We’ve all done it… you’re browsing the web in Safari… you have several tabs open… and instead of just closing one tab, you accidentally close the browser window instead. Or, you hit command-Q instead of Command-W. That sucks, right?
The next major release of Safari will be addressing this, by throwing up a warning dialog box if you try to close a window with multiple tabs open. But, you don’t have to wait to gain this functionality.
Forget Me Not is an excellent (FREE) SIMBL plugin for Safari that can take care of this problem right now.
It has a couple of ways of doing this. First, it adds a handy item to the File Menu called, Unclose Window. If you close a browser window, and then decide you want it back, just select Unclose Window. It will restore the window with whatever tabs you had open.
The second way it helps is if you accidentally quit Safari, all you windows and tabs will be right where you left them the next time you open Safari. This is a great feature, but it also has some risks. If you’re browsing your favorite porn site, and your girlfriend walks in, and you quit Safari… the next time you launch Safari you’ll be right back at your favorite porn site… better make sure you’re alone.
found via MacWorld
3 thoughts on “Forget Me Not Safari plugin”
Since the source code is available, I wonder if this little gem could be rewritten without the tab restoring features to avoid the girlfriend problem…
“If youâ€™re browsing your favorite porn site, and your girlfriend walks in, and you quit Safariâ€¦ the next time you launch Safari youâ€™ll be right back at your favorite porn siteâ€¦”
Are you talking from experience paul? ;)
I’m with Adam. I like the unclose window feature, but the re-opening windows/tabs automatically is annoying. If you quit safari with a page open, and then a program opens a URL which launches safari, this plugin cancels the external request and all that loads is the ‘saved’ window/tabs.