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The Safari secret shortcuts list (see this hint says that you can command-click a hypertext link to open it in a new window in Safari. This is of course smoother than using the contextual menu once you get used to it. You may also hold shift and command-click a link to open a new window in the background.

However, the shortcut list does not say that this principle works on all instances of links in Safari: bookmarks menu and toolbar bookmarks - sweet!

Note: the command- part of this shortcut opens new windows in the Finder as well. Nice and consistent.
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Cmd-clicking a link
Authored by: sharumpe on Jan 22, '03 12:06:04PM

Not to disparage, but to expand -- cmd-clicking a link will open a new window in just about every browser I've used since IE5 (and possibly 4) in Mac OS >= 8.x. Not necessarily so for clicking toolbar links, though.



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Cmd-clicking a link
Authored by: Gilchrist on Jan 22, '03 03:59:58PM

And Command-Shift clicking a link will open a background window in a FEW browsers, but none of them will do it with toolbar links and ESPECIALLY not with bookmark menus - very cool!



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Cmd-clicking a link
Authored by: Robert Black on Jan 22, '03 06:29:40PM

Actually, in MSIE you can open a link in a new window in front or behind the current window, when selecting a bookmark from the Favorites Bar, even from a folder drop-down.

The trick is, that you first select the bookmark without holding down a modifier key, and while holding down the command (open in front) or command-shift (open behind) keys, release the mouse button.

(The reason for having to do this is that normal Command Clicking on the Favorites Bar invokes the ability to drag a folder around to rearrange the links.)



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