Safari history tab missing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Resist, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Resist, Oct 27, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2013

    Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    I updated Safari to 6.1, now I can't find my history under the bookmarks tab (upper left open book symbol). It was quick and easy to go there before and be able to delete specific past histories. Now that option apparently is gone?
  2. Drew017 macrumors 65816


    May 29, 2011
    East coast, USA
    This option has been removed. To view your history, click the "History" menu and select "Show History."
  3. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    I figured that out. It's a longer process than how it used to be and I'm not happy about it! Thanks Apple, you are going backwards.
  4. Nam Pla macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2009
    You and me both! This is BS, and more of the same "do as we say not what you want" crap from Apple.

    One of the things I loved about my original Mac computer was that it allowed me to do things I wanted with minimum hassle and gave me back the control over my pc that I felt I had lost with MS. Now it's a constant battle to keep up with OS changes, software changes to keep up with OS changes, and living with crap "upgrades" to keep up with both OS and software changes.

    I've about had it with Apple's "they know what's better for me than I do" crap. Apple is turning into the computer version of Obama!

  5. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Apple used to pride themselves on simplicity and the ability of their hardware to work with their software. What happened Apple?

    If I wanted this much change and complication, I'd switch back to Windows.
  6. autrefois macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2003
    Somewhere in the USA
    Thanks for saying how to access the history now.

    This is pretty ridiculous that they removed it. Why take away a feature like this? What does it accomplish?

    The only thing I can think of is so that it looks like the iOS version. But in the iOS version, there's at least the option to access the history from the "Bookmarks" tab. Not so on the Mac. So the Mac version is *less* functional than the iOS version.

    I suppose after what happened removing features from iWork, we should be happy they didn't take the history out of the application all together and say they would maybe add it back later...
  7. squeakr macrumors 68000


    Apr 22, 2010
    View>Customize Toolbar Then add the "Show History" button to the toolbar menu. Viola! Easy one click access to your history (that is what I have done).
  8. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    But I don't want it in the toolbar, because I have enough stuff taking up space there already. I want it back under the bookmarks button.
  9. Nam Pla macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2009
    Helpful, thank you! But I liked being able to open a new tab with my history showing there already. Can't do that now. Unless you've got another trick up your sleeve?? :)

    I agree!
  10. Pamelafrob macrumors newbie


    Oct 16, 2017
    My History menu tab is completely missing. How do I get it back.
  11. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Some menu functionality is controlled by the System User Interface Server (systemuiserver for short).
    Hold down Option, Select Go in the Menu
    Pick Library
    Open Preferences
    Drag it to the Desktop (or delete it, you're going to make a new one)
    Restart (that makes the new plist file)
    Open Safari now. Is the History Menu back?

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