Link Fixer is a browser extension for the Firefox and Chrome internet browsers designed to repair websites that override the default hyperlink activation habits in the browsers.
Firefox and Chrome customers have loads of choices in the case of opening hyperlinks: left-clicking, right-clicking and utilizing the context menu, middle-clicking, or holding down modifier keys corresponding to Ctrl-key or Shift-key earlier than activating hyperlinks.
For those that want a refresher: Ctrl-clicking or Cmd-clicking (Mac) hyperlinks opens the hyperlink targets in a New Tab in the similar browser window, Shift-clicking opens hyperlink targets in a brand new browser window as a substitute.
These choices work nicely most of the time; some websites, nonetheless, use scripts to alter the default hyperlink activation performance of the browser. You might discover that modifier keys might not work correctly whenever you activate these hyperlinks.
The problem shouldn’t be new; there’s a support request from 2013 on the official Mozilla Firefox web site and a help request on SuperUser by customers who couldn’t get modifier clicks to work on particular websites.
Link Fixer to the rescue
The Firefox add-on and Chrome extension Link Fixer has been designed to revive the default habits of Ctrl, Shift, and Cmd clicks on hyperlinks in the browser
The default behaviour of ctrl+click on, shift+click on and cmd+click on when clicking on hyperlinks is to open the hyperlink in a brand new tab or new window. This behaviour is usually damaged by careless builders. This add-on restores the default behaviour, making certain the modifier keys are at all times revered.
All you have to do is set up the extension to take action. The extension doesn’t add an icon to the Firefox or Chrome toolbars nor does it include any choices. There is not any want for that since it really works nicely with none of that.
The extension is designed for customers who go to web sites repeatedly that block modifier keys from working accurately (both on function or accidentally). Users who encounter the problem solely sporadically or not at all might don’t have any use for the extension although.
The extension is open supply. You discover its supply code and bug tracker on GitHub. There you additionally discover direct hyperlinks to the extension repositories to put in the extension in the browser of alternative. Firefox or Chrome appropriate browsers ought to set up the extension tremendous as nicely.
Now You: How do you open hyperlinks in your browser of alternative?