Default "open in new tab" to opening a background tab



  • I hope the subject explains enough ha ha Is there a way to default "Open in new tab" to open in a background tab? I know there is the option (or at least found out just now) but I am so used to using "new tab" in a right-click menu when I don't have a middle click option and ctrl+click is usually a very funky position to get my pinky to when using my laptop. -Your graceful leader, Lord Bobbymort


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    There's no such option, yet. I think Jon expected more OldeOpera users at the outset, so the "open in new tab" option seems to have been designed for them (us). If we "open in new tab," we expect to be able to read it the second our finger leaves the button, not have to look for it in the tab list to open it.

    The (hated by me) Chrome/Firefox model may yet come as an option, now that we are being a bit flooded by former Chrome and Firefox users, but there are still enough glaring bugs and completely missing features that I suspect the developers' days are rather full. And, there are four different ways to "open in background tab," so the priority for introducing this new option could be a ways down the "to do" list.

    Just my opinion.



  • I'm sure they have their hands full, I just like being able to open a slew of tabs at once, then go one by one, because they're usually news sites or job sites when I want to finish the page I'm on, or get through all of the most recent updates without breaking stride.

    We'll see what happens



  • @Lord_Bobbymort:

    I don't have a middle click option and ctrl+click is usually a very funky position to get my pinky to when using my laptop.

    The easiest method is to modify the mouse gesture for "Clone Tab in Background / Open Link in Background" to just GestureDown (the default is GestureDown, GestureUp.

    Then it's very easy to open a bunch of links in the background without leaving the current page.

    By default, GestureDown is assigned to something else (New Tab?) so delete that first before re-assigning it



  • Note: Editable Mouse Gestures was introduced in the Vivaldi V1.2 snapshots.
    If you are using the V1.0/V1.1 Stable releases, then gestures can be used - but can't be edited.

    As an alternative, you could just use Middle-Click or Ctrl-Click to open links in background.


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