Restoring all my previous tabs
When I need to reboot my Mac for updates or when I get the beachball and things aren’t responding, I check the box for all my tabs to open on reboot. But once rebooted, the tabs are there but blank! Each time I have to start from scratch, which is very annoying since I have multiple pages open! Paul Dixon The shutdown dialog box asks if you want to reopen windows when logging back in, not the tabs within each window. Tabs are the responsibility of the apps themselves (in this case, Safari). If you force-quit Safari, it restores all previously opened tabs. But if it closes normally or secondary to a system shutdown, what happens next depends on a check box in General preferences. If you ticked ‘Close windows when quitting an application’, Safari closes all open windows and tabs and won’t reopen them on restart. If the check box is clear, Safari attempts to reopen tabs. There used to be a bug in Safari 6 that prevented tabs from reloading correctly. I haven’t seen it in Safari 7, but maybe it’s still there. If upgrading to Safari 7 doesn’t help, force tabs to reload by clicking History > Reopen All Windows from Last Session, in the Safari menu.