Firefox Tip: Middle Mouse Click Opens Link in New Tab

As the title states, if you click on a link using middle-mouse click, Firefox will open it in a new tab. This is awesome for Google searches as you can open the first 10 results in tabs, and proceed to the next 10. Once you have 20 open, you can Control + W, and start reading your results to your search.

Also works good for Blog Aggregators, like for instance. You can pick entries you wish to read, and then when your done picking, go through each tab.

Quicker than Right Click + Open in New Tab.

10 Replies to “Firefox Tip: Middle Mouse Click Opens Link in New Tab”

  1. You should take a look at the Super Drag And Go extension. Opens links in a new tab with a click-drag-release.

    Once you try it, you won’t believe you did it any other way.

  2. There is also a mouse gesture extension for firefox so you can get all the myIE (maxthon) type gestures happening too. Once you get used to it, you’ll never want to navigate another way.

    I get really annoyed when I go to someone else’s computer with IE and can’t use the middle mouse button to open new windows…..

  3. A friend of mine develops a forum that has a flash-based interface and he can’t figure out how to get the middle mouse button to open a link in a new tab on one of the pages.

    Does anyone know how to do this?

  4. You could try like:

    function onEnterFrame()

    And then where the trace is, detect if the middle-mouse click was at the location of the link. Un-efficient as hell, though.

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