Very basic Safari question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lamina, May 22, 2008.

  1. lamina macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    #1
    Is there a way to have Safari open links in a new tab instead of a new window? For example, clicking on a link on digg.com will open the link in a new window. I'd rather have it open in a new tab.

    I know I can hold down Command while clicking, but I don't want to have to do that.
     
  2. oli2140 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    You could right click and select 'open in new tab'
    I don't think it is possible to open every link in a new tab.
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    #3
    I use SafariStand for this. There is a terminal command, but Stand provides so many other options as well.
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    #4
    safari >>preferences >> Tabs >> command click to open a new tab
     
  5. oli2140 macrumors 6502

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    Nice!
     
  6. macman44 macrumors newbie

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    All this does is change how you can open a link in a new tab, it doesn't make all links automatically open in a new tab.

    It seems bizarre that they haven't given an option for automatic opening in tabs. It's also quite annoying having to press cmd all the time (I realise this is horrifically lazy).

    I am trying to learn to love Safari because I like how it integrates better with OSX and iLife, but I'm finding myself more inclined to go back to Firefox.
     
  7. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    Indeed. Especially when The Greatest Browser On The Planet does it by default. That's to be expected, though.
     
  8. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    #8
    well the OP's avatar would suggest he doesn't have a problem holding the command key. :p
     
  9. macman44 macrumors newbie

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    But the OP's post would suggest he does. :p

     
  10. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    open terminal and copy this command in there. then restart safari.

    defaults write com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true
     
  11. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    #11
    Dingdingdingding...

    Thank you very much everyone for your suggestions, but I hereby declare bigjnyc as the winrar.
     

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