Opera - Open in New Tab?

Posted on 2010-08-25
Last Modified: 2013-12-07
How can I set Opera to open ALL links in New Tabs?
Question by:Jess31
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Expert Comment

ID: 33523290
Just click each link with your center mouse button, this will automatically do that by default, and works for most web browsers including IE, FF, and Opera (my favorite browser).
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Expert Comment

ID: 33523736
I use mouse gestures - some mice do not have a MMB option.
See this page
Open link in new foreground tab - right-click link and hold and move mouse down.
Open link in new background tab - right-click link and hold and move mouse down then up.
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Expert Comment

ID: 33523754
You can also [Shift-click] for foreground tab and [Ctrl-Shift-click] for background tab.
To my knowledge, you cannot set Opera to default left-click to open links in new tabs.
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Author Comment

ID: 33524241
I'm looking for a setting like I have in FF (or maybe it's one of the addons) and not having to learn new mouse moves or use another hand.
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Expert Comment

ID: 33524422
By default, Opera respects the instructions as given by the web designer by following the TARGET directives inside the <A> tag:
If the target is "_blank", it will open a new tab. If the target is "_self" or unspecified, it will reuse the current tab.
You cannot override this with a setting.

If you wish to make sure that a link opens in a new tab, right-click it and select "Open in new tab" or "Open in background tab". You might also use the SHIFT+Click method, but easiest by far is to simply get used to clicking links with the middle mouse button only.
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Accepted Solution

torimar earned 250 total points
ID: 33524432
>>>I'm looking for a setting like I have in FF (or maybe it's one of the addons) and not having to learn new mouse moves or use another hand.

There is no such setting as in FF.
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Assisted Solution

lee555J5 earned 250 total points
ID: 33524453
I understand, but I do not think Opera can be set the way you want it.

I completely understand not wanting to use both hands, but it is an option. I also understand not wanting to "learn new mouse moves", but that is the only way achieve your requested goal one-handed. With a slight variation in the gesture, you choose foreground or background, all one-handed.

As I said, I do not think Opera can be specifically the way you want it.

Have you tried the middle-mouse button truromeo4juliet suggested? Or wheel button? I do not think you can control foreground or background one-handed with this method; but if the default action works for you, yea!


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