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Forcing Safari to open new links in a new tab

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Larry McJunkin Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Nov 23, 2012 1:32 PM

Without sounding cynical, I love Safari but have been using Chrome for several years because it behaves like "I" want...not like "Apple" wants.  I keep hoping Apple will fix the remaining two quirks (for me anyway) that keep me from using it full time.  One of them I can live without...the other I can't, but perhaps there's a way around it that someone here might know about.

 

1.  I want EVERY link on which I click to always open in a new tab (or at least in a new window if it's coded to do that).  Safari insists on opening almost every link in the same window I'm already in, forcing me to page back to get to where I started.  I have the Tab Preferences set to "Open pages in tabs instead of windows AUTOMATICALLY" which is supposed to use the tabs, except where the link is coded to open a child window.  BUT...this simply does not happen.  I could change this preference to ALWAYS instead of AUTOMATICALLY but then I lose the child windows when they're supposed to open.  Chrome does this perfectly...why can't Safari?

 

2.  The only other thing is not fixable yet, but perhaps someday Apple will realize it (I've submitted it as a Safari suggestion already).  When I open a page in Safari, why must I have to move my cursor to the address window?  It's so amazing how Chrome as always opened with the cursor already positioned in the address window already...where else would you want it if you're going to open the browser and type something? 

 

Anyway, it's the first item that really irks me, but perhaps it's just something I'm doing wrong.  Thanks for any help.

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