Duplicating a tab in Safari

If you are a Safari user on Mac OS X, you may have noticed that it lacks a duplicate tab feature (such as the one in Google Chrome, when you right click a tab area).

While it would be nice to have this added directly into Safari, you can use the following key combination to duplicate tabs currently:

  1. Open/Visit the tab you want to duplicate
  2. Hit the combos: Command + L and then Command + Return (or Enter)

The first combo selects the location bar in Safari, whose default behaviour is to select the fully available link. The second combo asks Safari to open the selected link in a new tab. Together, these help you duplicate an open tab’s link into another new tab.

P.s. This technique will not result in the duplicated tab carrying the history of previous pages as it does in Google Chrome. It merely opens the current page in a new tab.