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How Do I Drag and Drop Bookmarks In Between Tabs for Usage?

Does anyone know if you can drag and drop Safari favorites into the current tabs to open it there? instead of right clicking open new tab and it just goes left to right in order?

I use Chrome and I can drag and drop the bookmarks in between existing tabs I have open, instead of having to right click them every time to add to an existing window i have up

When using Safari, I would like to be able to drag and drop a bookmark from the favorites bar, in between existing tabs, or on top of a current tab. I can do the latter, but not the former. When I try to drag and drop, the bookmark either gets deleted into a litte cloud, or will only allow to replace an existing tab.

I want to do this with Safari like I do on chrome, so I can customize the way I start new tabs, instead of them only right-click in which it opens up going left to right in order.

Device: Mac Running Big Sur

App: Safari
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chris

Comments: 7 Responses to “How Do I Drag and Drop Bookmarks In Between Tabs for Usage?”

    9 months ago

    Holding the Option key seems to do this. You press and hold Option, then drag from the Favorites Bar to a tab title just under it.

    If you want to do that to open a new tab, it seems to work if you Option+drag to the “+” button in the Safari toolbar.

    chris
    9 months ago

    Thank you for your quick response! Unfortunately I don’t think the Option key is making a difference. I have no problem dragging a bookmark on top of an existing tab, but then it can only replace the current tab. I can’t imagine its not possible to do that same function, but create a new tab, in between tabs. It’s not a major problem in general, but it is the only thing stopping me from fully transitioning from. I hope I am not confusing you, I could send in a photo/video of the issue

    9 months ago

    Chris: No, I don’t think there is a way to specifically place a new link from your favorites bar in-between tabs. But if Chrome does it and you need that feature, then why not use Chrome?

    Chris
    9 months ago

    Hi Gary. I have no problem continuing to use Chrome. I was just under the impression — due to others, that Chrome hogs a lot of battery and RAM usage compared to Safari. I have plenty of RAM and my MacBook Air is usually plugged in, but I guess I want to be as efficient as possible with my computer usage. I do like having safari across devices, that is pretty nice. Is Chrome as negatively impactful as people claim?

    9 months ago

    Chris: Safari is definitely more efficient. You just have to ask yourself how important is this particular feature to you and compare that to the downsides of not using Safari. For me it isn’t so much about energy efficiency, but the connection to iCloud (bookmarks, history, tabs, continuity, etc).

    Chris
    9 months ago

    Good point. I will do some more research on how to make Safari best. I can live without being able to play with drag and dropping tabs, it’s just so convenient. Perhaps I can find somewhere to suggest this small change to Apple and they can implement it some day

    Braden
    9 months ago

    I don’t actually use the favorites bar, I like using the start page, or the favorites that popup when you click the URL area of a webpage (Command+L) I have my new tabs open to the start page so when I want to add a tab in between two tabs I just go to the first tab, hit Command+T to open a new tab, and then select the website, or type it in. Also, you might check the Safari preferences, tabs section. There are lots of ways to open new tabs and windows, might find something you like.

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