For the past few years, Safari tabs had a clean look with only the page title. With Safari 1
Mac users using Safari 14.0 and above (available to users with the latest version of macOS Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur and above) will see a new tab manager.
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As with other modern browsers like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, the new tab management feature allows Safari to finally collapse the tabs and only show the favicon if you have more than a dozen tabs open at a time. You can now see all open tabs without having to scroll horizontally through the tab bar.
But if you don’t want to rock the boat, you can disable favicons and bring back the previous tab management feature (as you can see in the screenshot below).
To do this, open the “Safari” app and from the menu bar go to Safari> Preferences.
Here go to the “Tabs” section and uncheck the “Show website icons in tabs” option.
And just like that, the favicons disappear and the old tab bar is back.
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