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Open Link in New Tab Ver.1.0.2016011401 for Mozilla Firefox

What's this? ...abstract

Loads links in new tabs, by conditions. This provides only following features:

  • Always opens new tab for links to other websites. (Or, loads any link in new tab.)
  • Control conditions to open new tab from JavaScript in webpages. (This is done by some secret preferences of Firefox itself. If you do it without this addon, go to about:config and edit browser.link.open_newwindow or browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction.)

Yes, they are included in famous tab-related addons, Tab Mix Plus etc. This is for people who want only these features (and don't want other needless features.)

By the way, this is originally develped as a part of another addon Tree Style Tab. If you install both addons, new tabs from links will become children of the current tab.

Similar or Related Extensions

I just want the feature "open links to other websites in new tab", but I don't need other features.
DomainTab will help you.
I want to open new tab from the location bar!
Another addon, New Tab from Location Bar will help you.
I want to open new tab from any bookmark!
Another addon, Open Bookmark in New Tab will help you.

Download Links to XPI packages

If you see any problem, see FAQ at first. If there is no solution, post a report to the issue tracker on the GitHub please.

Including Language Packs

Released version includes following language packs:

  • English (en-US)
  • Japanese (ja)
  • Italian (it-IT, by Godai71.Extenzilla)
  • Chinese (zh-CN, by Fatiaomao)
  • Spanish (es-ES, by tito)
  • German (de-DE, by Andy Pillip)
  • Traditional Chinese (zh-TW, by HkYtrewq and Tsprajna)
  • Russian (ru-RU, by L'Autour)
  • Polish (pl, by Leszek(teo)Życzkowski)
  • French (fr-FR, by Laurent Haas)

History There is the updating history and the list of known problems.

1.0.2016011401
  • Works with e10s (multi-process mode).
  • Drop support for Firefox 37 and older versions.
0.1.2014070301
  • Works on Nightly 33.0a1.
  • Detect external links correctly for webpages which replaces links to their redirector by "mousedown" event (like search results of Google.)
0.1.2014050101
  • Works on Nightly 32.0a1.
  • Drop support for Firefox 23 and older.
  • Better compatibility with NoScript.
0.1.2013100801
  • Works on Firefox 25 and later.
  • Modified: "jar" archive is no longer included.
0.1.2012122901
  • Works on Nightly 20.0a1.
  • Improved: Dynamically modified links by author scripts can be detected as links to foreign websites. This feature is enabled on Google's search results by default, and you can activate it for other websites by custom configuration.
  • Fixed: Don't open new tab for mailto: links.
0.1.2011120101
  • Fixed: Uninstallation listener didn't work.
0.1.2010121601
  • Improved: Links to pages under different user's home (pages under different /~username/ ) are handled as "different website". (To disable this new feature, set extensions.openlinkintab@piro.sakura.ne.jp.checkUserHome=false )
  • Fixed: In the configuration dialog, selected item was not highlighted.
0.1.2010112601
  • Released.
Last modified:2017/09/08 02:02:11