Make google search open in new tab in Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bodeh6, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. bodeh6 macrumors 6502a

    bodeh6

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    I was wondering if there is a way to make it when you highlight something in Safari and then ctrl click it and do google search if that search can open a new tab and leave the current tab as is? Currently the search opens in the active tab. I like it in Mozilla/Firefox where when you google search for the ctrl click button, it will open it in a new tab.
     
  2. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

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    Select word, press Command+Shift+L. But that brings the search to a new window though. :(
     
  3. bodeh6 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bodeh6

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    Thanks for the tip and I found out how to do it in tabs too. In Safari's general preferences, on the "Open Links from applications" just select the option "in a new tab in current window".
     
  4. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    Is this only for google search?
     
  5. hanguolaohu macrumors regular

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    This is really basic funtionality that should be included within Safari preferences without hitting "command shift L".
     
  6. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    When control-clicking text in Safari you can also hold down the Apple (Command) key when you click 'Search in Google'. Bingo, new tab.
     
  7. silby101 macrumors member

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    Create new service

    I have a broken arm and it's difficult to hold down cmd and click, so I found a workaround based on http://rentzsch.tumblr.com/post/5794765921/search-with-google-using-chrome

    Open Automater -> Choose Service -> Find 'Run Shell Script' action and drag to workflow window -> Choose '/usr/bin/ruby' from Shell drop down menu -> type the following
    Code:
    require 'cgi'
    `open 'http://www.google.com/search?q=#{CGI.escape(STDIN.read.chomp)}'`
    Then save it with a title like "Search With Google (New Window)" and you are done.
     

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