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Safari: Open new tabs like in Firefox?


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I'm new to Mac, switched from a PC where I exclusively used Firefox as a web browser. I'm getting the hang of Safari now (I know I can use Firefox on this Mac but I'd rather just use what it came with, if possible). While using Firefox, I got extremely used to being able to middle click a link, thumbnail, etc. and have it open it in a new tab. Now I have the Magic Mouse, and I have set it up so that a three finger tap on the surface emulates a middle click. My problem is, I don't know how to set middle click to open link in new tab in Safari! I looked in the system prefs for Safari and couldn't find a place to set up shortcuts like this.
Anyone have any ideas?
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Hi and welcome Rhypt. It's a doddle in Safari too: CMD+T to open a new (blank) tab, or CMD+click to open a link in a new tab.

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Thanks for the quick reply! I know about the CMD shortcuts to do that stuff, what I was wondering is if I can set my middle click to open links in a new tab, as it does in Firefox.
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When I do it I just right-click it (tap it with two fingers on my trackpad). Like I highlight the link if it's not already all blue and underlined, and then right-click so it comes up with the little list of things you can do it with it, and select "open in new tab".
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Bear with me Rhypt I may have misunderstood what you are trying to do. Launch Safari and open its preferences (from the Safari menu pr by pressing Command+.). Click on the icon labeled "Tabs" From there you can control whether or not Safari opens new windows in tabs.

Pay particular attention to the setting that says "Open in Tabs Instead of Windows". The drop down menu gives three options which can be further customized/modified using command clicks. With these options set clicking most links should open them in tabs.

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