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Open current Safari tab in a new window via AppleScript
Authored by: dmmorse on Dec 20, '06 09:30:53AM

I know that scripting is all the rage, but why not do this the old-fashioned way?

cmd-L to select the URL field
cmd-optn-return to open URL in new window behind current window
cmd-w to close tab

To me, these keystrokes can be performed much more quickly than a script. What's more, the keystrokes can easily be automated with any one of a number of programs.



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keystroke efficiency
Authored by: anoved on Dec 20, '06 10:07:38AM

Well, a script can be invoked with a single keystroke, also using one of the many tools you mention. For instance, I don't actually go to the scripts menu to run this; I use FastScripts to run it with Command-\.

There is usually more than one way to do something: in addition to the sequence you point out, you could press Command-L, Command-C, Command-W, Command-N, Command-V. It's longer, but even more obvious.

As with many hints, I'm simply offering an alternate way to do something that is already quite possible.



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keystroke efficiency
Authored by: fooljay on Dec 20, '06 12:17:35PM

Command-L, Command-shift-option-return opens the current tab in a new window. Two Command-W's and both are closed...



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