In Safari 5.x, the procedure for managing tabbed browsing has changed significantly. Please refer to the following updated article: How to Manage Tabbed Browsing in Safari 5 for OS XOne of the most convenient features of newer browsers is the ability to use tabs. Gone are the days of opening several browser windows at once to accomplish your tasks. Tabbed browsing allows you to achieve a much sleeker, more efficient browsing experience.
With tabs, you can open several web pages at once in a single browser window. This will not only clear up clutter on your desktop but will allow you to easily switch back and forth between your open pages.
First, open your Safari browser by clicking the Safari icon in the dock.