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I find this to be annoying. When I click on "History" -> "Show History", Safari shows the history tab in my current tab and not in a new tab. So let say I was browsing Facebook and then decided to see my history, its opens in the tab that Facebook is opened on and not in a separate tab. Now I have to navigate back (click on Back) to get back to Facebook.

Is there any way I can configure that "Show History" is shown on a different tab in Safari when it opens?

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As neither way to access history [from menu or from a toolbar button] allows you to open it in a new tab by the usual method of Cmd ⌘ Shift ⇧ clicking I'd suggest the best method might just be open it in a manual new tab - 2 keystrokes.

  • Cmd ⌘ T for new Tab
  • Cmd ⌘ Y for History

Apparently, Show History Cmd ⌘ Y may not be the same key command in all Languages, but I can only check for UK English...

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  • I just wish they made safari more intuitive. – Simon Mar 23 '16 at 10:20
  • "⌘Y" does not Show History in the version of Safari I'm using, it's "⌥⌘2". – user3439894 Mar 23 '16 at 10:54
  • Might be different per Language. I added a pic. I'm on UK English. – Tetsujin Mar 23 '16 at 11:02

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