Safari: tab access through the “Window” menu

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Macintosh
April 15th, 2003 • 9:02 pm

Now that the new Safari beta effectively makes tabbed browsing a standard feature, another improvement becomes necessary: tab access through the “Window” menu.

Right now, no matter how many tabs you have open in a web browser window, this window only appears as a single window in the “Window” menu — and the name of the window is the title of whichever tab is currently in the foreground in that window.

With many windows containing many tabs open at the same time, it’s easy to forget what is where and this can result in a lot of time wasted trying to find a specific tab in a specific window.

The solution would be, for windows that contain more than one tab, to turn the corresponding menu item in the “Window” menu INTO a submenu. The name of the menu item could still be the same, but it would be followed by a right-pointing triangle indicating the presence of more than one tab in the window. Selecting the menu item would cause a submenu to pop up which would list the titles of all the tabs in that window, with a checkmark next to the submenu item corresponding to the currently visible tab in that particular window.

This makes sense, and it would make it much easier to locate specific tabs.

[This item was submitted to Apple through the Mac OS X Feedback page.]

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