Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 10:05 AM (in response to H_Scott Matthews)
sorry, had problems submitting, tried to copy/paste a draft before I lost it, and it cut off the last few letters.
Anyway, I had tried to say I delete the safari plist file in the ~/Library/Preferences directory - and it has had no effect.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 8:36 AM (in response to H_Scott Matthews)
I'm having this same problem. It appears to be a new behavior, and I haven't been able to find a preference for it (neither in Safari nor in Apple Mail). Frustrating!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 9:42 AM (in response to Amy Guskin)
Replying to myself and bumping this up.
This behavior mysteriously stopped for a few weeks, so I forgot about it. Today, it started again. And it is not consistent: some links that I click in emails open a new window, as they are supposed to, but some links in emails pull up a random Safari window from my dock, and overwrite a random tab. Worse yet, the back button is grayed out, so I cannot even return to the page that was overwritten. So now I have to get back into the habit of reading an email, and if there is a link I want to click, I have to switch over to Safari, create a new window, then go back into mail and click the link. Frustrating!
Is Apple ever going to address this?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2013 10:13 AM (in response to Amy Guskin)
And here we are again (still me, just using a different Apple ID today). The behavior mysteriously stopped, so I didn't think about it until today, when I did a software update and got Safari 6.0.4. In Safari Preferences, in the Tabs tab, I have the field "Open pages in tabs instead of windows" set to Never, so that's not it. Anyone have any suggestions?