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LongClick New Tab (delisted)

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Open links as background tabs by clicking links and holding for a half second.

Image from store LongClick New Tab
Description from store This extension enabled opening links in a new tab with one button. When installed a long click on a link (½ second) will cause it to open in a new background tab. This is an alternative to "middle-click" or "right-click->new tab" which is especially useful when using it on button-less laptops (Macbook) or laptops with only two buttons. Note: This should work on all sites, please contact me at [email protected] if you notice any issues. Update 2.1 - [Known Issue] Facebook and Google Reader and some other sites open the clicked link in current window after long click. Workaround is to click and drag off after new tab has opened. - [Bug] Fixed issue with right click was not working or was opening a new background tab Update 2.0 - [Improvement] Reduced memory and improved performance (removed jQuery) - [Bug] Improves compatibility for images and some other links - [Bug] Stops some sites from opening link in current window (Facebook and Reader still have this issue) Update 1.2 - [Improvement] Decreases memory usage - [Improvement] Increases performance - [Bug] Improves compatibility

Latest reviews

  • (2021-07-06) Roberto Ritchie: I thought that it didn't work, but then I realized that the following was happening: If I long click on a link THAT IS ALREADY CONFIGURED TO OPEN IN A NEW TAB, nothing happens.
  • (2021-06-30) Kousuke/eki M: not work
  • (2021-06-06) Shmuel: Not working at all
  • (2021-05-18) Kenta: リンクを長押しすると新規タブでリンク先を表示してはくれますが、現在のタブでも表示されてしまいます。一応、タブが開いた後に微妙にマウスの位置をずらすことで回避できますが、面倒です。 特定のページでのみこうなるようなので、そのページのみ拡張機能の動作を無効にできたりすればいいのですが、設定項目等は全くありません・・・
  • (2021-04-20) Dariusz daroc: No options at all. Opens link in new tab in background AND in current tab. Useless.
  • (2021-04-19) Mike Cleveland: This no longer works, and the developer (who was kind enough to respond when I said it wasn't working) said he does not support this any more. This was as of April 17, 2021.
  • (2021-04-18) Дима: в чом ее смысл если она открывает сылку тут же которую нужно открыть в фоновом режиме
  • (2021-04-13) a n: It opens the page in the background, but also opens the same page in the foreground. Useless.
  • (2021-02-09) Emilio De Luca: Excelente!
  • (2020-12-08) Максим Белов: Бесполезное расширение, кроме новой вкладки загружается нажатая ссылка в этой же вкладке, в которой нажал...
  • (2020-11-17) Scott: Works great at Walmart.ca. That page keeps throwing to the bottom when I go back to the previous page.
  • (2020-02-25) Yuhua Deng: use with Switch To New Tab. that's perfect
  • (2018-12-22) Андрей Б.: При нажатии, кроме новой вкладки загружается нажатая ссылка в этой же вкладке, в которой нажал.
  • (2018-04-05) Luis Santos: It works, but it open the link in the current window too. You have to move the mouse to make the link not open on current tab, which is very annoying.
  • (2018-01-13) Niall Quirke: Class! loved it! Just really wanted an option to make double clicking open links in new tabs so ended up making one myself, try it out if you like.. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/doubleclicker/kdfhgamfoobfingdhklhmjpbgflibeng
  • (2017-11-03) I. M. Cuesta: In some sites, like duckduckgo, the new tab opens in the background but also in the current tab. So you'll end with duplicated tabs. I won't use the extension until that's fixed, but then this will be an essential.
  • (2017-09-28) sandeep malla: the feature works very well.hope u guys develop new features
  • (2017-06-10) Jack Z: Doesn't work at all. I can long click all day and the link opens only in the same tab.
  • (2017-04-29) Naeem Yudeh: Doesnt work
  • (2017-04-25) Sébastien Lavoie: Simple and effective. Works exactly as it should!
  • (2017-03-18) TS Godman: WOW, what a time saver, well done lads
  • (2017-02-15) Valter Kabas: it opens the link in new background tab, but also opens the same link in current tab.
  • (2016-12-08) This one works, most others don't.
  • (2015-12-20) henry reese: does what it says. usually, on laptop most people tap rather than click, so maybe a double tap instead of long click??
  • (2015-04-09) It does what it says it does. Makes browsing the internet with a touch pad a lot easier.
  • (2015-02-25) Crispy Critter: works
  • (2015-02-17) great extension opens link in new unfocused tab. only two problems: Ext doesn't ignore click-and-drag, such as when dragging links to other applications. Also, it doesn't work in gMail.
  • (2014-10-28) Sophie: works fine but it happens very often that i open the link in the new tab and in the current...
  • (2014-10-14) Yan Lilison: not working on macbook air 2014
  • (2014-07-04) Senya Shlosman: For me, it opens two new identical tabs instead of one. How to correct it?
  • (2014-05-29) Aksan: it opens the link in new background tab, but also opens the same link in current tab. that's not good :/ also there's should be an option to adjust how long you should hold your mouse, 0,5 is too long for some people
  • (2014-05-02) Sublime Satoshi: Very practical,thank you.
  • (2014-03-26) Jay Dresser: It works, but it does EXACTLY the same thing as middle-click of link, so it does not seem to add any value to me.
  • (2014-03-18) JOSE SASTRE: maravilloso para mi de los 5 mejores
  • (2013-12-31) Parker Fairfield: I was looking for Google Toolbox - but I guess its gone. Then I installed a competitive Extension - (Click to Tab!) but didn't like that I could not really control LEFT click. This works perfectly. Hold the LEFT CLICK a little longer, and it spawns a new tab. Awesome - thanks FEATURE REQUEST: There's need out there for DOUBLE CLICK DELETES TAB - maybe you can add that feature next?
  • (2013-10-28) Giandomenico Ciociano: Usually opens the linked page in background AND into active windows. Opera does this better.
  • (2013-08-31) Eduardo Griever: terrible, does not work properly, long click works but open link on the same page too. does not work in other sites.

