Gmail open link in new tab?
June 12, 2008 8:54 AM   Subscribe

In Firefox, I use the middle button of my mouse to open links in a new tab. I really wish I could do that with gmail (i.e., middle click on several emails and have them open each in a new tab, or middle click on "compose mail" so that would open in a new tab). Is there any way to do that?

Some links actually work already, such as inbox, other folders and labels.

As a somewhat distant second choice, right clicking and selecting "open in a new tab" would be better than nothing.
posted by The Dutchman to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Try Ctrl + click.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:01 AM on June 12, 2008

Best answer: shift+click works for me.
posted by Acari at 9:04 AM on June 12, 2008

posted by unixrat at 9:10 AM on June 12, 2008

Yes, shift click will pop up a new window.

If you're still using firefox 2, this method supposedly forces new windows to open in a tab instead (I have not tried it).

Shift-click works in Firefox 3, and I have no idea if the about:config hacks will work or not. Since it launches in a day or two, you'll probably want to give it a shot and/or ask around to find the appropriate solution for the new version.
posted by chrisamiller at 9:11 AM on June 12, 2008

Response by poster: Aha! Thanks Acari (and unixrat). Shift click plus some changing some Tab Mix Plus options works exactly as I wanted.
posted by The Dutchman at 9:37 AM on June 12, 2008

For any Mac users using Firefox who might happen on this thread, command-click is what you want to open the link in a new tab; shift-click opens the link in a new window.
posted by limeonaire at 10:26 AM on June 12, 2008

Bless you all* for shift+click advice! I've long wanted to know this shortcut.

(*From an atheist... offer not valid in some locals. Check with your personal deity for details.)
posted by IAmBroom at 12:52 PM on June 12, 2008

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