I got tired of links to articles and to the comments section opening in the same tab, so I wrote a short Tampermonkey script to deal with the problem.
It’s really for personal use, but I figured I might as well share it since it works fine for me as it its.
Thanks for writing this, it’s an occasional request. Could you open a PR to add this to the
aboutpage alongside the dark mode discussion?
Alright. I added a PR about it just now.
Please please please don’t add this behaviour to Lobsters (without a switch). It’s the thing I hate the most about new Reddit, and there’s a lot to hate about new Reddit.
old.reddit.com still works just fine, FYI
All of the above will do what you expect.
Middle click works on Windows…
On macOS also.
The point I wanted to make with this is that the way I expected it to work is that clicking on a link would open it in a new window.
This tampermonkey script solves that problem and makes the page work how I would expect it to work as an aggregator of links rather than as a waypost to other sites.
By opening things in a new tab I am not loosing track of where I was and I won’t lose the tab after I close the article or comments.
Besides, all the examples you list will open the link in the background in a new tab. This will create a new tab and switch to that tab. The functionality is not identical.
It might be the way you expect it to work, and that is totally fine. This is however extremely subjective, and making this the default will ALWAYS open as a new window, and there won’t be any way to follow a link directly, while the current behavior gives you the choice (left click vs. middle click).
You are correct. That is why this is implemented using a Tampermonkey script. That way I can have my preferences without it affecting your preferences.
I suggest you not install this Tampermonkey script if you don’t want it to work the way I do.
Scratching an itch, and it’s great, but one should be cautious with Tampermonkey.
This seems clickbaity considering the article is about licensing rather than any technical danger, like a vulnerability or something.