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My two cents, open coded link in a new tab and block pop-up's

  • Using Opera 48.0.2685.35 while writing this post, only two things remaining for Opera to become my fav browser.

    1. Some forums/communities on the Internet use coded links as a style or prevention so that its users don't accidentally click on it and rather right click and open it in a new tab. This feature exists in Firefox, an example is provided in below screen-shot. In opera currently I have to copy-paste the link in the address-bar, use "go to web-address" which will navigate me away my current web-page or use "ctrl"+ "Go to web address" which will make me use my finger.

    1. Advertisements have increased these days and pop-ups are even more annoying, I have noticed Opera is lenient in blocking pop-ups even with third party extensions (add-ons). In firefox I used "Strict Pop-up Blocker 0.3 by Nikos Asimakis" which blocks each and every pop-up even while "Browse" attachments for Gmail 🙂 I suggest opera right-away implement this on a very strict basis.

    Thank You.

  • If you middle-click a link, it will open in a new tab.

    I am using uBlock Origin to block ads, and it works really well. You can block popups from Preferences > Websites. You can make exceptions to that as well, if you need to.

  • Usually, Ctrl+click will open a link in a new [in the background] tab, and Shift+Ctrl+click will open a link in a new tab [in front of all other tabs].

  • @concretable- the thing is, "coded" links aren't rendered as standard html hyperlinks so you may click on it as you wish but it will only be a selection as it will be rendered as normal text by the browser. So I have to lift my hand and use the finger to hold ctrl key to open it in a new tab.

    About the pop-ups I am using ublock origin along with Popup Blocker (strict) by Jermy-Schomery on Opera (Win8.1 Pro x64)
    And have enabled "Do not allow any sites to show pop-ups" in the settings. But still its not effective, so I suggest Opera gives an option to disable all pop-ups out of the box, at least for advanced users.