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    Safari open new tabs, never new windows?
    Can I set Safari to only open new tabs? I hate it when it opens new windows. I know I can right click the link and select open in new tab, but I want to set it to always default to a new tab instead of a new window.

    I found an option to set applications to open a link in a new tab instead of a window, but what about links already in Safari?

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    As far as I can ascertain, neither Safari nor Firefox will by default open links in a new Tab from within the application/bookmarks.

    Your options are R-click or the Cmd-Option-Shift-click to open a link in a new Tab. I find that second one as handy as the R-click option.

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    Try this:

    From Terminal:
    defaults write com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true

    Kill Safari (cmd-quit) and relaunch. It should now open new links in new tabs,
    as long as they're 'offsite', similar to how Firefox works.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

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    I tried the TUAW one and it seems to work, but that for both responses.

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    does it work after u quit Safari and start it again? i have to use it everytime i restart Safari.

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