How do tabs work in Safari?

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  1. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    Are they kind of like a bookmark? What do you use them for? :confused:
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    They allow you to open multiple websites in one window.
     
  3. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    To avoid opening more than one window. Hold Apple when clicking a link and the new page opens in a new tab. Or is this a trick question?
     
  4. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok, how do you use tabs then? :)

    No it's not a trick question; I'm just dumb. :eek:
     
  5. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Either go file>new tab, or if you have a scroll wheel mouse just click the link.
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    First of all, enable tabbed browsing in Safari Preferences > Tabs, and ensure "Enable Tabbed Browsing" is checked (the others are optional).

    Then, if you wish to create a new tab, go to File > New Tab (or Cmd+T).

    If you wish to open a link in a new Tab (rather than replacing the existing windowing or creating an addition window) hold the Cmd (Apple) key while clicking the link.


    ...Just treat each tab like it's a separate window.
     
  7. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh this is really cool. :) I can bounce back and forth from one thread to the other. I could even set up a tab for each of my favorite MR Forums.

    Once again, Thanks Eric :)
     
  8. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Have fun!!! YOu sound like me when i first figured out tabs - never could go back to not having them!!!
     
  9. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    I know people think they're great, but I confess I do not get them. Is bouncing back and forth all there is to it? That's kind of like reading six books at once. Maybe I'm too linear but I want to finish what I'm doing and move on. If I am missing something, besides tabs being a personal preference, I would appreciate a clue. Thanks.
     
  10. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    I like tabs because when I am at work I can have one for Forum Spy here and everything I click on creates a new tab so I don't loose the Forum Spy one. I have another tab open to my email, and I usually have one or 2 open for work related stuff. I can't imagine working without tabs now.
     
  11. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Well here's where I find them useful: I can look at the MR front page and read down the column of recent posts on the rhs and Apple-click all those that sound interesting (so all the pages open in new tabs). Then when I've reached the bottom I can close that tab and read the front most thread, click the 'x' on the tab when I've read it, and the next page appears. And so on until I've read all the pages. Surely this is much better than opening new windows for all of them.
     
  12. elppa macrumors 68040

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    This is exactly how I read Mac Rumours. Great minds…
     

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