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There are numerous ways to open a new tab in Safari. You can right click on the tab bar, use the keyboard shortcut Command + T, or use the File Menu item. Another, less known, way is to double-click the tab bar. Double-clicking will create a […]

There are numerous ways to open a new tab in Safari. You can right click on the tab bar, use the keyboard shortcut Command + T, or use the File Menu item.

Another, less known, way is to double-click the tab bar. Double-clicking will create a new tab and highlight the address bar so you can start typing right away.

Update: Apparently (according to Simon in the comments), this is a new feature of 3.1. So if this isn’t working for you, make sure you’ve upgraded to 3.1.

Hat tip to my wife for letting me know about this one. :)

  1. That one is actually new in 3.1, the one thing I missed in Safari.

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  2. How do you get Safari to display the tab bar when there is only one tab open?

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  3. @NapMan: Go to View > Show Tab Bar

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  4. doesn’t work in 10.4.11

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  5. What would be even better is if when you double clicked a link it opened in a new tab. Ctrl-click and right-click are fine, but double-click would be a killer.

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  6. @Matt: Try this.

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  7. Or, you can use IE7. Double clicking by the tab row opens a new tab there. I think they shipped it in 2006.

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  8. @Jon: Unfortunately IE didn’t even _have_ tabs until 2006. Trust me, IE doesn’t win anything. ;)

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  9. Um, IE on a Mac. Yeah probably not.

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  10. Here’s a tip that I use ALL the time. This works in Firefox and Safari:

    Just drag any link in a webpage to an empty space on the tab bar to open the link in a new tab.

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