I use Firefox as primary browser, but use Gmail in Chrome.
I'd like all the links in e-mails and chat to open in a new Firefox tab instead of a new Chrome tab, automatically (I know copy-paste, drag and drop… !).

I looked for an extension, or an userscript. I didn't find any, and I'm not even sure an userscript in Chrome (with Tapermonkey) can send an open-link event to Firefox.

Any ideas?


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    A quick search brought up this. I haven't tried it though.
    – Shazvi
    Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 16:48
  • Found it, but I'm looking for something to make it automatic. On click, instead of opening in new tab, open in Firefox.
    – Joan
    Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 17:02

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To open a link from Chrome into Firefox, just drag it from Chrome to Firefox tab bar.

  • There's plenty of ways to move text from somewhere to somewhere else (drag-and drop, copy-paste)… Ok. The question is about automation : click (and only click) -> open link in Fx ;)
    – Joan
    Commented Apr 3, 2014 at 8:04
  • Do you want links 'only' from Gmail to open in Firefox, or any links from any site on Chrome to open in Firefox?
    – Firee
    Commented Apr 3, 2014 at 8:36
  • First option, Gmail only (but if you find a way to achieve the second one, it sounds a good trail!
    – Joan
    Commented Apr 3, 2014 at 9:02

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