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Opening Multiple Web Pages with Tabs

Safari on the iPad enables you to open multiple web pages at the same time. You can view only one at a time, but you can hold your place on a page by opening a new tab to look at something on another page.

  1. View a web page in Safari that has links to other pages, such as MacMost.com. Instead of tapping on a link, tap down and hold your finger there until a contextual menu pops up above your finger.
  2. Tap Open in New Tab.
  3. Alternatively, you can tap the + button at the top of the screen to open a new tab that shows icons linking to the websites you have put in your Favorites.

  4. You see two tabs at the top of the screen now. The one on the right is in front of the one on the left and represents the page you are looking at below. You can tell which tab is the active one—it is in a lighter shade of gray than the others, and the Close Tab button (shown as an X) is visible.
  5. You can switch tabs by tapping on the other tab; that tab now appears front of the one on the right, and the screen area below shows that page.
  6. When you enter a new web address, search, or use a bookmark, it changes the page of the current tab, but doesn’t affect the other tab.
  7. You can close the current tab by tapping the X button to the left of the tab’s name.
  8. Tap the Tabs button at the upper right to see all your tabs presented on one screen.

  9. Each tab will appear. You can now tap any tab to jump to it.
  10. In addition, you’ll also see the titles of tabs open on other devices that are using the same iCloud account. The size of these previews will shrink depending on how many tabs are open. You can tap these to open their pages on your iPad.
  11. Tap Done to return to the tab you were viewing previously.

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