Each tab listed on the Search Tabs page provides an action menu with commands for acting on a selected tab. As usual in SharePoint, the action menu appears when you hover the mouse pointer over a search-tab ID; the ID then acts like a drop-down list with some combination of the commands summarized below.

This entry appears for tabs that have been inherited and not (yet) customized. Select this entry to capture the currently inherited settings and break the inheritance, which means that changes made for this tab higher up in the hierarchy will no longer affect it at the current level or below. This entry will also bring you to the properties settings for the selected tab. This has nothing to do with the configuration of each tab, just its properties.
This entry appears either for tabs that are defined at the current level or for tabs whose properties have already been customized for the current level (regardless of configuration). Select this to open the properties settings for the selected tab.
This entry appears for all tabs. Select this entry to go to the detailed configuration page for the selected tab. Select this to configure the search settings that will take effect when the selected tab is active. Configuration settings include: search scopes, Search & Preview Web Part preferences, result actions, quick filters, searchable properties, result properties, sorting properties and refiner properties.
Select this entry to create a new search tab that initially has the same configuration as the selected tab. This opens the Copy Search Tab page, which enables you to establish the name, description, icon and target page to the new copy (these settings are the same as those offered on the properties settings).
The search-tab display created by the Search Tab Web Part lists tabs in the same order as they appear on this page. To rearrange the tabs, click on a target tab and select one of these entries. Note that non-customized, inherited tabs cannot be moved, though customized and/or locally defined tabs can be moved between them.
If you would like to disable a search tab temporarily, or suppress it for just a few branches of your hierarchy, select its Hide Property entry (this entry is only active for tabs that are not currently hidden). Hidden tabs will show “(Hidden)” after their name on the Search Tabs page (e.g., “AllSites (Hidden)”) and will also show grayed icons in the Inherited column. Hidden tabs will not appear to users at the level at which they are marked as hidden, nor will they appear for any of the sites below that branch of the hierarchy (including sites for which a newly hidden tab previously had local overrides). Hidden tabs will furthermore not appear on the Search Tabs page for any of the sites below the level at which a given tab was hidden.
To reactivate a hidden tab, find the site level at which the tab is marked as hidden, open the action menu and select the Show Property entry (this entry is only active for tabs that are currently hidden). The tab will once again be visible to all users and administrators at that level and below. If local overrides existed for a lower-level tab before it was hidden, then those overrides will be reinstated when the tab is again set to be shown.
This entry appears for inherited tabs whose configuration or properties have been customized. Select this entry to discard local overrides and re-instate inheritance, which means that this tab will continue to track configuration changes made to its parent.
This entry appears only for tabs that are defined at the current level. Select it to delete the selected tab. Note that if the deleted tab has been customized at a child level, then that tab will remain at that child level and will no longer be marked as inherited.

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