Apple brings back standard Safari tab design in macOS release candidate

Apple’s latest macOS Monterey beta reverts Safari’s controversial “compact” tabs design tweak to a more traditional layout seen in existing macOS versions.

SafariIssued to developers on Monday, macOS Monterey’s release candidate includes yet another Safari redesign that walks back user interface changes involving the web browser’s tab design.Initial versions of the next-generation Safari 15 included with early macOS Monterey beta releases featured relocated tabs, navigation controls and bookmarks bar. Apple put an emphasis on space savings in its early releases, ditching the traditional format for a design that delineated tabs as individual buttons separated by small spaces.

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