How to disable background color for Safari toolbar in macOS Monterey

Apple’s latest software updates for Mac and iPad, macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15, feature a new design for Safari’s tab bar which takes up less space than before and modifies to the color of the website you are viewing. Although the colored toolbar can offer a refreshing look in some cases, you do not have to use it if you do not like it. Here is a simple guide you can follow to disable background color for Safari toolbar in macOS Monterey.

Safari macOS Monterey tab bar color disabled

Learn how to disable background color for Safari toolbar in macOS Monterey

Here’s how to disable background color for Safari toolbar in macOS Monterey:

  1. Open Safari > Preferences.
  2. Go to the Advanced tab.
  3. Toggle off Show color in tab bar to show the default Safari window color which would be based on your system theme (light or dark) Safari macOS Monterey tab bar color preferences disabled

That’s it! now your Safari toolbar will not automatically adjust its colors based on whatever webpage you are viewing. Check out all the new features coming to Safari this fall in macOS Monterey here.

Safari macOS Monterey tab bar color disabled

We hope this guide helped you learn how to disable background color for Safari toolbar in macOS Monterey. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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