As I mentioned the other day, I’m giving Safari 3.1 a proper trial as my main browser on the Mac. Apart from missing some of the Flickr customisations I got through using Greasemonkey on Firefox, I had one irritation: links opening in new windows rather than new tabs as they should. I’d selected all the relevant options, but some things just insisted on disobeying me. Mutter.
But those RSS feeds I’ve been watching came in useful. A post on the Unofficial Apple Weblog alerted me to a post by Dennis Stevense, which revealed that Safari 3.1 has a hidden option that forces links to open in tabs, and keep Safari as a sensibly single-window application.
Mac OS X seems to have loads of these options, which are buried in numerous preference files. The usual way of setting these is with a bit of command line fun, in this case a single command that looks like this:
defaults write com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true
It appears to be working, too!
 In my not even slightly humble opinion, anyway
 I really need to talk about the nifty command line interface at some point