Strict 1-window-only tabbed browsing in Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by elvineet, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. elvineet macrumors member

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    Hey all,

    I've recently switched from Windows and am just getting used to OSX. I used to use an app called Maxthon on Windows which would allow me to have strictly only 1 browser window open and every website would open in tabs.

    I know Safari has tabbed browsing but I can't seem to get it to work like I want. I've been using Command-click to open in tabs, but sometimes it will open in tabs and other times it will open up a new Safari window. How do I get just 1 Safari window with tabs only?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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    To open a link in a new tab (in the background) hold down "Shift+Apple" and click the link.

    Hope that's what your looking for!
     
  3. elvineet thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried that. When I click on a link, say from my email holding down Command or Command+Shift and clicking, it still opens a new Safari window.
     
  4. bigandy macrumors G3

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    and you've set the preferences to use tabs?

    that's strange. Some websites seem to open new windows even if you've used command click, and i don't like it. i assume this isn't what you mean and it's happening with all sites?

    if you control click or right click and select open in new tab does it still create a new window?
     
  5. elvineet thread starter macrumors member

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    I have set preferences to use tabs. It's not all windows that open in a new browser window but some will do that even if I hold Command and click. Ctrl clicking and selecting new tab works fine.

    I was just wondering if there's any way to restrict Safari to 1 window only no matter what.
     
  6. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Not that I know of, but there is a preference in the General tab of Safari preferences to set links from other apps (Mail, iChat, etc) in your choice of a new tab or a new window. I still find some links that don't respond to command-click/middle-click and insist on opening in a new window, but not very many.
     
  7. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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