7 responses

  1. PW
    January 24, 2017

    Never gave it any thought, but it’s a time saver!
    TextEdit is one of the best Apple applications around, I use it all the time.
    Thanks, that’s why I come here :-)

  2. Henry
    January 25, 2017

    thanks .. another useful tip which I wouldn’t otherwise have discovered!

  3. Wanda Gomez-Berger
    January 29, 2017

    Didn’t see View/”Show Tab Bar” but Merge All got the thing rolling. Nice to know about.

    It is such a handy program, I wish Apple would improve it. It lacks a Clear all Tabs, the behavior within a Table is poor, no user friendly way to set page margins …

  4. Tom
    February 25, 2017

    Love these little hidden gems! I too use TE as my daily “go-to” simple word processor of choice. RTF and TXT files are so under appreciated.

  5. Andrew Swift
    May 22, 2017

    cmd-option N creates a new empty tab.

    Ad far as I know there is no way to open an existing document in a tab but if the tab bar is visible, you can open an existing document then drag the tab bar to your other tabs.

    • Andrew Swift
      May 24, 2017

      Also, if you are in full screen mode, documents will be opened in a new tab by default. One could do ctrl-cmd-F, cmd-O then ctrl-cmd-F to get out of full screen again.

  6. braulio
    August 15, 2017

    I have tried everything. I do NOT see the Show Tab Bar feature in the view dropdown. I have version 1.11.

    Do i have the latest version?

    If i don’t how can i get the latest and greatest?

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