For those of you who have not yet played with Safari 4, Apple has released a beta version of the new web browser for Mac OS X. I was going to tell you that I like the browser so much that I have switched to it full-time from Firefox, but I’m not quite there: I tried to write this post via WordPress’s built-in editor, and I could not add the above link to the Safari download from Safari. It seems not all of the floating <div> issues have been resolved (it is a beta, after all).
Regardless, I think the new Safari 4 beta is fantastic, and I highly recommend everyone download the browser. Several readers have already written in to ask me about the new placement for tabs in the browser. As you know, Safari 3′s tabs are placed under your URL and bookmark bars. Safari 4′s tabs are placed above the window, like so:
Personally, I like the new set up very much, but I can understand why others prefer the old way of having tabs appear within the Safari window. If you’d like to put Safari’s tabs back in the browser window below the bookmarks bar, here’s how:
Typing One Line in Terminal
First, open up Terminal. You can find Terminal in /Applications/Utilities. Once you have Terminal open, copy and paste the following line, then hit enter:
defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4TabBarIsOnTop -bool FALSE
Now, if you have Safari open, quit it. When you restart Safari, your tabs should be on the bottom, like this:
If you decide you want to put Safari’s tabs back on the top of the window, all you have to do is type this line in Terminal:
defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4TabBarIsOnTop -bool TRUE
Same rule applies (quit Safari and reopen it). That’s it.
Did this hint work for you? What do you think of Safari 4′s new tabs? How about the browser itself? Let others know in the comments.