Ive looked around and seen that most people think this cannot be done, but I think my situation could be different. One way of looking at it would be not to explicitly tell the browser to open a new tab, rather tell the browser to do what is does when middle click is used. script>. Basically, Im trying to prompt for a confirmation if the middle click mouse wheel button is being used to open a new tab when clicking on the link -I want to prevent the new tab open-. This works in Chrome like a charm, however, it DOES NOT WORK in Firefox If When you open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately is unselected in Firefoxs Option page, a mouse middle click on a web page link will create a new tab in the background. same here, except that i never use "open in new tab". id rather have the new altclick functionality for my middle click. Don, could you make this configurable? having a choice between some of the mouse tricks would be great! Windows 7 just made an update which included a new mouse driver, and now, middle clicking on an entry in my bookmarks menu does nothing, rather than open the bookmark in a new tab. I tried to click some link in my extension popup but after I click them, for example, " middle click -> open link in a new tab" with target blank close my popup, how I can make it stay open. Normally, clicking on a link will open the link in a new tab - thats what I want it to do. But some days, a click on a link acts as a left click on a link, opening the page in this tab instead of a new one (leaving the page I was on). Everywhere else in the middle click of the OS is acting normally its a firefox The main benefit of using the old asset store for me is the ability to open assets in a new tab using the middle mouse button. This allows to quickly skim through several pages and open many assets I might be interested in. After this I can quickly compare the open tabs to each other and find what I want. The same setting is under tab mix plus options,events "middle click opens items in new tab" checkbox. When I middle click a link (e.g. a bookmark) to open a new tab, it automatically switches to this tab, and if possible I would like to disable this. Thanks in advance Is there any possibility that TotalFinder will be updated to allow opening new tabs (from Sidebar or elsewhere) by middle clicking on a folder? This was requested on the old forums and never got an official response as far as I know. When I middle click to open a new tab nothing happens, but if I hammer it repeatedly, after four or five clicks one will open. It seems these events are getting dropped somewhere. I assume this functionality is not intended. zakius a middle click on the tab bar opens a new tab for me since many versions ago.They all open a new tab when I middle click on the tab bar as stated in the title of this thread.
I think this has something to do with the way Instructables is coded, and Im not sure if its avoidable without significant rewriting (Im not experienced with web coding), but Ive noticed that when I use the middle click on my mouse which is set to "open in new tab When I middle click on links or bookmarks Id like items to open in a new tab (like cmdclick). (Mac OS 10.4.2 mighty mouse firefox 1.0.6 extensions: adblock v.5 d2 nightly 39, Stop-or-Reload Button 0.1, Tab Mix Plus 0.2.4). This script will send a middle-click if the mouse cursor is over a link (hand cursor), or send CTRLT to open a new tab if not over a link.
With the new Chrome auto-update I can no longer middle click a link and have it open in a new backgrounded tab. It just goes back a page. Anyone else experiencing this? To check whether "middle click open in a new tab" is activated type about:config into the URL bar in Firefox (and click the "Ill be careful" button, if prompted). Thanks — this helped. I have a Logitech G5 Gaming Mouse — my middle click stopped opening links in a new tab and was working as a Back button (quite an annoying difference!). Reading your post, I assigned Generic Button and clicked Apply — didnt help If you middle-click or control-click on the title of a topic embedded in another, it doesnt open in a new tab instead, it replaces the current tab. It also seems to do a full load, rather than the normal AJAXy Discourse load. Strange new bug. Middle click doesnt open new tabe on first use, but after that it does, even on the same link.On second and subsequent uses a new tab opens as it should. Most sites work just fine though, with command-click being identical to normal middle-click.Command-click between about, home and contact and you should experience the problem they dont open in new tabs. Below is a listing of all the different methods, sorted in the order we recommend. Middle-click.If your middle button does not open a new tab or does something different try adjusting the mouse button settings by following the steps below. From switching over to Windows I noticed that when I middle click on a link in Firefox, nothing happens. Is there any way that it can be set up so that itll open a new tab? I went through the preferences and did not find any option to allow this. Everybody already knows that middle-clicking or Control-clicking in Firefox opens a link in a new background tab, but reader Raghav points out that you can also open a link in a new foreground tab instead. To check whether "middle click open in a new tab" is activated type about:config into the URL bar in Firefox (and click the "Ill be careful" button, if prompted). One of my all-time favorite Firefox tips is holding down the Ctrl key and using the mouse wheel to quickly zoom in or out. Another all-time favorite: Opening a Web link in a new tab by clicking it with the mouse wheel. Its true! Give it a try. Go ahead, Ill wait.