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By default (with no way to change it, apparently), Safari will open a new window when opening external application links (like from Mail or TextEdit), instead of reusing the same window or opening a tab. However, if the current tab is blank -- i.e., you've just opened it with no web page displayed -- Safari will use that tab instead of opening a new window. A little bit of a time saver, as opposed to consolidating windows by shuffling around the URLs.
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Open external application links in the main Safari window
Authored by: vdubya on Apr 15, '03 10:15:37AM

I haven't tried it yet, but doesn't Safari b2 have a preference
setting to open "application links" in the same OR different
windows?



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It's in the preferences!
Authored by: gidds on Apr 15, '03 10:18:44AM
Haven't you seen the bottom of the General page of the Preferences?

Open links from applications:
* in a new window,
* in the current window.
This applies to links from Mail, iChat, etc.

Does just what it says on the tin.  And if you have tabs enabled (who doesn't?), then the in the current window opens a new tab.  Perfect.

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Open external application links in the main Safari window
Authored by: madgnome on Apr 15, '03 10:22:15AM

I just tested this and found that as long as I had a tab displayed,
even one with a page loaded, the external app opened a new tab.

I have tabs always enabled (it's in the Tabs Preference) as there
is a bug that when you delete the last open tab otherwise, Safari
shrinks in height.

--Jeff

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Open external application links in the main Safari window
Authored by: davidcrickett on Apr 15, '03 10:25:46AM

you just click the (green) zoom window button in Safari

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"in the current window"
Authored by: FARMER on Apr 15, '03 10:27:57AM

Just set in the general preferences:
"Open links from applications -> in the current window"
Then Safari will open the Page in a new Tab. In other words,
the page you have open will not get overwritten with any of
the settings. cool.



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Open external application links in the main Safari window
Authored by: Power Factor on Apr 15, '03 11:18:50AM

Is there any way to make links that ask for a new window to
open in a tab instead?



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it's described in about thee post... before yours
Authored by: FARMER on Apr 15, '03 12:34:55PM

if you have tabs enabled (i guess you have) then select
"open links in current window" from the prefs...
there you go.



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Open external application links in the main Safari window
Authored by: Mr. X on Apr 15, '03 01:28:05PM

just apple+click them



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Open external application links in the main Safari window
Authored by: discordantus on Apr 15, '03 02:42:37PM
If I understand you right, you are referring to links within a page that open in a new window. And, as far as I can tell, there is no way to get those to open in a new tab, tho I've sure looked...

Hey Apple! You listening? Can we get a little preference checkbox for that?

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whoops
Authored by: discordantus on Apr 15, '03 02:45:08PM

That was supposed to be a reply to "Power Factor"... I clicked
the wrong button. d'oh!



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Open external application links in the main Safari window
Authored by: sbchasin on Apr 15, '03 03:54:07PM

Cmd-Click....



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Open external application links in the main Safari window
Authored by: bryang on Apr 15, '03 03:53:17PM

Another useful thing that I read somewhere is to put a folder of
your link in the bookmark bar. Then when you click on it at the
end of the menu it'll say open in tabs, which will open them all up
quickly.

Doing it this way is a little faster because you do not have to go
show your bookmarks first.

Also, try cmd-clicking on the bookmark in the bookmark bar to
and you'll get "Open in Tabs" as your first option. Even faster
then clicking to bring up the bookmarks in a menu.



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Open external application links in the main Safari window
Authored by: alajuela on Apr 16, '03 04:44:12PM

Maybe it's me, but Command-clicking on items in the Bookmark
bar does not produce the described result. Control-clicking on
either an individual item or a folder in the bookmark bar will in
fact produce a contextual menu popup with various options,
including Open In New Tab, Open in New Window, Edit Name,
Delete, etc. Command-clicking on an individual item will open it
in a new tab, and command-clicking on a folder will open all of
its constituent URLs in separate tabs, first replacing any current
tabs you have open. I really wish that some sort of modifier-key
could be made to open some options on the bookmark icon in
the bookmark bar so that I could work with it without having to
replace the contents of the current tab.



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