Any way to open a result link in another tab, but not switch to it (using the mouse)

[Old Forum guest] anonymous
Created: 5 years and 6 months ago

I was wondering if there is any way to click a search result and have it open in a tab, but not to switch to the tab.  Quite often I do a search and open multiple results in tabs and then read through them.  If I could pop the results into tabs one at a time and not have to keep switching back it would be great.



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You can set that as the default on the settings page, or you can generally middle-click on links to open them in a background tab. 
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 5 years and 6 months ago Link
Yes, depends on browser/OS but try ctrl/command click right on the link titles.
posted by yegg Staff5 years and 6 months ago Link
depends on your web browser, really.
three ways that i know of to open something in a tab:
  • right click > "open link in a new tab"
  • middle click
  • control click
if you hold shift while middle/control clicking then the new tab will receive focus, otherwise by default it should open in the background.

if you use firefox, you can tweak behavior using the extension tabmixplus.
events > tab opening > focus/select tabs that open from > links (uncheck)
posted by <hidden> • 5 years and 6 months ago Link
Perfect - thanks guys - Cmd+Click is the trick !

posted by [Old Forum guest] • 5 years and 6 months ago Link