Open links in new tabs w/o pressing the apple?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MrSmith, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. MrSmith macrumors 68040

    MrSmith

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    Is it possible to set Safari so that when I click a link it opens in a new tab? Without holding down the apple key, I mean. Or is there a piece of software that will allow me to do this?
     
  2. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Yep. In safari, go to preferences, then general, and look on the bottom. Select open new links in tab in same window.
     
  3. MrSmith thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That's only from external apps. I mean from within Safari itself.
     
  4. emw macrumors G4

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    Not that I know of. However, if you have a programmable multi-button mouse, you could set one of the buttons to be "Cmd-Click" so you don't have to worry about it.

    Why is this a big deal, if I may ask?
     
  5. MrSmith thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It's not a big deal. My usual surfing is the 'click here and there and read it later' kind. So I like links to open in other tabs behind. I just wondered if it was possible to avoid having to press the apple key each time. Nothing wrong with my arms. Am I the only one who'd like to be able to do this?
     
  6. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Sorry I misunderstood. But no, I'd like to be able to do that too. That would be quite nice.
     
  7. emw macrumors G4

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    On another note, I believe Opera does this automatically if you've selected tabbed browsing.
     
  8. swindmill macrumors 6502a

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    I use Safari Stand and it has an option to "open '_blank' link in new tab". Most internal links open in a new tab with this checked.
     
  9. MrSmith thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Safari Stand doesn't open all links in a tab. It still overwrites windows. Presumably it only works for links with targets _blank specified (as the option name implies).
     
  10. MrSmith thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Know of any free ones? Don't mean to be a tight arse, but it isn't worth paying for.
     
  11. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    2 button usb mouse, right-click on a link and say 'open in new tab' works for me...
     
  12. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    On every three button mouse I've used on a Mac, unless you've specifically programmed the middle button to do something, middle-clicking on a link will open it in a new tab. I use a Mighty Mouse with my PowerBook, and I middle-click on almost all links, because I too like them to open in a new tab.
     

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