Normally a link that you Ctrl-click or middle-click is opened in a new tab. This extension enforces that default behavior.
Note #1: After installation, you need to refresh your tabs before the extension starts working. Note #2: The extension doesn't work on these special sandboxed pages: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/* chrome://* chrome-extension://* Note #3: The extension doesn't work on every single site, because not everything that looks like a link is actually a link in HTML.
- (2018-12-14) kouldb anyone: Doesn't work. Yet another extension the makes false claims. Yet another developer wasting my time.
- (2016-07-27) Olle Ekman: Seems to work as expected. Fixes both ctrl-click and the vimium shortcut for opening a link in a new tab on pages where links were previously forced to open in the current tab.