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Old 07-25-2013, 09:27 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Decided to try out Chrome. (Firefox is giving me the tizzies, with all their updates ...)

So I start reading all those really tiny print warnings and whatnots.

Come to find out that when you say *Do not track me*,
their answer is that it really does not matter if you check that or not,
since most Websites do not change their behaviour when you ask them NOT to track you.

Tells me that even Chrome does not care ?
They did NOT state that they *would* act on your request !
At least they are honest enough to admit what they do, no ?

As always, Oh well ...
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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But some websites do, so at least you have the option on some.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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One more question about Chrome.

Is there a way to
- click on a link,
+ have the link open in a new tab,
+ have the new tab open up automatically ?

TIA

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Old 07-25-2013, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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One more question about Chrome.

Is there a way to
- click on a link,
+ have the link open in a new tab,
+ have the new tab open up automatically ?

TIA

Clicking the mouse wheel (middle click) should open in a new tab.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:06 PM
 
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Decided to try out Chrome. (Firefox is giving me the tizzies, with all their updates ...)

So I start reading all those really tiny print warnings and whatnots.

Come to find out that when you say *Do not track me*,
their answer is that it really does not matter if you check that or not,
since most Websites do not change their behaviour when you ask them NOT to track you.

Tells me that even Chrome does not care ?
They did NOT state that they *would* act on your request !
At least they are honest enough to admit what they do, no ?

As always, Oh well ...
Please read what you just said:

Quote:
since most Websites do not change their behavior when you ask them NOT to track you.
So why is this a Chrome issue again?
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:59 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Please read what you just said:
So why is this a Chrome issue again?
*I* did not *say* that.

I referenced/wrote what Chrome wrote down.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:04 AM
 
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Clicking the mouse wheel (middle click) should open in a new tab.
OK ... , that does put the link in a *new* tab, but it does not *open up* the new tab.
You have to click on the new tab.

FF was able to open up a new tab and make it visible immediately.
You can set it that way.

S again,
*Is there a way to click on a link,
then have it open up a new tab,
AND make it visible without having to click on the new tab ?*
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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OK ... , that does put the link in a *new* tab, but it does not *open up* the new tab.
You have to click on the new tab.

FF was able to open up a new tab and make it visible immediately.
You can set it that way.

S again,
*Is there a way to click on a link,
then have it open up a new tab,
AND make it visible without having to click on the new tab ?*
Sorry, didn't realize what you meant by "open automatically". You can have the newly opened tab focused (chrome refers to this as activating) by adding an extension to chrome.

If you search the chrome store for "Tab Activate", you should find what you're looking for.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:26 PM
 
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OK Got it, Thanks.

Interesting was to find out that the *extension* I found says

Tab Activate effectively reverses Chrome's new tab focus behavior.

Wondering now why they deleted that feature ?
Or was it ever capable of focusing a new tab immediately.
The note says *reverses*, not *changes* ?
Not sure yet if I *like* Chrome ...

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Old 07-26-2013, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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So use TOR instead.
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