When Safari window is in Full Screen mode there's a combination option+command+N to open a new window (not a tab!). But on my MacBookPro2020 it doesn't work sometimes. I can't figure out when it would work and when not and why there is such a problem. Is it just a bug or I'm going something wrong?

P.S.: I have this problem for several months. I reloaded my MacBook during this period lots of times and I still bump into it.

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When the shortcut doesn't work, do this:

File menu > New window.

Then onwards, alt+command+N will start working.

  • But why does it happen and should it work like that? I guess it's a bug and maybe sb knows how to deal with it Commented Jun 10, 2020 at 13:50
  • @MarkTiukov no it shouldn't work like this. It's a bug and this is the workaround to use till its fixed. feedbackassistant.apple.com/welcome
    – anki
    Commented Jun 10, 2020 at 14:09
  • Thx! The menu doesn't display command+N, but it maps to "new tab", in full screen mode. I thought "(real) new window" simply didn't work, until now.
    – benc
    Commented Feb 23 at 6:09

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