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  1. SteelCity macrumors newbie

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    When I click a link that opened in a new window (such as a link to a new thread here I get e-mailed to me, when I open that e-mail in Gmail and click the link, it opened the thread in a new window.

    Is there any way to get it to open in a tab in the same window? There was a setting for that in IE, but I can't find it on my new iMac.

    Thanks!

    By the way, it's been about 2 weeks now and I love my MAC even more!
     
  2. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    safari preferences. and at the bottom
     

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  3. SteelCity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that reply!

    I have that exact option checked.

    However, links from inside Safari are still opening in a new window. Links from other applications are opening in a new tab in the current window like it's supposed to, just not links from Safari.

    I guess when the webpage has it coded to open in a new window, Safari follows that code. If someone finds a work-around, please let me know!
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Here you go ... open up Terminal and paste:

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true
     
  5. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    switch to Firefox. ;)
     
  6. SteelCity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did as you said, but the links are still opening in a new window.

    After I paste that string into Terminal I just pressed Enter then closed Terminal. Is there something else I should have done?

    That's horrible.
     
  7. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    why is that?
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Did you restart Safari?
     
  9. SteelCity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ??
     
  10. SteelCity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, but it didn't work until I restarted it again.

    Thanks! I owe you one. I'm gonna go watch some of your Youtube videos, thanks for the resource.
     
  11. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    I said switch to firefox and u said thats horrible.
     
  12. SteelCity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was!
     
  13. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I take it that you tried firefox but didn't like it.
     
  14. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    i still dont get how thats horrible. what i do understand is "i tried it and i hated it":p.
     
  15. SteelCity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope, I never used Firefox.

    Firefox isn't horrible, telling me to use a different program instead of finding the solution to my problem (as r.j.s did, thanks again!) was horrible!
     
  16. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    lol im sorry. it was intended as a joke. its like when people ask me questions about how to fix their PC, i just say "get a mac":p
     
  17. SteelCity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know it was a joke, which is why I dragged it on so long pulling your chain :p

    Ok ok, I'm bored :D
     

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