Opening multiple links at once?
November 15, 2008 2:14 PM   Subscribe

Are there any browsers that will allow me to open multiple links in one click?

I'm using Firefox now and I can only open one link in a new tab at a time. My ideal browser would have a tabbed interface and also allow me to highlight a list of links and then be able to open all of them in new, separate tabs with one click. Does this exist/is this possible?
posted by auralcoral to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Pretty much all of them. In IE7 you can put links into a folder. If you mouse-hover over the folder, a blue right-arrow appears on the right side. Clicking that opens all the links in separate tabs.
posted by Class Goat at 2:22 PM on November 15, 2008


I meant links on a webpage...e.g. a list of MeFi links in a post that I want to open all at once instead of one by one.
posted by auralcoral at 2:26 PM on November 15, 2008


Firefox even has an "Open All in Tabs" link at the bottom of each folder. Technically two clicks, but worth the effort.
posted by hungrysquirrels at 2:28 PM on November 15, 2008


Linky for Firefox will let you highlight multiple links and have them open in different tabs. It's click+highlight then click, though.
posted by Solomon at 2:30 PM on November 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ah, after clarification, that's different. I'm sure I've seen a Firefox extension for doing that, someone should be able to dig it up.
posted by hungrysquirrels at 2:30 PM on November 15, 2008


Linky seems like what I'm looking for Solomon but it's not compatible with 2.0...only 0.8??? wtf
posted by auralcoral at 2:40 PM on November 15, 2008


I'm running Firefox and can select a bunch of links, right click and there is an option to open all links in new tabs. I assume it's my Tab Mix Plus add on that's giving this option.
posted by gfrobe at 2:44 PM on November 15, 2008


Opera doesn't do the select and open thing, as far as I am aware, but you can very easily open a Links tab (I think it's ctrl+alt+L by default, but of course you can easily change that). It lists all links on the page you were viewing, and from there you can select and open any (multiple) links you want.
posted by bjrn at 2:53 PM on November 15, 2008


The mouse gestures extension lets you do something like this:

1) Hold the right mouse button
2) Drag the cursor over all the links you want to open
3) Drag the cursor right, then up, then left

In other words, Down, Right, Up, Left

All the links you dragged over open in new tabs
posted by Non Prosequitur at 3:06 PM on November 15, 2008


auralcoral, I think this is the version of Linky that you want. Works with FF 0.7 - 3.1
posted by desjardins at 3:08 PM on November 15, 2008


Also try Snap Links.
posted by likedoomsday at 3:26 PM on November 15, 2008


Non Prosequitur: "The mouse gestures extension lets you do something like this:

1) Hold the right mouse button
2) Drag the cursor over all the links you want to open
3) Drag the cursor right, then up, then left

In other words, Down, Right, Up, Left

All the links you dragged over open in new tabs
"

This is what I was going to come in and suggest. Plus, mouse gestures are supremely useful in a number of instances. I use FireGestures, but there are a number of other extensions available that work the same way.
posted by phaded at 4:42 PM on November 15, 2008 [2 favorites]


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