Safari search problem

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mr.Texor, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Mr.Texor macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2007
    While using safari, sometimes I find something in a website that I want to search for. If I highlight the word(s) and use the "right click" menu, the search is done on the same tab. Is there any way to have the search in a new tab?
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Hold down Command while you highlight the words you want to search for, and continue to hold it down while you right click and hit the "Search in Google" option. It can be a little clumsy at first, but it works okay. Just be sure that the first thing you do is whole down Command and don't let go of it until you've hit the search menu item.
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    It's odd that this works, but unlike most other places in the operating system, you can't hit the Apple key *after* you've made the menu, and the menu text doesn't change when you hold the Apple key down.
  4. Mr.Texor thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2007

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