How to open 'open in a new window' links in new tabs?

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by mcmillan, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Mainly in forums most of the external links open in new windows. How do I make them open in a new tab instead. I've found out how to open links from applications in new tabs, but not how to make all new window links open in tabs.

    Any 3rd parties somebody knows?

    Thanks
     
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    edesignuk

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    Just press the apple key down as you click the link.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know I can do it that way, but how would I know that the link was going to open a new window? What I'd like is a way to make all those links open in a new tab by default.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    ...assuming you're using "Safari"......click on "view", scroll down to "show status bar" and click on it.

    Now when you mouse over a link, the status bar will indicate whether or not it will open in a new window. :cool:
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    ....Safari>Preferences>Tabs>....Go Nuts! :D
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    You can also program your "Mighty Mouse" to do that!! :eek:
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Not exactly a Safari solution, but the new Firefox (1.5 Beta 1) has a very handy "force links that new windows to open in a new tab"-option. Not enough to make me switch back, but Firefox is improving... :)
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks everyone for the replies, but none of those really solves my issue. I just one something that makes 'new window' links open in a new tab by default, that simple, without pressing command or any other key. There's nothing similar that I can see under the Preferences>Tab. Nothing similar in Mighty Mouse preferences.

    Thanks anyway
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I never saw a reason to switch to firefox, but when it goes final I might do so.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    Not true...if I understand you correctly. :eek:

    Program the scroll wheel to "button 3" in mouse preferences. Make sure that tabbed browsing is enabled in Safary. Everytime you go to a link you click the scroll wheel and automatically get a new tab....if I understand you correctly.
    :rolleyes:
     
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    Mechcozmo

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    Some links force a new window. Tabs won't help there although the Firefox option sounds nice.
     
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    msharp

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    install "Saft", a plugin for Safari. then you can set all the new pages are opened in tabs, by default.

    But keep updating Saft as you update your Safari, since once the version of Safari changes, Saft will stop working.
     
  13. reh
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    SafariStand will also force new windows into a new tab; and it's free. Another useful feature is auto-closing the download window.
     

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