Tap To Tab
Double click (or finger tap twice) on any link to open it into a new Tab. Designed for tablets and laptop trackpads, which don't have two buttons on their mouse.
What is Tap To Tab?
'Tap To Tab' is a Firefox add-on tailored for touch-screen tablets and trackpad laptops. Its main functionality allows users to double-click any link and automatically open it in a new tab. The extension offers configuration settings to manage the location of the new tab, show or hide the newly opened tab and to establish a blacklist for specific domain names. It simplifies and speeds up the browsing experience, particularly on devices without a traditional two button mouse.
Designed specifically for touch-screen tablets and laptops with trackpads (as those devices don't have mouses with two buttons) you can now double-click on any link to open it in a new tab.
This extension works similar to the "open link in new tab" option in the browser's popup menu. But this extension is faster, because performing the right-click action without an external mouse is much slower.
You can configure in the settings window to:
- show the newly opened tab; or open new tab in background
- Put new tab next to current tab; or put at the end of the tab strip
- Add any domain name into a blacklist
Permissions disclosure: This extension needs your browsers permission to "Access your data for all websites" because it needs to listen to websites to detect your double-click action.
Please also try my other related extension, Joystick for tablets.
User reviews summary
- Allows opening links in new tabs with a tap
- Lets you choose new tab position
- Helpful for laptop users without a mouse
- Works well on Windows
- Reduces the need for middle click on touchpads
- Interferes with other addons like 'Drag-Select Link Text'
- Causes issues with YouTube and Google
- May require page reload to fix issues
- Works well
- Great addon
- Fix the issues with YouTube
- Interferes with other addons
Tap To Tab may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.
Tap To Tab has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.