Press the ctrl key when left clicking on the link for a new background tab (middle clicking creates a new background tab also) ctrl shift when clicking on the link for a new foreground tab (shift middle click also works). For extensions to try, here's an Opera extension, Open New Tab. https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/open-new-tab-2/?display=en If you hold your click a bit longer, you get the new tab. And here's a chrome extension, Click to Tab. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/click-to-tab/ebicmkkcnhdiglneianohfjapmanjoek Remember, to download a Chrome extension easily, you need the Opera extension, called Download Chrome Extension, https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/download-chrome-extension-9/?display=en or Extension Source Viewer, https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/extension-source-viewer/