Is there a way to force focus to a new tab in safari when you cmd+click on links in google search results for example?

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    – TJ Luoma
    Dec 23 '14 at 18:16

Go to Preferences → Tabs and enable When a new tab or window opens, make it active.

Enabling this option switches the shift modifier to disabling this functionality rather than enabling it.


Command-Shift-click takes you to the newly-opened tab.

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