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    Need to remove Safari 4 tabs from Mac title bar

    I want to ask how can I remove Safari 4 tab buttons from the title bar on my Macintosh system....If anyone have any ideas about this, then please provide the necessary solutions....

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    Re: Need to remove Safari 4 tabs from Mac title bar

    If you dont want to use new Safari 4 tabs on the tittle bar, and you want them back like on upper picture, here is easy method how to do that with a single command.
    Open your terminal and enter:

    defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4TabBarIsOnTop -bool NO

    That's all - This will bring the tabs on Safari 3 position.

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    Re: Need to remove Safari 4 tabs from Mac title bar

    There is no option in Safari to turn off the tab bar (without turning tabbed browsing off completely), so a little hacking of nib files is required.

    Quit Safari, then control-click on its icon in the Finder and pick Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu, then navigate to Resources English.lproj. Duplicate the file Browser.nib, and keep the copy in case all goes wrong and you need to revert to it. Open Browser.nib (Developer Tools required; if they're installed, Browser.nib should open in Interface Builder. If it won't open, you'll need to install the Developer Tools from your original DVD or download them from Apple.)

    Select Tools Show Inspector, then click once on the item in the main window called TabBarView and select "hidden" in the Attributes Inspector window. Click once on the main window where you would expect to see your web pages loaded, and under Size in the Inspector window, change the value "height" to 532. The window now covers the TabBarView. Do not try deleting TabBarView; it can stop Safari from launching.

    Save the Browser.nib, quite Interface Builder, and re-launch Safari.

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    Re: Need to remove Safari 4 tabs from Mac title bar

    First, open up Terminal. You can find Terminal in /Applications/Utilities. Once you have Terminal open, copy and paste the following line, then hit enter:
    defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4TabBarIsOnTop -bool FALSE

    Now, if you have Safari open, quit it. When you restart Safari, your tabs should be on the bottom

    If you decide you want to put Safari’s tabs back on the top of the window, all you have to do is type this line in Terminal:
    defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4TabBarIsOnTop -bool TRUE

    Same rule applies (quit Safari and reopen it).

    It should be done.....good luck

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