How to Open in New Tab on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Opening a link in a new tab can be incredibly helpful when browsing the internet on your Mac. Whether you want to keep your current page open or simply want to compare information across multiple tabs, this feature can make your browsing experience much more efficient. In this tutorial, we will guide you through different methods to open links in new tabs on your Mac.

Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts

If you prefer using keyboard shortcuts to navigate through your web browser, there are a couple of options available:

  • Command + Click: Press and hold the Command key on your keyboard and simultaneously click the link with your mouse or trackpad. This will open the link in a new tab.
  • Command + Enter: After selecting the link by clicking on it, press and hold the Command key and then press Enter. This will also open the link in a new tab.

Method 2: Right-Click Context Menu

If you prefer using your mouse or trackpad, you can use the right-click context menu to open links in new tabs:

  1. Step 1: Move your cursor over the link you want to open in a new tab.
  2. Step 2: Right-click (or Ctrl + Click) on the link. A context menu will appear.
  3. Step 3: From the context menu, select “Open Link in New Tab.” The link will now load in a new tab while keeping your current page intact.

Method 3: Middle-Click Mouse Button

If you have a three-button mouse or a trackpad that supports middle-click, you can use this method to open links in new tabs:

  1. Step 1: Position your cursor over the link you want to open in a new tab.
  2. Step 2: Click the middle button of your mouse or trackpad. The link will open in a new tab automatically.

Method 4: Browser-specific Methods

Certain web browsers have their own unique methods to open links in new tabs:

Safari

If you are using Safari as your default web browser, you can use the following methods:

  • Command + Click: Press and hold the Command key and click on the link to open it in a new tab.
  • Command + Shift + Click: Press and hold both the Command and Shift keys on your keyboard, then click on the link. This will open the link in a new tab and switch to it immediately.

Google Chrome

If Google Chrome is your preferred web browser, try these methods to open links in new tabs:

  • Command + Click (or Ctrl + Click): Press and hold the Command (or Ctrl) key while clicking on the link to open it in a new tab.
  • Middle-Click (or Ctrl + Shift + Click): Use the middle button of your mouse (or press Ctrl + Shift while clicking) on the link to automatically open it in a new tab.

Mozilla Firefox

For Firefox users, the following methods can be used to open links in new tabs:

  • Command + Click (or Ctrl + Click): Press and hold the Command (or Ctrl) key and click on the link to open it in a new tab.

Now that you are familiar with various methods to open links in new tabs on your Mac, you can choose the one that suits your browsing style and preferences. Experiment with these techniques to find what works best for you and make your internet browsing experience more efficient and enjoyable!

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