Command-Click Fix

Command-Click Fix

Makes Command-Click open a new tab on pages that don't do it properly.

Command-Click Fix
What is Command-Click Fix?
Command-Click Fix is a Chrome extension that addresses the issue of certain websites not opening links in new tabs when using Command-Click. It ensures that links open in new tabs as intended, improving browsing efficiency and user experience.
Stats
This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2022-06-19
Users: 2,000+
Rating: 4.53 (40)
Version: 1.0.2 (Last updated: 2014-03-31)
Creation date: 2014-03-31
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Size: 32.76K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Some sites do funky Javascript things with their links. A link will point to a URL, but for whatever reason the page wants to use javascript to bring you to that URL. Ordinarily, you don't notice. You click, and you end up at the right page. But it's Javascript handling the click, not your browser's default link-clicking behavior.

On the Mac, Command-clicking a link opens it in a new tab. But that's only if Chrome is handling the click. If the page's Javascript is trying to be clever, it won't open a new tab. It'll act exactly as if you weren't holding down Command.

You can see this for yourself here: http://getglue.com/books/design_of_everyday_things/donald_norman

Try to Command-click on any of the "Similar" items in the sidebar. They all open in the current tab.

If you install this extension and refresh the page, they open in a new tab. Just like you said they should.

Disclaimer: This is a little bit of a hack. It might mess things up a bit, though I don't expect it to. If you have any trouble clicking on links, disable the extension, refresh the page, and see if it helps. If it does, please let me know on the support page.

User reviews
God bless you.
by Vladimir Iofik Vladimir Iofik, 2021-11-28

Last updated in 2014. Not working on popular websites. Link Fixer works better.
by James Brown James Brown, 2021-09-17

Doesn't work on Brightspace. Tried restarting, turning off and on, etc.
by Marisa Ilene Mejia Marisa Ilene Mejia, 2020-12-11
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Safety
Risk impact

Command-Click Fix is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Command-Click Fix may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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