9 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2015 3:08 PM by mmccrr
John Burroughs Level 1 Level 1
Is there a way to merge just some of my safari windows, instead of all of them? If I have window A,B, C, and D open, how can I merge A and B into one window and leave C and D as separate windows?
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.safari
    Safari
    Hi,

    Merge no, but you can use tabbed browsing instead from one window.

    Command + T or File / New tab from the Safari menu bar.

    More about tabbed browsing in Safari here.

    http://www.ehow.com/how2033326use-tabbed-browsing.html








    Carolyn
  • christopher rigby1 Level 4 Level 4
    Another useful thing to know :

    When you've got more than one Safari window open, you can drag and drop tabs from one window to another. I've found this particularly useful, as I generally keep two tabbed windows in Safari (about 5 or 6 tabs in each), but if I've had to Force Quit, Glims re-opens all tabs into one window.
  • arthurfromatlanta Level 1 Level 1

    here is the answer as opposed the poor replies you have gotten so far:

     

    > Window

    > Merge All Windows

  • bcrab Level 1 Level 1

    OR

    if you don't want to merge all the windows, click "show tab bar" from the view menu on the window you want to merge into. Then, click and drag the little icon next to the web address from your 2nd window onto the newly created tab bar on your first. (You can also do this with any tabs from any windows in Safari).

     

    Bam! Selective merging FTW!

  • daniellebrooket Level 1 Level 1

    You can also highlight the web address of the window you want to combine, and drag it to the little "add tab" button on the other window.

     

    For example, you have windows A, B, C, and D. You want to leave C and D alone. To combine A and B, make it so you can see both windows, then copy the address of window B and drag it to the "add tab" button on window A at the far right near the top. It's a little plus sign, if you don't know!

     

    If you can get past the confusing part of my entire blurb, it actually works really well!

  • ErikFromOH Level 1 Level 1

    I'm a little late to the game but you can create a shortcut in the "Keyboard" section of the System Preferences. I'll make a quick step-by-step:

     

    -From System Preferences, click Keyboard.

    -Go to the Shortcuts tab.

    -Click App Shortcuts then the + button.

    -Select Safari as the app you want to create the shortcut for and fill out Menu Title with "Merge All Windows" and make a keyboard combination (I used Shift+Command+W).

    -Try it out to make sure it works correctly and then you're done!

     

    Any questions, feel free to ask.

  • happygodavid Level 1 Level 1

    Danielle wrote:  "You can also highlight the web address of the window you want to combine, and drag it to the little "add tab" button on the other window.

     

    For example, you have windows A, B, C, and D. You want to leave C and D alone. To combine A and B, make it so you can see both windows, then copy the address of window B and drag it to the "add tab" button on window A at the far right near the top. It's a little plus sign, if you don't know!

     

    If you can get past the confusing part of my entire blurb, it actually works really well!"

     

     

    THIS!!!  Danielle has nailed it.  Thanks, Danielle.

  • mithrandirgraycrow Level 1 Level 1

    thank you for your obvious knowledge of the system

  • mmccrr Level 1 Level 1

    View -> Show tab bar. Then you can drag the 'title' /tab to another window