4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 29, 2012 12:32 PM by Benna
mkc86 Level 1 Level 1

Noticed a strange behaviour in Safari 6 on Mountain Lion.


When I close the window by clicking the red x in the top left and then re-open, Safari comes up with a blank pages, it doesn't remember any of the tabs I had open.


If however I close it by clicking quit on the Safari dock icon and then re-open, Safari opens back up with all my tabs from the last session.



This doesn't seem right, any advice?

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10

    That's the "Resume" feature. Normal.

  • Chulskim Level 1 Level 1

    When you quit Safari, (Mountain) Lion's Resume feature will remember what pages you had open and reopen them the next time you start Safari, because that's what the feature is supposed to do.


    But when you close Safari's window—not by quitting, but by clicking the red button—(Mountain) Lion assumes that you don't want to see all those window's tabs again. (That's why you closed the window.) So it doesn't restore them when you open a new window.


    You should get into the habit of quitting Safari when you want to stop using it, but might want to resume where you left off later. Really, the same goes for all other Apple apps. Closing a window tells the app and the OS, "I don't want this file/page/whatever to be open anymore." On the other hand, quitting the app tells the OS, "I don't want to use this app right now, but I might use it again later, and please reopen the same files/pages/whatever the next time."


    By the way, the easiest way to quit an app is to press ⌘Q.

  • mmikuta Level 1 Level 1

    Try holding the option key down while quitting, changes 'quit' to 'quit and keep windows'.  Lots of hidden nuggets with option and menus. 

  • Benna Level 1 Level 1

    So what is supposed me to do? For quitting Safari remembering the Tabs i should go with my mouse on the Safari Menu, Option key and click on Quit?

    That's the longest procedure ever seen for quitting an application.


    Is there a way to tell safari to save each times by normal quitting?