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How can I set Opera to open ALL links in New Tabs?
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by:truromeo4juliet
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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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by:lee555J5
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I use mouse gestures - some mice do not have a MMB option.
See this page http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/gestures/
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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by:lee555J5
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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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by:Jess31
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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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by:torimar
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By default, Opera respects the instructions as given by the web designer by following the TARGET directives inside the <A> tag: http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/linking/_A_TARGET.html
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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>>>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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by:lee555J5
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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!

Lee
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