Tips on opening links and searches in Safari
When you open a Web page in Safari, either by clicking a link, opening a bookmark, or performing a Web search, by default the results appear in the current browser window. Also, like most browsers, if you right-click on a link Safari provides a contextual menu where you can choose to open the link in a new tab or window. However, beyond these familiar options, Safari includes others that can be useful on occasion.
Like many programs in OS X, Safari has a number of hidden behaviors that can be invoked by using modifier keys, and a few of these affect how links and searches are managed by…
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