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  • 2010-06-21 0:56

What is SafariTabConfig?

SafariTabConfig is SIMBL plugin that gives you ” position of new tab ” and ” which tab will activate when you close tab “.


Open new tab next to active

When closing a active tab:

- Activate the left tab

- Activate the last active tab (precedence)

Open new tab:

- Address bar                         – Activate after open

- Search                                 – Activate after open

- Bookmark & History             – Activate after open

- Reuse if active tab is blank

Supported OS

  • MacOS 10.6
  • MacOS 10.5.8
  • MacOS 10.4.11

Universal binary.

How to install

- Install SIMBL < http://culater.net/software/SIMBL/SIMBL.php >
- Quit Safari.
- move “SafariTabConfig.bundle” into your SIMBL plugin folder.
* Result path is “/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/SafariTabConfig.bundle”.
or “/Users/you/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/SafariTabConfig.bundle”.


SafariTabConfig’s Preference is in “Tab” category on Safari’s Preference.

just check on.


plist file is in this path

/Users/YOU/Library/Application\ Support/SafariTabConfig


2010/06/21 Release Ver 0.1.0 for Tiger
- Safari 4.1

2010/06/10 Release Ver 0.1.0 for Leopard
- Safari 5

2010/06/09 Release Ver 0.1.0 for Snow Leopard
- Safari 5

2009/06/11  Release Ver 0.0.9

- fixed bug that Top Sites Tab becomes empty When you click Top Sites panel.

open site at Top Sites Tab. If you want to open site in new tab , use middle click or Cmd + click.

- change will not appear to Top Sites  when open new tab.

- change open Top Sites in new tab from Toolbar when you set “Open new tab: Bookmark & History”.

2008/11/12  Release Ver 0.0.8

- fixed bug that store Search History even PrivateBrowsing is on.

- chage it can coexist SafariStand’s “Open target link in new tab” and

“defaults write com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true”.

2008/10/06  Release Ver 0.0.7

- fixed bug that open page from Address bar as active even if check off ‘Activate after open’

and check on ‘Reuse if active tab is blank’

2008/09/03  Release Ver 0.0.6

- change “View All RSS Articles” open in new tab when middle clicked the RSS Folder on the Bookmark bar.

2008/07/16  Release Ver 0.0.5

- change “Show All Bookmarks” open in new tab as well.

2008/06/24  Release Ver 0.0.4

- add ” Reuse if active tab is blank ”

- fixed bug that ” can’t change position of bookmark on Bookmark Bar ”

2008/05/20  Release Ver 0.0.3

- add ” Activate the last active tab (precedence) ”

- change ” Address bar “,” Search “,” Bookmark & History ” you can set “activate after open” or not individually.

2008/05/14  Release Ver 0.0.2

- fixed bug opening a blank tab

2008/05/13  Release Ver 0.0.1


SafariTabConfigVer0.1.0 For Snow Leopard

SafariTabConfigVer0.1.0 For Leopard

SafariTabConfigVer0.1.0 For Tiger


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