Oct 30, '03 10:04:00AM • Contributed by: iomatic
Often, it's nice to get some genuine shortcuts in the Mac OS -- the kind that save you time (Option key usually duplicates, etc.). The keyboard modifiers the OS designers implemented indeed work well with Safari. As some power users know, Command-clicking on a link opens that link in a new tab, behind the current tabbed window, if tabbed browsing is enabled. There are also equivalent shortcuts for:
- opening in a new window (Option-Command-click) behind the current window
- opening the window front (Option-Command-Shift-click)
- downloading an item (Option-click)
But did you know you can also implement these shortcuts in the address bar (Command-L to get there quickly)? Enter your URL and hold down those very same key combinations and press Return -- and they'll work as described above. Amazing!
These are just a few subtle gems Apple engineers have come with to help us with our day-to-day tasks, and why the Mac OS is always ain elegant pleasure to work with. Enjoy!