NEw TAB in Safari....How?

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  1. macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2008
    hello, i just got my iMac yesterday and im having difficulties with safari. on my MacBook when i start up safari i automatically get redericted to the apple homepage, which is fine because i have it set up to that, and i also get a blank tab that when i do click on it, it takes me to the top sites . i like that setting because i do not have to go to file>new tab. it is much simpler to just double click on the area where the tabs are and get a new blank tab that do i get safari to open up at start up with the home page tab, and a blank tab? i compared my macbook's safari settings with the imac's but no good......

    iMac Safari Picture

    Gratsi! (thanks)
  2. Guest


    Jun 8, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Since you are new to Mac and likely MacRumors, go to google and type in "mroogle". This is MacRumors Google.

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  3. thread starter macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2008

    no, im not new to mac. ive had my macbook for 2 years now. now i have an iMac. the only problem i aam having is with safari, when i open up safari i can't make a new tab unless i go to file>new tab...that is simple to do but is very annoying....
  4. LPZ
    macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    Well, I'm not sure this is what you want, but here goes:

    1) Bookmarks --> Add Bookmark Folder (call the new folder Startup).

    2) Load whatever page you want for your home page.

    3) Bookmarks --> Add Bookmark... (give the bookmark a name and save it in the Startup folder)

    4) File --> Open Location... (type in about:blank and press return to load a blank page)

    5) Bookmarks --> Add Bookmark... (name and save in Startup folder)

    At this point the folder called Startup should have a bookmark for your preferred home page, and a bookmark for a blank page (in that order).

    6) Safari --> Preferences --> General --> New windows open with --> Choose tabs folder --> Startup and click the Choose button

    7) Restart Safari and see if it does what you want.
  5. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  6. LPZ
    macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    You could use View --> Customize Toolbar to place a "new tab" button in your toolbar, and then set Safari --> Preferences --> New tabs open with --> Top Sites.

    Then just click that button to get a new tab for Top Sites.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2003
    ViewShow Tab Bar

    (This option will be disabled if you already have more than one tab open. Close all but one tab first.)
  8. macrumors 601

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Do the above, then poke around in Safari Preferences> Tabs (Safari Menu) and Safari Preferences > General . You can make the new tabs open to various pages.
  9. macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    Ways to create a new tab in Safari:

    File menu > "New Tab"

    Keyboard shortcut (Command + T)

    New Tab Button (Go to the View menu, select "Customize Toolbar" and drag the icon for "New Tab" into your toolbar, next to the back/forward buttons.)

    Double-click anywhere on the tab bar (Go to the View menu, select "Show Tab Bar".)

    Click the small "+" symbol on the far-right side of the tab bar.
  10. macrumors 6502


    Nov 22, 2007
    Under the General tab in Safari preferences there's an option for letting new windows open with topsites. Try that.

    Or type in "topsites:" into the textfield.

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