Middle click -focus new tab?



  • Is there an option that when I middle click mouse on a link, that it opens in new Tab and switches to it immediately? I've searched and checked setting but just can't find it.



  • middle click is hardwired to open new tab in background, use shift+left click to always open in new focused tab


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    @bluet And for mouse-friendly folks, the right-click context menu entry to "Open Link in New Tab" switches focus to the new tab as well.



  • @ian-coog said in Middle click -focus new tab?:

    middle click is hardwired to open new tab in background, use shift+left click to always open in new focused tab

    Thank you @iAN-CooG . That works. I tried shift+mid-click and that does too. It would be nice to just middle click though. I know it can be done. I'm a mouse kinda guy :)



  • @ayespy said in Middle click -focus new tab?:

    @bluet And for mouse-friendly folks, the right-click context menu entry to "Open Link in New Tab" switches focus to the new tab as well.

    I just read a blog that you can find the answer to anything. Enjoyed that post! Yes I am a mousie person .... also a bit lazy ... one click would be nice instead of two. I wonder if this has been requested as a feature .... hmmmm I may submit it. Thanks for the reply!



  • Isn't the default mouse gesture for link is just what OP ask?
    Hold right mouse button on link then drag down. No keyboard needed.
    Mind me, I use left hand mouse settings, the other way around for me.



  • @bluet I lost count of how many times I saw this request, but there's already so many easy ways to open a link in a new foreground tab.

    • Shift click
    • Shift middle-click
    • Right-click, open new tab
    • Mouse gesture over the link (I use GestureDown for background tab because that's what I usually want for opening several links on a page. I use GestureDown, GestureUp to open a link in a new foreground tab)

    Left-click is also fine. Even if it opens the link in the same tab, I often use that method, read the tab or copy what I want, then GestureBack to revert to the previous page in the same tab.



  • @dleon said in Middle click -focus new tab?:

    ............ Hold right mouse button on link then drag down. No keyboard needed ............

    That works for me! Thanks! Its just one click and a little movement!



  • @pesala said in Middle click -focus new tab?:

    @bluet I lost count of how many times I saw this request, but there's already so many easy ways to open a link in a new foreground tab.

    • Shift click
    • Shift middle-click
    • Right-click, open new tab
    • Mouse gesture over the link (I use GestureDown for background tab because that's what I usually want for opening several links on a page. I use GestureDown, GestureUp to open a link in a new foreground tab)

    Left-click is also fine. Even if it opens the link in the same tab, I often use that method, read the tab or copy what I want, then GestureBack to revert to the previous page in the same tab.

    Thanks for all the suggestions! I knew about some of those. The mouse gesture works best for me. I like opening links without using keyboard. Thats me. The best way though would be ...... middle click! One click / one move. But I can live with two I suppose. A click and a little flick of the wrist.


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