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Open typed URLs in new tabs in Safari Beta 2 Web Browsers
With Safari Beta 2, Apple tells us how to open links in new tabs by command-clicking on them, but the only documented method for opening a typed URL in a new tab is to open a new tab (command-T) and then type the URL in the new address bar.

However, you can simply type the URL in the address bar and hit command-return to open the typed URL in a new tab. This trick also works from the Google search box -- enter your search terms, command-return, and the results open in a new tab.

[robg adds: And it also works for links on the bookmark bar, though this may very well have been mentioned in the comments already to some of the other Safari Beta 2 hints...]
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Open typed URLs in new tabs in Safari Beta 2
Authored by: zaphon on Apr 16, '03 11:12:47AM

What I'd like is a way that when I click on a link in an external
application that currently opens a new window (if safari is
already running, which in my case is 99% of the time), to open
in a new tab instead. That would be mucho bueno. Hell I'd like
to disable new windows period. Give me TABS!!!



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Open typed URLs in new tabs in Safari Beta 2
Authored by: JohnAlbin on Apr 16, '03 11:42:04AM

In Safari's ?General? preferences, change ?Open links from applications? from the default ?in a new window? to ?in the current window.?

Then your new content will open in the current window AND in a new tab.



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Open typed URLs in new tabs in Safari Beta 2
Authored by: zaphon on Apr 16, '03 11:56:29AM

Interesting, the text is very unclear on this. My reading of this
would be that it would open in the same window and load over
the page I was currently viewing, which would be VERY
annoying. That's awesome, trying now.



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Open typed URLs in new tabs in Safari Beta 2
Authored by: zaphon on Apr 16, '03 12:10:00PM

This indeed works, awesome. Thanks.



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Open typed URLs in new tabs in Safari Beta 2
Authored by: stokini on Apr 16, '03 02:42:51PM

An interesting thing:

Even if you do have the preference item set to open links from applications
in the same window (so they open in a new tab instead of a new window),
Safari still opens in a new window an html document that has been
dragged and dropped onto its icon in the dock. Any workarounds?



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Open typed URLs in new tabs in Safari Beta 2
Authored by: JohnAlbin on Apr 16, '03 11:44:28AM

In Safari’s “General” preferences, change “Open links from applications” from the default “in a new window” to “in the current window.”

Then your new content will open in the current window AND in a new tab.



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Open typed URLs in new tabs in Safari Beta 2
Authored by: feste on Apr 16, '03 12:21:34PM

There's one annoying glitch in the otherwise great cmd-click for
a new tab scheme. As we know, if you cmd-click a lone
bookmark in your bookmark bar, you open it in a new tab. And,
you can open ALL the bookmarks in a folder of bookmarks that's
in your bookmark bar by either cmd-clicking it or choosing
"Open in tabs" from the bottom of the pop-up menu.

BUT: If you have a folder of related bookmarks in your
bookmark bar, and you just want to open ONE of them in a new
tab, there's no good way to do that. Cmd-selecting the single
bookmark doesn't work. You have to open the new tab first,
then select the bookmark you want.



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Open typed URLs in new tabs in Safari Beta 2
Authored by: erikzred on Apr 16, '03 12:48:01PM

This hint implies that Command-T opens a new tab. Command-T
doesn't work on this Mac -- but works on another. Same thing
about a reference the other day about Command-Shif-LeftArrow
and Command-Shift-RightArrow switching between tabs. Doesn't
work on this Mac but works on another. Any clues what would be
causing the discrepency? I have tried trashing the preferences
and that didn't seem to help.



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Open typed URLs in new tabs in Safari Beta 2
Authored by: googoo on Apr 16, '03 12:55:52PM

Are you sure that you have enabled tabbed browsing in the Safari
preferences?



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Open typed URLs in new tabs in Safari Beta 2
Authored by: erikzred on Apr 16, '03 01:17:01PM

Yes, I absolutly have tabbed browsing turned on and it works
great. I seem to have fixed the problem and I'm not sure
whether it was from resetting defaults in the older version of
SafariEnhancer I had or downloading the newer 1.5.5 version and
using that. Now all those features/menu items are back on this
copy of Safari.



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Open typed URLs in new tabs in Safari Beta 2
Authored by: kholburn on Apr 16, '03 06:24:12PM

Check you haven't got a service that's taking Command-T?



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Open typed URLs in new tabs in Safari Beta 2
Authored by: erikzred on Apr 16, '03 11:30:36PM

It wasn't a service that had the command-T tied up. In fact,
there was no menu option at all for "New Tab" or "Close Tab" in
the file menu. There wasn't items "Select Next Tab" and "Select
Previous Tab" in the Window menu. These were not available as
menu items or keyboard shortcuts. My guess is that the old
version of SafariEnhancer had somehow blocked these items
from working. All is well now that I have run the new version of
SafariEnhancer.



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Open typed URLs in new tabs in Safari Beta 2
Authored by: akuma-x on Apr 16, '03 01:57:46PM

I get no credit for my hint eh? :(



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External OK; what about Pop-Ups?
Authored by: OneTrueDabe on Apr 19, '03 01:32:51PM
By now, I'm sure everybody who has looked for this functionality in the "Tabs" preferences pane has figured out that it's really in the catch-all "General" pain [sic!]

But that seems to solve only half the problem: links opened by EXTERNAL applications.

What about links within Safari that use target="_blank" to open a new window, like some pages do when they link to external sites? It would be nice if we had the option of having them open in new Tabs instead (Without having to know in advance whether we're going to need to hold down the Cmd key or not -- another alternative would be to have some sort of visual cue that a link had a "target" attribute, so we'd be prepared for the window to pop up, but that's a whole 'nother issue.)

I used the "Insect Button" bug-report thingamawhatzit to send feedback to Apple (Also suggesting that it would be nice to be able to drag tabs around, either from one window to another, or simply to rearrange tabs within the current frame) but I have no idea whether or not they'd consider any of these ideas to be worth implementing.

What do other people think? Does anybody else know of a way to get Safari to do what I want, and open pop-ups in new Tabs instead of new Windows? Do any of the other tabbed browsers (Opera, Chimera/Camino, etc.) do a better job of this?

And is there ANY tag a website can use to get Safari to open a new tab? [My next idea would be to put a proxy/filter in place to rewrite any occurance of a "target" attribute before it even hit the browser, but that's a little heavy-handed, IMHO, and not very elegant.]

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External OK; what about Pop-Ups?
Authored by: prk on Nov 01, '03 12:01:56PM

I too would like to have targeted links open in a tab via a preference. This would be a nice feature. Also I like your idea of being able to rearrange the tab order. I have wanted to do that also.



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