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Opening links in new tab - bring to front

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Opening links in new tab - bring to front DreamGuy 8/5/09 8:27 PM
One thing I miss in Chrome that I liked lots with Firefox was that when you open a link in a new tab it would be switched to right away without extra clicks. Is there a way to make this happen in Chrome? I can open links in a new tab but I have to manually switch to them and that really don't make much sense.
Re: Opening links in new tab - bring to front dwight.stegall 8/5/09 8:34 PM
this is why they made those help pages

keyboard shortcuts
http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95743
Re: Opening links in new tab - bring to front DreamGuy 8/5/09 8:47 PM
Yea I knew about the keyboard shortcuts but in Firefox you can set this option as a default...ie: when I open an link in a new tab switch to it immediately. I'm very used to that feature and have been a years long Firefox user so I do miss it lots.
Re: Opening links in new tab - bring to front calebegg 8/5/09 10:38 PM
It's not possible in Chrome currently. Sorry. If the link is written to open a new window normally then it will open in a new (active) tab when you click on it.

The dev builds recently tried switching this behavior experimentally, and everyone complained, so they switched it back.
Re: Opening links in new tab - bring to front DreamGuy 8/6/09 12:23 AM
Dumbfounded that others would not like or use this feature...maybe they did not like it set as a default or something? If it was an option for right clicked links I'd be very happy. For me it makes sense because when I right click on a link as an open option I want to go to the new page in a right now kinda way while keeping the original page intact in the background so that if the page I right clicked on is not what I was after I just close it and keep searching or what have you. It saves a click and some mouse moving...not that I'm lazy but it just works fast that way for me.

Anyway thanks for answering my question calebegg...
Re: Opening links in new tab - bring to front jonathan.wade 12/28/09 9:34 AM
I also found this very annoying, as I use tabs a lot when I know I'm going to want to return to the previous page. So it looks like Command + Shift when clicking on a link bring the new tab to the front. Too bad there is not a user preference setting that allows you to choose whether to bring a tab to the front or not when Cmd clicking. Safari has this. Perhaps they'll add this in the future. Interested in other peoples thoughts on this as this is a big deal and the extra keystroke combination isn't ideal.
Re: Opening links in new tab - bring to front reece1605 1/8/10 4:47 AM
Installing this extension will enable automatically switching to newly created tabs...

http://www.chromeextensions.org/tabs/tabs-to-the-front/
Re: Opening links in new tab - bring to front lunatoons 1/16/10 11:19 AM
In Firefox it is an option...  How about doing an experiment with the feature as an option?  It is very useful...  If one is opening a new tab, it seems like the intent is to see it immediately.
Re: Opening links in new tab - bring to front inearlygaveup 3/2/10 8:34 AM
Try tabs to the front extention
Re: Opening links in new tab - bring to front Freiguy 4/22/10 3:40 AM
I'm just trying out Chrome, normally use Firefox, and this is an option that I also miss
Re: Opening links in new tab - bring to front jsb5717 7/26/10 7:47 AM
I don't know about everyone else, but there's no way I'm going to even try to remember all of those keyboard shortcuts.  For me the reality is that if the functionality is possible via keyboard shortcut, it should be available as a default option.  As the user, it should give ME to flexibility to to tell it how it should function to best meet my needs.  Fewer clicks means faster access to the data I'm after.  If it can't accommodate intuitive functionality to meet the users needs then there are other browsers that will.
Re: Opening links in new tab - bring to front Xieon 9/5/10 2:18 PM
Chrome currently has "tabs to the front". Is there anyway to disable this feature so when a new tab is opened, say via "open link in new tab", it stays on the current page, and a new tab loads in the back?
Re: Opening links in new tab - bring to front cx5 9/6/10 3:06 AM
If you want a new tab to open to the front there are two ways of doing it. Using your left mouse button, drag and drop the link onto an empty space on the tab bar. Or, hold down the Ctrl + Shift keys and left click on the link. Both of these methods will open a new tab to the front..... OK?
Re: Opening links in new tab - bring to front Xieon 9/6/10 10:37 AM
@Saabman: My tabs were automatically going to the front, not that I wanted them to, infact I didn't want them to. I'm running the dev version of chrome 7beta, and there is an extension installed called "tabs to the front".  I disabled it and now tabs stay in the back, where i want them
Re: Opening links in new tab - bring to front jmongold 2/18/11 8:24 PM
THANK YOU for the "tabs-to-the-front" extension recommendation! Believe it or not, I searched for 20 minutes trying to find a solution, including two similar G-Ch discussions without finding a Mac solution. With this extension loaded I'll now consider giving G-Ch a try, w/o it I would only use Safari or Firefox... that is how important (and routine) the feature had become for me.