Open Link In Foreground Tab

Open Link In Foreground Tab

Opens links in a new foreground tab instead of in the background.

Open Link In Foreground Tab
This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2023-08-22
Users: 22
Rating: 3.50 (2)
Version: 3.0 (Last updated: 2017-07-04)
Creation date: 2017-07-04
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • activeTab
  • debugger
Size: 6.55K
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This extension activates newly opened tabs instead of opening them in the background. The default behavior in Chrome when clicking on a link with the "_blank" target, or by CTRL/CMD clicking on a link, is to open the tab in the background. Most browsers allow changing this behavior in the Preferences menu; for Chrome, disable this extension to have new tabs open in the background, enable it to open new tabs in the foreground.

Updated to work with "modern" versions of Chrome.

User reviews
I tried it, it doesn't work the way I hoped. Opening a link from another program, still keeps that program in focus. I wanted chrome to take focus en go to foreground. I might have some other goal
by Robin Campfens Robin Campfens, 2020-08-07
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Risk impact

Open Link In Foreground Tab is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Open Link In Foreground Tab if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Open Link In Foreground Tab may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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