Browsing in Safari

Learn all about the Safari browsing experience in this free lesson.

Windows and tabs

Like all browsers, Safari allows you to open new windows to view different pages. In addition, Safari allows you to open multiple websites in the same window using tabs. Tabs are usually more convenient than opening several windows at the same time.

To open a new window:

  1. Click File, then select New Window. You can also press Command+N on your keyboard.
  2. The new window will appear.

To open a new tab:

  1. Click the New tab button in the top-right corner. You can also press Command+T on your keyboard.
  2. The new tab will appear as a Favorites tab by default. Type an address and press Enter to navigate to a new page.
  3. The page will appear in the new tab.

To switch between tabs:

  1. Click any tab that is not currently selected.
  2. The tab will be selected.

To close a tab:

To open a link in a new tab:

Tabs can also make it easier to browse online. If you find a link to a website, you can open that link in a new tab. This allows you to open the site without losing your place on the original page.

  1. Right-click the link you want to open, then select Open Link in New Tab from the drop-down menu.
  2. The website will open in a new tab.
  3. Click the tab to view the website.