Tabs in safari?

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  1. advocation macrumors member

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    How do you get it so that, like in firefox, any links that try to open in a new window, open in a new tab instead? I cant find a setting for it :S
     
  2. paradillon macrumors member

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    Hold down the command key when clicking a link, assuming you have enabled tabbed browsing.
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

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    there is none in safari, only way is like paradillon said, hold down cmd kay when u click the link.
    to automatically open a new tab instead of a new window in safari, u need to install a software called saft (costs $$)
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think SafariStand, which is free, might also do this. (EDIT: This as in what reply #4 discussed -- clearly, basic tabbed browsing works fine without modification in Safari. But hopefully the OP already knew that before posting this thread! ;) )
     
  5. polevault139 macrumors 6502

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    In the preferences you have to enable tabbed browsing which by default is disabled.

    After that command+T opens a new tab just like in Firefox.
     
  6. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Or you could download Firefox. It's free, and has what you want in tabbed browsing. You can also move the tabs around (unable to do that in Safari). There are also a number of themes and extensions you can use with Firefox that you may find to be helpful. If you want Firefox to look mac-ish, I'd suggest the "iFox Smooth" theme. It looks pretty much like Safari.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I hadn't seen this one! Thanks! GrApple by Aronnax is a very popular Firefox theme that is designed for Macs also. :)
     
  8. clevin macrumors G3

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    even better, go get optimized version of firefox 2.0.0.1 at http://www.beatnikpad.com/archives/2006/12/24/firefox-2001
    it gives u aqua widget of forms, drop down menu, etc, just like this
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    and other than different logo, it behave just as firefox 2.0.0.1, even the UA is same! :D
     
  9. advocation thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the replies guys, I knew about most of that :)

    I was just wondering if there was a setting for it hidden in some menu like in firefox!!

    I have FF installed on my system, but I prefer Safari to be honest! Dont know why :)

    I'll try out some of the programs that were suggested :)

    Thanks.
     
  10. Mac'Mo macrumors 6502a

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    you can right click something and there is an option that says "Open Window in New Tab"
     
  11. clevin macrumors G3

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    its really about automatically, by a single click, rather than several steps to do such an common operation.

    I mean, all browsers support it except safari, even omniweb and shiia support it. wonder what is apple thinking.
     
  12. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    For the most part. It's worked on a good portion of links I've tested since I began using SafariStand back in the beginning of the year. Although I haven't conducted extensive testing on it because I actually dislike the feature.

    Anyroad, the checkbox to enable is "Open '_blank' Link in New Tab" from the General tab.
     
  13. deebster macrumors 6502

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    Clicking the scroll wheel (or ball on a Mighty Mouse) opens links in a new tab for me.

    I think this is native OS X behaviour, at least if you select the wheel / ball click to be a third mouse button in System Prefs, but I also have Saft installed so can't be sure about that.
     

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