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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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. I wish to modify the options of browser.gesture.swipe.left (or right) such that it will switch to the tab to the left (right) instead of going to previous/...
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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 ...
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How to quit all Finder tabs

I've configured OSX to force all Finder windows to open in tabs - because this really takes care of all the clutter. The thing is, there's a shortcut to close all Finder windows, CMD+OPTION+W - and ...
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See history for a specific tab in Safari with right click

Like in Chrome or Firefox, I wish to right click on the navigation arrows on the left to display the pages visited before in the current tab in Safari. Is it possible to configure this? I did not find ...
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MacOS High Sierra: disable tabs for all apps?

I want to turn off tabs for Preview especially. Following these instructions, I went to Dock and set “Prefer tabs when opening documents” to Manually - yet PDF documents keep opening up in new tabs in ...
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Prevent duplicate tabs in Xcode editor

In Xcode editor, is there a way to open files in a new tab only if one is not already present, and if it is, then switch to that tab. If it isn't possible to do so via the preference settings, can it ...
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Opening New Terminal Tab Moves Window Above Dock

This is difficult to explain, so please bear with me. When I open a new tab in Terminal, the Terminal window moves. This only happens when the window is at the bottom of the screen. The window moves ...
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Safari iCloud Tabs: iOS does not show macOS Safari tabs

I had a problem where both my Mac OSX and iPhone iOS10 stopped sharing iCloud tabs. So I logged out from both iCloud accounts and signed in again. Now my Mac shows iPhone tabs but not vice versa. How ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch between Application tabs

Applications typically have tabs like so: Is there a way to make a keyboard shortcut that switches between them? I'm hoping for a shortcut that spans all apps, not just a specific one (like iTerm ...
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How do I open two tabs in a split pane in iTerm?

I have a split pane iTerm window I would like to have two tabs in the right "pane", (as opposed to total of three panes) but cannot figure out how to do this. I lucked into this yesterday, for the ...
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Open farthest right tab in Safari

In Chrome, one can press cmd+1 to open the first tab, cmd+3 to open the third tab, etc... Safari has replicated this behavior now but has not replicated cmd+9 which takes the user to the far right ...
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Preventing Safari background tabs disconnecting from server

Safari puts background (i.e., currently not selected) tabs to sleep. If that tab is on a website that requires an active connection to its server, such as chat apps (Slack, Google Talk, etc.), then ...
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Safari Switch to Last Active Tab

OS: Sierra Safari: 10.0.3 It looks like the functionality to switch to the last active tab is not supported natively. Are there any extensions that can be used for this purpose? Furthermore, is ...