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Safari Tab Search

Gabe Weatherhead:

Hit Shift-⌘-\ to enter the Safari “Show all tabs” mode. From there it’s just a simple ⌘-F to search the open tabs.

This is great. I was aware of the Show All Tabs mode but had no idea that it was searchable. Why on earth is the search field hidden until you invoke the Find command?

(I still think it’s too bad you can’t see a list view or rearrange your tabs.)

Update (2017-12-05): Bartek notes that you can just start typing your query without even pressing Command-F.

John Gruber:

It seems crazy to me that you can use this to find tabs open on other devices, but not tabs open in other windows on the Mac you’re currently using.

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Actually, you can just start typing right away, hitting Cmd+F is not necessary. Pretty neat!

Interesting that the Show all tabs mode is a 4x3 grid while the Top Sites view is a 3x4 grid, and the two views use different aspect ratios to display the content of the tabs.

> I still think it’s too bad you can’t see a list view or rearrange your tabs.

> It seems crazy to me that you can use this to find tabs open on other devices, but not tabs open in other windows on the Mac you’re currently using.

All these complaints are solved with the Sessions extension: https://i.imgur.com/kh26Kpa.jpg

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