a time (Ctrl-click) or in a contiguous range ...
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How to easily save all open Safari tabs on iOS?

On macOS, I can choose Add Bookmarks for These 108 Tabs... which let's me save all open tabs to a bookmarks folder. Is there an equivalent on iOS? My workaround is to use iCloud tabs to copy the ...
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AppleScript move tab

Is there a way to move tab using the tab number in Google Chrome ? something like this : tell application "Google Chrome" set activeIndex to get active tab index of window 1 tell window 1 ...
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Applescript / Google Chrome : open a link in a new tab

I use this to open a link (the url is unknown): tell application "Google Chrome" tell tab 1 of window 1 to set OpenfirstTab to execute javascript "document.getElementById('TransactionHistory')....
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AppleScript: Open URL in specific tab (Google Chrome)

I can no longer open a URL in a specific tab using AppleScript. I tried the following code without success: set URL of tab 1 to "https://" and set myLink to "https://" tell application "Google ...