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cleverdevil
cleverdevil

I may be in the minority on this one, but I generally like the new Safari across iPad OS, iOS, and macOS. The tab interface isn't good on macOS or iPad OS, but the sidebar and tab groups that sync across devices is amazing. I'd like to see tabs moved to the sidebar as well!

Burk
Burk

@cleverdevil Safari 15 is great 😀👍

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jack
jack

@cleverdevil I've been a big fan of Safari since forever, but the only thing that would improve Safari 15 on macOS is to revert it, in its entirety, to Safari 14 on macOS. 😘.. The thing that finally fixed it for me was to switch to Vivaldi (that's how much I hate Safari 15).

cleverdevil
cleverdevil

@jack I see that a lot. Is it just the tab interface change? Or is there something else you don't like?

I am not a fan of the new tab style either, but I think that they'll backpedal on it over time. The sidebar, tab groups, and other changes make it overall a win for me.

sgtstretch
sgtstretch

@cleverdevil @jack I miss real extensions instead of the new app/plugin/whatever crap it currently is. I’m probably going to switch my Macs all to Firefox soon.

cambridgeport90
cambridgeport90

@jack what’s so bad about version 15?

jack
jack

@cleverdevil It's just the tabs. I'm still reeling from that 1st iteration and the subsequent ones haven't made me feel much better. Fingers crossed, though.

jack
jack

@sgtstretch One happy side effect of switching to Vivaldi is that it opened up the opportunity to use real extensions. They can be darn handy.

rcrackley
rcrackley

@cleverdevil I'm with you there. It's nice but those tabs do look goofy.

cleverdevil
cleverdevil

@jack totally fair. The first iteration was hot garbage. For me, tab groups made a massive improvement. I have many tabs across many projects / threads. I can now be more organized. I have replaced my Reading List use with a tab group called "Inbox" for example.

cleverdevil
cleverdevil

@frostedechoes yeah, I think they'll continue to walk it back. The biggest quality of life issue I have with them is the "active tab" is very poorly indicated. Just solving that would turn it into an entirely aesthetic issue for me.

cleverdevil
cleverdevil

@jack if I'm out with my phone and I see a link on Twitter that I want to review, I can toss it into the "Inbox" group, or file it directly into the relevant group if I have time. I move between my MacBook Pro and my iPad Pro throughout the day, and now my browsing is in sync.

jack
jack

@cleverdevil Sounds like a good setup. As someone who rarely allows more than a half-dozen tabs at once, I don't get as much value from tab groups. :)

tcannonfodder
tcannonfodder

@cleverdevil I agree! On iOS it's fantastic; I'm still replacing the muscle memory of having the tab bar at the bottom, but it really does help make pages feel app-like. iPadOS is waiting until I get a Pro next week. On macOS I switched back to the Separate Tabs, but I genuinely love the window chrome adapting to the page color. It brings a vibrancy to pages that I wasn't expecting

pimoore
pimoore

@tcannonfodder @cleverdevil I actually really enjoy the bottom tab bar on iOS, to the point where I wish it was on iPadOS too for when I’m using it in tablet mode so I don’t have to reach up to the address bar. Agreed about the vibrancy of the colour shifting, though who knows if at some point I’ll choose to disable it if it becomes distracting.

I really like the idea of having a tab group inbox to throw things in for later. Gonna have to steal this one… 😉

cleverdevil
cleverdevil

@tcannonfodder yeah on iPad and macOS my only major issue is that the tabs don’t look like tabs. I disabled the combined/unified thing on day one, so don’t really care about that too much.

tcannonfodder
tcannonfodder

@pimoore Setting up categorical inboxes is great too, my current setup is: - local tabs for ephemeral stuff - Work Research - Reference for tabs I back to all the time (recipes) - Social Media - Kira photos from Daycamp - Art