7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2012 5:45 PM by fix_
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I was wondering when highlighting a word and right clicking it, Safari offers to search the term on Google. How can I set that search to open in a new tab?



Safari, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,365 points)

    Unfortunately, that's default for Safari.


    Click Safari Extensions from the Safari menu bar. Might be an extension you can install that can do this.

  • konram Level 1 (0 points)

    I am experiencing the same problem since updating to Safari 6.0 (7536.25) on 10.7.4.
    If I do CMD+Click on "Search with Google", Safari opens a new empty tab but searches in the current tab. That doesn't make sense to me!

  • konram Level 1 (0 points)

    OK, problem solved. I had the Omnibar Extension installed. After uninstalling everything works as it should!

  • AdamSpruijt Level 1 (0 points)

    Thought I'd chime in, I too thought there was no solution to this issue, but it's is infact incredibly simple:


    In the right click menu, DON'T left click on the "Search with Google" option, MIDDLE click on it (or the trackpad equivalent), the same way you do to force a link to open in a new tab.

  • AnimalMother Level 1 (0 points)

    I am also looking for it to open in a new tab the the OP wants it to.

    I don't want to hold anything down as I want to keep as effiecient as possible.


    Other then downloading anything or holding the command key there is no other way? Like a simple search setting?

  • fix_ Level 1 (0 points)

    It is as simple as right clicking the word and choosing the second to last option wich says "Search with Google".

    That opens the results in a new tab

  • fix_ Level 1 (0 points)

    *second to last option which ALSO says "Search with Google"