Among all the new features that come with macOS Big Sur 11.3 beta 1, released today for developers, Apple mentioned that Safari will have more customization options. Although the company did not clarify what will change, 9to5Mac now found that the standard macOS browser will have the ability to override the new window or tab page with extensions.
Rene Richie first shared the release notes for macOS Big Sur 11.3 on Twitter, which is expected to be released to the public in the coming weeks. Without further details, the release notes say that the update adds more options in Safari.
Based on macOS code, 9to5Mac has discovered that these options are actually new extensions that allow users to change the default pages in a new window or tab. Since this option is based on new extensions, we have not been able to try it, as there are no extensions available yet.
A similar feature is already available in other browsers such as Google Chrome, which supports extensions that can change new tab pages, bookmark management and history menu. This allows developers to add different features or even a new style to these pages.
Apple announced last year that Safari now supports the WebExtension API, a platform technology found in Chrome, Firefox, Edge and other browsers to offer universal browser extensions ̵
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