Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Final Safari 15 Fixes Favorites Bar and Tabs

Jason Snell (MacRumors):

Yep, that’s the Safari Favorites Bar, now located above the tabs.

If you don’t use the Favorites Bar, maybe you won’t care. I use the Favorites Bar a lot, and I hated Apple’s decision to move it beneath the tabs.

Juli Clover:

As noted by Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, iOS 15.1 beta 4 also includes the same Safari design tweak with the Favorites bar located above the tabs.

John Gruber:

The full Bookmarks menu on iPad, alas, still remains hidden in the sidebar. That’s a weird one.

Steve Troughton-Smith:

As per the new macOS 12 page on, the Safari redesign is toast on macOS and iPadOS! Compact tab bar mode is still an option, but regular tabs are back!

John Gruber:

Safari 15 on iPadOS 15.1 comes along for the ride too.

We’re left with one single design mistake in Safari 15 across all platforms: the close buttons for tabs being on the right instead of the left on iPhone. Pretty good outcome given what was shown back at WWDC.

Steve Troughton-Smith:

In all the distraction caused by the Safari tab bar in macOS 12, I feel like nobody noticed that pinned tabs are incompatible with tab groups 🤔 And closing(/‘deleting’) a tab group leaves you with no way to undo the operation. There’s just no permanence to tab group tabs at all

Eric Slivka:

Safari 15.1 now features a standard Big Sur tab design, which is enabled by default and is labeled "Separate" in Safari preferences.


As with Safari in the macOS Monterey release candidate, the new Safari 15.1 beta also scales back on the option to have the Safari window chrome blend in with websites, moving the option to the Accessibility section of the Advanced page in Safari preferences and limiting it to only the Compact Tab Bar design.


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