Ever since web browsers came into existence, plenty of changes and progress has been made in this field and has thus changed the way we browse the web today. Out of the changes that have taken place, the change which has really helped us in enhancing our browsing experience to a tremendous extent is that the way we are allowed to handle tabs. Tabbed browsing is a well renowned feature present in all modern day browsers.
Do you remember those days where we were able to have only one tab opened on a particular browser window? How annoying will it be now if you are made to use one of those kinds of browser? However, those days are a goner and now we can have multiple tabs opened in a single browser window.
The general scenario with tabbed browsing on any of the modern day browsers is that, by default, when you open a link in a new tab, you will not be directed to that link immediately. Instead you have to switch to that link manually by selecting that tab. Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers have an option hooded under their settings window which you can enable to have this function executed in them. In Google Chrome, there is no such option under its settings which you can enable to have this function executed in it. But however, you can make use of an extension called Open link in Foreground tab which allows you to direct to the link immediately which you open in a new tab. The extension adds an entry called open link in foreground tab to the right click context menu that allows you to open the new tab in foreground instead of in the background.
How to use the Extension
Once you have downloaded and installed the extension, restart your browser. To restart, click on the Chrome Gear icon on the Top right corner and then click on Exit.
Once the browser restarts, right click on any link in your browser and you can see a new entry “open link in foreground tab” displayed in the context menu.
So, in the future, whenever you wish to immediately land on a link that you open in a new tab, right click on that link and then select open link in foreground tab instead of open link in new tab.
Instead of using the right click context menu to switch to the new tab immediately, you can use the Shortcut key (Ctrl+Shift+click with mouse on the link you wish to open).
One advantage of using this extension is that, when you close a foreground tab, instead of landing on a random open tab on your browser, you will be redirected to the tab from which you originally opened the foreground tab.