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Retain Safari search box terms on tab switch Web Browsers
I like to use tabs in Safari, but I often forget to open links into new tabs. This usually means retyping my search into the search bar again on a new tab.

However, I recently noticed that if you have your search terms selected (higlighted), they will stay put in the search box when you switch tabs, instead of being cleared. No more retyping searches!
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Retain Safari search box terms on tab switch
Authored by: Anonymous on Oct 06, '04 11:50:56AM

Actually the text doesn't have to be highlighted, all you need is the cursor in the box...



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Retain Safari search box terms on tab switch
Authored by: rammjet on Oct 06, '04 12:21:24PM

In the Google search field, there is a magnifying glass with a down-arrow beside it.

Click it.

You can select any of the last 10 searches that you have made.



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Retain Safari search box terms on tab switch
Authored by: scotty321 on Oct 06, '04 12:42:17PM

Actually, the #1 best way to deal with this is to simply hit COMMAND-RETURN (instead of just return) after typing in your search. If you have tabbed browsing enabled and hit COMMAND-RETURN, Safari will automatically create a new tab for your search results. This COMMAND-RETURN trick also works for the location bar as well! This is the greatest feature that Apple has built into Safari!! Thank you, Apple! :)



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Don't forget about cmd+shift+return
Authored by: allanBook on Oct 06, '04 02:56:31PM

Using command+shift+return from the location bar or google field results in the page opening in the background under a new tab (assuming tab-browsing is enabled).

I often use this to open up pages for reading later, since I don't want to move from the current tab just yet.

I much prefer command+return and command+shift+return over having to pick up my hand to move the cursor to the location of search fields and clicking/highlighting and then moving to/creating a new tab and then pressing return.

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Don't forget about cmd+shift+return
Authored by: zane on Oct 06, '04 03:12:09PM
Nice one, thanks guys! Why I had never thought to try command/shift-enter is beyond me, but it works a treat!

I noticed that if you have "Select new tabs as they are created" UNchecked, the actions are reversed: Command+Enter pops the tab under, Command+Shift+Enter pops it in front.

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