I've just gone to safari...

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  1. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    I just switched from firefox to safari...and I have a few questions:

    1. How do I make the close 'x' on the right of a tab, instead of the left (like FF)

    2. How do I make clicking a link open in a new tab, not window automatically.

    Thanks...
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

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    for #2, there is a addon called safaristand, search for it, it can force a link to open a new tab rather than a new window when u click it, no need to hold down any key when click, very close to firefox's single window mode.
    for #1, i don't know
     
  3. After G macrumors 68000

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    for #1:
    from apps: In Safari preferences, in the general section, select "Open links from Applications in a new tab in the current window."

    from in Safari: Not really settable in Safari to do this. I click the scroll wheel on my mouse as I don't like dealing with windows. It is possible to change your mouse behavior to command click with the left mouse button - as far as I can tell, doesn't affect anything else. You might have a funny app that uses command click though.
     
  4. psychofreak thread starter Retired

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  5. UserofMacOSX macrumors member

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    If you hold Command while clicking a link, it should open in a new tab. I don't know if you can move the Xs.
     
  6. crees! macrumors 68000

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    Shortcuts are your friend here. Who cares where the X is, CMD-W will close the window. You said you're using the trackpad, then CMD-click the link. Really, it's not that hard.
     
  7. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Yeah, I always used Command + W, Command + Q on my 'Books.

    The "X" on the right or left is really just a cosmetic thing. Neither one is better, so why not just use the Safari way?
     
  8. psychofreak thread starter Retired

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    In firefox e.g. I was in the forum spy, i cmd-clicked 5 links I wanted to check out, then went through them. In safari, if I cmd-click a link then it opens the link in a new tab and brings that tab to the foreground...any way to stop this?


    BTW, I switched because I found inquisition, one of the best plug ins ever...
     
  9. clevin macrumors G3

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    oh, whats that inquisition?
     
  10. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Go to Safari's preferences, go to Tabs, and un-check "select new tabs as they are created"
     
  11. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    I think he's talking about this. Haven't tried it out yet myself, but looks awesome.
     
  12. psychofreak thread starter Retired

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    Thanks
    It is awesome, like quicksilver (which I don't use, because I have only a few apps) but for search. My productivity (read: time wasting) has doubled!
     
  13. clevin macrumors G3

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    ooops, do u like it because it looks awesome or because the function is useful?
     
  14. psychofreak thread starter Retired

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    I love the function. Looks are great too, but i would use it anyway.
     

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