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I personally don't like to use File -> New Tab, right click and select New Tab or Command-T to open a new tab. I prefer one click of a button to open a new tab. If you don't use the Home button you can use it to open a new tab (you'll need to have the Dev Tools installed, too).

First, back up Safari. Then control-click on Safari, select Show Package Contents. Open Contents -> Resources -> English.lproj -> Browser.nib in Interface Builder. Click on the third button from the left in the browser window. Press Command-Shift-I. In the NSButton Info window that opens, select Connections from the pulldown menu. Click on "target" under Source, then click the Disconnect button. Select "newTab" from the list of Actions and click the Connect button. Save and close.

Now the Home button will open a new tab.

[robg adds: I haven't tried this one myself; command-T is my preferred method of adding a new tab.]
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Use the Home button in Safari to open a new tab
Authored by: demmons65 on Aug 04, '03 11:41:45AM
?  T seems like the easiest way to do it. But as one's use of Mac OS X is subjective, I guess one can open a new tab however one wishes.

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Use the Home button in Safari to open a new tab
Authored by: SYFer on Aug 04, '03 01:47:32PM

For the many of us who use a three-button mouse, the middle button is usually defaulted to 'Cmd-N' (which is "new page" in Safari). I have have simply re-configged that button to 'Cmd-T' in Safari (the setting is application-specific) to open a new tab.

Don't overlook the the powerful ability to customize those extra mouse buttons for you favorite apps.



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Use the Home button in Safari to open a new tab
Authored by: Islander on Aug 04, '03 02:11:02PM

Thanks for this hint, SYFer. I reprogrammed my clicking scroll button to cmd-t for Camino as well as Safari. Why this had never occurred to me before, I don't know.

Excellent reminder that MouseWorks (for my Kensington mouse) can do more than just occupy space among my System Prefs.



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Use the Home button in Safari to open a new tab
Authored by: trekan on Aug 04, '03 05:41:41PM

I've mapped the middle button to cmd, so if I want a link to open in a new window, I just middle click it.



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Middle Button
Authored by: Jacques on Aug 05, '03 09:40:53AM

Middle button for me (scroll wheel button) is command click, that way it functions as an "open new tab" button in Safari. Right button is control-click, for contextual menus.

Using HOME as a new tab button, in my situation - is a great idea! Previously I've had it set as 'open bookmarks', really a dupe button since that's on the bookmarks menu bar already.



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Use the Home button in Safari to open a new tab
Authored by: readparse on Aug 05, '03 07:12:17PM

Forgive my filth, but holy shit. The guy doesn't want to ctrl-click, he doesn't want to command-T (my favorite, since my unix-stained hands are always on the keyboard)... but it's no trouble to friggin' modify the app with Dev Tools. Wow. Admirable in a weird way.

To each his own, but jeez. Sorry, couldn't resist.



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Use the Home button in Safari to open a new tab
Authored by: phaseshifter on Aug 06, '03 02:36:43PM

So I'm lazy in a way. Every other way to open a tab takes 2 movements but clicking a button only takes 1. Besides, every other tabbed browser has that option except for safari.

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Use the Home button in Safari to open a new tab
Authored by: makeinu on Aug 06, '03 03:00:05PM

You can refine this further: open Main Menu.nib in Interface Builder, click on the 'View' menu item, double click the 'Home' item and type in 'New Tab'. Then save, relaunch Safari, and the 'View' menu will present you with the option to display the "new" 'New Tab' button.

I use a generic two-button scroll-wheel mouse, and OS X maps the scroll-button to auto-scroll, anchoring the page at the mouse click, and scrolling with mouse movements, which I find annoying. So, I use USB Overdrive to map the middle button to pass a CMD-click to the OS, but I can't map CMD-T to it, so this is a somewhat useful tip in my mind.



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