On Windows, I would just hold control, and click the 30 links on the page I wanted to open. How do I do this in Mac?

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    so you click 30 times and open 30 tabs ?
    – Ruskes
    Feb 6, 2015 at 7:03
  • Holding CTRL just opens the right click menu. I need the shortcut to open up the link in a new tab...
    – User
    Feb 6, 2015 at 7:04

2 Answers 2


It will still take 30 clicks, one for each link, but…

Remember that Cmd ⌘ on Mac is usually equivalent to Ctrl ⌃ on Windows.

Cmd ⌘ Click will open a link in a new a tab behind the current one, if you click a link.

Cmd ⌘ Shift ⇧ Click will open the new tab & bring it to the front.

These are the default settings [iirc] but they can be changed in Prefs…

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Sorry, I only just realised you said Chrome.
It does follow the same behaviour, though I can't find anywhere to actually change it.

  • It must have been website specific, because I tried a number of guesses and nothing worked. Thanks!
    – User
    Feb 6, 2015 at 7:26
  • Just checked in Crome (macOS Monterey 12.3): it works the same way there as in Safari (+click). Thank you for the useful info! Mar 24 at 18:03

Click and drag the tab out of the top bar.

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    What are you talking about?
    – User
    Oct 13, 2016 at 22:56

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