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Background Tab for NewsBlur

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Opens the active item in a background tab when the user presses a customizable hotkeys (default: 'o' and 'v') in NewsBlur.

Image from store Background Tab for NewsBlur
Description from store This extension allows you to open a link in a background tab by pressing a customizable hotkey (default 'o' or 'v'). This feature used to work without an extension, but it broke starting with Chrome 41. Be sure to reload the NewsBlur page after installing or changing the hotkey(s). Source code is available at: https://github.com/Lyrrad/NewsBlurBackgroundTab What's new? 0.4.1: Add support for beta.newsblur.com (Thanks to David Edwards) Migrated from deprecated chrome.extension to chrome.runtime (Thanks to Jefferson Scher) 0.4.0: Able to override Newsblur hotkeys (New default "o" and "v"). (Thanks to Gary Pandergast) Added support for multiple hotkeys. Changed to local storage instead of using Chrome Sync to store extension settings. Settings from 0.3.0 will be lost. 0.3.0: Support for customizable hotkey. Default is ";". Bug fixes. 0.2.4: Minor bug fixes. 0.2.3: - New tabs should now open next to the current tab. - Fix issues with key capture on certain overlays.

Latest reviews

  • (2015-07-09) Alberto Calderón Queimadelos: Basic daily need!
  • (2015-03-27) Mathias L: Good extension, but not perfect. Before this feature was broken in Chrome 41, opening more than one tab in the background would que up the tabs, adding each new tab to the right of the last one. With this extension it opens them up to the left of the last opened tab. Is there are way for you to add an option to open tabs to the right of the previously opened tab?
  • (2015-03-18) Jeff Forcier: Works as advertised!
  • (2015-03-04) Randy Staab: Works precisely as advertised! With Chrome v41's aggressive popup blocker my visits to NewsBlur frequently became annoying. This extension has restored my sanity, and for that I thank you!


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4.6 (9 votes)
Last update / version
2021-05-07 / 0.4.1
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