Open new windows in tabs with Safari

Dec 9, 2010 - 4 Comments

open new window in tab safari

You can set Safari to always open new windows into new tabs, this is a really nice feature that helps keep your web browsing tidy.

  • Open Safari Preferences under the “Safari” menu
  • Click on the “Tabs” icon
  • Next to “Open pages in tabs instead of windows” select “Always” from the pulldown menu
  • Close Safari Preferences

Now anytime a new window is created it will instead go to a new tab in the currently active containing window. This works in the Mac OS X version of Safari and probably the Windows version too.

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Posted by: William Pearson in Mac OS X


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  1. Jared says:

    You should mention that this catches pop-ups too which is helpful when you have one of those annoying Flash popups that runs in the background and heats your Mac up to 250° while rocketing the CPU to the moon.

  2. cdw9 says:

    I don’t understand why this isn’t default, it’s always one of the first things I change!

  3. Alberto says:

    Okay, it is nice, but if I want to open just one page in a window what I should do??

  4. Alberto says:

    Well, I auto answer me ;)

    With cmd + alt + click (on the link) it will open a window behind the active one

    With cmd + alt + click + Shift (on the link) it will open a window over the active one

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