Making Safari to Open Google Search in a New Tab

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by yustas, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2009

    In Safari, when I select a word and do a "right click," one of the options is "Search with Google." To open it in a new tab, I need to hold the Command key, but is there a way to set it to always open in a new tab without pressing the Command key?

  2. macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Well... sort of.
    When you right-click, don't select "Search with Google," instead go to "Services" and select the "Search with Google" there. That one will open in a new tab.

    Not much of a solution, but it's the best I've got.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2009
    I wonder why the "services" path opens it in a new window, but the shorter path does not. Strange.
  4. macrumors 68030

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    As it's in a Menu, you should be able to make a keyboard shortcut for it. Not sure how though. :(
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2009
    There is a way to do that, but the whole idea is not to use the keyboard.
  6. macrumors member


    Mar 6, 2013
    Check this out:

    It does the trick, you never have to touch the keyboard, and apart from allowing you to google selected text on a new tab, you can also copy, paste, and a zillion other things.
  7. macrumors 65816


    Dec 21, 2011
    I can see Puget Sound from here
    You can do a Google search with one hand not using the keyboard:

    1. Highlight word.
    2. Select "Search with Google" from Services.

    Search results pops open in a new tab.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2014
    Simply hold Command when you click Search With Google in the right click menu to open the results in a new tab.
  9. macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2013
    Sherman, TX
    My installs may be different but I have 2 "Search with Google" entries in the right click popup menu on both Safari 7.01 on my MBA and in Safari 6.1.1 on my iMac running 10.7. The top one opens search results in the same tab and the bottom one opens in a new tab.

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  10. macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2013
    Sherman, TX
    I should add...

    Both my installs are updates, not clean fresh installs. I had Lion when I bought the Macbook Air and imported everything with Migration Assistant. Then I just did the upgrades to Mountain Lion and Mavericks rather than reinstall everything. I also used to run Glims on both machines and I think it adds some search features. Maybe the 2nd search menu item is an artifact from when I removed Glims? It works though so I've never done anything about it.
  11. macrumors member


    Sep 23, 2012
    This is the way mine is also.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
    System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Services and check "Search with Google"

    It creates a new menu command to open in a new tab, but you will still see the old one at the top which is kind of annoying. I don't know why they didn't just make it the default behavior to begin with, Apple can be so difficult at times.
  13. macrumors 6502


    Jul 7, 2012
    Alternatively, look at Popclip? Costs a few $$, but brings plenty to the table. It has a Google search option, which opens directly in a new tab - with a search of the selected text.
  14. macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2013

    Sorry for bumping an old thread BUT I am wondering if anyone figured out how to remove the top google search, I never use it and its annoying seeing 2 of them in the right click menu. (I prefer the one that opens in a new tab on the bottom)

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