4975 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 18, 2009 5:02 PM by Dustin H
Why does it not open in new tabs?
The feature is designed to open tabs for links from other applications (as the preference note describes). E.g. a link from an email in Microsoft Outlook or a link in a Word document.
There's a hidden preference on the OS X version to make it behave the way you want for links within Safari itself, but as far as I know the option isn't settable under the Windows versions.
I think this problem is everywhere and its because Apple has not found out about it
Feel free to tell them about it Help menu > Report Bugs to Apple...
Perhaps you already know this but,
If you hold down the Command Key and click on a link
it (the Link) will open in a new TAB.
Also, (another tip), for convenience, which I use a lot is that
when you are done seeing that new link, just do a command-w and that new Tab
will nicely close and you are back to where you started.
Sorry, I see you are on a PC,
Use the Control Key, instead of where I said the Command Key
and it should work there.
So, hold down the control key and whilst doing so,
do a left-mouse click on another link and the new link should open
in a new tab.
There's nothing to be fixed, it works for me on my PC Laptop,
where I am using Safari 4.0
OK ? now ?
There is a downfall to the terminal-entry hack/mod... it forces everything into a new tab. Pop-up from a Web-App? get's it's own tab, not the small window the app was trying to open. Using an online video app which usually pops up a small window with the video? Now it gets it's own tab... :/
It's annoying to not have links open to Tabs but also the 'hard coding' to force everything into a tab has it's drawbacks too.
I agree: Apple should just have this feature. Even IE has had it for quite some time... although not set by Default when it first rolled-out. And of course Firefox has it.
Side-comment: Love Apple stuff to no end after being a Windows admin for over 13 years... but wow sometimes it seems like Apple completely misses the basics. Like this crazy thing my original Palm Pilot in 1995 had... cut-and-paste... good thing the iPhone... just ... got... that. :/ And why can't I cut-and-paste a file? :/ And then of course why doesnt Safari let me open new links in Tabs?
Any way to find a happy medium where Safari opens a link in a new window unless the link specifies the dimensions of the window to open and/or specifies a separate window?