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While using Safari Beta 2, do you find yourself saying "Why do I have to press the Command key every time I click a link? I want every link in a new tab, not a new window."

I came across this solution by accident; it's simple, but you may not have thought about it, and your finger (thumb?) will thank you! Turn on the "Sticky Keys" feature of Universal Access System Preference panel; it's on the "Keyboard" tab. You can also activate this feature on-the-fly (if you have "Allow Universal Access Shortcuts" checked) by pressing the Shift key five times to toggle it on or off.

Then, when you are ready for your link-clicking, tab-adding, extravaganza, just press the Command key twice (which locks it on) and away you go. You may want to deselect the Command key when you do things other than clicking links, as it is used to modify other key and mouse sequesnces!

Perfect for loading shareware lists into Tabs to review and download.

[robg adds: While you have Sticky Keys activated, you'll see a nice semi-translucent Command key graphic onscreen (at least, I do!) while you have the Command key locked on, which makes it much easier to remember that you should disable it before doing any other clicking!]
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Use Sticky Keys to load all Safari links in tabs
Authored by: splattertrousers on Apr 18, '03 10:20:58AM

Or just buy a mouse that has a third button...



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Use Sticky Keys to load all Safari links in tabs
Authored by: Han Solo on Apr 18, '03 10:53:18AM

Don't even need three -- two buttons will do! ;)

(Must admit, however: this hint is a clever way to leverage what's
already on your Mac.)



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Use Sticky Keys to load all Safari links in tabs
Authored by: eno on Apr 19, '03 06:48:52AM

Totally agreed!

I recommend the Logitech MX 700 wireless optical mouse with
recharging base station.



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Use Sticky Keys to load all Safari links in tabs
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Apr 19, '03 06:44:08PM

I just got an MX 700.. it's a great mouse! :)



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Use Sticky Keys to load all Safari links in tabs
Authored by: Mr. X on Apr 18, '03 12:42:50PM
"you'll see a nice semi-translucent Command key graphic onscreen (at least, I do!)"

There's a "show pressed key on screen" checkbox in the universal access keyboard prefs :)

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Use Sticky Keys to load all Safari links in tabs
Authored by: Mac744 on Apr 18, '03 01:49:22PM

Excellent tip, thanks! Very useful for forums...



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Just don't forget you have it on...:-)
Authored by: macmath on Apr 19, '03 08:02:11AM

I forgot I had it on and selected an item on the bookmark bar
(which was a folder with about 20 links inside). As you know,
this loaded a new page with about 20 tabs. Hitting the 'Back'
button got me back to where I was. Then I went to make this
post, but I had to login to post. When I typed the first letter of
my username, the Safari window minimized (Command-M). It
was too early in the morning for me to try something new.:-)



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Use Sticky Keys to load all Safari links in tabs
Authored by: timrand on Apr 21, '03 10:14:52AM

... and you can drag the location of the symbols around on the screen. It's pretty cool to double-tap all four symbols (shift, ctrl, option and command) and see the string of them.



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