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PostPoints tip: Two hidden benefits to Apple's Safari 5

The new Safari 5 browser that Apple debuted last week includes a couple of helpful features that Apple itself didn't think to tout as headline attractions. One is a quick way to get back to a Web page in a tab inside Safari's window that you closed by mistake: Just hit the usual "undo" keyboard shorcut, Command-Z on a Mac or Ctrl-Z in Windows, and Safari 5 will reopen that page for you. The other is an overdue option to stop some Web sites from cluttering your screen with links opened in new windows by instead opening those links in new tabs in the current window. To change that setting, open Safari's Preferences window--under the Safari menu in Mac OS X, under the gear-icon menu in Windows--click its Tabs heading and switch the menu next to "Open pages in tabs instead of windows" to either "Automatically" (which will still let sites spawn new windows in custom sizes) or "Always" (to override a site's settings every time).

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 15, 2010; 9:32 AM ET
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