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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.

    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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