Safari Pinned Tabs

A new feature in Safari for El Capitan is the ability to save web pages you frequently visit as a pinned tab. Pinned tabs will always appear to the left side of the Safari tab bar as small icons. You can access them like other tabs, but they will automatically appear on any new Safari window you create. If you click on an external link in a pinned tab, the other site will open in a new tab. Plus, pinned tabs are persistent across all windows, matching the same page and page position.

Comments: 4 Responses to “Safari Pinned Tabs”

    Scott Beattie
    4 years ago

    Hi Gary – Can you explain the difference between Unpin Tab and Close Tab when right-clicking on the pinned tab icon in the tab bar? I can’t see any difference between the two. Both close and unpin will close the tab and unpin it.

      4 years ago

      I agree. They seem to do the same thing.

        Scott Beattie
        4 years ago

        I’m not finding anything definitive in Googling this question. I just posted the question on Apple Discussions – and I will let you know what I find out.

        Scott Beattie
        4 years ago

        Hi Gary – Here is the response that I got from Apple Discussions. When you right click the pinned tab icon and chose Unpin Tab – the page will be unpinned and return to a normal table. When you close Close Tab – the tab will be unpinned and closed. Surprisingly – this appears to be working as stated – today – however – yesterday (my first use of tab pinning) was not exhibiting this behavior – both Unpin and Close were unpinning and closing the tabs. Possibly a glitch related to first use?

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