Google Search in a New Tab

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  1. hanguolaohu macrumors regular

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    One of the reasons I like Firefox is I can highlight words, right click, and "Search Google" which *opens in a new tab*. Safari can right click to search Google, but it opens the new page within the same window. Is there any software to have the Google search open in a new tab? Maybe this should be a feature request.

    Safari v4.0.3
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I agree. I can't think of a single scenario where I would want to look up a word AND leave the page I'm on.
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    Holding 'command' down opens everything in a new tab

    EDIT: yeah you need to enable that in 'Preferences' under 'Tabs'.
     
  4. hanguolaohu thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm sorry but I just tried highlighting a word and holding command and nothing happened. I believe what you mean is you can open a link in a new tab by holding command. Try opening Firefox and control-click or right-click a word to see "Search Google for ..." to understand what I mean. So simple and convenient.
     
  5. hanguolaohu thread starter macrumors regular

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    Found the answer:

    "Holding down command while selecting "Search in Google" from the context menu opens the Google search in a new tab"

    Although I wish there was an option in preferences for the Google search to open in a new tab or window. Just to make things simpler.
     
  6. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a

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    What kind of mouse are you using, if you have a command+click button (or can program one) you can right click and then hit the modified button and it does the same thing.

    I use a MM and right click, scroll to Search in Google and press my scroll ball and it does exactly what you want.
     
  7. hanguolaohu thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm traveling so I'm using the trackpad on my Macbook Pro. Kind of used to it now, and actually really like the 2 finger multitouch commands. I don't like the Mighty Mouse, the right click is kind of hit or miss.
     

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