More Safari Tweaks Added in Latest macOS Monterey Beta

Apple is continuing to refine the unpopular Safari design that it introduced in macOS Monterey, and the latest beta tweaks the position of the Favorites bar.

macos monterey safari favorites
The design initially had Favorites located below the tab bar, a departure from the location in prior versions of macOS, including macOS Big Sur. With the tenth beta, Apple has relocated Favorites and put it back above the Tab bar where it was originally.

Apple has been changing the design of Safari throughout the beta testing process, but for many, the new look continues to be inferior to the previous Safari interface, especially when it comes to the tab bar design.


Apple has also released Safari 15 with the Monterey-style design to macOS Big Sur users, and the same Favorites change may be coming in an update set to be released in the near future.

macOS Monterey is likely nearing a release as we are expecting it to come out right around when new MacBook Pro models launch. Apple is holding an event on Monday, October 18 to introduce the new machines, so we may not have too long to wait until the update launches.

Update: As noted by Daring Fireball's John Gruber, iOS 15.1 beta 4 also includes the same Safari design tweak with the Favorites bar located above the tabs.

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Top Rated Comments

BWhaler Avatar
34 months ago
These changes make nothing better. the thinner fetish has now spread to the software interfaces with no care for usability and discoverability, just how the product marketing materials look.

just go back to previous interface and add tab groups. Done.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ProfessionalFan Avatar
34 months ago
At this point it’s just gonna be old safari with options to become new safari
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
baryon Avatar
34 months ago
Why don't they just, you know, revert to how it was before? There was nothing wrong with it. Sometimes you just have to accept that what you've created is good, and you shouldn't improve it just because a whole year has passed. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, Apple. Also thinking of the MacBook Pros here, with the butterfly keyboards, lack of USB, lack of SD, lack of HDMI, and lack of MagSafe, and the TouchBar. Sure are popular improvements huh!
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
34 months ago
Apple has a great game that goes along the lines of

- make a bunch of changes that are form over function

- listen to the complaints and make some minor changes

- revert back to the original design the following year and call it “new”
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
VictorTango777 Avatar
34 months ago
Microsoft was already putting application buttons and text entry fields in title bars in Office for Windows. Now Apple has started doing the same thing in MacOS. Did anyone ever consider what happens when a window title bar becomes so crowded with buttons, text fields and tabs, there is no more space to drag and move the window? Do Microsoft and Apple now think that everyone should run only 1 application at a time, with each application covering the entire screen so nobody uses multiple windows anymore?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dguisinger Avatar
34 months ago
that this thing ever made it past wireframes is a failure in leadership
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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