How to automatically open Chrome’s new tab in a new window [Tip]

If, for some reason, you wish to temporarily disable your Chrome browser’s tabbed browsing, then you can apply a simple tweak to its default settings. As a matter of fact, it is fairly easy to do. If you want to know how, better read on.

By default, you can manually open a new tab in Chrome by clicking the “new tab” icon on top of your address bar. Furthermore, there are sites or blogs that would automatically let you open any page or link in a new tab. So, if you wish to opt out from this feature, you can refrain from clicking the link directly. Instead, right-click on it and then select the option for “open link in new window”. It’s just that this method can become quite tedious especially if you are trying to open multiple links in separate windows.

Open link in new window

Fortunately, there’s an easier way to automatically open Chrome’s new tab in a new window. You just need to follow the instructions listed below.

Step 1

Open your Chrome web browser.

Step 2

Go to the Web Store then download and install the extension called “New Tab, New Window”.

Step 3

Once installed, go to “chrome://extensions/” then update the extension’s default settings. Just find the New Tab, New Window extension in the list then click the “Options” link right below it.

open every new tab in new window

With this extension, there’s really not much to update except for the position of the new window. After which, just click “test” to preview the position of the new window that you’ll open every time you opt to open a new tab as new window.

new tab new window options

Step 4

Close the test windows and go back to your browser’s main window. Load any web page and then right-click on a link to open it in a new tab. If you want, you can also use this test link.

Step 5

Open new tab in a new window

You will know if the extension works because the links that are supposed to open in a new tab will be loaded in a new window. The best example for this is the test link provided above since it is specifically formatted to open in a new tab. It’s as easy as that.

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  1. shalz

    Click on Google ->Computer (type for example , when the search page opens )- > click on Setting icon ( Top of the Right hand side of the page ) -> click on search Setting -> scroll down to -> Where results open enable the box (Open each selected result in a new browser window) i.e click on the check box -> and click save

    After that default the link will open in new tab in Google Chrome .

  2. chump2010

    Is there a firefox equivalent for this? I have spent hours trying to find something that will allow every single link click to automatically open in a new window without success. If you can find one that will work, that would be amazing.