Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Keyboard shortcut of the week: Quickly Open Link in New Tab

This tip should be of interest to all the Entrecard chain-droppers out there (you know who you are). It works in Internet Explorer (version 7 and later), Firefox, and Safari.

If you hold down the Ctrl key when you click on a link on a website the browser will open the linked page on a new tab, saving you having to right-click on the link and selecting 'Open Link in New Tab' (or 'Open in New Tab' on IE).

24 comments:

Linda said...

Cool! I learn something new each and every day! Thank you for sharing!

Daisy said...

I never knew that one before, thanks for the great tip!

Jaz said...

Well, I was going to say that you learn something new every day but linda beat me to it! And I really never did know that before! Is someone going to get me for duplicate content??? LOL!

Thanks for the information. It is appreciated.

Yoko said...

hey.. awesome tips. Thanks for sharing. :)

jamie said...

OMG magic!

CelloBella said...

Great tip - thanks,
CB

Joey said...

Hey, it works! Thank you so much for this tip!

Lynne said...

That's the best tip I've had in a very long time! Thanks!

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vickie said...

erm No chance for me to try it as once i click on Entrecard, it will automatically open link in a new tab already

Stepterix said...

Thanks you all for your comments.

vickie, clicking entrecards will open them in a new tab anyway, but if you click on then holding now Ctrl the current page stays open, like right-clicking on the link and selecting 'Open in new window' etc.

FELEX TAN said...

Thanks for sharing,it saves time to drop for chain droppers.

A. said...

If you have a middle button, you can use that too. Well, it seems to work for me :)

Stepterix said...

a, thanks for the tip, the middle button opens the link a new tab on my mouse too.

Always a joy to learn a new trick

K

Rik said...

The Linky plugin is a good one too.

Amy said...

Good tip of which I'll have to remember. Just a though though for all the Power Droppers who haven't discovered PermaLinks (or something like that) but it will keep the original tab open and all links will open in another tab. Another good one (my personal fav for Power Dropping) is SnapLinks which will open up a whole list of links if you left click and highlight them all at once. Very useful!

Nick Inglis said...

Thanks for the time. Saving me a ton of time!!

danny said...

HOW DO I VIEW ALL PAGES THAT ARE IN A LINK. FOR EXAMPLE, I HAVE A WEBSITE THAT HAS 5 COMMENTS PER PAGE. LINK 2 SHOWS THE NEXT 5 COMMENTS. LINK 3 SHOWS THE NEXT 5 COMMENTS. THE PROBLEM IS THAT i HAVE OVER 100 PAGE LINKS. LAST WEEK I TOUCHED A COMBINATION OF KEYS IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF MY KEYBOARD AND IT SHOWED ALL 300 COMMENTS ON ONE PAGE. THUS I KNOW IT CAN BE DONE. THE LINK IS

WWW.CARINGBRIDGE.ORG/VISIT/LANETTEDESANKO

Stepterix said...

Nick: You're welcome. Thanks for the comment

Danny: I assume you are referring to your guestbook. Try clicking on the "Print entire GB" link. This then opens all the comments up in one page. Don't worry it won't actually print it unless you tell it to.

danny said...

Nick. No i was refering to the journal entry section.

Stepterix said...

Danny: Try "Print entire Journal" then.

By the way, my name isn't Nick. I was thanking Nick for his comment that appeared before yours.

Anonymous said...

stepterix ... THANK YOUY!!!!!

Iverica said...

Hahahaha! This is such a time saver! Thanks :)

Stepterix said...

Thanks for the comments. It is gratifying that people are still discovering this page.