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[HOT] : Safari 15.1 is available for MacOS Catalina and Big Sur with classic tabs



[HOT] : Safari 15.1 is available for MacOS Catalina and Big Sur with classic tabs


Earlier this week, Apple reverted the traditional tab design in Safari with the official version of macOS Monterey. Now the company is also making this update available to Mac users running macOS Big Sur and Catalina through Safari 15.1. Already a patch version for Safari 15 Safari 15 has undergone multiple changes since it was announced in June at WWDC 2021, as many users didn’t like the new design that unifies the tab bar with the address bar. Apple then added an option to separate address bar tabs, but this alternate layout was still considered a poor choice compared to previous versions of Safari. On iPhone, an option to have the bar at the top instead of at the bottom was also added a posteriori. On the Mac, the company then decided to revert completely to the classic tab design for users who opt for the “Split” option in browser settings.

The new unified layout is still available and is enabled by default. A few weeks ago, Apple released a beta version of Safari 15.1 with Classic Ease of Access as a standalone update for users running macOS Big Sur and Catalina. Now Safari 15.1 is officially available for all users who have not yet upgraded to macOS Monterey. To install the latest version of Safari on your Mac, open the “System Preferences” application and click on the “Software Update” option. The option to revert to the old design is in the “Tabs” menu of the application preferences. For the record, Safari 15 also offers increased performance, improved security, and new gestures for browsing.