New Tab Links

By: Falna

About this add-on

New Tab Links will automatically open links in new tabs using a long-left click and - optionally - using a normal right click. Ideal for anyone who likes to open links in new tabs, or those using touch-screen devices.

The add-on works with links, bookmarks, history items and images, but not JavaScript links (which will open in the same tab).

  • To enable the right-click function, use the options panel, available via the menu system or by pressing Alt+Shift-F2.

  • To enable/disable the extension, there's a button that you can drag to the toolbar (right-click on any toolbar and select 'Customize').

New Tab Links is a fork of Right Links by Infocatcher.

Advanced Options

There are some advanced options available under about:config :

  • extensions.newtablinks.showContextMenuTimeout : The timeout before context menu will be shown (in milliseconds). Use -1 to disable this feature.

  • extensions.newtablinks.longLeftClickTimeout : The delay for the long left-click (in milliseconds)

  • extensions.newtablinks.notifyOpenTime : Hide pop-up messages after this time is over. Use -1 to disable.

  • extensions.newtablinks.loadInWindow, extensions.rightlinks.loadInWindow.left : Open links in new windows instead of new tabs - but some features won't work!

  • extensions.newtablinks.filesLinksMask : Mask of links to files (use regular expressions).

  • extensions.newtablinks.filesLinksPolicy :
    0 – don't check links
    1 – open links to files in current tab
    2 – disable Right Links on these links (will be shown context menu)
    3 – copy link location

In addition, you can modify the hot keys for extensions.newtablinks.key.toggleStatus and forextensions.newtablinks.key.showSettingsPopup using one or more modifiers together with a key:

  • modifiers: control, alt, shift, meta, accel or os

  • keys: any character or special code
    For example to enable Ctrl+Alt+R, use extensions.newtablinks.key.toggleStatus = "control alt R"

To disable the hotkeys, leave the preferences empty.

Note that :

  1. Some combinations of key and modifiers won't work

  2. Close and restart the browser to enable the changes


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Release Information

Version 1.0
Updated on April 11, 2021


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