This addon changes the cursor when hovering a link that will open a new tab. It is possible to stay in current tab by pressing `Ctrl`/`Cmd` + `Shift`.

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What is target="_blank"-toggler?

target=_blank-toggler is a Firefox add-on that changes the cursor when hovering links that open new tabs. It also allows users to stay in the current tab by pressing Ctrl/Cmd + Shift.

Stats date:
Users: 73 ▼ -1
Rating: 4.69 (13)
Version: 0.1.0 (Last updated: 2017-11-14)
Creation date: 2017-11-10
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
Size: 261.75K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

This extension was developed along this blog post: Go read it for full-context.

It does basically two things:

  1. Changes the cursor to the logo when hovering a target="_blank" link
  2. Toggles the target="_blank" attributes on links while pressing Ctrl/Cmd + Shift
User reviews
by Paweł Choiński, 2021-07-07


Very useful extension. It didn't work on Wayland though. Switching back to X11 fixed the problem.
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Risk impact

target="_blank"-toggler is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install target="_blank"-toggler if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

target="_blank"-toggler has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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