Latest issues

  • (2021-04-17, v:2.1) Robert Handley: Long click changes original page...
    When I long click a link on original (source?) page it changes to the link address along with the new, additional tab. Happens on Chrome, Brave most, but not all the time. I have no other extensions that manipulate tabs enabled, For instance, I would like to open Google News, long click to stack up some tabs to the right without leaving original (like ctl/click combo). This problem makes the extension unusable. Windows 10/20H2. Thanks, looking forward to correction.
  • (2019-07-14, v:2.1) Deb Hassles: can u make this work....
    on this page? https://www.facebook.com/pg/SeeJaneDrill/videos/?ref=page_internal. thanx
  • (2018-05-24, v:2.1) chanel g: A little thing
    Please can you make it possible for new tabs to open one after the other like the default google chrome settings. At the moment they open in reverse. I hope you understand what I mean. Thank you so much!
  • (2017-10-29, v:2.1) 양루카: support surface pro
    doesn't work with surface pro. please fix it.
  • (2016-06-20, v:2.1) Will A: Doesn't work with my new windows 10
    This works fine with my windows 7 laptop but not my new windows 10
  • (2016-02-24, v:2.1) Petrapedia: Facebook's new 6 Like options
    Using this extension with Facebook's new multiple options for "Likes" results in opening dozens of new tabs inadvertently. Suggest adding an exception that recognizes and ignores those long click
  • (2016-02-24, v:2.1) Petrapedia: Support for Facebook's new Likes
    Using this extension with Facebook's new multiple options for "Likes" results in opening dozens of new tabs to use the feature. Suggest adding an exception that recognizes and ignores those long clicks.
  • (2014-09-06, v:2.1) Francisco León: see firefox's right link extension
    imagine you have a laptop, with only one or two buttons (that means: all of them) you must right click and then open link in new tab. On firefox, a extension called right links enables you to open links in new tabs with just a click of the right button. If you want the context menu, then you hold right click. Genius! There is one extension in chrome modeled after the firefox's one, but it is buggy and needs the Ctrl key.
  • (2014-08-02, v:2.1) Fae K: Not working at all!
    I have the LongClick New Tab extension enabled but whenever I try and long click on a link, it never works. What I end up doing is right click and open in new tab or drag n drop in tab area to open in new tab. Please help fix!
  • (2014-03-04, v:2.1) Ignore Click and Drag
    The extension works wonderfully, but I wonder if we could add something to it. Can we make it ignore click-and-drag? I usually click and drag links from Chrome to OpenOffice and, about 50% of the time, I end up with an extra tab. Perhaps a timer adjustment might fix that? "There is no such thing as a foolproof system. Someone will make a better fool, tomorrow." @LoneWolffe
  • (2013-10-06, v:2.1) Open in Foreground
    Great work - thanks! Only request is that most folks would want to have the new tab open to the foreground (not background).


4,218 history
3.9 (111 votes)
Last update / version
2012-10-03 / 2.1
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