Go to web address (new tab)
mmichel last edited by
Use case 1 : Pre-scan
Here there is a procedure, and one is adding the key for the repo. But I want to check what is offered in the repository, so I select
go to web address, and I am on the repo page but I lost my procedure walk-through since it opend on the same page.
Use case 2: Dead search
Same applies when a search result is a dead link. I select a part of the displayed URL (on the second line for google, last line for duckduckgo), right-click
go to web address, but even if I find something, I lost the google results page...
Counter Use case 3 : URL in PDF
If you apply the select to a raw text matching a URL pattern, it opens in a new tab
If you click on a link, it opens in the same tab, destroying the PDF also...
Use case 4 : Curiosity
When browsing to find how to get the Ubuntu version anme below a Mint install, I found (this)[https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=127743#p930675]. Seeing, the BUG REPORT URL, I am curious about it, so I select
http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/, right-click, and the target replaces my current search result. (And in this particular case, I would like to have it opened in background, since I most probably come back to it later, when my first problem is solved. But having to go back to my previous page is just a matter of Ctrl-Tab, so not a real issue here).
Use case 5 : URL in text mail in webmails
Nextcloud mail app, e.g., does not transform links from raw mails (body link or disclaimer link), so I need to apply the same procedure and lose my webmail window.
I will add more when I find one, but I think it covers most of my uses
I hope this will give some weight to the request
jmpellizzer last edited by
@concretable that's what I do as well, but you must agree that is not very handy, is it? hehe
mmichel last edited by
@concretable said in Go to web address (new tab):
What I do in that case is copy the address into the clipboard, then press Cmd-T, then Cmd-V, then Return to get that page to open in a new tab. (It would be Ctrl-T, Ctrl-V for Windows.)
I found it faster to use
Go to web address, duplicate the tab, and go back to restore previous page. It obvioulsly work on non-submission page, else they will expire.
dagov last edited by
I absolutely agree: I used Chrome & Firefox a bunch of years and I feel like the "new tab opening" while clicking on "Go to this URL" is THE normal behavior of that function. Very strange that Opera didn't implemented that natively.
@Opera developers: you know what to do on the next update
jmpellizzer last edited by jmpellizzer
It would be even better (and I believe we can expect that from opera) when selecting an URL, shows that lovely automatic option || search || copy || send to my flow ||. For example, when you select currency, it automatically converts and shows the option to copy it. If it's a web address, but not a link, it could shows an option saying "go to web address", and of course, open a new tab.
jbrandon last edited by
@leocg @jmpellizzer Trust what @leocg says is my advice we've got good mods. Once it is written on here, it open for people to discuss it, support it, potentially get it developed, etc. So you've done all you can for now
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