How to Merge All Open Windows Into Tabs in Safari for Mac Instantly
It’s easy to wind up with an overwhelming number of Safari web browser windows open on a Mac (or Windows too). If you’re like me you tend to have a million browser windows open at the same time, as you read, browse, and research things around the web. This can make it really difficult to keep track of sites that are open and finding things can be difficult as you get lost in the sea of windows.
Thankfully Safari has a great feature that lets you merge all of the open windows into tabs within a single browser window.
How to Merge Safari Windows on Mac into Tabs
Window Merging works the same in Mac OS X Safari and Safari for Windows, here’s what you’ll want to do:
- From anywhere in Safari, pull down the “Window menu” and then select “Merge All Windows”
That’s all it takes, Safari will do it’s magic and merge all the open windows into tabs, even if the open windows have their own tabs.
The actual merging of windows can take a while if you have many tabs and windows open, so if you’re using Safari with a hundred plus windows and tabs don’t be surprised if the process is a bit sluggish to complete. But once it’s done, all the windows in Safari will be in a single window with tabs instead.
This trick effectively converts Safari browser windows into Safari browser tabs, which can be easier to manage for some Mac users.
Now your ocean of Safari windows will be merged into a single window with a lot of tabs instead, making it a bit easier to sort through and manage.
Tabs are a great feature and in many ways are far superior to individual web browser windows within Safari. By the way, you can help to prevent the million browser window problem by making new browser windows open into Tabs instead, an easy settings adjustment that can be made in the Safari browser.
If you find yourself using this often, consider making it into a keystroke.
Either way, don’t forget this feature the next time you’re overwhelmed by browser windows, just merge them into tabs, and make your Safari browsing life easier!