Tap To Tab

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.

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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.

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Stats
By: em_te
Users: 918 ▼ -5
Rating: 4.41 (63)
Version: 0.5.3 (Last updated: 2020-05-12)
Creation date: 2017-07-31
Weekly download count: 9
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
Size: 35.73K
URLs: Website
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Summary

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
No longer will you have to hold down the button and wait for the popup menu, or perform complex mouse gestures to accomplish this seemingly common action.

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
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Interferes with other addons like 'Drag-Select Link Text'
  • Causes issues with YouTube and Google
  • May require page reload to fix issues
Most mentioned
  • Works well
  • Great addon
  • Fix the issues with YouTube
  • Interferes with other addons
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Safety
Risk impact

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.

Risk likelihood

Tap To Tab has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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