macOS Monterey beta 10 puts the favorites bar back where it belongs

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What you need to know

  • Apple continues to tweak the macOS Monterey Safari experience, this time putting the favorites bar back above the tabs.
  • Changes to Safari have both horrified and delighted users of the previous nine betas.

Apple continues to tweak the Safari experience in macOS Monterey and the latest change sees the favorites bar return to whence it came. After living above the tab bar previously, an earlier beta moved it to below it. Now, it's back where it belongs.

The Safari situation has dominated the beta news cycle not only across all previous macOS Monterey betas but also the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 betas, too. Both of those are in a much better place than they once were and it's hoped that Safari on the Mac will continue to move in the right direction now this change has been made.

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Safari has always been the best Mac web browsing experience — until this year's round of betas. Things are definitely looking up, however. Fingers are very much crossed that we don't see another regression before the release is made available to one and all.

We don't yet know when Apple will bring macOS Monterey to the masses, but the smart money is on us finding out during Monday's Unleashed Apple event. New 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are expected to be announced and we can expect them to ship with macOS Monterey pre-installed.

Apple's Monday event is also potentially bringing new AirPods to market, while talk of a new Mac mini is also swirling. We'll find out for sure in just a few short days, that much we can definitely predict!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.