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When I catch up on tweets, I like to click interesting links and carry on reading my feed, while the pages linked to load. That worked fine in Firefox, but now in Chrome, whenever I click a link on a tweet, Chrome grabs the focus. This is driving me crazy. How can I stop this?

I'm running XP SP3

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Have you tried clicking on the link with the middle mouse button? It opens a new tab on windows – Arvanitis Christos Sep 30 '14 at 15:33

Check out TweakUI, I couldn't live without it. It has the option to prevent applications from stealing focus:

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Keep in mind though this doesn't work all the time. Software developers have a lot of nifty tricks that they use to get their windows into focus. I find it works for most things, let me know how it goes with Chrome!

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TweakUI runs only on Windows XP. The OP doesn't say which version of Windows he's running, or even if it's on Windows at all... – Snark Jan 7 '10 at 7:34
I looked at his other questions. Any question with an operating system related tag was Windows xp or Windows 2003, but TweakUI works on 2003 as well. – John T Jan 7 '10 at 8:31
Thanks for the TweakUI suggestion, I'm sure I'll find many, many interesting uses for it, but unfortunately, Chrome still steals the focus. – ProfK Jan 7 '10 at 9:35
That's disappointing. There are many other people looking for similar functionality though as shown here:… . Hopefully Google will implement it soon. – John T Jan 7 '10 at 9:39

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