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Multiple tabs open on Safari launch (ala. Firefox)?


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One thing that is preventing me from switching over to Safari is I really like how I can instruct Firefox to open multiple tabs with websites that I visit all the time automatically when I open the program. Is such a thing possible in Safari?

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If you like Firefox why not just use that?
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Hi brentsax.

Make sure you have enabled tabbed browsing in Safari through its preferences. Then go and download ForgetMeNot, a Safari add-on. That link is for ForgetMeNot 4.0 compatible with Safari beta 3.0 so if you use Safari 2.0.4 which came with Tiger on your Mac, you would be better to download ForgetMeNot 3.1 from here instead.

Saft does the same (as do a few other Safari plug-ins that you can sift through at PimpMySafari) but Saft isn't free. But then again it does much more than keep your tab session.
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If you like Firefox why not just use that?
I'm just curious. I do really like Firefox, but maybe I'll like safari better if I use it for awhile.
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He wants tab saved sessions as well like in OmniWeb so enabling Tabs isn't enough, he needs a Safari plug-in to get that.
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Bleh, I can't read. x_X


Well, OK, to redeem myself ;p
you can also do this with SafariStand:

http://hetima.com/safari/stand-e.html


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...Hey, wait a second!

What he asked for isn't saved tab sessions.
I believe what he is looking for is multiple home pages (which will all load in tabs when you start Safari).

In that case, I don't think you can do that. There might be a Safari plug-in out there that may do this.

However, you can do this:

Make a new Bookmark Folder on the Tab Bar, then you add all the pages you want to load in that Folder.

Then whenever you want to open them all in one shot, you just middle-click (or Command click) the Bookmark Folder.

It's practically the same thing as having multiple home pages;
it's just that it requires you to do one middle-click. (oh, what a hassle ;p )

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Yeah, remain is correct in that what I'm looking for is not for safari to save the tabs I had open last. I don't think I'm the only one who never ends up where he started when web browsing.

I tried the trick from firefox (putting a vertical spacer thing) in between urls in the homepage dialogue box in the settings. For those of you who didn't know about that, it looks like this: url | url | url

So while the restore tabs thing is close and the bookmarks option would work, it's not quite as elegant as the Firefox solution. I guess I'm sticking w/ Firefox!

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Actually, if you think about it, the Bookmark Folder way (either in Safari, Firefox, or any other browser) gives you more power over it.

I mean, sometimes, won't you open your browser just to check one little thing, for instance, checking your emails?
In such a case, would you really want all those home pages to load up?
(This is why I myself only have one home page, and that is Google, which loads quickly.)

That's why, IMO, for what you want to accomplish, I find that Bookmark Folders would be the way to go.

And yes, Bookmark Folders.
With multiple home pages, you can only have one "set" of them.
In contrast, you can have many Bookmark Folders,
which basically means you can have more than one "set" of home pages.

This way, you could have a "set" of news pages.
And then another "set" for mail.
Or another "set" for friends' pages.
Etc.

Whenever you want to open one of them, you just middle-click the one you want.

And they would never load when you don't want them to.

Well, that's my suggestion. Hope this is helpful.

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Hadn't thought of the sets of bookmarks. Perhaps I'll give that a try.
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Yeah, remain is correct in that what I'm looking for is not for safari to save the tabs I had open last. I don't think I'm the only one who never ends up where he started when web browsing.

I tried the trick from firefox (putting a vertical spacer thing) in between urls in the homepage dialogue box in the settings. For those of you who didn't know about that, it looks like this: url | url | url

So while the restore tabs thing is close and the bookmarks option would work, it's not quite as elegant as the Firefox solution. I guess I'm sticking w/ Firefox!

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Ah! Sorry about the wrong assumption. I used Firefox a couple of years ago briefly and didn't like it so never knew about this.
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One thing that is preventing me from switching over to Safari is I really like how I can instruct Firefox to open multiple tabs with websites that I visit all the time automatically when I open the program. Is such a thing possible in Safari?

-B
This is what I'm trying to figure it out too and why I haven't used Safari. I'll have to try the tips below when I get home.

Since this tread is kinda old, maybe someone will post a new way to open tabs there were open the last time I had the browser open.

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I use Glims.

Not only does it provide for a great selection of search engines, it also has an option to open your last session.

Once you install Glims, click the google icon in the search field. That'll show you a list of the search engines available to you right from there. You can add more.

Glims will add a preference inside Safari preferences. Head there, click on 'Tab Misc' on the left side, place a check next to the top item on the right for opening your last session.

There are lots more preferences for you to check out.

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You could have safari open to your top sites, which can be selected in safari preferences. This will have safari open to a page displaying all of sites you chose. You could then open them into tabs from there. Hope this helps.
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