In a CMS, the right frame shows the page to be changed, and the left frame the editing page. I can double-click on a text-block in the right frame to open it in an editing area in the left frame. However, if I hit accidentally a link string, this opens the linked page (twice) additionally to copying the text into the edit area. I can prevent this behaviour in Firefox by keeping the alt key pressed while clicking on the link (in Linux and Windows).

What can I do in Safari/Mac to prevent opening links when clicking on them?

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    Would using Firefox on OS X be an option for you? – nohillside Sep 24 '13 at 17:35
  • Wouldn't pressing control while clicking the link let you copy the URL? I'm not sure if I understand the problem or if the answer could be that simple. – bmike Sep 26 '13 at 20:47
  • @patrix: no, not at all – Chris Oct 1 '13 at 15:38
  • @bmike: I just like to be able to double-click into a text without opening a hyperlink, if I accidentally hit one. In Firefox, I can keep the Alt-button pressed while clicking to prevent this, is there an option for Safari on Mac too? – Chris Oct 1 '13 at 15:51
  • What happens if you press alt — rather called Option on Mac — in Safari ? – Nicolas Barbulesco Apr 1 '14 at 18:40

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