I'm on Mountain Lion and in Apple Mail whenever I click a link in an email it opens my browser in front of Mail.

I'd like to keep reading the email and open all links behind Mail, then switch to my browser and read the links later.

I'm aware of right clicking a link and selecting "Open Link Behind Mail", and I know of the "command-click" method to achieve that. But I want that to be the default behavior, so I don't have to do any extra clicking, I just want the links to always open in the background. How do I set it to do that?

  • I think "CMD-click" is the only way to do that. Jun 6, 2022 at 18:28

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Is there anyway to make Apple Mail open all links in a browser behind Mail without the need to right click?

Command-click the link (same thing in Safari will open links in a background tab).

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    The question is asking, how do make Apple Mail open all links behind Mail without the need to right click or command-click? We'd like all links to open behind Mail when you click them without the need to do anything extra.
    – wwwuser
    Feb 19, 2013 at 23:56

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