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    Oct 29, 2007
    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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    hughvane's Avatar
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    May 18, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    MacMini 2.4, 8 Gb, OS 10.10 and 10.6; MacBook 2.4, 4 Gb, OS 10.6.8
    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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    Oct 01, 2007
    27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.10, iPhone6, iPad Air 2, AppleTV2
    Try this:

    From Terminal:
    defaults write 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.
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    Member Since
    Oct 29, 2007
    I tried the TUAW one and it seems to work, but that for both responses.

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    Member Since
    Aug 03, 2008
    does it work after u quit Safari and start it again? i have to use it everytime i restart Safari.

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