I'm using Google Chrome with Windows 7. Everything a link is clicked on superuser site, the target webpage opens in the current tab instead of opening in a new tab. Is this a site related behavior? Because clicking links on Facebook opens in new tab. I don't know the terminology for this type of behavior. I googled but could not find a simple answer or setting. Holding the 'ctrl' key helps but I think there should be a correct way to make it work

  • This is based on the html markup of the <a> href tag. Your ctrl+click workaround is the best alternative to asking SE to rewrite every link to include the target="_blank" attribute. You can verify by right clicking any link on any page and choosing "Inspect Element" (in Chrome) then comparing the elements & attributes.
    – panhandel
    Commented Aug 27, 2014 at 20:57
  • I think this question is about the user trying to configure his browser in order for his links to open in another tab / window. Which seems like a computer question to me. I don't know why people think that this should be closed because this is off-topic. If you choose to close a question - please leave a comment
    – Prasanna
    Commented Aug 30, 2014 at 19:16

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The setting you are looking for would be in the web site itself. If a link in a site (this one for example) is not set to open in a separate tab it will not do that unless you hold CTRL while you click, or you could also right-click on the link to see the context menu and then specify to open in a new tab.

  • Do you have two accounts?
    – Rosenthal
    Commented Aug 27, 2014 at 20:19
  • No just one, but I am listed on multiple stack exchange sites. Commented Aug 27, 2014 at 20:26

Press control while you click to open in a new tab.

That is is the easiest solution, the other way is to install Tampermonkey, and use this script which will open all the links in new tabs. But I don't recommend you to do that because not all the websites allow to open links in new tabs.

  • @G-Man, yes but that is too much work for the OP /s
    – Rosenthal
    Commented Aug 28, 2014 at 16:20
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    Middle-click also works if your mouse has a scroll-wheel
    – Robotnik
    Commented Aug 31, 2014 at 13:13

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