I need to open links from posts and answers in a new tab instead of the annoying in-place opening, without use of the <Ctrl> button or anything else just in ordinary way.

  • I wrote my userscript to open links in new tab and put it on stackapps - StackExchange link newtaber. – almaceleste Mar 9 '18 at 9:52
  • What do you mean by "anything else just in ordinary way"? Do you mean the ordinary way is to open in a new tab or that the ordinary way is to use something similar to Ctrl (e.g. right click and select "Open Link in New Tab")? – P.Mort. - forgot Clay Shirky_q Mar 11 '18 at 16:12
  • @PeterMortensen, english is not my native language and maybe I made mistake. I mean "the ordinary way is to open in a new tab" e.g. just by ordinary click – almaceleste Mar 12 '18 at 10:30

Because I did not find any sufficient solution of my problem I wrote a userscript which does what I want. If you have the same issue you can install it from my repository: StackExchange link newtaber

Installation instructions:

  1. Install the userscript extension for your browser:

  2. Go to my userscript repository, open StackExchange_link_newtaber.user.js script and click Raw link - or simply click here)

  3. Click Install in the your browser extension window

This script should work in all Stack Exchange sites.


I finally moved this to Stack Apps - StackExchange link newtaber. Welcome.

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  • testing google.com – DavidPostill Feb 24 '18 at 21:18
  • It doesn't work for links in comments (Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, Firefox 58.0.2) – DavidPostill Feb 24 '18 at 21:19
  • it works for me with links in comments including your comment above (openSuse Thumbleweed, Chrome 64). could you review errors in the Developer Tools and post here? – almaceleste Mar 6 '18 at 13:40
  • Hmm - it works now. – DavidPostill Mar 6 '18 at 15:37
  • @DavidPostill ok, I'm very glad. I hope my script is useful for you. – almaceleste Mar 7 '18 at 16:11
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    I recommend posting this on stackapps.com. – Sonic the Masked Werehog Mar 7 '18 at 16:34
  • I do not sure if userscript is suitable for stackapps but thank you I'll try – almaceleste Mar 7 '18 at 16:42
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    @PaolaCaptanovska There is one thing that need fixing. It breaks editing comments :/ – DavidPostill Mar 7 '18 at 17:42
  • yes, I discovered this bug today and have fixed it in version 0.3. what version do you use? just update it – almaceleste Mar 7 '18 at 18:31

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