This allows you to open a new tab from within any application with a keyboard shortcut. This means that as soon as you think of a…
This allows you to open a new tab from within any application with a keyboard shortcut. This means that as soon as you think of a search to do or web page to open, you are just one keypress away from doing it. !!! You MUST select a keyboard shortcut after installing !!! To use, install the extension and then click on "Keyboard Shortcuts" at the bottom of the extensions page. There, select a shortcut key for "Global New Tab Shortcut" and be sure to change the dropdown to "Global" afterwards. This extension doesn't add handlers to pages or anything fishy. It uses the built-in Chrome keyboard shortcut handling to create a new tab with the built-in Chrome APIs. Source is at https://github.com/wmertens/global-chrome-tab
- (2023-08-10) A: Does it still work? What is ""Keyboard Shortcuts" at the bottom of the extensions page"? which page? I dont have nothing resembling that.
- (2016-08-16) Mark Fulton: Thank you! Now that Google has retired the Chrome app launcher this is the next best thing that I've found so far for quickly launcher web searches. http://blog.chromium.org/2016/03/retiring-chrome-app-launcher.html
- (2016-10-11, v:1.2) Matthew Shapiro: "global' is unavailable
The dropdown to set 'global' is greyed-out and set to 'Chrome' for the 3 keyboard shortcut options for Global New Tab Shortcut. Other extensions have the drop-down enabled and I can toggle between 'Global' and 'Chrome'. What am I doing wrong?