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    Safari: Force it to open in New Tab
    Those of you who follow mac blogs might be knowing of this little hack, but for those who don't, there's always mac-forums

    I hope it has not been posted before (I did a search).

    .....as Apple has added a hidden preference to Safari 3.1 that allows you to tell Safari to stick to one window. Even in Gmail. Tipster Dennis Stevense, explains in a blog post that through a simple Terminal command, true one-window mode is finally, finally, here for Safari. All you need to enter is the command below into Terminal, hit enter, and you're sorted.

    defaults write com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true

    Update: If you want to reverse the change, it's a simple matter of entering the following into Terminal:

    defaults write com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool false
    Almost quoted from: TUAW

    Worked fine for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goobimama View Post
    Those of you who follow mac blogs might be knowing of this little hack, but for those who don't, there's always mac-forums

    I hope it has not been posted before (I did a search).


    Almost quoted from: TUAW

    Worked fine for me.
    Finally! Well spotted thx

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    Great find goobimama! Many have wanted this for ages.

    Virtual Rep to you.

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    now if only i could get the search field to open in a new tab instead of the existing window, I might could give up Opera

    it's a pitr to have to open a new tab every time i want to do a search
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Good find!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    now if only i could get the search field to open in a new tab instead of the existing window, I might could give up Opera

    it's a pitr to have to open a new tab every time i want to do a search
    Command-Return (or command-clicking the search button.)

    Becomes second nature after a while, and gives you a choice...new tab or same tab...

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    thanks technologist - figured it out as you were typing i think - but hadn't discovered that in a year
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
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