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  • MyMac8MyPC Level 4 Level 4
    Mac OS X

    Zigomar wrote:


    That's exactly the problem MyM. The tabs are self adjsuting to fill the entire width of the screen. I don't understand what you don't understand about this not being a problem??

    I’m sure it’s for esthetic purposes. At best it can be labeled as just a personal preference, and not a real "problem". Plenty of people like the new way the tabs look because the screen looks much more streamlined. HOWEVER, my problem with Apple doing this is that they always seem to try to cram new features down consumers throats, instead what they should do is to set them as default AND give consumers an option to turn the new feature off if they want. I’m sure that if enough people complain about the ‘automatic tabs’ that such an on/off option will be added in an upcoming update.

  • scottfromgilbert Level 1 Level 1

    I sure hope someone at Apple (not the developer who gave us this piece of junk Safari 6) is reading the disdain in people's posts with these changes. Maybe something will get done.


    Goodbye Safari


    Hello Firefox

  • Jon Paul Kelly Level 1 Level 1

    Or Chrome.

    My MacBook Pro or Mac Pro is not an iPad.

    GET IT?

  • donaldfromstonehaven Level 1 Level 1

    Since I moved to a Mac 18 months ago I have been trying to stick with Apple software wherever possible. However, this crazy change which gives me great long tabs unless I have at least 8 tabs on the go is just madness.  Why do sofware developers make stupid, stupid changes like this?  I can only think it is change for the sake of change, which was something I thought I was getting away from when I kicked Windows into touch.  I used to use Firefox on my PCs so the time has come to see what it looks like on Mac.

  • d@g Level 2 Level 2

    Just upgraded and the new tabs are horrible on a big screen. Why isn't there a option in the preferences for wide tabs or "classic" tabs?  As a workaround, I just hit the ⌘+T keys about five times to create enough blank tabs to make the active ones small enough to read quickly.

  • BobGuthrie Level 1 Level 1

    Try Glims: It's free, and it works. And it only takes 10 megs of space.


    Or you can download Firefox (33 megs), or Chrome (43 megs), plus all the third part apps neccesary to integrate them to the OS (contacs, mail, calendar, etc...).

  • Dave Barron Level 1 Level 1

    It's amazing how annoying a simple little issue like this can be - I've actually come here to search for a solution and now I've switched to Firefox because of it. Apple makes really silly mistakes sometimes but they don't always seem to want to fix them or give users a choice.

  • Zigomar Level 1 Level 1

    If you can find a way of roling back the sodtware. I stoped this upgrade on my laptop and it's still fine. But Safari 6 on the 27" Mac is a nightmare.. Firefox is the browser of choice on it now..

  • dougmac0 Level 1 Level 1

    If you all want to be sure that apple at least will receive our feedback: Please got to



    and tell them. I am not sure that they read these discussions and put 2 + 2 together..


    I switched to Chrome the day this happened and so far so good, not coming back until they fix this..

  • LeKnober Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for the link. I just added my feedback to it.

  • Robert Schwenkler Level 1 Level 1

    Also when closing tabs you have to move the mouse around to find the x's...  I want to be able to have the mouse be stationary on the second tab and be able to close tab after tab...

  • donaldfromstonehaven Level 1 Level 1

    I switched my Mac to Chrome just over a month ago because of this.  It's brilliant.  Also now have it on my iPod Touch (where it is also much better than the equivalent Safari version) and my Windows laptop (where it syncs nicely with the setup on my Mac). 

    I now have no interest in whether Apple undo this crazy change to Safari.

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