MacOS Mojave: How to turn on favicons in Safari 12 tabs


We’ve all had this happen—in fact, it’s probably happening on your web browser right now, and it probably happens all the time. You have so many tabs open than you can’t quickly find the tab you need.

Safari 12 in macOS Mojave has a new feature that displays favicons—icons (usually a logo) that represent a website—right in the tab itself. You can now find the tab you want with a simple glance.

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This actually isn’t as bad as it can get, but you get the idea: Too many tabs open, making it difficult to discern the webpage you want.

The favicon feature isn’t turned on by default in Safari 12. Here’s how to turn it on.

How to turn on favicons in Safari 12 tabs

1. Launch Safari, located in the Applications folder. It’s also placed in the Dock by default.
2. Click the Safari menu and select Preferences.
3. Click on Tabs.
4. Check the box for Show website icons in tabs.
5. Close the Preferences.

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