How To: Get Safari 4 for Mac Tabs Out of the Titlebar


Is anyone else irked that Safari 4 puts the browser tabs in the title bar? Maybe it’s just me that can’t get used to it: it’s so counter to my usage habits that I stopped using the browser even though I enjoyed the noticeable speed gains. I’m back on the Safari 4 wagon today, though, after searching for any possible fixes. Sure enough, CrunchGear tells me it’s a simple command line in Terminal to return the tab titles to the old position. In Terminal, just type:

defaults write DebugSafari4TabBarIsOnTop -bool NO

That’s it! I’m ready for the speed of Safari 4, but I don’t think I’m ready for tabs in the title bar. Call me old fashioned. CrunchGear also has the command to restore the original function if you don’t want to go old-school. Now if I could just find a command or registry option for Windows to do the same, I’d be a happy camper.

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