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Friday, September 7, 2007

Opening a website in a new tab!

This is a great way of loading a new website in a new tab. In the past, I used to hit "Command - T" to get the new tab, "Command - L" to go to the address bar and I typed the url. The easier way of doing it that I just found out is that you can actually skip the "Command - T" and go directly to the address bar with "Command - L". Once you typed the url, you simply have to press "Command - Enter" instead of the usual "Enter". It will load the website in a new tab. What is great is that when you go back to the first tab, the right url is back in the address bar. This is very similar to the "Command - click" when you want to load a link in a new tab, but using this to load in a new tab from the address bar is news to me! This works in both Safari and Camino. There is a way to get the same thing in Firefox and it is by using "Option - Enter".

12 Comments:

Blogger jrs said...

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September 6, 2007 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Breno said...

Great tip!

September 6, 2007 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Puzzling to me. Command-T seems to do the job without the rest. It opens a new tab and puts me up in the address bar. If I go back to the old tab, the old address is there. Perhaps I've missed the point.

September 7, 2007 at 2:34 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

You can do the same when using the google toolbar.

September 7, 2007 at 3:07 AM  
Blogger jheal said...

I'm using Safari at present but this doesn't work when I tried it. Do i need to download an application or something to enable tabs?? Someone please help!

September 7, 2007 at 5:41 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Nice tip! Alternate Enter does the same thing in the Windows version of Firefox too!

Paul, you are right and that's the way I've always done it. This is just an alternate way to get the same result.

September 7, 2007 at 6:26 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Jheal, open Safari's Preferences and choose the Tabs Tab, then check Enable Tabbed Browsing.

September 7, 2007 at 6:29 AM  
Blogger Rohit said...

Amazing tip! This is very helpful!!

September 7, 2007 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

How does one open a link in a new tab, rather than just opening a new (blank) tab? In Firefox I can do so using the right mouse button and selecting from the menu, but there must be a command to do the same...

September 7, 2007 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Laur said...

How do you move between tabs or windows using the keybaord? I am new to Mac and miss the control tab from windows which works to get you from program to program in safari but does not break it down by window

September 7, 2007 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger MacTipper said...

To open up links in tabs in safari, hold the Cmd key and click on the link. There's actually a lot of ways to do it by merely holding the Cmd key and then clicking on a link/doing a link action. (Read more Here.)

To switch between tabs, you can use Cmd-Shift-[ or Cmd-Shift-] or Cmd-Shift-Left_arrow or Cmd-Shift-Right_Arrow. (Read more here.)

MacTipper

September 7, 2007 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

Thanks MacTipper - very helpful for a Mac newbie!

September 8, 2007 at 8:23 PM  

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