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Old Mar 16, 2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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Apple Adds iCloud Safari Tab Syncing to OS X Mountain Lion Preview 2




One feature promised in OS X Mountain Lion was the ability to sync Safari tabs between different devices. Macworld reported it in their Mountain Lion Preview, but was unable to actually find the feature in their early build.
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And although I couldn't find this feature in the version I tested, Apple says that Mountain Lion will bring the ability to sync Safari tabs to iCloud, so your open browser tabs can sync between Macs.
The features seems to be now implemented in the Developer Preview 2 that was released tonight. We received this screenshot which shows the feature button in Safari:




The feature is believed to sync open tabs between Macs and iOS devices, providing you with a relatively seamless browsing experience across devices.

Update: Here's an image of it working across two Macs.





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Old Mar 16, 2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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Wish it would sync username & passwords also, stupid have to manage that muanlly...
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 07:36 PM   #3
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The feature is believed to sync open tabs between Macs and iOS devices, providing you with a relatively seamless browsing experience across devices.

Article Link: Apple Adds iCloud Safari Tab Syncing to OS X Mountain Lion Preview 2
Couldn't you have just tried it? Certainly one of you has DP 2.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 07:36 PM   #4
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This is a pretty cool feature Hopefully third parties will have access to the API such as Atomic Web and Terra.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 07:37 PM   #5
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This is very cool!
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I usually have around 20 tabs open on my mac, would hate to try and open that on my phone!
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 07:41 PM   #7
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Nice touch. Can't wait for ML. It makes using Apple products so simple.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 07:41 PM   #8
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YAY! Can't wait to try this out. I've always wanted something like this. I believe Android has something like this with the Chrome browser on Windows and the Android browser. Hopefully, I can just tell it to sync a tab or two and not my entire OS X Safari session into iOS Safari.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 07:42 PM   #9
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I hope I can turn that off. They shouldn't put it on the taskbar, let it be a preferences thing. Clunking up my browser.
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B176 Safari/7534.48.3)

Have always wanted a feature like this. Glad it's coming in ML.
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I hope I can turn that off. They shouldn't put it on the taskbar, let it be a preferences thing. Clunking up my browser.
Hold command and drag it out if you don't want it.
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I hope I can turn that off. They shouldn't put it on the taskbar, let it be a preferences thing. Clunking up my browser.
Yup, sure is an eyesore.

I look forward to the feature, should it appear in ML.
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Sounds like a good feature. Not sure I'd use it all the time, but just having the option when I need it is good.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 07:48 PM   #14
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And how is this supposed to work? Safari can't even remember local tabs reliably.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 07:51 PM   #15
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I hope I can turn that off. They shouldn't put it on the taskbar, let it be a preferences thing. Clunking up my browser.
Fear not. The toolbar is customizable: View > Customize Toolbar. (Or just right-click the toolbar.)
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Good idea!

So useful and yet so simple and obvious that is so dificult to remember a great feature like that.
The secret is always on the details, being most of them right unfer our nose.
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This is a pretty cool feature Hopefully third parties will have access to the API such as Atomic Web and Terra.
I couldn't agree more allowing third-parties to access this API will be make or break. Safari's great but, doesn't quite offer nearly as much as alternatives such as Mercury Web Browser and Atomic web.
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I'd settle for Apple re-implementing accessing bookmarks from remote computers; a function that was lost with the demise of dot mac.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 08:53 PM   #19
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Honestly, Safari having the omnibox like Chrome is the biggest win here. Now if they can only speed up Safari some more to be on par with Chrome.
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I'd settle for Apple re-implementing accessing bookmarks from remote computers; a function that was lost with the demise of dot mac.
This is possible in iCloud, on all of your devices, today.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 09:15 PM   #21
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This is possible in iCloud, on all of your devices, today.
Really? I haven't switched over to iCloud. So I can go to any internet cafe Windows PC and access my bookmarks using Firefox? And then easily delete them from the remote computer?

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Old Mar 16, 2012, 09:34 PM   #22
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This is possible in iCloud, on all of your devices, today.
I just did a little research. It looks like this is not possible, at least not in a way that is easily done on a public computer in which you don't have administrator permissions. In my opinion, the old dot mac method was superior.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 09:39 PM   #23
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How would this work? iPad's Safari has a maximum number of 9 tabs, while Mac's Safari can have as many tabs as needed.
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Interesting idea... I'm not a leave-a-million-tabs open kind of guy though. Sure I'll have a bunch open when I'm working on something, but then I finish and close them.
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