Learning Mac Shortcuts

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by phifer8390, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    I am still a little new to OS X. I have had a couple older macs to get me transitioned over and now I am using one full time. But there are a few shortcuts that I love for windows and I would like to know if the equivalent is available on my mac.
    1. When I highlight something on my vista machine in a browser and click search in Google it opens in a new tab. Is this possible on my mac. I have not tried Firefox on it and that is what I use in windows, but does it work there or is there a way to get it to open in a new tab in safari?

    2. When I click a link on my windows machine in my e-mail it opens in a new tab and not another window. Can i make this happen on my mac in Safari?

    3. Last one. On my windows machine I hit control enter after typing the address in the address bar and it throws in the www. and the .com/.net Is there a replacement shortcut in OS X?

    Thanks for your help
  2. macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
  3. macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    1. Application Menu (e.g Safari) > Services > Search With Google

    2. Safari > Preferences > Tabs > Apple-Click = Open in New Tab

    3. No Shortcut necessary. www. & .com are added automatically if not entered.
  4. macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Firefox will automatically do a Google "I'm feeling lucky" search if the web address is not found, and you can configure Safari to do the same using Keywurl.
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    1. I need to remember to click command when clicking link

    3. Just need to stop clicking command when i hit enter
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Not much of a shortcut. Just about as fast as opening new tab and pasting in my search... Unless I find out whae "up+command+l" is. I tried up and I guess that is not the correct key?.?.?.

    Any new thoughts? can this shortcut be changed?
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    As soon as I posted this I realized it is shift command L. I guess that will do. Lock those in the memory bank. it is going to get difficult at work throwing the wrong shortcut into internet explorer

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