I want Shift + Click to open hyperlinks in a new window. The default Safari hotkeys are quite bad:

  • Shift + Click adds a hyperlink to the Reading List.
  • Command + Option + Shift + Click opens hyperlinks in a new window.

How do I customize these hotkeys? The usual Keyboard UI for customizing hotkeys doesn't appear to handle hotkeys involving mouse clicks.

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If you disable "cmd-click opens a link in a new tab" in Safari Settings (Tabs) then cmd-click becomes "Opens a link in a new window".

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