google in Safari

I have Google preferences set to open links in a new page, but when I click it opens a new page but the original, Google, page also goes to the link. Any ideas how to stop this?
Uh... I don't know if this is a proper work-around, but if you Command-Click the link, the page will open in a new tab or window, depending on your preferences. Hope this helps.
Yes, I'm having to use that. But the extra strain on my left hand....
Strange how it suddenly started doing it.