Daring Fireball: Safari Should Display Favicons in Its Tabs


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Back in May I wrote a piece titled “Safari vs. Chrome on the Mac”. From my conclusion: via Pocket
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4 days ago by driptray
Thursday, 10 August 2017 In short, Safari closely reflects Apple’s institutional priorities
(privacy, energy efficiency, the niceness of the native UI,
support for MacOS and iCloud technologies) and Chrome closely
reflects Google’s priorities (speed, convenience, a web-centric
rather than native-app-centric concept of desktop computing,
integration with Google web properties). I, as a decade-plus-long dedicated Safari user, am jealous of the usability and visual clarity of Chrome with a dozen or more tabs open. The feedback I’ve heard from Chrome users who won’t even try Safari because it doesn’t show favicons isn’t just from developers — it’s from designers too. Favicons wouldn’t even have to be displayed by default to solve the problem — Apple could just make it a preference setting, and power users would find it. It might sound silly if you’re not a heavy user of browser tabs, but I am convinced that the lack of favicons is holding back Safari’s market share.
5 days ago by sechilds
"It’s highly debatable whether Safari’s existing no-favicon tabs actually do look better. The feedback I’ve heard from Chrome users who won’t even try Safari because it doesn’t show favicons isn’t just from developers — it’s from designers too. To me, the argument that Safari’s tab bar should remain text-only is like arguing that MacOS should change its Command-Tab switcher and Dock from showing icons to showing only the names of applications. The Mac has been famous ever since 1984 for placing more visual significance on icons than on names. The Mac attracts visual thinkers and its design encourages visual thinking. So I think Safari’s text-only tab bar isn’t just wrong in general, it’s *particularly* wrong on the Mac. I really can’t say this strongly enough: I think Safari’s lack of favicons in tabs, combined with its corresponding crumminess when displaying a dozen or more tabs in a window, is the single biggest reason why so many Mac users use Chrome."
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7 days ago by bankbryan
Yes. This ended my attempts to use Safari for my non development browsing.
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9 days ago by pesh2000
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10 days ago by stinkingpig
Inspired by 's , I made a prototype (no mockup!) that dynamically overlays the favico…
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11 days ago by sollesnes
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11 days ago by djtrumbe
Safari Should Display Favicons in Its Tabs Back in May I wrote a piece titled “ Safari vs. Chrome on the Mac ”. From my conclusion: In short, Safari closely reflects Apple’s institutional…
11 days ago by chadlandman
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11 days ago by smtm
[favicons in Safari, PLEASE]
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11 days ago by cjazzlee
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11 days ago by jrdodds
...This is not even close. Once Safari gets to a dozen or so tabs in a window, the left-most tabs are literally unidentifiable because they don’t even show a single character of the tab title. They’re just blank. I, as a decade-plus-long dedicated Safari user, am jealous of the usability and visual clarity of Chrome with a dozen or more tabs open. And I can see why dedicated Chrome users would consider Safari’s tab design a non-starter to switching.
I don’t know what the argument is against showing favicons in Safari’s tabs, but I can only presume that it’s because some contingent within Apple thinks it would spoil the monochromatic aesthetic of Safari’s toolbar area. I really can’t imagine what else it could be. I’m personally sympathetic to placing a high value on aesthetics even when it might come at a small cost to usability. But in this case, I think Safari’s tab design — even if you do think it’s aesthetically more appealing — comes at a large cost in usability and clarity. The balance between what looks best and what works best is way out of whack with Safari’s tabs...
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11 days ago by rgl7194
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11 days ago by powerllama
Back in May I wrote a piece titled “ Safari vs. Chrome on the Mac ”. From my conclusion: In short, Safari closely reflects Apple’s institutional…
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11 days ago by breau