In Safari, I want cmd-click to open the new tab behind my present tab, not also make the new tab active. I thought it was supposed to work the way I want by default. E.g.

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    Works this way here, do you have any extensions installed which may interfere? – nohillside Dec 22 '15 at 17:36
  • ah, i posted my answer before the picture arrived… let me know what happens & I'll tweak the answer… or bin it... – Tetsujin Dec 22 '15 at 17:39
  • @Tetsujin yeah, my bad on the initial image link. You could probably delete your answer now, it was that there extension what did it. – Clay Bridges Dec 22 '15 at 17:45
  • I'll leave it, just in case anybody finds the question on Google & it might help [so long as people don't downvote me into submission ;) – Tetsujin Dec 22 '15 at 17:47

Doh. When I disable the DirectLinks safari extension, it works correctly. Hat tip to @patrix.


The behaviour is switchable in Prefs > Tabs

Under the options, you are given a description of each possible action...

Cmd ⌘ click opens new tab

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Cmd ⌘ click opens new tab & also brings it to the front

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