On Lion I installed an extension which game me the ability to use middle click to open and close tabs, and I used Better Touch Tool (BTT) to use a 3 finger tap to act as a middle click.

Since using Mountain Lion DP4, and subsequently the final release with Safari 6, I am only able to open tabs with a middle click, and I have to use keyboard shortcuts or by clicking on the tab close X.

Is there anything which will give me middle click to close a tab which works on Safari 6 under Mountain Lion available now?

  • I've temporarily added a 4 finger tap which maps to CMD+W in BTT for Safari, but it's not the best solution as sometimes I accidentally close tabs, I know I can easily open them again with CMD+Z so it's OK, but I'd still prefer a tap to close on the tabs themselves if anyone knows a way.
    – AlanJC
    Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 21:01
  • Your best option is to look for a new extension/app or see if there are any plans to update the ones you're currently using. They will probably soon be updated for Mountain Lion.
    – jtbandes
    Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 5:22

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I've set up the same 3 finger middle click gesture in BTT and it works great with Glims for Safari's middle click to close setting.

  • Ahhh Glims, that was the name of it! I'd completely forgotten, and it's the one I had before that I was looking for :)
    – AlanJC
    Commented Jul 28, 2012 at 11:06
  • FYI, Safari 6 support is so far only in dev builds: wiki.machangout.com/howdoi/glims-development-build
    – swrobel
    Commented Jul 29, 2012 at 23:41
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    The new release of Glims (6th of August) now supports Safari 6. v1.0 build 34 :)
    – AlanJC
    Commented Aug 7, 2012 at 10:23

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