Did you know holding the control, alt/option, or command/apple keys while hovering over links in Apple’s Safari browser on Mac OS X brings up new options?
For instance, holding control will bring up a menu (the ‘right click menu’) when you click on a link.
Holding the alt/option key while hovering will download the linked file once you click.
And finally, holding the command/Apple key while clicking a link will open it in a new tab. If you didn’t know these tips before, welcome to the club as I just accidentally discovered them and thought I’d share them here with you.
Know of any good Apple/Safari keyboard shortcuts? If so share them below.
2 responses to “Quick Apple Safari Tips”
Select text and right-click, the pick Search in Google is fairly well known. Throw in the Cmd key and the search results open in a new tab.
Thanks Vince. I knew about the right click search function but the Cmd key is a nice touch that I’ll use often (I used to open a new tab and then copy text into the search box on that new tab).