Back in June, Apple announced macOS 12.0 Monterey at WWDC21. Either you have the most recent MacBook Pro or an earlier, lower powerful Mac, macOS 12 Monterey will offer significant enhancements to our beloved personal computers sometime this year. Safari, which is now more powerful and colorful, is one of the most noticeable changes in the recent macOS version.
During the macOS Monterey beta period, Apple went through a lot of Safari changes, including switching from the 12.0 build that comes loaded on the 2021 MacBook Pro to the actual Monterey public 12.0.1 version.
The new Safari’s start page is similar to the old one. You can personalize your starting page cover image with the supplied selections or your own, just like in Safari in Big Sur. You can move the pieces around to reorganize them or switch them on and off.
To pin a tab or open page, move it to the left using tabs or the URL/search bar. However, in the new Compact UI, the mechanics can be a touch clumsy. Rearranging pinned tabs, for example, necessitates some care and precision.
This new tab bar uses up less room and changes color based on the page you’re on. This hue flow gives the impression that the website is covering the full Safari window, giving it a cleaner appearance. You may go back to the original tab bar look in Safari Tab Preferences if you miss it.
For a few years, Apple has been elevating its privacy policies to the next level. New features to protect users’ data are constantly being introduced to major releases. Safari now automatically switches you to HTTPS when you visit an HTTP site that accepts it since it is more safe.
After a slew of improvements to Safari during the Monterey beta, Apple appears to have settled on a build that pleases those who prefer the conventional user experience and tab layout while also adding a whole new user interface for those who want to shake things up.
When combined with the big macOS 11 Big Sur overhaul, Safari on macOS 12 Monterey is another more capable web browser.