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Always show the tab bar in Safari on the Mac.

One thing I always liked about Firefox was the ability to always show the tab bar even if you had only one time open at a time. Sadly since version 3 of Safari that option is no longer in the preferences menu. However you can enable this option in the property list file for Safari.

Close Safari.

Download and install PlistEdit Pro 1.5 from Apple for free (Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later) http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/development_tools/plisteditpro.html

Open your Macintosh HD and browse to Library => Preferences and open com.apple.Safari.plist in PlistEdit Pro (should be the default action).

Expanded out Root by clinking on the triangle icon and click on the word Root to highlight it.

Hit the “New Child” button, enter AlwaysShowTabBar for the name, set the Class drop down to Boolean and the Value to Yes.

Select File in the menu bar and hit Save.

Open Safari and you will notice the tab bar is always open.

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