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In Safari, we all know if you highlight some text and then Control+click (or right mouse click) you get a pop up contextual menu. I use this to search text in Google all the time, but didn't like that it would open in front while I was still reading the web page. So with a little experimenting, if you hold down the Command key before you click on 'Search with Google' in the pop up menu, the page will open in a tab behind your current one.

[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described.]
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Same thing applies to address bar
Authored by: ambiguator on Jun 29, '11 07:48:41AM

You can do the same thing with the address bar.
This comes in handy for "url hacking" if you need to open a new tab with a similar URL as the current tab.
Enter the new address in the current tab's address bar, then hit command-enter (instead of just enter) to get it in a new tab.



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Open Google search in new tab behind current tab
Authored by: meatmcguffin on Jun 29, '11 07:51:38AM

Not only that, but this works with any field on a page that redirects you somewhere else.

For example, type something to search for on this site, hold command and submit the search term. This page will stay open and a new page will open with the search results.



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Open Google search in new tab behind current tab
Authored by: tinb on Jun 29, '11 08:03:14AM

You can also "Command-Return" in the (Google) search field top right to open the search in a new tab.



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Open Google search in new tab behind current tab
Authored by: bglnelissen on Jun 29, '11 08:07:05AM

Links from anywhere (Mail, Safari, TextEdit, etc) get opened in a new tab while holding command. It's just what command-click does.



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Open Google search in new tab behind current tab
Authored by: zhell on Jun 29, '11 08:11:12AM

Exactly.

It also works with menu entries from the History or the Bookmarks menu.

And if you have a three button mouse (one with a scroll wheel), clicking the wheel button is equivalent to command-clicking in these cases.



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Open Google search in new tab behind current tab
Authored by: Anonymous on Jun 29, '11 11:13:47AM

That's what I thought too. Now let's compile a list of *ALL* the web sites it works with!



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Open Google search in new tab behind current tab
Authored by: marksch on Jun 30, '11 04:02:31AM

...and submit every site as a separate hint...

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Open Google search in new tab behind current tab
Authored by: felibb on Jun 29, '11 08:41:31AM

For those who (like me) use regular mouse with a scroll wheel wheel click on a "Search with Google" opens a new background tab as well.



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Open Google search in new tab behind current tab
Authored by: RustyIron.com on Jun 29, '11 04:46:40PM

The right-click Google search works with ALL the key-click combinations described in Safari's Preferences-Tabs pane. The Google search in the toolbar also utilizes these key-click combinations.



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Open Google search in new tab behind current tab
Authored by: shadowmaan on Jun 30, '11 05:20:02AM

Hi,

For all these Command-Click combinations, Shift-Command-Click opens a new tab not behind but in foreground.



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Open Google search in new tab behind current tab
Authored by: Mr.C.Tippins on Jun 30, '11 08:49:13PM

This is true pretty much everywhere you can click a link.

It works on the Forward/Back buttons, in the URL bar, the Search bar, the Bookmarks bar, when clicking a link or using the context menu. It even works when using the History menu or Bookmarks menu.

Handy indeed.



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Open Google search in new tab behind current tab
Authored by: everkleer80 on Jul 05, '11 08:50:02AM
Hmm... Did not realize it worked for the Forward/Back buttons... That one is a pretty cool hint.

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Open Google search in new tab behind current tab
Authored by: KLent on Jul 05, '11 09:39:20AM

Very glad to know this! I use that search method a lot and did not like that it only opened in the active window. Thanks for posting!



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