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Posted 19 May 2008
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If you’re a faithful Safari user (like me), you have undoubtedly run into the issue where different Google apps refuses to open in a new tab even though you’re holding down the Command key (Mac of course). Admittedly, this alone is enough to send the fence-sitters running to Firefox, but for those of you who are true to the cause, here’s a tip for ya:

Open your terminal and enter this:
defaults write com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true

Now restart Safari and enjoy having only one window – no matter how many Google apps you visit! Now if only Safari supported plug-ins! :)

(And for those of you who ask why not Firefox, the answer is simple — albeit pathetic — I don’t like the way it looks.) Welcome to my life.

2 Responses to “Force Google to Open in Same Window”

  1. Jeff Hansen Says:


    Thanks for the tip…. and I am stuck in the same world you are in, so at least you know you are not alone!

  2. clueless Says:


    Hmmm. I tried it, but I have zero clue how to know if Terminal accepted the code or not.