5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 24, 2011 1:32 AM by jlrdb
adrissabel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have a Mac 10.6.5.

When I open safari it works fine, then if I right click on a link I see the options open in a new tab, or window (and many other options), when I click open link in a new tab it works, then in the new tab I have a problem: If I right click on a link I can't see anymore the option "open in a new tab", all I can see is, open link, open link in a new window, download linked file and copy link, if I click on open link in a new window it opens a blank tab :s.
Also right click options are always limited in a new tab and, if I right click on a picture in the new tab I can't see the same options that are normally listed when I fist open a window.

How can I fix it, is someone else having this problem?

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Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (95,985 points)
    Hi and welcome......

    Try troubleshooting the Safari .plist file.

    Quit Safari if it's open (Command + Q)



    Open a Finder window. Select your Home Folder in the Sidebar on the left. It has a small house icon. Then open the Library folder then the Preferences folder.

    Move the com.apple.Safari.plist file from the Preferences folder to the Desktop.

    Relaunch Safari. Now launch Safari. If Tabs work as they should, move that .plist file to the Trash.







    Carolyn
  • wfdoodle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My problem was that after installing an application, it removed the right-click "Open in New Tab" option completely (from Safari--it still worked in other browsers). I was able to fix it--maybe it'll work for you, too:

    In Applications, go to Utilities
    Open Disk Utility
    Make sure the hard drive is selected on the left (on mine, it's above Macintosh HD)
    Under First Aid, click on "Repair" or "Repair Disk Permissions"

    Mine worked perfectly well after that. Good luck.
  • Adam Shehab Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    hi im having the same problem so whats happening is that when safari has not dot underneath it and i open it the "open in new tab" command works fine. but then if i close safari and open it when the dot is there then it does not show the "open in new tab" command. i tried what you said but still does not work?? any help?
  • Adam Shehab Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    hi im having the same problem so whats happening is that when safari has not dot underneath it and i open it the "open in new tab" command works fine. but then if i close safari and open it when the dot is there then it does not show the "open in new tab" command. i tried what you said but still does not work?? any help?
  • jlrdb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello adrissabel, I had the same problem and by doing the resets as suggested it vanished and everything is back in order with the tabs.

    thanks for the tip