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How to Set All Mac Apps to Prefer Tabs with New Document and Windows

Oct 24, 2017 - 5 Comments
Other tab preference settings for Mac apps

Tabs are useful and ubiquitous, whether for web browsing, the Finder, text editing and word processing, Mail, or any other apps they may appear, tabs help to reduce window and document clutter by bringing many different documents or windows into a single window with a tab bar. Many modern Mac apps support tabs nowadays, but … Read More

How to Re-Open Recently Closed Tabs in Safari for Mac the Easy Way

Mar 14, 2017 - 13 Comments
Safari icon

Mac users have long been able to re-open a closed Safari tab by using a keyboard shortcut, but what if some time has passed, or what if you want to re-open a specific closed tab in Safari? It turns out the latest versions of Safari for Mac OS support a menu-based option to easily browse … Read More

How to Close Other Tabs in Safari on Mac

Feb 16, 2017 - 4 Comments
Close Other Tabs in Safari on Mac

If you’re a browser tab hoarder in Safari, you may find it helpful to close out of all other tabs while maintaining a specifically chosen active tab to be open. This offers a fast way for Mac Safari users to close out of tabs that are no longer needed, but without closing all other opened … Read More

Using TextEdit Tabs on Mac

Jan 24, 2017 - 9 Comments
TextEdit tabs on Mac

If you use TextEdit on Mac for your simple word processing and quick plain text editing needs like a Notepad equivalent from the Windows world, you’ll likely appreciate that the latest versions of Mac OS support tabbed windows in TextEdit. This can dramatically reduce window clutter in the TextEdit app, just like tabs work elsewhere.

Use Tabs in Maps for Mac

Jan 11, 2017 - Leave a Comment
Show tab bar in Maps

Tabs offer an excellent way to manage multiple windows without overly cluttering the screen of a Mac, a feature which is particularly valuable for smaller screen displays. Like many other apps in new Mac OS releases, the Apple Maps app for Mac now includes the ability to have multiple tabs of maps open concurrently, either … Read More

How to Use Tabs in Pages for Mac

Dec 30, 2016 - 20 Comments
Pages

Pages for Mac has gained the ability to use Tabs, allowing for tidy document management within the Pages app when having multiple documents open simultaneously.

How to Close All Tabs in Safari for iOS

Dec 18, 2016 - 10 Comments
Close all tabs in Safari for iOS

The latest versions of Safari for iOS allows users to easily close all browser tabs that are open, all at once, again. This great Safari feature makes it easier to manage and close out tons of browser tabs on the iPhone and iPad, rather than relying on closing individual tabs in Safari for iOS.

How to Search Safari Tabs in iOS

Sep 30, 2016 - 1 Comment
Search Safari tabs in iOS

One of the great new Safari features in new versions of iOS is the ability to search through your browser tabs using a keyword. For those of us who basically live in a web browser with a billion tabs open, this is incredibly useful, as it makes retrieving and narrowing down Safari tabs significantly faster … Read More

How to Reopen Closed Tabs in Safari for iPhone

Sep 2, 2016 - 16 Comments
Safari

Have you ever been looking at a web page or reading something in Safari on your iPhone and then accidentally closed it? Or maybe you closed the tab and then realized you weren’t quite finished with it, or you’d like to get that closed tab back for some other reason? You can easily re-open closed … Read More

2 Ways to Close Tabs in Safari on iPhone

Aug 23, 2016 - 6 Comments

Safari Tabs let you maintain many different webpages and web sites on the iPhone, switching through them as necessary to review different sites and content. For those of us who open a ton of tabs in iOS Safari, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by huge numbers of tabs as you browse more sites and pages … Read More

How to Show Tabs Playing Audio in Safari for Mac

May 11, 2016 - 3 Comments
Show tabs playing sound in Safari on Mac

Have you ever restored the Safari browser only to have dozens of tabs and browser windows open, one or several of which are playing audio, and you then need to hunt down which browser tab is playing sound? This scenario happens fairly often to those of us who spend a lot of time in web … Read More

How to Use Pinned Tabs in Safari for Mac OS

Nov 17, 2015 - 5 Comments
How to pin a tab in Safari with right-click

The latest versions of Safari Mac OS X include a pinned tab feature, which allow you to maintain a particular web sites browser tab consistently across Safari relaunching and rebooting of the Mac. Pinned Tabs kind of work like bookmarks in this sense, except that rather than having to show a bookmarks bar, you can … Read More

How to Enable Tab Discarding in Chrome for Improved Memory Use

Nov 9, 2015 - 11 Comments
Chrome

If you use Google Chrome as your default web browser and find yourself with a ton of tabs and windows open on a regular basis, you likely know the RAM, swap, and resource burden that leaving a gazillion tabs open does to your computer. Rather than forcibly quitting Chrome or abandoning your browser tabs, the … Read More

How to Use Mail Tabs in Mac OS

Oct 30, 2015 - 13 Comments
Mail app icon

The Mac Mail app has gained tab support in the latest versions of Mac OS X, making it easier to juggle multiple emails on screen at once. There’s a catch with using Mail Tabs in MacOS X, however, and that is you must be using full screen mode to gain access to the tab feature. … Read More

Convert All Windows to Tabs in Safari with a Keyboard Shortcut on Mac

Jul 2, 2012 - 3 Comments
Merge multiple browser windows into tabs with a keyboard shortcut

It’s easy to find yourself in a sea of open web browser windows, but with Safari there’s a great feature that lets you merge windows into tabs. We’ll take that nice little merge-windows-to-tabs feature a step further and turn it into a keyboard shortcut, letting you instantly convert an ocean of windows into a single … Read More

Set Always Open New Windows in Tabs with Safari for Mac OS X

Dec 9, 2010 - 4 Comments

You can set Safari in Mac OS X or Windows to always open new windows into new tabs instead. In fact, new versions of Safari default to a variation of this behavior, but older versions need Safari to manually be set to open new windows as tabs, but with a little adjustment you can make … Read More

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