By Joe Hutsko, Barbara Boyd

Mac’s Web browser, Safari, can manage multiple tabs when browsing. When you open multiple tabbed windows, as shown, you can rearrange how they’re ordered, close them, or save a group of tabs as a bookmark that you can reopen all at once with a single click of your mouse or add them to your Reading List.

Tabbed browsing lets you juggle multiple web pages inside a single window.

Tabbed browsing lets you juggle multiple web pages inside a single window.

Some cool things you can try doing with tabbed windows include

  • Add a new tab. Press Command+T or click the plus sign at the far right of the Tab bar.

  • Switch from tab to tab. Press Command+Shift+→ or Command+Shift+<–.

  • Close a tab. Move your mouse over the tab and click the X that appears or press Command+W, although that will close the Safari window if you have only one tab open.

  • Rearrange the order of your tabs. Drag and drop a tab to the left or right of another tab.

  • Move a tab to a new window. Drag it below the Tab bar and then let go of your mouse button, or right-click a tab and choose Move Tab to New Window.

  • Save every currently loaded tabbed window as a bookmark. Right-click any tab (or click the Bookmarks menu) and choose Add Bookmark for These Tabs.

  • Save the articles of every currently loaded tabbed window in the Reading List. Right-click any tab (or click the Bookmarks menu) and choose Add These Tabs to Reading List.

  • Merge a bunch of open web page windows into a single web page with tabs for each window. Choose Windows→Merge All Windows.

  • View tabs that get shoved off the row of visible tabs when you’ve opened too many tabs to display them all. Click the double right-pointing arrows on the rightmost tab.

  • Open a contextual menu that displays all the tab options. Right-click a tab.