'Search in Google"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by charlesbronsen, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. charlesbronsen macrumors 6502a

    charlesbronsen

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    #1
    You know when you highlight text and have the option to "search in google" and thats just great. My only gripe is when you do this in safari your current web page is lost. Is there a way of getting this option to open a new tab in safari instead of re-directing the current page?
     
  2. Matthew. macrumors regular

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    #2
    CMD + Click will open the search in a new tab.
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    Press the CMD key while you select "Search in Google".

    Just tried it myself to find out.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Hold down the command key when you hit Return and it'll open in a new Tab.

    D'oh, too slow.
     
  5. charlesbronsen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. jamesdmc macrumors 6502

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    This is good information, but does anyone know if there's a terminal command that will do this with a left click (no command key needed)?

    And no, it's not that big a deal to hit the command key for some, but I'm sure there are plenty of people that just want to know if there's another way.

    Thanks.

    EDIT: Okay, so I haven't found a terminal solution, but I found an alternative solution with a little more searching (this will be old news for some of you). I use a Mighty Mouse and had the center click (scroll ball) set for "application switcher", but rarely used it. So I reset it for "Button 3". Now I can highlight some text, right click, hover the mouse over "search in Google" so that it's highlighted, then press the scroll ball (Button 3) and the search results open in a new tab.

    Still wouldn't mind a terminal solution if anyone knows one.
     

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