I've created an extension for Safari which does exactly what you want. It closes all the tabs except for the tab that is currently active. As a side effect you can also change a setting which when enabled will on pressing the button ask you if you really want that (to prevent accidental button presses). You can find the extension on the extensions page of Safari.
I will be adding functionality soon: Context menu options will be added so that you can create a white list of websites that you don't want to have closed upon clicking the Close All Tabs button. This can be convenient if you, just like me, have a number of tabs open with websites you never close. For example, I always have my GMail open and another page I am working on. All the other tabs can in most cases be closed all at once at some point, however I don't want it to close my GMail and currently active tab.
I've been using Safari 4 for a while now and I am starting to notice that with multiple tabs and sometimes when I go to certain pages it tends to take a while to load - which is really annoying. I tried Google Chrome but it doesn't have a bookmarks manager which is just stupid. I hear that Firefox takes a while to start up.
Safari unexpectedly begain opening multiple tabs without a prompt after I accepted the latest Java update. This slows my Mac to a crawl and I am wondering if I can correct this myself, or have I picked up a virus?† I am running the latest version of Lion and my Mac is only a couple of years old
A few weeks ago arrows started to appear above my tabs.¬† The arrow corresponds to where my cursor is on the page and as I move my cursor, the arrow moves to the next tab and shifts my page view from one tab to the other.¬† It's a quick way to navigate but I have no idea what activates it or how to turn it off.¬† It's driving me away from Safar.
Since downloading version 5.1.7, when I click on the red button to close a window, it closes instantly -- even when the window contains numerous open tabs. The prior version always gave me a "Do you really want to close this window? You have X open tabs." message, which I'd like to restore. I looked in Preferences to no avail.
I have really tried to like the new Safari, but I can't seem to generate 'affection' for the tabs. One thing especially is irritating to me. Being over the address bar is bad enough, but when there's a bunch of tabs, finding a spot to 'grab' the window to move it is difficult.
Is there a way to move the tabs back below the address window like the older Safari? I hope this hasn't been asked and answered before. I didn't see it.
what the difference is between the commands 'close window' and 'close all windows'? They seem to me to both have the same effect. In my earlier version of Safari, if I opened a new web page, it just replaced the earlier one, now though the new pages just keep accumulating. T
Earlier this week I did a clean re-install of SL and now in safari 4 I cannot remember how to get the tabs back like they where in safari 3 - under the address bar. I have search on here and also in google, but they did not retrieve much.
If I hover my mouse over a link in Safari, it will start opening multiple tabs of that link without me clicking it until I hover off it. It also opens programs if I hover over it for about a second. This started happening this morning. It was fine last night. I didn't download any updates in that time, and didn't change any system preferences. I tried restarting my system. This happens with both my wireless mouse and the trackpad, so I figured it's a software issue. Could it be a virus? What Mac program checks for/ gets rid of viruses?
This never used to be a problem before the latest Safari update:When I try to open a window of the other Gmail account that I am logged into (multiple sign in), it always freezes close to the end of loading it.All the more reasons to use Chrome.Always forced to use basic HTML mode but it has very limited functionality.
Info: MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 2.4GHz Core i7, SSD, Hi-Res Glossy
OK, I'm a little stumped by this: I open a new tab that is blank...not even showing history. When I type in an address on the blank tab (2nd tab), the 1st tab changes and the 2nd tab stays blank. In order to view multiple pages, I have to use New Window. After several windows.
So, I have been using Safari for a while now, I like it for the most part but one thing that bugs me is how the tabs work.
I open alot of tabs, which works good, but when I select a tab and close it it goes to the tab to the left. When I close a tab I would like to go be viewing the last selected tab. Eg, if I am on tab one, and open a new tab to view something, then close that new tab, and it happens to be tab 10, I want my view to be tap 1 again. Right now it goes to tab 9 if I close tab 10
im converted to safari 4, i had a panic with it once, went to firefox but to slow, an chrome is not ready yet for everyday stuff, so since 4 is out of beta (hopefully no more system panics), im using it as my main browser,
the question is can i save my tabs, not bookmark but save when i close safari, i love this feature that all the others have.
I want to be able to open new tabs automatically when I click in a top site link. At present it only opens the clicked website in the same window/tab. I've tried defaults write com.apple.safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true. This does nothing. It has worked before i updated to Snow Leopard. I must be missing something.
I tend to like to keep a lot of tabs open at once, but once I try to open a twelfth, there is no more room and it goes off to a side-bar. Is there any way to have safari make a second row of tabs for folks like me?
[URL] ctrlSwitcher is nice but having to press ctrl with a number with one hand is uncomfortable. Is there another software that is similar but offers CMD key combination instead of the CTRL? I asked this on here [URL]¬†but nobody found an answer to it.
I have tried all your online support facilities to try and gain an answer to this highly irritation and obstructing technical issue with YOUR software.¬† Safari tabs keep automatically reloading - it appears you are well aware of this technical issue as there are people complaining on the community (most of which I cannot follow as I am not an IT expert) - where is your support?¬† What are you doing about this problem?¬†
Info: imac 20" 12.6ghz Intel core 2 duo 256mb Vram 1GB Mac OSX v10.4, Mac OS X (10.4)
I usually have several tabs open in Safari. Sometimes when I reopen safari, it only opens 1 or 2 of my tabs, and then I have to dig through my history to find the other pages. This is at least the 3rd time this has happened and I'm getting sick of it.
I will browse the internet, click back on a tab, and the site will refresh. Highly annoying for when you are streaming radio, music etc.If I am downloading, when the page refreshes, the download stops, so I have to start again.¬†
I just switched from Firefox to Safari, but I am really starting to miss the ability to close tabs by clicking them with the middle mouse button (scroll wheel)Is there a way to do this in Safari, or are then any better ways to close tabs withouth having to click the little close button to the left of them?
I'm a long - very long - time user of Firefox but would like to switch to Safari as FF seems to suck lots of CPU on my Mac (in fact it seems to do so on any *nix OS ) but there's one thing that I can't get used to, which is the Close Tab button being on the left of the tabs in Safari whereas it's on the right in FF.
OK, so there's nothing inherently better about them being on the right, it's just that I've got so used to it that I can't seem to break the habit of clicking over to the left-hand side of a tab when i select it which of course in Safari closes the damn thing. What makes it even more annoying is that there doesn't appear to be a Re-open Last Closed Tab command in Safari as there is in FF (Cmd-Shift-T).
Is there an undocumented command-line option to switch the close buttons to the right-hand side and/or a Re-open Last Closed Tab command?
Whenever I drag a tab out of the tab bar to make it open in a new window, it shows the window thumbnail and will not open in a new window (hangs up). Yes, I am letting go of the trackpad and it still does not work. I have tried removing the Safari plist and still no work.
I would love to get rid of the four finger swipe left/right that switches applications and replace it with switching tabs in Safari. I have Googled this -- MultiClutch doesn't recognize four finger swipe. Can anyone think of solutions?
I would use Firefox, but twisting is really annoying.