Open all clicked links in the background

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I'd like it if any and every link I click in NewsBlur opens up in the background. An option for this would be great. I did search for this topic, and it seems like it's a very old feature request that was promised months ago, but it must have slipped Sam's mind.
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Stefan Constantinescu

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Posted 6 years ago

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Hampus

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I think the thing is that browsers doesn't really allow developers to decide how new tabs are opened anymore, i.e a new tab in the background.

The only way to really do it is to use javascript and emulate middle mouse or ctrl+left click (both of which will open a link in a new background tab) but it could also be argued that the use might as well do that if that's how they want it to open.
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A Cariset

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For whatever reason, this more or less works for me? Nowadays, I expect a left-click to open the link in the current tab, and middle-click to open the link in a new tab in the background, and so far NewsBlur seems to match my expectations...
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Stefan Constantinescu

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Bump. I would love to see this.
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Matt8

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I would kind of like this too, but I usually hit "V" to open link in the background while reading or middle click the title.