Link Fixer

Link Fixer

Restores consistent ctrl+click, shift+click, cmd+click and middle-click behaviour when clicking links.

What is Link Fixer?

Link Fixer is a Firefox add-on that restores the default behavior of ctrl+click, shift+click, cmd+click, and middle-click on links, ensuring they open in a new tab or window.

Merlin
Stats
Users: 352 ▼ -1
Rating: 4.53 (30)
Version: 1.11 (Last updated: 2019-07-06)
Creation date: 2018-03-01
Weekly download count: 5
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • browserSettings
  • storage
Size: 95.48K
URLs: Website
Stats date:

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Link Fixer
Link Fixer (v1.11)
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Summary

The default behaviour of ctrl+click, shift+click, cmd+click (on macOS) and middle-click when clicking on links is to open the link in a new tab (or new window in the case of shift).

This behaviour is sometimes broken by careless developers.

This add-on restores the default behaviour, ensuring the modifier keys always cause links to open in a new tab (or window).

User reviews
Web developers sometimes override the normal behavior of links with JavaScript. Seems they happen not to think of advanced users, so that Shift/Ctrl+Click doesn't open the link in a new tab, as desired. This add-on fixes this issue. Thanks a lot, saves time and nerves!
by keyanoo, 2023-08-12
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Safety
Risk impact

Link Fixer may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Link Fixer has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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