Safari opens awful lots of windows

Safari opens new window all the time …

but there is a solution. I found it on

Just open Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/) and type in the following command: 

defaults write TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true

Once you restart Safari, all clicked links will open in a new tab. If you want to reverse the command for some reason, just replace „true“ with „false.“

It also works for Safari 4.0.

Kommentar von Uwe Honekamp am 16.6.2009

Hi Bernhard,

thanks for sharing, it works.


Kommentar von Nirmal am 27.6.2009

Nice tip Bernhard.

Did you find a way to bring back the blue progress bar in Safari 4.0. The hack that worked in Safari 4.0 doesn’t seem to work anymore.

Kommentar von bwl21 am 27.6.2009

No, but I did not try either. I am happy with Safari’s progress bar.

Kommentar von Nirmal am 28.6.2009

I don’t think we can call what Safari 4.0 gives a progress bar. It is rather a „busy indicator“. A progress bar should say how much it has progressed/how much is left. I really liked the way how Safari 3.0 utilised space before by using address bar as the progress bar. It is gone now 🙁

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