Is is possible to open a link in a new background tab in Google Chrome with a keyboard shortcut?
(I know it's possible with Ctrl+click and middle click, and I know that Shift+Enter opens the link in a new browser window.)
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You could use it the following ways:
Jumb to address bar: STRG + L [Windows/Linux], CMD + L [Mac]
Type in url or search term
Open in new tab: ALT + ENTER [Windows/Linux], CMD + ENTER (+ SHIFT) [Mac]
Here you can find all Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts. Some of them are pretty useful.
Ctrl+Enterto open in a new tab or just
Enterto open in the same tab. You can use
Shift+Enterto open it in a new window.
Type in your search query and then use the shift+ to navigate through the search results. You would see an arrow appear near the links when you move through them. To open a link, hit enter. ctrl+entr would open it in a new tab.
It would be great if there was a keyboard shortcut to open the first link directly in a new tab, something like shift+1. I have not found anything of that sort till now.
I know the question was for the current tab or for all the links i can propose a way without have to use the tab key or pay attention to the current or default page focus position.
The current URL opening can be transfered as well in other windows as return to the original window or give to windows a name, i can propose this very little abstract that works on 99% of the websites, no need any chrome extension, eventually this script override better any extension chain :
The demo is not yet accessible, but there is very short code around 50 lines, the whole program use more 10k lines, there will be short AHK scripts shared publicly to get more ideas or applications working with what you would prefer, modifiers can be done firstly, alone and others keys too, two another examples like:
In fact you can use only one devices to do absolutely all you need, all you do usually and all not with your tabs.
PS: Open a list of links without have to use an extension is possible, the URL openings functionality include the hibernation even without capability to give that order to a list of tabs or to know what is the current tab status, same for a headings map in each pages or anything you would.