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    wright3279 is offline Junior Member
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    Default Help with tabs

    I'm new to Chrome and I guess I'm missing something. When I middle click a link, a new tab opens but focus is not on the new tab. I have to then click on the tab to get it to come to the forefront. I'd like that done automatically. What I'd really like is left click to open all links in new tabs, which I can accomplish in Firefox by using the Tab Mix extension. Any such adjustments possible for Chrome?

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    Automatically going to the new tab is an option in MSIE but I have not seen where it is possible in Chrome yet. I too wish it would do that to save that extra mouse click. To me it seems obvious that if you are opening a new tab you would want to go to it automatically.

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    Maybe for you two, but other use the middle click feature for times like this:

    You are on a page with a BUNCH of links to images. You want to view them all, but not one at a time. You use the wheel click on all of them, and then cycle throught the tabs; enjoying your pictures the whole time.

    If you really want to, you can click the middle scroll wheel button to open the link in a new tab, then cycle through them using either [Ctrl] + [Tab] to go forward, and [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Tab] to go backwards. You can also use [Ctrl] + [1-9] to go to the first through ninth tabs. Hope I helped!

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    Thanks alot! Very useful shortcuts. (It works a bit like Alt-Tab in windows)


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    No problem! And indeed it is. I also enjoy in Vist how you can use [Win] + [Tab] to get a visual of each window (or click the little application button in your Quick Launch).

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    Default @Like 20 Ninjas

    I agree with the prior posters: when I click on a link to open in a new tab, I expect that tab to be focussed.

    But why disagree? Make it an individual option -- let each user decide.

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    Or you can simply use SHIFT + MIDDLE CLICK to have your new tab on the foreground.
    CTRL + SHIFT + LEFT CLICK will do the same.

    Hope this helps,

    Kyrax

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