Opening MacRumors links in new tabs instead of new windows

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mickbab, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. mickbab macrumors 65816

    mickbab

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I've just switched to Safari instead of Firefox (I don't exactly know why, just giving it a go) and I have noticed that when I open links in Forum Spy, they open in a new window in Safari, not in a new tab like in FireFox.

    Is there a way to avoid this?

    Thanks,
    m.
     
  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    #3
    If you want all links to open in new tabs instead of new windows, open a Terminal window and run

    defaults write com.apple.safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true
     
  4. mickbab thread starter macrumors 65816

    mickbab

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    #4
    Is there a way to set Safari to open new window links in new tabs?

    I think in Firefox I had the "Open links in new window" option selected in the MacRumors Forum Spy and it would open all Forum Spy links in a new tab.

    Can Safari do this? I don't want all links (ie normal internet links etc) to open in tabs, I would just like it to behave like FireFox if possible.
    I'm too lazy too hold down command while I click a link.

    (Does anyone get what I mean?)
     
  5. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #5
    Through Terminal enter the following command,
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true
    Note that this turns Safari into single-window mode. Change true to false if you want to revert things back.
     

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