I am a new Safari user, and I want the browser to open a new tab instead of the current tab when I select an address and click "Go to address", just like in Chrome. Can I achieve this without plugin?

  • Sorry, actually there is a Go to address in new Tab entry in the context menu, and I just ignored it. What a stupid question.
    – leetom
    Apr 8 '15 at 12:25
  • I edited your question. Safari, Chrome and buttons ARE NOT CODE. Superfluous code makes your post hard to read
    – John K
    May 14 '15 at 12:11

You can use added hot-keys to make a whole set of different actions happen when you click a link.

This is the way I have mine set in Safari Preferences…

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This way, a simple click will open the link in the current page,
Cmd ⌘ /click will open it in a new Tab but not activate it &
Cmd ⌘ Shift ⇧ /click will open it in a new Tab & also bring it to the front.

Setting the first dropmenu to 'Always' will also set a new Tab to be opened if you select the URL in another application & right-click select 'Open URL'

  • My question is about plain text address, not the one in <a /> tag. Anyway, I found out that there is an entry just next to the Go to address. I made a stupid mistake.
    – leetom
    Apr 8 '15 at 12:27

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