Background Tab for NewsBlur - Chrome Web Store
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Overview

Opens the active item in a background tab when the user presses a customizable hotkeys (default: 'o' and 'v') in NewsBlur.

This extension allows you to open a link in a background tab by pressing a customizable hotkey (default 'o' or 'v'). This feature used to work without an extension, but it broke starting with Chrome 41. Be sure to reload the NewsBlur page after installing or changing the hotkey(s). Source code is available at: https://github.com/Lyrrad/NewsBlurBackgroundTab What's new? 0.5.0: Migrate to Manifest V3. Known issue: Customized hotkeys not working. It should still work with the default "o" and "v" hotkeys. Pull requests or suggestions welcome. 0.4.1: Add support for beta.newsblur.com (Thanks to David Edwards) Migrated from deprecated chrome.extension to chrome.runtime (Thanks to Jefferson Scher) 0.4.0: Able to override Newsblur hotkeys (New default "o" and "v"). (Thanks to Gary Pandergast) Added support for multiple hotkeys. Changed to local storage instead of using Chrome Sync to store extension settings. Settings from 0.3.0 will be lost. 0.3.0: Support for customizable hotkey. Default is ";". Bug fixes. 0.2.4: Minor bug fixes. 0.2.3: - New tabs should now open next to the current tab. - Fix issues with key capture on certain overlays.

4.6 out of 510 ratings

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Alberto CalderónJul 9, 2015

Basic daily need!

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Mathias LMar 27, 2015

Good extension, but not perfect. Before this feature was broken in Chrome 41, opening more than one tab in the background would que up the tabs, adding each new tab to the right of the last one. With this extension it opens them up to the left of the last opened tab. Is there are way for you to add an option to open tabs to the right of the previously opened tab?

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Jeff ForcierMar 18, 2015

Works as advertised!

Details

  • Version
    0.5.0
  • Updated
    June 27, 2024
  • Offered by
    Darryl Tam
  • Size
    45.65KiB
  • Languages
    English
  • Developer
    Email
    backgroundtabfornewsblur@darryltam.com
  • Non-trader
    This developer has not identified itself as a trader. For consumers in the European Union, please note that consumer rights do not apply to contracts between you and this developer.

Privacy

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This developer declares that your data is

  • Not being sold to third parties, outside of the approved use cases
  • Not being used or transferred for purposes that are unrelated to the item's core functionality
  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes

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