@SilentHugOfDoom As a temp solution, I am using a chrome plugin called Momentum.
This is doing the job for now however it is not taking over the new tab page. For this, I need to click the extension icon in the toolbar. It should work for your use case for now.
Ok, so let me ask this, instead. I gather, from the lack of any responses and my own searching, that there is no extension that does what I need. So I'm willing to try and do one, myself. There's just one thing I haven't been able to find (or know that I've found it in a list of extensions related to bookmarks): how to basically intercept a user opening a bookmark, whether it be in bookmarks, the bookmarks toolbar, etc., and, using code that I have found, open that bookmark in a new tab? I just need to know how to see that click on any/all bookmark(s) and act on it. Suggestions? Thanks.
@leocg i tried going through all my settings because the only extension i have is the Opera adblocker and turning that off didnt work.
I don't know what happened or what I did, but now Opera doesn't crash
The only thing I changed that I didn't change back was the prediction fill for the search bar
@Repter As I see on the extension support page in the Chrome Store, the developer knows about the problem in Opera. You need to wait for the next version of the extension in the Chrome Store or use the old version.
Yes, indeed it does, thank you! It appeared that I have to hold the wheel being pressed for the very long time (a couple of secs perhaps) to make a click successfuly. Guess I need another mouse, thought of Logitech better
@oplover I assume you are clicking a bookmark from the bookmarks bar. If so, I agree with you.
One workaround is to simply hold down the Ctrl-key when clicking on a bookmark from the bookmarks bar to open the bookmark in a new tab.
Maybe a better workaround would be to press Ctrl-Shift-B to open a bookmarks tab and then pin that tab for easy access to bookmarks in that pinned tab. When one clicks on a bookmark from this pinned tab's contents now, the bookmark will automatically open in a new tab.
Adding for posterity @avl that it appears that when a window's open for a while, even if the white bar does not appear (because I'm actively using that window), the display will become off-calibration with what's on the page, forcing me to move my cursor below where the link actually is to click on the link. The behavior fixes itself if I switch tabs.
I assume the problems are related.