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Whenever I join a new Hangout it pops up a new window. But not even a real window, it's a useless modal thing that I can't even open new tabs in.

What I normally do is copy the link from the modal window, close it, and open a new tab with that link. But that means people see me pop in and out and get confused.

Is there a way to open Hangouts in new tabs by default? I can't find a Chrome extension to do this for normal Hangouts, and not Hangouts On Air.

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IF you hold down the CTRL key while clicking, the hangout should open in a new tab.

There is a list of keyboard shortcuts supported by Chrome here:

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Command on Mac OS. Works for me! – spiffytech May 28 '13 at 23:53

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