Want to make your work in TextEdit easier? Then take advantage of one of the cool macOS tricks – tabs. This feature will make it more convenient to work with several simultaneously open text documents. We will now show you how to enable them.
It’s strange that tabs don’t work in TextEdit by default – but Apple, as is often the case, has a different opinion on this. Swear – don’t swear, but you still have to turn it on, so let’s get down to it.
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How to enable tabs in TextEdit on Mac (macOS)
1… Open a text editor TextEdit…
2… On the menu bar, click on the section View and choose Show tab bar…
3… To open a new tab, simply click on the plus sign that appears in the right corner above the text.
4… To translate all open windows TextEdit into tabs, on the menu bar, select Window and then Merge all windows.
It’s that simple! Now you can easily clean up your TextEdit documents. In addition, you can switch between them one movement faster and with greater comfort.
Please note that tabs in TextEdit only appear for users of macOS Sierra and later, older versions of OS X do not.
Helpful advice: sometimes the formatting options present in TextEdit (fonts, bold, italic, underline, left / right orientation, bulleted lists, etc.) are not needed – they only distract and force you to remove formatting. Want to turn it off and get the Zen version of TextEdit? Then this tip is for you!