How to open a link in a new tab on your Mac computer in 2 different ways

It's easy to open a link in a new tab on your Mac.

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It’s easy to open a link in a new tab on your Mac.
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Whether you browse the internet in Safari or Chrome, it’s easy to open a link in a new tab.

Opening multiple tabs on your Mac is extremely helpful when doing research, online shopping, or working on a project. To quickly open another link in a new tab while keeping your existing ones open, you can right-click or use a keyboard shortcut.

The Mac keyboard shortcut is to hold down the COMMAND key and then click on the link you wish to open. The shortcut is the same for both Safari and Chrome.

You can always use the plus (+) sign at the top of the browsers to start a new search or enter another website, but here are two easy ways to open a link in new tab on a Mac.

Here’s how.

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How to open a link in a new tab on a Mac by right-clicking in Chrome or Safari

1. Right click on the link you wish to open.

2. Click “Open link in New tab.”

Right clicking in Google Chrome and Safari.

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Right clicking in Google Chrome and Safari.
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How to open a link in a new tab on a Mac by using a keyboard command in Chrome or Safari

You can also open link in new tab by using the Mac keyboard shortcut: Hold down the COMMAND key and then click on the link you wish to open. The shortcut is the same for both Safari and Chrome.

A new Chrome tab opening in the background.

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A new Chrome tab opening in the background.
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This shortcut will automatically open the link in a new tab adjacent to your current tab.

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