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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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Prevent websites from regaining tab focus in Safari on macOS

macOS Safari somehow allows unfocused tabs to regain focus. This can be very annoying as tabs keep changing in the middle of doing something else. One such example is https://www.kiwi.com On this ...
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How to export Tab Groups

I have to reset a computer I was working with and want to export Tab Groups. When I export Bookmarks (File > Export), the resulting file looks like this: When I click on the Tab Group, all tabs ...
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Is there a way to undo deletion of a tab group in Safari?

I'm diving into tab groups which seems pretty much ideal for the kind of browsing I do. I just noticed that the right-click delete action on a tab group does not ask for confirmation, deletes the ...
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Customize tabs on News app?

Can I customize the tabs at the bottom of the Apple News app on my iPhone? Currently “Sports” appears as the third tab. I would like to replace that.
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Preserve arrangement of Preview tabs and windows on restart

To keep organized, I generally open closely-related PDF files as tabs in the same Preview window, with a separate multi-tab window for each distinct subject (so about 4 or 5 windows, with 5 tabs open ...
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Google Chrome on macOS: Is there any way to move window buttons somewhere?

Can I move close, exit full screen buttons to the left of the tab bar in the full screen mode on macOS? It`s really hard to use chrome cause everytime I hit the upper side to click on the tab, a line ...
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Terminal can't get all tabs of all windows!

I am trying to iterate over every tab of every window in Terminal tell application "Terminal" activate repeat with t in tabs end repeat end tell output execution error: Terminal ...
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Tab Group Favorites always greyed out in desktop Safari

When I launch Safari on the desktop, the tab group favorites are always greyed out. I have to use Edit Bookmarks and double-click on a bookmark and only then are the Tab Group Favorites no longer ...
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Is it possible to rename tabs in safari?

In the Safari app on Mac (Ventura 13), it is possible to rename tab groups by going to the sidebar and control-clicking on the name of the tab group. However, it possible to rename the tabs themselves,...
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How do I delete the "Tab Group Favorites" bookmarks group in Safari?

How do I delete the Safari "Tab Group Favorites" bookmark group? (I don't mean the "Favorites" folder). It shows up in my Bookmark sidebar. I don't even know how it got created. It ...
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MacOS Mojave: Restore closed Safari tabs from earlier than last session?

I’m running Safari 14.1.2 under MacOS 10.14.6 Mojave, and accidentally all my Safari tabs got closed. I only noticed this some days after running the last session, so I cannot “reopen all windows from ...
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Duplicate Safari tabs on iOS and iPadOS [closed]

On macOS, it's really easy to duplicate tabs in Safari (control+click and choose Duplicate Tab), but there doesn't seem to be that option on iOS and iPadOS. Interestingly, control-clicking on a tab in ...
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What's different between Command N or T on Safari?

On Safari, when I type Command + N or Command + T, both shortcuts do same thing: Create a new tab and move to it. What's the difference? When should I use Command + N and Command + T?
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Cmd + T to open new tab position are unpredictable

Issue: As written on the title of the question. (Edit: Tabs sometimes open on the last position and sometimes open right next to current tab.) Expectation: New tab always open either next to current ...
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Safari iCloud tab sync leaves a "phantom tab"

Mac (13.1) Safari tab sync popup accurately reflects the tabs on my iPhone (iOS 16.2) BUT always displays (brings back) the same phantom tab I visited a few months ago and haven't revisited. No amount ...
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In Safari on macOS, when I close a tab, how can I get focus on the previously focused tab

The default behavior is to focus the tab to the right of the closed tab (or the tab to the left if the closed tab was the right-most tab). How can I get focus on the previously focused tab?
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Upgraded from High Sierra to Catalina, lost my Safari session with all my open windows and tabs. Is there any way to recover them?

I had been staying on High Sierra for a long time, with Safari 13 I think, the last version that worked with High Sierra. I just upgraded to Catalina and then immediately upgraded Safari to 15.6.1. ...
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Map browser tabs to cmd+tab-able programs

I notice that running Slack / Spotify / Whatsapp etc as tabs in Chrome needs a lot less resources than running them separately in their own native Electron apps. But when running them as tabs, what I ...
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Can one reopen a PDF in a Safari tab in the same position it was when Safari was quit?

I often read PDF documents in Safari. Whenever I close Safari and reopen it, the PDF I'm currently reading opens on page 1 instead of where I was reading it. This is a big issue for me and one of the ...
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Switching to the first tab in Mail using Applescript or Shell

I am looking for a way to switch to the first tab in a Mail window. It seems like there is no universal way to address tabs in macOS programmatically. I have tried Apple scripting with and without ...
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Should most recently closed tabs be hidden at the top of the list?

I've been trying to effectively use the list of recently closed tabs in Safari in iOS (15.5) for quite some time now, but I never seem to recognize any of my most recently closed tabs there. I've then ...
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Safari on iOS 15.5 constantly closes all my tabs

Ever since upgrading from 15.4 to 15.5 iOS Safari closes all my tabs in my default tab group whenever it feels like it. Mostly in conjunction with opening a link from another app. Everything worked ...
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Safari disable tab group sync

How to disable tab sync in tab groups across devices? Main tabs (not in tab groups) are local per device, and it seems strange that tabs in tab groups have different behavior. Not to mention, that ...
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I can't disable tabs in finder

I have been having this problem for a few months now. Normally, it didn't show tabs when only one tab was open. (Just like how it is in Safari) But one day, tabs appeared on Finder and they don't go ...
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Is there a way to turn off pinned tabs in Safari (Mac)?

I would like to turn off the Pinned Tabs feature in Safari on Mac (11.6.3). I thought I would like the feature, but I don't - not only does it not behave like other browsers (purposeful design ...
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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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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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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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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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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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