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Post Posted October 10th, 2013, 7:00 am

On my Mac, when in Safari, if I click a link in the bookmark bar or in the bookmarks menu, while holding down the Command key, it opens it up in a new tab.

On Seamonkey, this only works from items in the bookmarks bar, but not the bookmarks menu. Is there a fix for that or something I can enable to allow that? Or is it simply not part of the program? I absolutely really want that function instead of manually opening a new tab and opening a bookmark, because I have accidentally at times forgot and lost what I may have been typing on the page I was just on.

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Post Posted October 10th, 2013, 8:22 am

Center-click the link, though I suppose your mouse does not have a center-click button?
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Post Posted October 10th, 2013, 8:26 am

therube wrote:Center-click the link, though I suppose your mouse does not have a center-click button?

I can enable center click on my trackpad.

Just tried it. Middle clicking on links in the Bookmarks Menu does NOT create a new tab. It just loads the link in the same tab already open.

As stated however, command clicking, and tried, middle clicking links in the bookmarks bar, DO however create new tabs.

I tried my other Mac, same thing, even wired up a regular PC mouse mouse to it with the clickable wheel. Same results, the bookmarks menu will not create a new tab.

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Post Posted October 10th, 2013, 8:57 am

right click the Bookmark
click Open in a new tab

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Post Posted October 10th, 2013, 9:05 am

In the bookmarks menu, items can't be right clicked.
In the bookmarks bar, they can be.
In the bookmarks bar in a menu, they can NOT be.

However, in a bookmarks bar in a menu, middle clicking or command clicking still opens in a new tab as expected.

But that bookmarks menu at the top of the screen, it's still problematic. Tried a few other Macs, same behavior with the right clicking.

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Post Posted October 10th, 2013, 9:15 am

You both are using Windows.

I do believe SeaMonkey on Mac does things differently sadly.

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Post Posted October 10th, 2013, 9:36 am

That link doesn't answer this problem.

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Post Posted October 11th, 2013, 9:33 am

So, yea.. I'd like to see this feature added to SeaMonkey, being able to middle click or command click an item in the book mark menu to open up in a new tap. It just doesn't exist on the Mac, only in the bookmarks bar, but not the bookmarks menu.

I checked other Macs and same behavior. It just doesn't work.

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Post Posted October 11th, 2013, 10:42 am

The menu bar at the top of the screen is controlled by Mac OS, not by the application. I doubt it will be possible to do what you want unless Apple does something to enable it by changing Mac OS. That is why you cannot use right-click, and middle-click is treated the same as left-click.

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Post Posted October 11th, 2013, 11:12 am

Anonymosity wrote:The menu bar at the top of the screen is controlled by Mac OS, not by the application. I doubt it will be possible to do what you want unless Apple does something to enable it by changing Mac OS. That is why you cannot use right-click, and middle-click is treated the same as left-click.

Works in Safari, so I know the application can in fact read those commands. Just maybe not the same way Windows does is all.

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Post Posted October 12th, 2013, 12:43 am

@op - try pressing ctrl key or whatever it is on Mac. Pressing on control key when clicking on links always opens bookmarks in new tabs in (windows as well as Linux)

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Post Posted October 12th, 2013, 9:30 am

vazhavandan wrote:@op - try pressing ctrl key or whatever it is on Mac. Pressing on control key when clicking on links always opens bookmarks in new tabs in (windows as well as Linux)

That never works for Mac OS X, that specific command is the command key.

I tried anyway to just enlighten, but doesn't work.

I do not see this actually existing in the Mac version of Seamonkey, and feel all attempts to try and get something to work, to something that doesn't exist, is pointless. This is now a feature request.

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Post Posted October 12th, 2013, 11:53 am

Since Safari comes with Mac OS, maybe Apple set that one up as an exception to the rule, but my other browsers cannot use middle-click with the menu bar.

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Post Posted October 12th, 2013, 11:56 am

Anonymosity wrote:Since Safari comes with Mac OS, maybe Apple set that one up as an exception to the rule, but my other browsers cannot use middle-click with the menu bar.

Google Chrome on OS X works just fine with this, so that's not true.

It's just not implemented in Firefox or SeaMonkey.

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