Safari: Opening link in new tab.

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  1. CowboyTurbo macrumors member

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    In Safari, when I first turn on the computer, I can hold command and click on a link to open the link in a new tab (same thing as control click, drag/highlight on "open in new tab"). This will work for a while, but then after a few minutes, this command+click on a link will start opening whatever link I click on in a new tab and in a new window. Has anybody else encountered this?

    (I posted this same exact question previously in regards to Firefox, but then discovered it occurred with Safari also...)
     
  2. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    New window should be option+command+click. Are you sure you're not bumping anything? Make sure your preferences are set up the same as in the picture:
     

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  3. CowboyTurbo thread starter macrumors member

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  4. CowboyTurbo thread starter macrumors member

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    for some reason, the cmd+shift+click on a new link won't open links from gmail in a new tab. Anybody else have this problem? and yea, I did set my Safari preferences as above.
     
  5. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    According to the screenshot, command-shift-click is supposed to open it in a new window behind the current one...
     
  6. CowboyTurbo thread starter macrumors member

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    yah, I know~ it just doesn't seem to be working for links contained in Gmail e-mails...
     
  7. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    Oh man, CMD-SHIFT-CLICK is your friend! I use that all the time! For instance, visit a news site, scan the stories, then cmd-shift-click all the interesting links which open up in other tabs. Then you can CMD-W through them. Well, just wanted to share some of the little things that make me happy.
     

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