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How to make new tabs active in Safari on Mac and iPad?

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If you don’t know how to make new tabs active in Safari on Mac and iPad, we are going to help you out.

When we browse the internet there are many tabs that we can open. In general, when we browse a site with several links we can click on them to open them in different tabs in the background that we will consult later. Alternatively, we can configure Safari so when we open a new tab, it automatically becomes the active tab.

How to make new tabs active in Safari on Mac and iPad?

Tab management, and in general web browsing habits, are quite personal, so having options for Safari to adapt to our needs is always welcome. By default when we open a new tab on the iPhone, this becomes the active tab; when we do it on the iPad and Mac, this remains in the background.

On the iPhone it is not possible to change this setting, however, on the Mac and iPad, it is. You just need to follow these steps:

  • Open Safari on our Mac.
  • In the Safari menu choose Preferences.
  • Go to the Tabs section.
  • Enable or disable When a new tab or window opens, make it active.

How to make new tabs active in Safari on Mac and iPad?
How to make new tabs active in Safari on Mac and iPad?

On the iPad the system is very similar, you can do it like this:

  • Open the Settings app on our iPad.
  • Enter Safari.
  • Deactivate or activate Open new tabs in the background.

It’s that simple. With this setting, we can configure Safari on our devices to manage new tabs exactly how we want. And if at any time we change our mind just repeat the previous steps.

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