How to disable favicons in Safari on Mac and get back the old look

One of the best things of Safari web browser is its minimal and clean look, but the things are not same in the new Safari 14. In the month of June, Apple announced the Safari 14 along with macOS Big Sur. The new browser knocks up the Macs with a handful of new features. Safari 14 also bring favicons support (it’s enabled by default), in case you want to get back the old clean look of Safari. Then, Here’s the step by step guide by which you can disable favicons in Safari on Mac.

Safari 14 comes with a customizable start page, redesigned tabs, native translation capability, Privacy Reports, more elegant UI, and a few other features. Not only the redesigned tabs, but there are a flurry of other improvements comes with new tab management. Talking about the favicons, then it’s pretty useful features for the users who want to open dozens of tabs simultaneously. Yes, there’s no need to scroll between the tabs, you can simply move to any tab with the help of its favicon.

How to disable favicons in safari on mac

If you want to get back the older look, then you can follow the below steps to disable favicons in Safari on Mac.

Let’s dive right in the process.

How to disable favicons in Safari 14

If you’re running on macOS Big Sur or using Safari 14 on macOS Mojave, Catalina, or higher, then you can use the below steps and easily disable favicons from Safari tabs.

  1. At first, open the Safari app on your Mac.
  2. Now find Safari in the menu bar and click on it.
  3. Click on Preferences to open the settings of Safari web browser.
    How to disable favicons in safari on mac
  4. Now, head over to the tabs section.
  5. Uncheck the “Show website icons in tabs” option available in tabs section.
    How to disable favicons in safari on mac
  6. That’s it.

Note: Make sure that you’re running on Safari 14 or later running on macOS Mojave or later OS. In case you’re using older Safari on your Apple Mac, then you can update your browser to the latest version.

These simple steps allow you to easily disable or hide favicons in Safari 14 on Mac. If you’re not opening dozens of tabs while using Safari and like the old clean look of Apple’s default browser, then you can follow the afore-listed steps and get rid of the new tabs showing with favicons.

One of the best things of the new Safari 14 is, the customizing start page. Yes, you can now customize the homepage of Safari and also change its background image, here you can check our step by step guide to change the background image of Safari home page.

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