December 6, 2016, 4:01pm
I really appreciate the support for Sierra tabs in OF2, but I was wondering if there was anyway to get OmniFocus to remember the tab state between launches? I like to keep my Inbox open at all times, as well as a Work context in a second tab. It’s a minor niggle (yet a niggle nonetheless) to recreate this setup every time I launch.
December 7, 2016, 12:31am
Hi Maurice, thanks for this! To log a feature request with our team, please drop us an email at
The open tabs will be remembered between launches if “Close windows when quitting an app” is unchecked in the General settings of System Preferences.
December 8, 2016, 7:32am
This is a great tip - as you can probably guess I have this box checked so I didn’t see this behaviour. I guess Apple could do with clarifying that a tab is considered as a document/window 🙂
I’ve unchecked this now, and it’s giving me the results I want from OmniFocus so time will tell if I can live with the behaviour for other apps.
Many thanks for the feedback, from yourself and
August 30, 2019, 3:36pm
For thoroughness: A quick search of the OF Omni Forums reveals these other threads on remembering tabs:
I love the new Tab functionality in OF, however there is one thing which would make it better:
Please have OF remember the most recent state when quitting the app so that previously opened tabs reopen on launch.
If you agree, please email OF support to add your voice.
I have three tabs for InBox, Due, Projects and Contexts which I can cycle thru easily by using CMD+`. Would love to not have to setup these tabs each time I relaunch OF
BTW, remapping the CMD+T key (currently assigned to the F…
The title sort of sums it up. My OF workflow has me having six tabs, each with a custom perspective. It works beautifully for me. However…
Anytime I close OF, the tabs and their perspectives have to be set-up again when I re-open it. Is there any way for these to be remembered/preserved so I don’t have to go through that exercise?
September 30, 2019, 1:36am
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