Middle click and new tabs

  • Hello, I am currently trying out Opera 23. Thus far, I like the browser overall; however, I have a nagging problem.

    Is it possible to open a new tab by middle clicking the back/forward button and a link in the address bar.

    To elaborate:

    • I middle click on the page back button
    • A new tab appears in the background and it opens the previous page
    • My original tab remains on the current page

    Same thing with link shown in the address bar.

    This is a feature that I am used to in Chrome and Firefox. Can I customize Opera to do the same?

    On a side note, why is it that when I search help related to Opera, I get pages referring to older versions and rarely the newest version? 😕

  • i had that same issue too with the right clicking causing a new tab to open out of nowhere, i figured out why it happened. there's a feature on Opera called "mouse gestures" where if you move your mouse around in a different way, it will do something, in fact this page should explain it more:
    http://help.opera.com/opera/Windows/1558/en/fasterBrowsing.html#mouse

    anyway, go check your settings, then on the check on the browser part of the setting to see if their's a check next to "mouse gestures", if so, then uncheck it to disable that feature.

  • It has nothing to do with mouse gestures. Don't disable them.

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