Tab Activate
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Overview

New tabs open immediately instead of in the background

Concerns Regarding Required Permissions Please read the detailed description of required permissions (below) and why they are necessary. Without them, Tab Activate could not work as described. Absolutely no data is changed or collected. ---------------------------------------- Description When you open a link in a new tab, Chrome opens the new tab in the background and provides no option to switch to it immediately. With Tab Activate, new tabs open immediately instead of in the background. To override Tab Activate and open a new tab in the background, press the Shift key while opening the new tab. Note: Override does not work for bookmarks. Tab Activate effectively reverses Chrome's new tab focus behavior. In other browsers, this setting is called: "When you open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately." ---------------------------------------- Required Permissions Read and change all your data on the websites you visit: Required to detect when the Shift key is pressed (no website data is read or changed) Due to limitations in the Chrome extension API, the only way to detect if the Shift key is being pressed is with the required permissions. Absolutely no data is changed or collected. ---------------------------------------- Changes Version 3.2 Refactored code. No longer requires bookmarks permission (bookmarks still work). Version 3.1 Improved Shift key detection when the window loses focus. Improved error handling. Fixed a console error. Version 3.0 Updated to Chrome Manifest V3. Version 2.1 New icon. Fixed issues created by Chrome 79 extension API changes. Version 2.0 As requested, bookmarks are now supported. Version 1.2 New tabs open to the right of the previous tab and new background tabs open at the end. Version 1.1 Shift key overrides Tab Activate and opens new tabs in the background. Version 1.0 Initial release.

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Bill GatesFeb 27, 2024

much needed extension. Thank You

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Peter PanJan 24, 2024

Thanks good app. Switched my close and Ctrl-w buttons on the mouse now. Looked for the setting a number of times "navigate to new tab when selected" but could not find it. Ctrl click not shift now. Works here so you get 5.

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Alexander L.Dec 9, 2023

Tab Activate should be feature if chrome anyways to enable. only downside for this extension is , that all my TAB GROUPS get expanded when i start chrome, what is actually very annoying.

Details

  • Version
    3.2.1
  • Updated
    May 19, 2022
  • Offered by
    Tab Activate
  • Size
    6.14KiB
  • Languages
    English (United States)
  • Developer
    Email
    tabactivate@gmail.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

The developer has disclosed that it will not collect or use your data.

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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