Daily Tips & Tricks for Web Enthusiasts

How to Easily Open a Link in a New Tab

Most of the time, clicking a link on the web will take you somewhere new and leave the previous page behind. That’s not always ideal. Have you ever found yourself in one of these scenarios?

  • You’re shopping, and you want to open multiple products at the same time to compare them.
  • You’re reading an article and come across an interesting link, but you want to read it later without losing your place.
  • You’re doing research, and you’d like to open many search results separately.

You’re in luck: There’s a quick and easy way to open any link in a new tab whenever you want without messing around with settings or preferences!

  • On a Mac, hold the Command key when you click on a link to open it in a new tab.
  • On Windows or Linux, hold the Control key when you click on a link to open it in a new tab.
  • On iOS or Android, long-press on a link and a menu will appear with an option to open the link in a new tab. If you’re on an iOS device that supports force touch or 3D touch, make sure you don’t press too hard.

If you’re using a Mac, Windows, or Linux PC you can also right-click on a link which will present a menu allowing you to open it in a new tab, but using the keyboard is usually much easier and faster. One other thing: Clicking on links as described above may open them in new windows instead of tabs. If you’re getting one behavior and would prefer the other you should be able to adjust this behavior in your web browser’s settings.