So I finally got my first Mac (a MacBookPro 13″) and I have to say that I like it a lot (you’ll be able to read about that in a post in the near future).
Coming from a Windows background and still working on XP at work there is one major quirk that drives me completely nuts.
Every time that I click on a link that should open in a new tab (like on a headline in Google Reader for example), Safari opens it in a new window.
Why can’t it just behave like Firefox and open it in a new tab?
Well, I hear you Mac Fanboys – I could hold down the cmd key to achieve that, but frankly sometimes I like to lean back slightly to read the latest tech news out of my Google Reader, instead of being hunched over the keyboard with one finger glued to the cmd key.
Now there is no standard solution to this, but I found a tip on the web that changes that behavior.
Open a terminal
Type “defaults write com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true” (without the quotes)
And restart Safari
Voil√†, that’s it, and I’m a happy camper with Safari
BTW: This happens because I abandoned Firefox temporarily to give Safari a chance – especially since it supports XMarks now.