safari and tabs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by quigleybc, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

    in safari

    how do i get it to NOT switch to the new tab when i 'right click -> open in new tab'


    I used to be able to do this in Firefox. It's great for Digg, so I can just open pages in new tabs, but not have to get switched to that tab automatically.

    Now that I think of it, is there a way to open links in a new tab WITHOUT having to 'right click -> open in new tab' ??
    in safari?

  2. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2007
    Indy, IN
    Safari > Preferences Then click on tabs tab. Then disselect "Select tabs and windows as they are created".
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    To answer your first question, go to Safari Preferences --> Tabs and turn off "Select tabs and windows as they are created."

    For your second question, I'm not aware of a way to open every single clicked link in a new tab by default. But instead of right clicking, you could Command-click the link as long as you have the preference set correctly in Tabs. Don't know if that's any easier.

    If you have a programmable multi-button mouse, you can probably program one of the buttons to be Command-click, making it very easy.

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